List of Forgotten Realms novels

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The List of Forgotten Realms novels is a listing of the many works of fantasy fiction that are based in the role-playing game setting of the Forgotten Realms.

They are published by Wizards of the Coast (WotC), with some originally published by TSR before it was incorporated into WotC.

Contents

Abolethic Sovereignty[edit]

By Bruce R. Cordell

Abyssal Plague[edit]

By Erik Scott de Bie

By Bruce R. Cordell

Anthologies[edit]

By various

The Avatar Series[edit]

By Scott Ciencin (originally using the house name "Richard Awlinson"), Troy Denning, (originally using the house name "Richard Awlinson") and James Lowder

Main article: The Avatar Series

The Baldur's Gate Series[edit]

Based on the Baldur's Gate computer game series.

Blades of the Moonsea[edit]

By Richard Baker

Blades of the Moonsea was later reprinted in omnibus form:

Brimstone Angels[edit]

By Erin M. Evans

Brotherhood of the Griffon[edit]

By Richard Lee Byers

Chosen of Nendawen[edit]

By Mark Sehestedt

The Citadels[edit]

By Ed Gentry, Jess Lebow, James P. Davis and Mark Sehestedt

The Cities[edit]

By Richard Baker, Drew Karpyshyn, Mel Odom, Ed Greenwood, and Elaine Cunningham

The Cleric Quintet[edit]

By R. A. Salvatore

Main article: The Cleric Quintet

The Cleric Quintet was later reprinted in:

Cold Steel And Secrets[edit]

Cold Steel and Secrets, by Rosemary Jones

Companions Codex[edit]

By R.A. Salvatore

The Cormyr Saga[edit]

By Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb, and Troy Denning

Counselors & Kings[edit]

By Elaine Cunningham

The Dark Elf Trilogy[edit]

By R. A. Salvatore (featuring Drizzt Do'Urden)

Main article: The Dark Elf Trilogy

The Dark Elf Trilogy was later reprinted in several different formats:

Double Diamond Triangle Saga[edit]

By J. Robert King, James Ward & David Wise, Ed Greenwood, Roger E. Moore, Dave Gross, David Cook & Peter Archer, and Richard Baker

The Druidhome Trilogy[edit]

By Douglas Niles

The Dungeons[edit]

By Erik Scott de Bie, Jaleigh Johnson, Bruce R. Cordell and Rosemary Jones

The Elminster Series[edit]

By Ed Greenwood (featuring Elminster)

Main article: The Elminster Series

The first three volumes in this series were reprinted twice, the first with extensive new commentary by Ed Greenwood and the second as an omnibus in:

The Saga continues in the series: The Sage Of Shadowdale

The Empires Trilogy[edit]

By David Cook, Troy Denning and James Lowder

The Empyrean Odyssey[edit]

By Thomas M. Reid

The Empyrean Odyssey Trilogy was later reprinted as an omnibus in:

The Erevis Cale Trilogy[edit]

By Paul S. Kemp

The Erevis Cale Trilogy was later reprinted as an omnibus in:

The Fighters[edit]

By Jess Lebow, Erik Scott de Bie, Murray J. D. Leeder and Keith Francis Strohm

The Finder's Stone Trilogy[edit]

By Kate Novak and Jeff Grubb

The Harpers[edit]

By Troy Denning, Elaine Cunningham, Jean Rabe, Scott Ciencin, James Lowder, Mark Anthony, David Cook, Charles Alexander Moffat, Ed Greenwood, and Kate Novak & Jeff Grubb.

The Haunted Lands[edit]

This series contains a trilogy of novels written by Richard Lee Byers, as well as an anthology of short stories written by various authors.

House of Serpents[edit]

By Lisa Smedman

The House of Serpents trilogy was later reprinted as an omnibus in:

The Hunter's Blades Trilogy[edit]

By R. A. Salvatore (featuring Drizzt Do'Urden)

The Hunter's Blades Trilogy was later reprinted in several different formats:

The Icewind Dale Trilogy[edit]

By R. A. Salvatore (featuring Drizzt Do'Urden)

The Crystal Shard was the second Forgotten Realms novel ever published, and the first by R. A. Salvatore.

The Icewind Dale Trilogy was later reprinted in several different formats:

The Knights of Myth Drannor[edit]

By Ed Greenwood

The Lady Penitent[edit]

Main article: The Lady Penitent

By Lisa Smedman

The Last Mythal[edit]

This series contains a trilogy of novels written by Richard Baker, as well as an anthology of short stories written by various authors.

The three volume trilogy by Richard Baker was later reprinted in two formats:

Legacy of the Drow[edit]

By R. A. Salvatore (featuring Drizzt Do'Urden)

Main article: Legacy of the Drow

The Legacy was the first Forgotten Realms novel published in hardcover.

Legacy of the Drow was later reprinted in several different formats:

The Legend of Drizzt[edit]

Further information: The Legend of Drizzt

By R. A. Salvatore (featuring Drizzt Do'Urden)

This series consists of re-issues of novels (with new cover art) that had previously been published under different series titles. In this series, they are numbered not in the order of their original publication, but rather in their chronological order in Drizzt's life. The first six novels in this series had never previously been released in a hardcover edition. Note: The last three books in the series were not re-issued in this format.

Lost Empires[edit]

By Mel Odom, Troy Denning, Clayton Emery, and Lynn Abbey

The Lost Gods[edit]

By Kate Novak, Jeff Grubb, and Douglas Niles

This series is a cross-over between the Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance settings.

