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What’s in the Forgotten Realms Chronological Reading Order?


This is the chronological reading order for the Forgotten Realms series of books and short stories. Forgotten Realms is a huge story setting. The original authors developed it for Dungeons and Dragons. Many authors contributed to this world, although Ed Greenwood and R. A. Salvatore still wrote much of it. While overlap exists between some stories, we usually place them in order based on where they end.

Now the number of books and short stories for Forgotten Realms is so massive that it’s easy to make a mistake when ordering them, so if you see anything that should be placed in another area of the timeline, please let us know. We want to create an easy-to-follow timeline for all of the Forgotten Realms media, so we welcome any help to avoid confusion. So enjoy the Forgotten Realms chronological reading order. And if you’re a fan of other tabletop literature, check out our Dragonlance reading order. Fans of the Forgotten Realms character, Drizzt Do’urden will also enjoy our Legends of Drizzt timeline.

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ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

430

Graphic Novel

Jim Zub

2017-10-24

211

Short Story

Troy Denning

1998-03-01

395

The Wilds

Novel

Jenna Helland

2009-01-01

396

The Wilds

Novel

James P. Davis

2009-05-01

428

Graphic Novel

Jim Zub

2015-05-19

422

Novel

Erin Evans

2015-12-29

418

Novel

Richard Baker

2014-10-14

393

Sage of Shadowdale

Novel

Ed Greenwood

2012-09-04

414

Graphic Novel

Geno Salvatore
R. A. Salvatore

2014-11-25

426

The Sundering

Novel

Ed Greenwood

2014-06-03

413

The Sundering

Novel

Erin M. Evans

2013-12-03

420

The Sundering

Novel

Troy Denning

2014-04-01

419

The Sundering

Novel

Richard Lee Byers

2014-02-04

127

The Harpers

Novel

Troy Denning

1996-04-02

78

Graphic Novel

Jeff Grubb

2011-03-15

79

Graphic Novel

Jeff Grubb

2011-10-11

80

Graphic Novel

Jeff Grubb

2012-05-15

81

Graphic Novel

Jeff Grubb

2012-10-23

192

The Nobles

Novel

Lynn Abbey

1997-11-04

412

The Sundering

Novel

Paul S. Kemp

2013-10-01

70

The Harpers

Novel

Mark Anthony

1993-03-23

93

Finder’s Stone Trilogy

Novel

Jeff Grubb
Kate Novak

1991-03-13

287

The Erevis Cale Trilogy

Novel

Paul S. Kemp

2004-06-01

187

Lost Empires

Novel

Lynn Abbey

2000-08-01

411

The Sundering

Novel

R. A. Salvatore

2013-08-06

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5 thoughts on “Forgotten Realms Chronological Reading Order

  1. Fistandantilus Reborn should not be in this list, it would belong in the Dragon lance Lost Legends Vol 2. I think finders bane confuses stuff, as its listed as a Harpers book 15 but also linked with Lost Gods as well.

  2. The Series marked as Plague of Spells is actually the name of the first book and should instead be the series Abolethic Sovereignty

  3. Brimstone Angels and Brimstone Angels should not be listed under Legends of Neverwinter. That is a series for Drizzit, Its a bit murky when you look thru the WC data, but I think it would either be listed as “brimstone Angels” a series or Just “Neverwinter Nights”

  4. the Captive Flame, Whisper of Venom, The Spectral Blaze, The Masked Witches and Prohets of the Dead should all fall under the series name “Brotherhood of Griffon”

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