Dragonlance: Where to Start Reading

Dragonlance is one of those series that every fantasy lover should read at least once. It was my gateway to fantasy, and I have an abiding love for the world of Krynn and its inhabitants. However, at over one hundred books, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Here is a quick guide to diving into the Dragonlance books.

First things first:

The Dragonlance Chronicles by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Dragons of Autumn Twilight | Dragons of Winter Night | Dragons of Spring Dawning

These are the basis of the entire world. Without these books, you won’t understand much of what happens after. You won’t be able to appreciate the books that take place before (that were nonetheless written later on). This is where you’ll meet some of the best characters ever written. Yup, I mean ever.

Continuing on:

The Dragonlance Legends by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Time of the Twins | War of the Twins | Test of the Twins

According to the authors, the Legends trilogy is meant to be read right after the Chronicles, despite later books being published that take place in-between the original Chronicles. Do not read those later books before reading the Chronicles and Legends. They won’t make a ton of sense and you will miss a good chunk of setup if you do.