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Publication Order of Combat Command Books

Combat Command: In the World of Robert A. Heinlein's Starship Troopers, Shines the Name (By:Mark Acres) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The omega rebellion (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Combat Command in the World of Jerry E. Pournelle's Janissaries, Lord of Lances (By:Mark Acres) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dorsai's Command (By:Gordon R. Dickson) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dark Sun: Prism Pentad Books

The Verdant Passage (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crimson Legion (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Amber Enchantress (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cerulean Storm (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Obsidian Oracle (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Avatar Books

Shadowdale (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tantras (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Waterdeep (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prince Of Lies (By:James Lowder) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crucible: The Trial of Cyric the Mad (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Cormyr Saga Books

Cormyr (By:Ed Greenwood) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond The High Road (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death of the Dragon (With: Ed Greenwood) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Empires Books

Horselords (By:David Zeb Cook) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragonwall (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crusade (By:,James Lowder) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Harpers Books

The Parched Sea (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elfshadow (By:Elaine Cunningham) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Magic (By:Jean Rabe) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Night Parade (By:) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ring of Winter (By:James Lowder) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crypt of the Shadowking (By:Mark Anthony) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Soldiers of Ice (By:,David Zeb Cook) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elfsong (By:Elaine Cunningham) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crown of Fire (By:Ed Greenwood) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Masquerades (By:Jeff Grubb,Kate Novak) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Curse of the Shadowmage (By:,Mark Anthony) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Veiled Dragon (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silver Shadows (By:Elaine Cunningham) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stormlight (By:Ed Greenwood) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Finder's Bane (By:Jeff Grubb,Kate Novak) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thornhold (By:Elaine Cunningham) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Lost Empires Books

The Lost Library of Cormanthyr (By:Mel Odom) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Faces of Deception (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star of Cursrah (By:Clayton Emery) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nether Scroll (By:Lynn Abbey) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Return of the Archwizards Books

The Summoning (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Siege (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sorcerer (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Sundering Books

The Companions (By:R.A. Salvatore) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Adversary (By:Erin M. Evans) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Godborn (By:Paul S. Kemp) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Reaver (By:Richard Lee Byers) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sentinel (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Herald (By:Ed Greenwood) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Twilight Giants Books

The Ogre's Pact (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Giant Among Us (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Titan of Twilight (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Anthologies Books

Realms of Valor (With: Christie Golden,Jean Rabe,Ed Greenwood,R.A. Salvatore,Elaine Cunningham,James Lowder,Douglas Niles,David Zeb Cook,,Mark Anthony) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Realms of Infamy (With: Christie Golden,Ed Greenwood,R.A. Salvatore,Elaine Cunningham,Mary H. Herbert,James Lowder,J. Robert King,Roger E. Moore,Barb Hendee,David Zeb Cook,,James M. Ward,Mark Anthony) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Realms of Magic (By:Christie Golden,Jean Rabe,Brian M. Thomsen,Ed Greenwood,R.A. Salvatore,Dave Gross,Elaine Cunningham,Mary H. Herbert,Jeff Grubb,J. Robert King,Kate Novak,Roger E. Moore,Douglas Niles,David Zeb Cook,,,Mark Anthony) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Realms of the Underdark (By:Brian M. Thomsen,Ed Greenwood,Elaine Cunningham,J. Robert King,Roger E. Moore,Mark Anthony) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Realms of the Arcane (By:Brian M. Thomsen) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Realms of Mystery (By:Ed Greenwood) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Realms of the Dragons (By:Ed Greenwood) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Realms of the Dragons II (By:Erin Tettensor) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Realms of the Elves (By:Philip Athans) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Realms of War (By:Philip Athans) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Realms of the Dead (By:Ed Greenwood,Richard Baker,R.A. Salvatore,Rosemary Jones,Susan J. Morris,Bruce R. Cordell) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Halo Books

Broken Circle (By:John Shirley) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hunters in the Dark (By:Peter David) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saint's Testimony (By:Frank O'Connor) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow of Intent (By:Joseph Staten) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legacy of Onyx (By:Matt Forbeck) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Contact Harvest (By:Joseph Staten) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rubicon Protocol (By:Kelly Gay) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outcasts (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Halo: A Master Chief Story Books

Silent Storm (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows of the Reach (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Halo Anthologies

