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The List of Forgotten Realms novels is a listing of the many works of fantasy fiction that are based in the role-playing game setting of the Forgotten Realms.

They are published by Wizards of the Coast (WotC), with some originally published by TSR before it was incorporated into WotC.

Anthologies[]

By various

  • Realms of Valor, edited by James Lowder (paperback, February 1993, ISBN 9781560765578)
  • Realms of Infamy, edited by James Lowder (paperback, December 1994, ISBN 9781560769118)
  • Realms of Magic, edited by Brian M. Thomsen and J. Robert King (paperback, December 1995, ISBN 9780786903030)
  • Realms of the Underdark, edited by J. Robert King (paperback, April 1996, ISBN 9780786904877)
  • Realms of the Arcane, edited by Brian M. Thomsen (paperback, November 1997, ISBN 9780786906475)
  • Realms of Mystery, edited by Philip Athans (paperback, June 1998, ISBN 9780786911714)
  • Realms of the Deep, edited by Philip Athans (paperback, March 2000, ISBN 9780786915682) (this anthology is part of the Threat from the Sea series, listed below)
  • The Halls of Stormweather, edited by Philip Athans (paperback, July 2000, ISBN 9780786915606; paperback re-issue, February 2007, ISBN 9780786942442) (this anthology is part of the Sembia series, listed below)
  • Realms of Shadow, edited by Lizz Baldwin (paperback, April 2002, ISBN 9780786927166) (this anthology is part of the Return of the Archwizards series, listed below)
  • The Best of the Realms, edited by R. A. Salvatore (paperback, November 2003, ISBN 9780786930241)
    • "Rite of Blood", by Elaine Cunningham
    • "Elminster at the Magefair", by Ed Greenwood
    • "Darksword", by Troy Denning
    • "Blood Sport", by Christie Golden
    • "Six of Swords", by William W. Connors
    • "The Rose Window", by Monte Cook
    • "The First Moonwell", by Douglas Niles
    • "The Greatest Hero Who Ever Died", by J. Robert King
    • "Tertius and the Artifact", by Jeff Grubb
    • "Red Ambition", by Jean Rabe
    • "The Common Spell", by Kate Novak-Grubb
    • "Assassin's Shadow", by Jess Lebow
    • "And the Dark Tide Rises", by Keith Francis Strohm
    • "Empty Joys", by R. A. Salvatore
  • Realms of the Dragons, edited by Philip Athans (paperback, October 2004, ISBN 9780786933945) (this anthology is part of the Year of Rogue Dragons series, listed below)
  • Realms of the Dragons II, edited by Philip Athans (paperback, May 2005, ISBN 9780786938087) (this anthology is part of the Year of Rogue Dragons series, listed below)
  • The Best of the Realms II: The Stories of Ed Greenwood, by Ed Greenwood (paperback, July 2005, ISBN 9780786937608)
    • "Not the Most Successful of Feasts"
    • "Dark Talons Forbear Thee"
    • "The Whispering Crown"
    • "So High a Price"
    • "One Comes, Unheralded, to Zirta"
    • "A Dance in Storm's Garden"
    • "A Slow Day in Skullport"
    • "Bloodbound"
    • "How Wisdom Came to the Maimed Wizard"
    • "The Eye of the Dragon"
    • "Nothing But Trouble"
    • "The Grinning Ghost of Taverton Hall"
    • "The Place Where Guards Snore at Their Posts"
    • "Living Forever"
    • "The Long Road Home"
  • Realms of the Elves, edited by Philip Athans (paperback, February 2006, ISBN 9780786939800) (this anthology is part of the Last Mythal series, listed below)
  • The Best of the Realms III: The Stories of Elaine Cunningham, by Elaine Cunningham (paperback, May 2007, ISBN 9780786942886)
  • The Best of the Realms IV (due 2007), by R.A. Salvatore
  • Realms of War (due 2008)
  • Realms of the Dead (due 2010)

The Avatar Series[]

By Scott Ciencin (originally using the house name "Richard Awlinson"), Troy Denning, (originally using the house name "Richard Awlinson") and James Lowder

Main article: The Avatar Series

The Baldur's Gate Series[]

Based on the Baldur's Gate computer game series.

