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

150

Realms of the Dragons II

Short Story

Harley Stroh

2005-05-03

151

Mysteries

Novel

Chet Williamson

1996-06-01

152

Mysteries

Novel

Richard Meyers

1996-10-29

153

Mysteries

Novel

John Maddox Roberts

1996-06-11

154

The Nobles

Novel

Victor Milan

1995-10-24

155

Novel

Brian Thomsen

1995-04-25

156

Realms of the Dragons

Short Story

R. A. Salvatore

2004-08-05

157

Realms of the Dragons

Short Story

Richard Baker

2004-08-05

158

Realms of Mystery

Short Story

Elaine Cunningham

1998-06-09

159

Realms of Mystery

Short Story

David Cook

1998-06-09

160

Realms of Mystery

Short Story

Monte Cook

1998-06-09

161

Realms of Mystery

Short Story

James Lowder

1998-06-09

162

Realms of Mystery

Short Story

Mary H. Herbert

1998-06-09

163

Realms of Mystery

Short Story

Steven Brown

1998-06-09

164

Realms of Mystery

Short Story

Jeff Grubb

1998-06-09

165

Realms of Mystery

Short Story

Richard Lee Byers

1998-06-09

166

Realms of Mystery

Short Story

Keith Francis Strohm

1998-06-09

167

Realms of Mystery

Short Story

J. Robert King

1998-06-09

168

Realms of Mystery

Short Story

Brian M. Thomsen

1998-06-09

169

Realms of Mystery

Short Story

Peter Archer

1998-06-09

170

Realms of Mystery

Short Story

Thomas M. Reid

1998-06-09

171

Realms of War

Short Story

Elaine Cunningham

2008-01-08

172

The Best of the Realms

Short Story

R. A. Salvatore

2003-11-01

173

Realms of Mystery

Short Story

Ed Greenwood

1998-06-09

174

The Best of the Realms III

Short Story

Elaine Cunningham

2007-05-08

175

Avatar series

Novel

James Lowder

1993-07-27

176

Baldur’s Gate

Game

1998-12-21

177

Baldur’s Gate

Game

1999-04-30

178

Baldur’s Gate

Novel

Philip Athans

1999-07-01

179

Baldur’s Gate

Game

2000-09-21

180

Baldur’s Gate

Novel

Philip Athans

2000-09-01

181

Baldur’s Gate

Game

2001-06-22

182

Baldur’s Gate

Novel

Drew Karpyshyn

2001-09-01

183

The Harpers

Novel

Jeff Grubb
Kate Novak

1995-07-25

184

The Harpers

Novel

Elaine Cunningham

1998-08-01

185

Lost Empires

Novel

Mel Odom

1998-01-01

186

Lost Empires

Novel

Troy Denning

1998-06-01

187

Lost Empires

Novel

Lynn Abbey

2000-08-01

188

The Harpers

Novel

Jeff Grubb
Kate Novak

1997-08-19

189

The Lost Gods

Novel

Douglas Niles

1997-07-01

190

The Lost Gods

Novel

Jeff Grubb
Kate Novak

1998-01-12

191

The Nobles

Novel

Brian Thomsen

1996-08-13

192

The Nobles

Novel

Lynn Abbey

1997-11-04

193

The Sellswords

Novel

R. A. Salvatore

2005-10-25

194

The Sellswords

Novel

R. A. Salvatore

2006-10-24

195

Watercourse Trilogy

Novel

Philip Athans

2006-09-01

196

Songs & Swords

Novel

Elaine Cunningham

1999-05-01

197

Realms of the Deep

Short Story

Lynn Abbey

1999-11-01

198

Realms of the Deep

Short Story

Elaine Cunningham

1999-11-01

199

Realms of the Deep

Short Story

Peter Archer

1999-11-01

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