Dan Willis

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Dan Willis
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Fantasy author Dan Willis.
Born (1967-12-31) December 31, 1967 (age 48)
Washington, D.C.
Occupation writer
Nationality United States
Genre Fantasy

Dan Willis is an author of young adult and other fantasy novels in the Dragonlance series created by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. He lives in Utah.[1]


His Dragonlance fantasy novels were his first books published by a major publisher, and his first young adult works as well.[2] All three of his Dragonlance: The New Adventures books are on the accelerated reading list for a junior high school in Utah.[3]

Willis lives in Utah with his wife and four children.[4] In addition to writing, Willis is a web designer and columnist, and a computer programmer.[4]



Dragonlance: The New Adventures series, written for readers age 10 and up.[5]

The Anvil of Time series

The Shattered West series

Short works[edit]

  • "Lake of Death", pp. 127–152, collected in The Search for Power: Dragons from the War of Souls, edited by Margaret Weis, ISBN 0-7869-3193-0, 2004-05-01


Critical reception[edit]

Dragon Knight, the seventh volume in an eight-volume series, has been described as the best in the series.[10] Both The Dragon Well and Dragon Knight have a 3.8 out of 5 rating on Goodreads.com.[11] The Dragon Well was given a 2Q (out of 3Q) by Geri Diorio of the Voice of Youth Advocates, a professional journal for librarians.[12][13] Dan Willis' third book, Wizard's Return was the third book in the Trinistir Tirllogy and continued the stories of the characters from his previous books.


  1. ^ a b "Dan Willis". Mirrorstone Books. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  2. ^ a b Talinthas (2004-09-17). "Dan Willis". The Dragonlance Nexus. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Accelerated Reader listing for Farmington Jr High". Farmington, Utah: Davis School District. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  4. ^ a b "Dan Willis". Archived from the original on Feb 24, 2009. 
  5. ^ Dragon Knight (Dragonlance: The New Adventures, book 7).
  6. ^ Dan Willis's page at www.booksnbytes.com
  7. ^ Dragonlance: The Survivors on LDS Fiction.
  8. ^ "Writers: Dan Willis". SciFan. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  9. ^ "Dan Willis". Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  10. ^ Tigard, Conan (2005-06-29). "Reading Review book review - Dragon Knight by Dan Willis". Reading Review. Retrieved 2008-03-24. This book is probably the best one in the DragonLance: The New Adventures series. 
  11. ^ "Dan Willis Author Page". Goodreads. Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  12. ^ "VOYA OnLine Reviews". VOYA OnLine. Archived from the original on September 19, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  13. ^ Diorio, Geri (2005). "Review: Dragon Sword/Dying Kingdom/Return of the Sorceress.". Voice of Youth Advocates 28 (3) (Scarecrow Press Inc., published August 2005). p. 238. ISSN 0160-4201. 

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