  • Baldur's Gate, by Philip Athans (paperback, July 1999, ISBN 9780786915255)
  • Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, by Philip Athans (paperback, September 2000, ISBN 9780786915699)
  • Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, by Drew Karpyshyn (paperback, September 2001, ISBN 9780786919857)

Blades of Moonsea[]

By Richard Baker

  • The Swordmage (paperback, due May 2008)
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The Citadels[]

By Ed Gentry, Jess Lebow, James P. Davis and Mark Sehestedt

  • Neversfall, by Ed Gentry (paperback, due November 2007, ISBN 9780786947829)
  • Obisidian Ridge, by Jess Lebow (paperback, due April 2008, ISBN 9780786947850)
  • The Shield of Weeping Ghosts, by James P. Davis (paperback, due May 2008, ISBN 9780786948772)
  • Sentinelspire, by Mark Sehestedt (paperback, due July 2008)

The Cities[]

By Richard Baker, Drew Karpyshyn, Mel Odom, Ed Greenwood, and Elaine Cunningham

The Cleric Quintet[]

By R. A. Salvatore

The Cleric Quintet was later reprinted in:

The Cormyr Saga[]

By Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb, and Troy Denning

Counselors & Kings[]

By Elaine Cunningham

The Dark Elf Trilogy[]

By R. A. Salvatore (featuring Drizzt Do'Urden)

Main article: The Dark Elf Trilogy

The Dark Elf Trilogy was later reprinted in several different formats:

Double Diamond Triangle Saga[]

By J. Robert King, James Ward & David Wise, Ed Greenwood, Roger E. Moore, Dave Gross, David Cook & Peter Archer, and Richard Baker

The Druidhome Trilogy[]

By Douglas Niles

The Dungeons[]

By Erik Scott de Bie, Jaleigh Johnson, Bruce R. Cordell and Rosemary Jones

The Elminster Series[]

By Ed Greenwood (featuring Elminster)

Main article: The Elminster Series

The first three volumes in this series are due to reprinted, with extensive new commentary by Ed Greenwood in:

The Empires Trilogy[]

By David Cook, Troy Denning and James Lowder

The Empyrean Odyssey[]

By Thomas M. Reid

  • The Gossamer Plain (paperback, May 2007, ISBN 9780786940240)
  • The Fractured Sky (due 2008)
  • The Crystal Mountain (due 2009)

The Erevis Cale Trilogy[]

By Paul S. Kemp

The Fighters[]

By Jess Lebow, Erik Scott de Bie, Murray J. D. Leeder and Keith Francis Strohm

The Finder's Stone Trilogy[]

By Kate Novak and Jeff Grubb

The Harpers[]

By Troy Denning, Elaine Cunningham, Jean Rabe, Scott Ciencin, James Lowder, Mark Anthony, David Cook, Charles Alexander Moffat, Ed Greenwood, and Kate Novak & Jeff Grubb.

The Haunted Lands[]

By Richard Lee Byers

House of Serpents[]

By Lisa Smedman

The Hunter's Blade Trilogy[]

By R. A. Salvatore (featuring Drizzt Do'Urden)

The Hunter's Blade Trilogy was later reprinted in several different formats:

  • The Hunter's Blades Collector's Edition (hardcover, January 2007, ISBN 9780786943159)
  • The Hunter's Blades Trilogy Gift Set (three paperbacks in boxed slipcase, due August 2007, ISBN 9780786947270)

The Icewind Dale Trilogy[]

By R. A. Salvatore (featuring Drizzt Do'Urden)

The Crystal Shard was the second Forgotten Realms novel ever published, and the first by R. A. Salvatore.

