Forgotten Realms is a multi-author series of fantasy novels created by Canadian author Ed Greenwood. 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. Some of the many characters featured in the series include Artemis Entreri, Arilyn Moonblade, Bruenor Battlehammer, Cadderly Bonaduce, Catti-brie, Danilo Thann, Drizzt Do’Urden, Elminster Aumar, Gareth Dragonsbane, Guenhwyvar, Jarlaxle Baenre, Khelben “Blackstaff” Arunsun, Regis, Elaith Craulnober, Volo and Wulfgar. The series ties in with the Dragonlance series.

The first Forgotten Realms novel was Darkwalker on Moonshae by Douglas Niles, which was published in 1987. Other authors who have contributed to the series include Bruce R. Cordell, Chet Williamson, Clayton Emery, Dave Gross, David Wise, Don Bassingthwaite, Drew Karpyshyn, Elaine Cunningham, Erik Scott de Bie, Erin M. Evans, Jaleigh Johnson, James Lowder, James Ward, Jean Rabe, Jeff Grubb, John Maddox Roberts, Kate Novak, Lisa Smedman, Lynn Abbey, Mark Anthony, Mark Sehestedt, Mel Odom, Paul S. Kemp, Philip Athans, R.A. Salvatore, Richard Baker, Richard Lee Byers, Richard Meyers, Rosemary Jones, Scott Ciencin, Thomas M. Reid, Troy Denning and many others. Below is a list of the Forgotten Realms books in order of when they were first released:

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Publication Order of Forgotten Realms Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Moonshae Trilogy Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Icewind Dale Books

The Crystal Shard(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Streams of Silver(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Halfling's Gem(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Shandril's Saga Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Finder's Stone Books

(By: Kate Novak, Jeff Grubb)

Azure Bonds(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wyvern's Spur(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Song Of The Saurials(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Avatar Books

Shadowdale(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tantras(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Waterdeep(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Crucible: The Trial of Cyric the Mad(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Pools Books

Pool of Radiance(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pools of Darkness(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pool of Twilight(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ruins of Myth Drannor(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Maztica Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Dark Elf Trilogy Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Harpers Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Cleric Quintet Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Druidhome Books

Prophet of Moonshae(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Coral Kingdom(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Druid Queen(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Legacy of the Drow Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Twilight Giants Books

The Ogre's Pact(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Giant Among Us(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Titan of Twilight(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Elminster Books

Elminster: The Making of a Mage(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Elminster in Myth Drannor(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Temptation of Elminster(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Elminster in Hell(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Elminster's Daughter(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Elminster Ascending(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Spellstorm(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Death Masks(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Shadow Of The Avatar Books

Shadows of Doom(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cloak of Shadows(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
All Shadows Fled(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Nobles Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Starlight & Shadows Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Netheril Books

Sword Play(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dangerous Games(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mortal Consequences(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Cormyr Saga Books

Cormyr(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beyond The High Road(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Death of the Dragon(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Lost Gods Books

Finder's Bane(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fistandantilus Reborn(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tymora's Luck(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Double Diamond Triangle Saga Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Lost Empires Books

The Lost Library of Cormanthyr(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Faces of Deception(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Star of Cursrah(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Nether Scroll(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Paths of Darkness Books

The Silent Blade(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Spine of the World(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sea of Swords(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Threat From The Sea Books

Rising Tide(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Under Fallen Stars(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sea Devil's Eye(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Baldur's Gate Books

Baldur's Gate(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Official Strategy Guide(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadows of Amn(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Throne of Bhaal(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Counselors & Kings Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Sembia, Gateway to the Realms Books

The Halls Of Stormweather(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Shattered Mask(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Black Wolf(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Heirs of Prophecy(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sands of the Soul(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lord of Stormweather(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Sellswords Books

Servant of the Shard(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Promise of the Witch King(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Road of the Patriarch(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Cities Books

The City of Ravens(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Temple Hill(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Jewel of Turmish(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The City of Splendors(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Return of the Archwizards Books

(Lizz Baldwin)

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Counselors & Kings Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The War of the Spider Queen Books

Dissolution(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Insurrection(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Condemnation(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Extinction(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Forgotten Realms: The War of the Spider-Queen Omnibus(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Forgotten Realms: The War of the Spider-Queen Omnibus(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Annihilation(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Resurrection(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Resurrection(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Shandril's Saga Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Hunter's Blades Books

The Thousand Orcs(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lone Drow(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Two Swords(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Rogues Books

