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Ed Greenwood is a Canadian author of fantasy fiction. He is responsible for the Forgotten Realms, a fictional world that gained notoriety when it was assimilated by Dungeons and Dragons.

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Order of Forgotten Realms: Cities Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The City of Ravens ( By: Richard Baker) 2000 Description / Buy
2 Temple Hill ( By: Drew Karpyshyn) 2001 Description / Buy
3 The Jewel of Turmish ( By: Mel Odom) 2002 Description / Buy
4 The City of Splendors 2005 Description / Buy

Order of Forgotten Realms: Cormyr Saga Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Cormyr 1996 Description / Buy
2 Beyond The High Road ( By: Troy Denning) 1999 Description / Buy
3 Death of the Dragon ( With: Troy Denning) 2000 Description / Buy

Order of Forgotten Realms: Double Diamond Triangle Saga Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Abduction (Short Story) ( By: J. Robert King) 1998 Description / Buy
2 The Paladins ( By: James M. Ward) 1998 Description / Buy
3 The Mercenaries (Short Story) 1998 Description / Buy
4 Errand of Mercy (Short Story) ( By: Roger E. Moore) 1998 Description / Buy
5 An Opportunity for Profit (Short Story) ( By: Dave Gross) 1998 Description / Buy
6 Conspiracy ( By: J. Robert King) 1998 Description / Buy
7 Uneasy Alliances ( By: David Cook) 1998 Description / Buy
8 Easy Betrayals (Short Story) ( By: Richard Baker) 1998 Description / Buy
9 The Diamond (Short Story) ( By: J. Robert King) 1998 Description / Buy

Order of Forgotten Realms: Elminster Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Elminster: The Making of a Mage 1992 Description / Buy
2 Elminster in Myth Drannor 1997 Description / Buy
3 The Temptation of Elminster 1998 Description / Buy
4 Elminster in Hell 2001 Description / Buy
5 Elminster's Daughter 2004 Description / Buy
6 Elminster Ascending 2010 Description / Buy
7 Spellstorm 2015 Description / Buy
8 Death Masks 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Forgotten Realms: The Harpers Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Parched Sea ( By: Troy Denning) 1991 Description / Buy
2 Elfshadow ( By: Elaine Cunningham) 1991 Description / Buy
3 Red Magic ( By: Jean Rabe) 1991 Description / Buy
4 The Night Parade ( By: Scott Ciencin) 1992 Description / Buy
5 The Ring of Winter ( By: James Lowder) 1992 Description / Buy
6 Crypt of the Shadowking ( By: Mark Anthony) 1993 Description / Buy
7 Soldiers of Ice ( By: David Cook) 1993 Description / Buy
8 Crown of Fire 1994 Description / Buy
9 Masquerades ( By: Jeff Grubb, Kate Novak) 1995 Description / Buy
10 Curse of the Shadowmage ( By: Fred Fields, Mark Anthony) 1995 Description / Buy
11 The Veiled Dragon ( By: Troy Denning) 1996 Description / Buy
12 Stormlight 1996 Description / Buy
13 Finder's Bane ( By: Jeff Grubb, Kate Novak) 1997 Description / Buy
14 Rise of the Blade ( By: Charles Moffat) 1998 Description / Buy

Order of Forgotten Realms: Knights of Myth Drannor Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Swords of Eveningstar 2006 Description / Buy
2 Swords of Dragonfire 2007 Description / Buy
3 The Sword Never Sleeps 2008 Description / Buy

