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

399

The Wilds

Novel

Mel Odom

2009-12-01

434

Realms of the Arcane

Short Story

David Cook

1997-12-23

113

Starlight & Shadows

Novel

Elaine Cunningham

2003-04-01

156

Realms of the Dragons

Short Story

R. A. Salvatore

2004-08-05

131

Watercourse Trilogy

Novel

Philip Athans

2005-11-01

379

Novel

Richard Lee Byers

2010-11-02

167

Realms of Mystery

Short Story

J. Robert King

1998-06-09

256

Realms of Shadow

Short Story

Ed Greenwood

2002-04-01

12

Realms of the Arcane

Short Story

J. Robert King

1997-12-23

228

Realms of War

Short Story

Lisa Smedman

2008-01-08

242

Realms of the Dragons

Short Story

Thomas M. Reid

2004-08-05

92

Avatar series

Novel

Troy Denning

1989-08-01

154

The Nobles

Novel

Victor Milan

1995-10-24

373

Realms of the Dead

Short Story

Bruce R. Cordell

2010-01-05

443

Realms of the Underdark

Short Story

Brian M. Thomsen

1996-04-23

468

Realms of Infamy

Short Story

Roger E. Moore

1994-12-27

123

Maztica Trilogy

Novel

Douglas Niles

1990-10-01

291

House of Serpents

Novel

Lisa Smedman

2005-03-01

290

House of Serpents

Novel

Lisa Smedman

2004-03-02

482

Novel

Tim Pratt

2012-03-06

417

Companions Codex

Novel

R. A. Salvatore

2015-03-03

316

House of Serpents

Novel

Lisa Smedman

2006-03-07

369

The Haunted Lands

Novel

Richard Lee Byers

2009-02-03

342

Double Diamond Triangle Saga

Novel

David Cook

1998-05-12

217

The Threat from the Sea Trilogy

Novel

Mel Odom

1999-10-01

350

The Haunted Lands

Novel

Richard Lee Byers

2008-03-04

329

The Haunted Lands

Novel

Richard Lee Byers

2007-04-10

408

Unbroken Chain

Novel

Jaleigh Johnson

2010-07-06

407

Unbroken Chain

Novel

Jaleigh Johnson

2011-07-05

190

The Lost Gods

Novel

Jeff Grubb
Kate Novak

1998-01-12

286

The Erevis Cale Trilogy

Novel

Paul S. Kemp

2003-08-01

465

Realms of Infamy

Short Story

Troy Denning

1994-12-27

478

The Best of the Realms III

Short Story

Elaine Cunningham

2007-05-08

7

Realms of Shadow

Short Story

Lisa Smedman

2002-04-01

1

Realms of the Elves

Short Story

Richard Lee Byers

2006-02-07

37

Realms of War

Short Story

Ed Greenwood

2008-01-08

11

Realms of Shadow

Short Story

Paul S. Kemp

2002-04-01

452

Realms of Magic

Short Story

David Cook

1995-12-01

359

The Legend of Drizzt Anthology

Short Story

R. A. Salvatore

2011-02-01

425.001

Novel

R. A. Salvatore

2018-09-04

184

The Harpers

Novel

Elaine Cunningham

1998-08-01

231

Sembia: Gateway to the Realms

Short Story

Dave Gross

2000-07-01

148

Realms of Magic

Short Story

Mary H. Herbert

1995-12-01

162

Realms of Mystery

Short Story

Mary H. Herbert

1998-06-09

149

Realms of Infamy

Short Story

Mary H. Herbert

1994-12-27

299

The Rogues

Novel

Don Bassingthwaite

2004-02-03

85

Finder’s Stone Trilogy

Novel

Jeff Grubb
Kate Novak

1990-03-17

117

Realms of the Dragons II

Short Story

Rosemary Jones

2005-05-03

248

Counselors & Kings Trilogy

Novel

Elaine Cunningham

2002-03-01

455

Realms of Magic

Short Story

Tom Dupree

1995-12-01

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