Evolutions: Essential Tales of the Halo Universe (By:Jeff VanderMeer,Fred Van Lente,Tobias S. Buckell,Karen Traviss,B.K. Evenson) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fractures: Extraordinary Tales from the Halo Canon (With: Christie Golden,,John Jackson Miller,James Swallow,Kelly Gay,Matt Forbeck,Joseph Staten) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Marvel Superheroes Books

Cosmos Cubed (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ragnarok and Roll (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Oath of Stonekeep (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Planescape Books

Pages of Pain (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Star Wars: The New Jedi Order Books

Onslaught (By:Michael A. Stackpole) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vector Prime (By:R.A. Salvatore) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Tide (By:Michael A. Stackpole) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial (By:) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruin (By:Michael A. Stackpole) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse (By:) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Wars: Agents of Chaos (By:) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Balance Point (By:) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Balance Point (By:) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Recovery (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star by Star (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ylesia (By:Walter Jon Williams) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Traitor (By:Matthew Woodring Stover) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Journey (By:Elaine Cunningham) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Journey (By:Elaine Cunningham) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Journey (By:Elaine Cunningham) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Attack of the Clones (By:R.A. Salvatore) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Destiny's Way (By:Walter Jon Williams) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Force Heretic (By:Sean Williams) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Remnant (By:Sean Williams) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reunion (By:Sean Williams) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Unifying Force (By:) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Practical Man (By:Karen Traviss) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Star Wars Legends Books

A New Hope Novelization (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Splinter of the Mind's Eye (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Courtship of Princess Leia (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Truce at Bakura (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lando Calrissian Adventures (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Children of the Jedi (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darksaber (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Wars: Jabba's Palace Pop-Up Book (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New Rebellion (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Planet of Twilight (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales from the Empire (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I, Jedi (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales from the New Republic (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rogue Planet (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Approaching Storm (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cloak of Deception (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dangerous Games (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Forest Apart (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tatooine Ghost (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jango Fett vs. the Razor Eaters (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legacy of the Jedi (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ruins of Dantooine (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Survivor's Quest (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Labyrinth of Evil (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outbound Flight (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Allegiance (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Star (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Life of Luke Skywalker (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Millennium Falcon (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crisis on Coruscant , #4) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crosscurrent (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire Ring Race (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shinbone Showdown (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Troopers (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Choices of One (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Games (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Riptide (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knight Errant (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows of the Empire (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Tribe of the Sith (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winner Lose All (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scourge (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wrath of Darth Maul (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darth Plagueis (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Harvest (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darth Plagueis (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scoundrels (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Jedi (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kenobi (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crucible (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dawn of the Jedi (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lockdown: Star Wars Legends (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Star Wars: Dark Nest Books

The Joiner King (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Unseen Queen (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Swarm War (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Star Wars: Legacy of the Force Books

Betrayal (By:Aaron Allston) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloodlines (By:Karen Traviss) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tempest (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exile (By:Aaron Allston) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sacrifice (By:Karen Traviss) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inferno (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revelation (By:Karen Traviss) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invincible (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi Books

Omen (By:Christie Golden) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Abyss (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vortex (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ascension (By:Christie Golden) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apocalypse (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Allies (By:Christie Golden) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Troy Denning Game Books

Freedom (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Disney's Kim Possible Books

Bueno Nacho (By:Kiki Thorpe) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New Ron (By:Kiki Thorpe) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Showdown at Camp Wannaweep (By:Kiki Thorpe) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Downhill (By:) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monkey Business (By:Marc Cerasini) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killigan's Island (By:) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Attack of the Killer Bebes (By:) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Royal Pain (By:) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tweeb Trouble (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Extreme (By:Marc Cerasini) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grudge Match (By:Marc Cerasini) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cloned (By:) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Star Trek: Starfleet Corps Of Engineers Books

