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

100

Realms of the Dragons II

Short Story

Erin Tettensor

2005-05-03

101

The Empires Trilogy

Novel

Troy Denning

1990-08-01

102

The Empires Trilogy

Novel

James Lowder

1991-01-01

103

The Harpers

Novel

Troy Denning

1991-07-01

104

The Harpers

Novel

Mark Anthony

1995-11-01

105

Realms of Magic

Short Story

Elaine Cunningham

1995-12-01

106

The Cleric Quintet

Novel

R. A. Salvatore

1991-10-01

107

The Cleric Quintet

Novel

R. A. Salvatore

1992-04-01

108

The Cleric Quintet

Novel

R. A. Salvatore

1992-08-01

109

The Harpers

Novel

Elaine Cunningham

1991-10-01

110

Maztica Trilogy

Novel

Douglas Niles

1990-04-01

111

Starlight & Shadows

Novel

Elaine Cunningham

1995-08-29

112

Starlight & Shadows

Novel

Elaine Cunningham

1996-04-01

113

Starlight & Shadows

Novel

Elaine Cunningham

2003-04-01

114

Realms of Valor

Short Story

Elaine Cunningham

1993-01-26

115

Realms of Valor

Short Story

David Cook

1993-01-26

116

Realms of Valor

Short Story

Jean Rabe

1993-01-26

117

Realms of the Dragons II

Short Story

Rosemary Jones

2005-05-03

118

Realms of the Elves

Short Story

Erik Scott de Bie

2006-02-07

119

The Cleric Quintet

Novel

R. A. Salvatore

1993-06-01

120

The Cleric Quintet

Novel

R. A. Salvatore

1994-06-01

121

The Harpers

Novel

Scott Ciencin

1991-12-03

122

The Harpers

Novel

James Lowder

1992-11-03

123

Maztica Trilogy

Novel

Douglas Niles

1990-10-01

124

Maztica Trilogy

Novel

Douglas Niles

1991-04-01

125

Realms of the Dragons II

Short Story

Erik Scott de Bie

2005-05-03

126

The Harpers

Novel

Elaine Cunningham

1994-04-21

127

The Harpers

Novel

Troy Denning

1996-04-02

128

The Harpers

Novel

Elaine Cunningham

1996-06-01

129

Legacy of the Drow

Novel

R. A. Salvatore

1996-08-06

130

Paths of Darkness

Novel

R. A. Salvatore

1998-10-13

131

Watercourse Trilogy

Novel

Philip Athans

2005-11-01

132

Druidhome Trilogy

Novel

Douglas Niles

1992-02-25

133

Druidhome Trilogy

Novel

Douglas Niles

1992-09-01

134

Druidhome Trilogy

Novel

Douglas Niles

1993-03-01

135

The Harpers

Novel

Ed Greenwood

1996-10-01

136

The Harpers

Novel

David Cook

1993-11-01

137

The Nobles

Novel

David Cook

1995-05-23

138

Paths of Darkness

Novel

R. A. Salvatore

2000-10-01

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

142

Paths of Darkness

Novel

R. A. Salvatore

1999-09-07

143

The Citadels

Novel

Jess Lebow

2008-04-01

144

The Best of the Realms II

Short Story

Ed Greenwood

2005-06-01

145

The Best of the Realms III

Short Story

Elaine Cunningham

2007-05-08

146

Realms of Magic

Short Story

Brian Thomsen
J. Robert King

1995-12-01

147

Realms of Shadow

Short Story

R. A. Salvatore

2002-04-01

148

Realms of Magic

Short Story

Mary H. Herbert

1995-12-01

149

Realms of Infamy

Short Story

Mary H. Herbert

1994-12-27

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