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

131

Watercourse Trilogy

Novel

Philip Athans

2005-11-01

331

Watercourse Trilogy

Novel

Philip Athans

2007-06-12

195

Watercourse Trilogy

Novel

Philip Athans

2006-09-01

275

War of the Spider Queen

Novel

Richard Lee Byers

2002-07-01

276

War of the Spider Queen

Novel

Thomas M. Reid

2002-12-01

277

War of the Spider Queen

Novel

Richard Baker

2003-05-01

307

War of the Spider Queen

Novel

Lisa Smedman

2005-02-01

308

War of the Spider Queen

Novel

Philip Athans

2005-08-02

309

War of the Spider Queen

Novel

Paul S. Kemp

2006-02-07

407

Unbroken Chain

Novel

Jaleigh Johnson

2011-07-05

408

Unbroken Chain

Novel

Jaleigh Johnson

2010-07-06

274

Transitions

Novel

R. A. Salvatore

2007-09-25

335

Transitions

Novel

R. A. Salvatore

2009-07-07

351

Transitions

Novel

R. A. Salvatore

2009-10-01

304

The Year of Rogue Dragons

Novel

Richard Lee Byers

2004-04-06

305

The Year of Rogue Dragons

Novel

Richard Lee Byers

2004-12-28

306

The Year of Rogue Dragons

Novel

Richard Lee Byers

2006-05-09

321

The Wizards

Novel

Steven E. Schend

2006-07-11

322

The Wizards

Novel

James P. Davis

2006-07-11

323

The Wizards

Novel

Bruce R. Cordell

2006-09-12

324

The Wizards

Novel

Mark Sehestedt

2006-12-01

395

The Wilds

Novel

Jenna Helland

2009-01-01

396

The Wilds

Novel

James P. Davis

2009-05-01

397

The Wilds

Novel

Jak Koke

2009-08-01

399

The Wilds

Novel

Mel Odom

2009-12-01

319

The Twilight War

Novel

Paul S. Kemp

2006-11-07

320

The Twilight War

Novel

Paul S. Kemp

2007-08-28

394

The Twilight War

Novel

Paul S. Kemp

2008-12-02

139

The Twilight Giants

Novel

Troy Denning

1994-09-27

140

The Twilight Giants

Novel

Troy Denning

1995-02-21

141

The Twilight Giants

Novel

Troy Denning

1995-09-26

216

The Threat from the Sea Trilogy

Novel

Mel Odom

1999-01-01

217

The Threat from the Sea Trilogy

Novel

Mel Odom

1999-10-01

241

The Threat from the Sea Trilogy

Novel

Mel Odom

2000-05-01

411

The Sundering

Novel

R. A. Salvatore

2013-08-06

412

The Sundering

Novel

Paul S. Kemp

2013-10-01

413

The Sundering

Novel

Erin M. Evans

2013-12-03

419

The Sundering

Novel

Richard Lee Byers

2014-02-04

420

The Sundering

Novel

Troy Denning

2014-04-01

426

The Sundering

Novel

Ed Greenwood

2014-06-03

88

The Shadow of the Avatar Trilogy

Novel

Ed Greenwood

1995-03-01

89

The Shadow of the Avatar Trilogy

Novel

Ed Greenwood

1995-01-01

90

The Shadow of the Avatar Trilogy

Novel

Ed Greenwood

1995-10-01

193

The Sellswords

Novel

R. A. Salvatore

2005-10-25

194

The Sellswords

Novel

R. A. Salvatore

2006-10-24

296

The Rogues

Novel

Edward Bolme

2003-08-01

297

The Rogues

Novel

Richard Lee Byers

2003-09-01

298

The Rogues

Novel

Voronica Whitney-Robinson

2003-12-01

299

The Rogues

Novel

Don Bassingthwaite

2004-02-03

383

The Rise of the Underdark

Novel

Richard Baker

2012-07-03

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