The Icewind Dale Trilogy was later reprinted in several different formats:

The Knights of Myth Drannor[]

By Ed Greenwood

The Lady Penitent[]

By Lisa Smedman

The Last Mythal[]

This series contains a trilogy of novels written by Richard Baker, as well as an anthology of short stories written by various authors.

The three volume trilogy by Richard Baker was later reprinted in:

  • The Last Mythal Gift Set (three paperbacks in boxed slipcase, due September 2007, ISBN 9780786947126)

The Legend of Drizzt[]

By R. A. Salvatore (featuring Drizzt Do'Urden)

This series consists of re-issues of novels (with new cover art) that had previously been published under different series titles. In this series, they are numbered not in the order of their original publication, but rather in their chronological order in Drizzt's life. The first six novels in this series had never previously been released in a hardcover edition.

Portions of the entire series have been reprinted in boxed sets:

  • The Legend of Drizzt Boxed Set, Books I-III (containing Homeland, Exile, and Sojourn) (three paperbacks in boxed slipcase, due September 2007, ISBN 9780786947775)
  • The Legend of Drizzt Boxed Set, Books IV-VI (containing The Crystal Shard, Streams of Silver, and The Halfling's Gem) (three paperbacks in boxed slipcase, due September 2007, ISBN 9780786947782)

Legacy of the Drow[]

By R. A. Salvatore (featuring Drizzt Do'Urden)

The Legacy was the very first Forgotten Realms novel published in hardcover.

Legacy of the Drow was later reprinted in several different formats:

Lost Empires[]

By Mel Odom, Troy Denning, Clayton Emery, and Lynn Abbey

The Lost Gods[]

By Kate Novak, Jeff Grubb, and Douglas Niles

This series is a cross-over between the Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance settings.

The Maztica Trilogy[]

By Douglas Niles

Main article: Maztica Trilogy

The Moonshae Trilogy[]

By Douglas Niles

Darkwalker on Moonshae was the very first Forgotten Realms novel ever published.

Mysteries[]

By Chet Williamson, Richard Meyers, and John Maddox Roberts

Netheril Trilogy[]

By Clayton Emery

The Nobles[]

By David Cook, Victor Milan, Mark Anthony, Brian Thomson, Paul Kidd, and Lynn Abbey

Paths of Darkness[]

By R. A. Salvatore (featuring Drizzt Do'Urden)

Paths of Darkness was later reprinted in several different formats:

Pools Trilogy[]

By James M. Ward, Jane Cooper Hong, and Anne K. Brown

The Priests[]

By Bruce R. Cordell, Dave Gross & Don Bassingthwaite, Kameron M. Franklin (winner of the WotC Open Call), and Richard Lee Byers

Return of the Archwizards[]

This series contains a trilogy of novels written by Troy Denning, as well as an anthology of short stories written by various authors.

  • The Summoning, by Troy Denning (paperback, March 2001, ISBN 9780786918010)
  • The Siege, by Troy Denning (paperback, December 2001, ISBN 9780786919055)
  • Realms of Shadow, edited by Lizz Baldwin (paperback, April 2002, ISBN 9780786927166) (this book is also listed under the Anthologies section, above)
    • "Trial by Ordeal", by Lisa Smedman
    • "Assassin's Shadow", by Jess Lebow
    • "Too Long in the Dark", by Paul S. Kemp
    • "Darksword", by Troy Denning
    • "Liar's Game", by Jessica Beaven
    • "That Curious Sword", by R. A. Salvatore
    • "A Little Knowledge", by Elaine Cunningham
    • "Astride the Wind", by Philip Athans
    • "The Fallen Lands", by Murray J. D. Leeder
    • "When Shadows Come Seeking a Throne", by Ed Greenwood
    • "King Shadow", by Richard Lee Byers
    • "The Shifting Sands", by Peter Archer
  • The Sorcerer, by Troy Denning (paperback, November 2002, ISBN 9780786927951)