The Belly of the Beast (By:Dean Smith) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fatal Error (By:Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hard Crash (By:Christie Golden) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Interphase, Part 1 (By:Kevin Dilmore,Dayton Ward) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Interphase, Part 2 (By:Kevin Dilmore,Dayton Ward) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold Fusion (By:Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invincible, Part 1 (By:David Mack,Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invincible, Part 2 (By:David Mack,Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Riddled Post (By:Aaron Rosenberg) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ambush (By:Dave Galanter) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ambush (By:Dave Galanter) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some Assembly Required (With: Keith R.A. DeCandido,Aaron Rosenberg,Dan Jolley,Dave Galanter) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Surrender (By:Jeff Mariotte) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Caveat Emptor (By:) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Past Life (By:Robert Greenberger) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oaths (By:) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Foundations, Book 1 (By:Kevin Dilmore,Dayton Ward) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Foundations, Book 2 (By:Kevin Dilmore,Dayton Ward) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Foundations, Book 3 (By:Kevin Dilmore,Dayton Ward) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enigma Ship (By:J. Steven York) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wildfire (By:David Mack) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Home Fires (By:Kevin Dilmore,Dayton Ward) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ishtar Rising, Part 1 (By:Andy Mangels,Michael A. Martin) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ishtar Rising, Part 2 (By:Andy Mangels,Michael A. Martin) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Age of Unreason (By:) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Balance of Nature (By:) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breakdowns (By:Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buying Time (By:David Mack) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Collective Hindsight, Book 1 (By:Aaron Rosenberg) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Collective Hindsight, Book 2 (By:Aaron Rosenberg) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Demon, Book 1 (By:Loren L. Coleman) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Demon, Book 2 (By:Loren L. Coleman) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ring Around the Sky (By:) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Orphans (By:Kevin Killiany) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grand Designs (By:Kevin Dilmore,Dayton Ward) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Failsafe (By:David Mack) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Trek: Bitter Medicine (By:Dave Galanter) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sargasso Sector (By:Paul Kupperberg) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paradise Interrupted (By:) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where Time Stands Still (By:Dayton Ward) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Art of the Deal (By:) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spin (By:J. Steven York) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Creative Couplings, Book 1 (By:Aaron Rosenberg) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wounds, Book 1 (By:Ilsa J. Bick) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Creative Couplings, Book 2 (By:Aaron Rosenberg) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wounds, Book 2 (By:Ilsa J. Bick) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Small World (By:David Mack) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Malefictorum (By:) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Time (By:Ilsa J. Bick) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Identity Crisis (By:) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fables of the Prime Directive (By:) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Security (By:Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out of the Cocoon (By:) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Trek: Honor (By:Kevin Killiany) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blackout (By:) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aftermath (By:Loren L. Coleman,Keith R.A. DeCandido,Aaron Rosenberg,,Andy Mangels,Robert Greenberger,Christopher L. Bennett,Michael A. Martin) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cleanup (By:) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Progress (By:) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Echoes of Coventry (By:) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Distant Early Warning (By:Kevin Dilmore) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
10 is Better Than 01 (By:) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Many Splendors (By:Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Turn the Page (By:Dayton Ward) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Troubleshooting (By:Robert Greenberger) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Light (By:) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Art of the Comeback (By:) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Trek Corps of Engineers (By:Ilsa J. Bick) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Halo: The Ferrets Books

Last Light (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Retribution (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Divine Wind (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Realms of Valor(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Realms of Infamy(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fractures: Extraordinary Tales from the Halo Canon(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Troy Denning otherwise known by his pseudonym Richard Awlinson is a science fiction and fantasy author and former game designer. While he started out as a game designer, once he published “Waterdeep” the New York Times bestselling novel in 1989, he became a prolific author and now has more than twenty novels to his name. Denning was bought up in Idaho Springs, Colorado and from a very young age was a voracious reader of fantasy and science fiction. As a fourteen-year-old, he would spend much of his time writing his fiction in spiral-bound notebooks that he began querying and getting rejection slips for. By the time he turned eighteen, he had a rejection with a handwritten note signed by Ben Bova. That the editor had bothered to write back to him was encouraging and he continued writing even as he went to Beloit College and played college football. His first published work was “The Omega Rebellion” that he wrote in collaboration with Keith Laumer in 1987. Since then he has written a ton of novels in the “Dungeons and Dragons” settings of Forgotten Realms and Dark Sun. He has also written several novels in the expanded Star Wars Universe and also posts on the Stars Wars forums and on under the alias TailOne. Denning lives with his wife Andria in Wisconsin and when he is not writing spends a lot of his time in the outdoors and practicing martial arts.

