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  • Forging the Darksword (1987)
  • Doom of the Darksword (1988)
  • Triumph of the Darksword (1988)
  • Legacy of the Darksword (1998)

AuthorMargaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Cover artistLarry Elmore
CountryUnited States
GenreFantasy, Role-playing game
  • Bantam Books
  • Random House
Published1987—1988, 1998
Media typePrint
No. of books4
Preceded byDragonlance Chronicles

The Darksword series consists of the initial three books of The Darksword Trilogy, a supplemental role-playing volume, and a single-volume sequel. It was written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman with cover art by Larry Elmore. It is the story of a young man, born without magic in a society where magic is life, who has been prophesied to destroy the world. The books are published by Bantam Spectra, the science fiction division of Random House.[1] Each book of the trilogy reached the New York Times best seller list.


The Darksword Trilogy consists of Forging the Darksword (December 1, 1987),[2] Doom of the Darksword (May 1988), and Triumph of the Darksword (September 1988). A fourth book is a sequel, Legacy of the Darksword (June 1998). The role-playing game is Darksword Adventures (December 1988).


Forging the Darksword reached 15 on the New York Times bestseller list on December 27, 1987.[3]

Doom of the Darksword reached 9 on the New York Times bestseller list on May 1, 1988.[4]

Triumph of the Darksword reached 12 on the New York Times bestseller list on August 21, 1988.[5]


  1. ^ "Penguin Random House".
  2. ^ Weis, Margaret; Hickman, Tracy (December 1, 1987). Forging the Darksword. The Darksword Trilogy. Vol. 1. Toronto: Bantam Books. ISBN 9780553175868. OCLC 1100994418. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
  3. ^ "Paperback Best Sellers: December 27, 1987". New York Times. December 27, 1987. Retrieved 2015-03-16.
  4. ^ "Paperback Best Sellers: May 1, 1988". New York Times. May 1, 1988. Retrieved 2015-03-16.
  5. ^ "Paperback Best Sellers: August 21, 1988". New York Times. August 21, 1988. Retrieved 2015-03-16.