The Rogues[]

By Edward Bolme, Richard Lee Byers, Voronica Whitney-Robinson, and Don Bassingthwaite

The Scions of Arrabar Trilogy[]

By Thomas M. Reid

The Sellswords[]

By R.A. Salvatore (featuring Artemis Entreri)

Sembia[]

By Ed Greenwood, Clayton Emery, Paul S. Kemp, Richard Lee Byers, Dave Gross, Lisa Smedman, and Voronica Whitney-Robinson.

The Shadow of the Avatar Trilogy[]

By Ed Greenwood (featuring Elminster)

Shandril's Saga[]

By Ed Greenwood

Starlight & Shadows[]

By Elaine Cunningham

The Starlight & Shadows trilogy was later reprinted in:

  • Starlight & Shadows Gift Set (three paperbacks in boxed slipcase, August 2005, ISBN 9780786938162)

Songs & Swords[]

By Elaine Cunningham

The first four volumes in this series were re-issues of novels previously released as part of the Harpers series.

The Threat from the Sea[]

This series contains a trilogy of novels written by Mel Odom, as well as an anthology of short stories written by various authors.

Main article: Threat from the Sea

Transitions[]

By R.A. Salvatore

  • The Orc King (hardcover, due September 2007, ISBN 9780786943401)
  • The Pirate King (due October 2008)
  • The Ghost King (due October 2009)

The Twilight Giants[]

By Troy Denning

The Twilight War Trilogy[]

By Paul S. Kemp

War of the Spider Queen[]

By Richard Lee Byers, Thomas M. Reid, Richard Baker, Lisa Smedman, Philip Athans, and Paul S. Kemp. Supervising editor, R. A. Salvatore.

War of the Spider Queen was later reprinted in:

  • War of the Spider Queen Gift Set, Part I (books 1-3) (three paperbacks in boxed slipcase, September 2006, ISBN 9780786941865)
  • War of the Spider Queen Gift Set, Part II (books 4-6) (three paperbacks in boxed slipcase, September 2006, ISBN 9780786943074)

The Watercourse Trilogy[]

By Philip Athans

The Wizards[]

By Steven E. Schend, James P. Davis, Bruce R. Cordell and Mark Sehestedt

The Year of Rogue Dragons[]

This series contains a trilogy of novels written by Richard Lee Byers, as well as two anthologies of short stories written by various authors.

  • The Rage, by Richard Lee Byers (paperback, April 2004, ISBN 9780786931873)
  • Realms of the Dragons, edited by Philip Athans (paperback, October 2004, ISBN 9780786933945) (this book is also listed under the Anthologies section, above)
    • "Soulbound", by Paul S. Kemp
    • "First Flight", by Edward Bolme
    • "Gorlist's Dragon", by Elaine Cunningham
    • "The Keeper of Secrets", by Ed Greenwood
    • "The Topaz Dragon", by Jess Lebow
    • "Wickless in the Nether", by R. A. Salvatore
    • "Serpestrillvith", by Richard Baker
    • "Waylaid", by Thomas M. Reid
    • "Standard Delving Procedure", by Lisa Smedman
    • "An Icy Heart", by Voronica Whitney-Robinson
    • "Penitential Rites", by Keith Francis Strohm
    • "How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth", by Dave Gross
    • "Beer with a Fat Dragon", by Don Bassingthwaite
    • "The Prisoner of Hulburg", by Richard Lee Byers
  • The Rite, by Richard Lee Byers (paperback, January 2005, ISBN 9780786935819)
  • Realms of the Dragons II, edited by Philip Athans (paperback, May 2005, ISBN 9780786938087) (this book is also listed under the Anthologies section, above)
  • The Ruin, by Richard Lee Byers (paperback, May 2006, ISBN 9780786940035)

Other titles[]

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