Forgotten Realms is a series of fantasy novels by American author R.A. Salvatore and other authors. The series is based on a campaign setting for the popular Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. The series is set in Faerûn, a continent on the world called Abeir-Toril. The series consists of several sub-series written by Salvatore, including The Icewind Dale Trilogy, Dark Elf Trilogy, THe Clerlic Quintet, Legacy of the Drow, Paths of Darkness, The Sellswords, The Hunter’s Blades, Transitions, Stone of Tymora and Neverwinter.

R.A. Salvatore wrote his first Forgotten Realms novel in 1988, which was The Crystal Shard – part of the Icewind Dale sub-series. Below is a list of R.A. Salvatore’s Forgotten Realms books in order of when they were originally published and in chronological order:

Publication Order of Icewind Dale Books


The Crystal Shard(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Streams of Silver(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Halfling's Gem(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dark Elf Books


Homeland(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Exile(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sojourn(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Cleric Quintet Books


Canticle(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In Sylvan Shadows(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night Masks(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fallen Fortress(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Chaos Curse(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Legacy Of The Drow Books


The Legacy(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Starless Night(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Siege of Darkness(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Passage to Dawn(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Paths Of Darkness Books


The Silent Blade(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spine of the World(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Servant of the Shard(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sea of Swords(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Sellswords Books


Servant of the Shard(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Promise of the Witch King(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Road of the Patriarch(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Hunter’s Blades Books


The Thousand Orcs(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lone Drow(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Two Swords(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Transitions Books


The Orc King(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pirate King(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ghost King(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Stone Of Tymora Books


Stowaway(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shadowmask(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sentinels(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Neverwinter Books


Gauntlgrym(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Neverwinter(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Charon's Claw(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Threshold(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Sundering Books


The Companions(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Forgotten Worlds Books

The chronological order of the Forgotten Worlds books is the same as the publication order, with one exception. The only exception is The Dark Elf Trilogy preceeding The Icewind Dale Trilogy.

Note: The Stone of Tymora series is co-authored by Geno Salvatore.

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  • Dazed

    Sorry but R.A. Salvatore’s first novel was written in 1988 The Crystal Shard not in 1998 as it said in your top article. So please correct your typo. Thank you for your time. And i really enjoy he forgotten realms books. Really Big Fan of R.A. Salvatore.

    • Brandon

      Thanks for pointing that out. As you said, it was a mere typo.

  • bob

    Forgotten realms was created by ed greenwood not salvatore. Salvatore is one of many many authors who write for forgotten realms.

    • Brandon

      Thanks for the correction!