The Alabaster Staff(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Black Bouquet(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Crimson Gold(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Yellow Silk(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Erevis Cale Books

Twilight Falling(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dawn of Night(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Midnight's Mask(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Scions of Arrabar Books

The Sapphire Crescent(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ruby Guardian(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Emerald Sceptre(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: House of Serpents Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Year of Rogue Dragons Books

(By: Richard Lee Byers, Philip Athans)

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Priests Books

Lady of Poison(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lady of Poison(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mistress of the Night(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Maiden of Pain(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Queen of the Depths(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Last Mythal Books

(By: Richard Baker, Philip Athans)

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Fighters Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Sellswords Books

Servant of the Shard(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Promise of the Witch King(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Road of the Patriarch(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Watercourse Books

Whisper of Waves(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lies of Light(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Scream of Stone(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Last Mythal Books

(By: Richard Baker, Philip Athans)

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Wizards Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Twilight War Books

(By: Paul S. Kemp, Philip Athans)

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Lady Penitent Books

Sacrifice of the Widow(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Storm of the Dead(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ascendancy of the Last(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Dungeons Books

The Howling Delve(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Depths of Madness(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stardeep(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Crypt of the Moaning Diamond(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Haunted Lands Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Empyrean Odyssey Books

The Gossamer Plain(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Fractured Sky(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Crystal Mountain(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Knights of Myth Drannor Books

Swords of Eveningstar(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Swords of Dragonfire(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sword Never Sleeps(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Transitions Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Citadels Books

Neversfall(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Obsidian Ridge(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Shield of Weeping Ghosts(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sentinelspire(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Blades of the Moonsea Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Abolethic Sovereignty Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: The Wilds Books

The Restless Shore(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Fanged Crown: The Wilds(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Fanged Crown(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Edge of Chaos: The Wilds(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Edge of Chaos(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wrath of the Blue Lady(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Shadowbane Books

Publication Order of Stone of Tymora Books

(By: R.A. Salvatore, Geno Salvatore)

The Stowaway(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Shadowmask(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sentinels(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stone of Tymora is an omnibus containing all three books Stowaway, Shadowmask and Sentinels in the series.

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Chosen of Nendawen Books

The Fall of Highwatch(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hand of the Hunter(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cry of the Ghost Wolf(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Brotherhood of the Griffon Books

The Captive Flame(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Whisper of Venom(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Spectral Blaze(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Masked Witches(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Prophet of the Dead(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Unbroken Chain Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Sage Of Shadowdale Books

Elminster Must Die(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bury Elminster Deep(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Elminster Enraged(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Neverwinter Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Sword of the Gods Books

Spinner of Lies(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Neverwinter: Brimstone Angels Books

Brimstone Angels(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lesser Evils(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fire in the Blood(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ashes of the Tyrant(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Devil You Know(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Sundering Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex Books

Night of the Hunter(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rise of the King(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Homecoming Books

Publication Order of Drizzt Trilogy: Generations Books

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms Standalone Novels

Pool of Radiance(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Horselords(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Crusade(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pools of Darkness(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ring of Winter(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Crypt of the Shadowking(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Prince of Lies(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pool of Twilight(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Soldiers of Ice(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Once Around the Realms(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
King Pinch(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Murder in Halruaa(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Escape from Undermountain(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mage in the Iron Mask(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Council of Blades(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dangerous Games(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Evermeet: Island of Elves(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Shadow Stone(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Silverfall(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pool of Radiance(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
We Three Dragons(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Prince of Ravens(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Rose of Sarifal(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Rose of Sarifal(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Venom in Her Veins(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Forgotten Realms: Anthologies Books

Realms of Valor(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Realms of Magic(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Realms of the Underdark(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Realms of the Arcane(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Realms of Mystery(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Realms of the Dragons(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Realms of the Dragons II(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Realms of the Elves(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Realms of War(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Realms of the Dead(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Way Of The Drow Books

Starlight Enclave(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Glacier's Edge(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lolth's Warrior(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

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5 Responses to “Order of Forgotten Realms Books”

  1. briped: 9 years ago

    2 things…
    First and most importantly; where’s all the Drizzt books?
    Second, under Shandril’s Saga there’s a bit of humor, or a “Clown of Fire” (hard to be a typo as the R and L keys are too far apart).

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  2. bob: 10 years ago

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

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    • Brandon: 10 years ago

      Thanks for the correction!

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  3. Dazed: 10 years ago

    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.

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    • Brandon: 10 years ago

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

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