The Maztica Trilogy[edit]

By Douglas Niles

Main article: Maztica Trilogy

The Moonshae Trilogy[edit]

By Douglas Niles

Darkwalker on Moonshae was the very first Forgotten Realms novel ever published.

Mysteries[edit]

By Chet Williamson, Richard Meyers, and John Maddox Roberts

Netheril Trilogy[edit]

By Clayton Emery

Neverwinter Saga[edit]

By R.A. Salvatore

The Nobles[edit]

By David Cook, Victor Milan, Mark Anthony, Brian Thomsen, Paul Kidd, and Lynn Abbey

Main article: The Nobles

Paths of Darkness[edit]

By R. A. Salvatore (featuring Drizzt Do'Urden)

Main article: Paths of Darkness

Paths of Darkness was later reprinted in several different formats:

The Pools[edit]

By James M. Ward. Set mostly in the city of Phlan. Also called the "Heroes of Phlan Trilogy"

The Priests[edit]

By Bruce R. Cordell, Dave Gross & Don Bassingthwaite, Kameron M. Franklin (winner of the WotC Open Call), and Richard Lee Byers

Return of the Archwizards[edit]

This series contains a trilogy of novels written by Troy Denning, as well as an anthology of short stories written by various authors.

The Return of the Archwizards trilogy was later reprinted as an omnibus in:

The Rogues[edit]

By Edward Bolme, Richard Lee Byers, Voronica Whitney-Robinson, and Don Bassingthwaite

The Sage Of Shadowdale[edit]

by Ed Greenwood (featuring Elminster)

The Scions of Arrabar Trilogy[edit]

By Thomas M. Reid

The Sellswords[edit]

By R.A. Salvatore (featuring Artemis Entreri)

Main article: The Sellswords

The Sellswords trilogy was later reprinted in two different formats:

Sembia: Gateway To The Realms[edit]

By Ed Greenwood, Clayton Emery, Paul S. Kemp, Richard Lee Byers, Dave Gross, Lisa Smedman, and Voronica Whitney-Robinson.

The Shadow of the Avatar Trilogy[edit]

By Ed Greenwood (featuring Elminster)

Shandril's Saga[edit]

By Ed Greenwood

Songs & Swords[edit]

By Elaine Cunningham

The first four volumes in the Songs & Swords series were re-issues of novels previously released as part of the Harpers series.

Starlight & Shadows[edit]

By Elaine Cunningham

The Starlight & Shadows trilogy was later reprinted in:

The Stone of Tymora[edit]

By R.A. Salvatore and Geno Salvatore

Main article: Stone of Tymora

The Sundering[edit]

By R.A. Salvatore, Paul S. Kemp, Erin M. Evans, Richard Lee Byers, Troy Denning, & Ed Greenwood

Sword Of The Gods[edit]

By Bruce Cordell

The Threat from the Sea[edit]

This series contains a trilogy of novels written by Mel Odom, as well as an anthology of short stories written by various authors.

The Threat from the Sea trilogy was later reprinted as an omnibus in:

Transitions[edit]

By R.A. Salvatore

The Transitions trilogy was later reprinted in:

Transitions Gift Set (three paperbacks in boxed slipcase, October 2011, ISBN 978-0-7869-5861-0)

The Twilight Giants[edit]

By Troy Denning

The Twilight War[edit]

This series contains a trilogy of novels written by Paul S. Kemp, as well as an anthology of short stories written by various authors.

Unbroken Chain[edit]

By Jaleigh Johnson

War of the Spider Queen[edit]

By Richard Lee Byers, Thomas M. Reid, Richard Baker, Lisa Smedman, Philip Athans, and Paul S. Kemp. Supervising editor, R. A. Salvatore.

War of the Spider Queen was later reprinted in:

  • War of the Spider Queen Gift Set, Part I (books 1-3) (three paperbacks in boxed slipcase, September 2006, ISBN 978-0-7869-4186-5)
  • War of the Spider Queen Gift Set, Part II (books 4-6) (three paperbacks in boxed slipcase, September 2006, ISBN 978-0-7869-4307-4)
  • R.A. Salvatore's War of the Spider Queen, Volume I (books 1-3) (paperback, April 2012, ISBN 978-0-7869-5986-0)
  • R.A. Salvatore's War of the Spider Queen, Volume II (books 4-6) (paperback, May 2012, ISBN 978-0-7869-6028-6)

The Watercourse Trilogy[edit]

By Philip Athans

Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep[edit]

By Steven E. Schend, Jaleigh Johnson, Erik Scott de Bie, Rosemary Jones, Erin M. Evans and James P. Davis

Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep was later reprinted in:

The Wilds[edit]

By Jenna Helland, James P. Davis, Jak Koke, Mel Odom

The Wizards[edit]

By Steven E. Schend, James P. Davis, Bruce R. Cordell and Mark Sehestedt

The Year of Rogue Dragons[edit]

This series contains a trilogy of novels written by Richard Lee Byers, as well as two anthologies of short stories written by various authors. The series explores the ancient secrets of dragons and their society.[2]

The Year of Rogue Dragons trilogy was later reprinted as an omnibus in:

Other titles[edit]

Notable characters[edit]

The following individuals figure prominently in the lore of Faerûn, particularly in Forgotten Realms novels and RPG.

References[edit]

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