Denning went to work for the American game publishing company TSR in 1981. He started out as a game designer but was soon managing the designers before he decided that he wanted to have a crack at book writing and moved to the book department. He quit his job at TSR and cofounded the Pacesetter gaming company, where he is credited with developing several blockbuster games including “Chill: Black Morn Manor” in 1985. His company was acquired by Mayfair and he spent a few years at the company before he decided to become a freelancer. He had always wanted to become an author but it was not until his 1989 bestselling novel “Waterdeep” that the dream became a reality. It was also at this time that he adopted the pseudonym Richard Awlinson, which was something of an inside joke he had with fellow author Scott Ciencin. He was still writing games and in 1989 he was back at RSR this time creating the popular Dark Sun setting that he would use in his later novels. Together with fellow designers such as Brom, they managed to create one of the most iconic worlds with super-strong characters, weird creatures, and settings.

In 1991, Troy Denning got back into writing and between 1991 and 1993 penned the novels of the “Prism Pentad” series and between 1994 and 1995 he penned the novels of the “Twilight Giants” trilogy on the Forgotten Realms world. In 1996, he published his best work yet in “Pages of Pain,” which he asserts forced him to go really in-depth into his themes as compared to his other works. He would later continue the story of Lady of Pain, the lead in the novel in subsequent novels such as “Crucible: The Trial of Cyric the Mad” and “Prince of Lies” that he wrote alongside James Lowder. His other notable works include “The Sentinel for The Sundering” and “Dragonwall and The Parched Sea.” He has also written several titles in the expanded Star Wars universe including the last novel of the Legacy of the Force series “Invincible” in 2008. He was also involved in the writing of the “Dark Nest Trilogy” and three novels of the “Fate of the Jedi” series.

Troy Denning’s “The Verdant Passage” is an easy and quick read about Tyr, a city under the rule of King Kalak who is assisted by the Templar friends. Given that he is such a tyrannical leader, “The Veiled Alliance,” an underground movement has been plotting to assassinate him. After Tithian his childhood friend confiscates his slaves intending to use them in building some projects by the High Templar and the King, Agis knows he has to do something. He comes from a long line of proud men of the house Asticles and he rallies the Senate to oppose the latest decree by the king. He happens to buys Sadira, a slave girl who belongs to a secret society he knew nothing about. After she is freed by Agis, she offers to support the Veiled Alliance in the plan to overthrow the evil king. Sadira is charged with recruiting a gladiator named Rikus that the coup plotters believe would be instrumental in their cause. Once the team is complete, they set off on the quest to find the elusive “Heartwood Spear,” that the oracle says needs to be procured if they are to get rid of the tyrant. After the initial antagonism between the gladiator and the high-born Agis, the team gets along famously. The decision is made to kill the king during the celebration for the completion of the king’s Ziggurat. The king intends to hold the biggest gladiatorial games ever as he moves on with plans to transform himself into a dragon.

“The Crimson Legion” by Troy Denning is set in the aftermath of the declaration of freedom by the Tithians following the assassination of King Kalak. The city of Tyr had appointed Rikus the gladiator to lead its forces and now he has to head out to protect the realm. He is fighting the city of Urik that has Hamanu the Lion King at the head of its army. The lead protagonist of the novel is Rikus alongside his partner and lover from the gladiatorial arena Neeva. Sadira and Agis make brief appearances but for the most part, they stay in Tyr, where they are keeping an eye on the newly appointed king, Tythian. In addition to the Lion King, the kingdom of Urik has the master of the Way and noble man Maenu. He also heads the House of Lubar that happens to be the household where Rikus spent much of his childhood as a slave. The enemy forces intend to take over the abundant iron mines that belong to Tyr, since the commodity is rare in their homeland. Most of the story is about the battles between the two armies which ultimately ends in a standoff outside Urik.

Troy Denning’s “The Amber Enchantress” is the story of The Dragon of Athas named Borys that had been brought forth by magic and found sustenance in the agony of the doomed. For a millennium, he has been terrorizing the empty wastes in Athas moving from one city to another looking to levy from every one of them a thousand slaves. But he now has to deal with the challenge of Sadira, a winsome enchantress who is determined to take him down. But first, she needs to get to a forgotten citadel known as the Pristine Tower that has never stopped smoldering ever since it brought forth the Dragon via its magic. Faenaeyon the man who had left her in slavery is now her only hope in the fight against the dragon. She needs to find a way to forgive him or if not, she is going to fall victim to the darkness residing in the Pristine Tower.

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