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

50

The Dark Elf Trilogy

Graphic Novel

Andrew Daab
R. A. Salvatore

2015-12-29

51

Realms of the Underdark

Short Story

Elaine Cunningham

1996-04-23

52

The Knights of Myth Drannor Trilogy

Novel

Ed Greenwood

2006-08-08

53

The Knights of Myth Drannor Trilogy

Novel

Ed Greenwood

2007-08-07

54

The Knights of Myth Drannor Trilogy

Novel

Ed Greenwood

2008-11-04

55

Realms of Infamy

Short Story

Mark Anthony

1994-12-27

56

The Heroes of Phlan

Novel

James M. Ward

1992-02-01

57

Realms of Valor

Short Story

Scott Ciencin

1993-01-26

58

Realms of Valor

Short Story

Ed Greenwood

1993-01-26

59

Short Story

Mel Odom

1999-01-01

60

Realms of Valor

Short Story

Douglas Niles

1993-01-26

61

The Icewind Dale Trilogy

Novel

R. A. Salvatore

1988-01-01

62

The Icewind Dale Trilogy

Graphic Novel

Andrew Daab
R. A. Salvatore

2007-03-06

63

The Icewind Dale Trilogy

Novel

R. A. Salvatore

1989-01-01

64

The Icewind Dale Trilogy

Graphic Novel

Andrew Daab
R. A. Salvatore

2007-08-21

65

Stone of Tymora Trilogy

Novel

Geno Salvatore
R. A. Salvatore

2008-09-09

66

Stone of Tymora Trilogy

Novel

Geno Salvatore
R. A. Salvatore

2009-11-10

67

Stone of Tymora Trilogy

Novel

Geno Salvatore
R. A. Salvatore

2010-11-09

68

Realms of Valor

Short Story

R. A. Salvatore

1993-01-26

69

Finder’s Stone Trilogy

Novel

Jeff Grubb
Kate Novak

1988-11-01

70

The Harpers

Novel

Mark Anthony

1993-03-23

71

The Icewind Dale Trilogy

Novel

R. A. Salvatore

1990-01-01

72

The Icewind Dale Trilogy

Graphic Novel

Andrew Daab
R. A. Salvatore

2017-04-25

73

Legacy of the Drow

Novel

R. A. Salvatore

1992-09-01

74

Legacy of the Drow

Novel

R. A. Salvatore

1993-08-24

75

Shandril’s Saga

Novel

Ed Greenwood

1988-08-01

76

Shandril’s Saga, The Harpers

Novel

Ed Greenwood

1994-04-01

77

Shandril’s Saga

Novel

Ed Greenwood

2002-09-01

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

82

Realms of War

Short Story

Jess Lebow

2008-01-08

83

Avatar series

Novel

Scott Ciencin

1989-04-01

84

Avatar series

Novel

Scott Ciencin

1989-06-01

85

Finder’s Stone Trilogy

Novel

Jeff Grubb
Kate Novak

1990-03-17

86

Legacy of the Drow

Novel

R. A. Salvatore

1994-08-30

87

The Legend of Drizzt Anthology

Short Story

R. A. Salvatore

2011-02-01

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

91

Realms of the Underdark

Short Story

Ed Greenwood

1996-04-23

92

Avatar series

Novel

Troy Denning

1989-08-01

93

Finder’s Stone Trilogy

Novel

Jeff Grubb
Kate Novak

1991-03-13

94

Realms of War

Short Story

Mark Sehestedt

2008-01-08

95

The Empires Trilogy

Novel

David Cook

1990-05-01

96

The Harpers

Novel

Scott Ciencin

1992-06-02

97

Realms of Valor

Short Story

Mark Anthony

1993-01-26

98

Realms of Valor

Short Story

Troy Denning

1993-01-26

99

Realms of the Dragons

Short Story

Jess Lebow

2004-08-05

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