Forgotten Realms Chronological Reading Order

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

386

Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep

Novel

Steven E. Schend

2008-09-02

266

The Heroes of Phlan

Novel

James M. Ward

1993-11-01

122

The Harpers

Novel

James Lowder

1992-11-03

405

Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep

Novel

James P. Davis

2010-05-04

389

Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep

Novel

Rosemary Jones

2009-06-02

366

Chosen of Nendawen

Novel

Mark Sehestedt

2009-11-03

367

Chosen of Nendawen

Novel

Mark Sehestedt

2010-12-07

246

The Cormyr Saga

Novel

Ed Greenwood

2000-08-01

398

The Rise of the Underdark

Novel

Jaleigh Johnson

2012-11-06

302

Scions of Arrabar Trilogy

Novel

Thomas M. Reid

2005-08-02

397

The Wilds

Novel

Jak Koke

2009-08-01

399

The Wilds

Novel

Mel Odom

2009-12-01

485

Graphic Novel

Ed Greenwood

2013-12-17

152

Mysteries

Novel

Richard Meyers

1996-10-29

151

Mysteries

Novel

Chet Williamson

1996-06-01

382

Novel

Richard Lee Byers

2013-02-05

124

Maztica Trilogy

Novel

Douglas Niles

1991-04-01

361

Legends of Neverwinter

Graphic Novel

Geno Salvatore
R. A. Salvatore

2013-05-14

487

Graphic Novel

John Rogers

2013-04-16

321

The Wizards

Novel

Steven E. Schend

2006-07-11

486

Graphic Novel

John Rogers

2012-12-18

123

Maztica Trilogy

Novel

Douglas Niles

1990-10-01

101

The Empires Trilogy

Novel

Troy Denning

1990-08-01

110

Maztica Trilogy

Novel

Douglas Niles

1990-04-01

217

The Threat from the Sea Trilogy

Novel

Mel Odom

1999-10-01

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