Order of Forgotten Realms: Pathfinder Tales Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Hell's Pawns ( By: Dave Gross) 2009 Description / Buy
2 The Lost Pathfinder (Short Story) ( By: Dave Gross) 2010 Description / Buy
3 Noble Sacrifice (Short Story) ( By: Richard S. Ford) 2010 Description / Buy
4 Prince of Wolves ( By: Dave Gross) 2010 Description / Buy
5 Certainty (Short Story) ( By: Liane Merciel) 2010 Description / Buy
6 The Secret of the Rose and Glove (Short Story) ( By: Kevin Andrew Murphy) 2010 Description / Buy
7 Winter Witch ( By: Dave Gross, Elaine Cunningham) 2010 Description / Buy
8 Plague of Shadows ( By: Howard Andrew Jones) 2011 Description / Buy
9 The Ghosts of Broken Blades (Short Story) ( By: Monte Cook) 2011 Description / Buy
10 Lord of Penance (Short Story) ( By: Richard Lee Byers) 2011 Description / Buy
11 Two Pieces of Tarnished Silver ( By: Erik Mona) 2011 Description / Buy
12 Master of Devils ( By: Dave Gross) 2011 Description / Buy
13 The Illusionist (Short Story) ( By: Elaine Cunningham) 2011 Description / Buy
14 A Lesson in Taxonomy (Short Story) ( By: Dave Gross) 2011 Description / Buy
15 Husks ( By: Dave Gross) 2011 Description / Buy
16 Death's Heretic ( By: James L. Sutter) 2011 Description / Buy
17 Faithful Servants ( By: James L. Sutter) 2011 Description / Buy
18 A Passage to Absalom (Short Story) ( By: Dave Gross) 2012 Description / Buy
19 Plow and Sword (Short Story) ( By: Robert Vardeman) 2012 Description / Buy
20 The Perfumer's Apprentice (Short Story) ( By: Kevin Andrew Murphy) 2012 Description / Buy
21 Krunzle the Quick (Short Story) ( By: Hugh Matthews) 2012 Description / Buy
22 Song of the Serpent ( By: Hugh Matthews) 2012 Description / Buy
23 Mother Bears ( By: Karen White, Wendy N. Wagner) 2012 Description / Buy
24 City of the Fallen Sky ( By: Tim Pratt) 2012 Description / Buy
25 Hell or High Water (Short Story) ( By: Ari Marmell) 2012 Description / Buy
26 Nightglass ( By: Liane Merciel) 2012 Description / Buy
27 A Tomb of Winter's Plunder ( By: Tim Pratt) 2012 Description / Buy
28 Fingers of Death—No, Doom! (Short Story) ( By: Lucien Soulban) 2012 Description / Buy
29 Queen of Thorns ( By: Dave Gross) 2012 Description / Buy
30 Called to Darkness ( By: Richard Lee Byers) 2012 Description / Buy
31 Liar's Blade ( By: Tim Pratt) 2013 Description / Buy
32 Bastard, Sword (Short Story) ( By: Tim Pratt) 2013 Description / Buy
33 Pirate's Honor ( By: Chris A. Jackson) 2013 Description / Buy
34 Stargazer (Short Story) ( By: Chris A. Jackson) 2013 Description / Buy
35 The Wizard's Mask 2013 Description / Buy
36 Best Served Cold ( By: Ari Marmell) 2013 Description / Buy
37 King of Chaos ( By: Dave Gross) 2013 Description / Buy
38 The Fencing Master ( By: Dave Gross) 2013 Description / Buy
39 The Fencing Master ( By: Dave Gross) 2013 Description / Buy
40 Stalking the Beast ( By: Howard Andrew Jones) 2013 Description / Buy
41 In Red Rune Canyon (Short Story) ( By: Richard Lee Byers) 2013 Description / Buy
42 Killing Time (Short Story) ( By: Dave Gross) 2013 Description / Buy
43 Proper Villains (Short Story) ( By: Erik Scott de Bie) 2013 Description / Buy
44 Misery's Mirror (Short Story) ( By: Liane Merciel) 2013 Description / Buy
45 The Dagger of Trust ( By: Chris Willrich) 2014 Description / Buy
46 Skinwalkers ( By: Wendy N. Wagner) 2014 Description / Buy
47 The Redemption Engine ( By: James L. Sutter) 2014 Description / Buy
48 Boar and Rabbit ( By: Ray Porter, James L. Sutter) 2014 Description / Buy
49 The Tides of Blood! ( By: Lucien Soulban) 2014 Description / Buy
50 The Crusader Road ( By: Michael A. Stackpole) 2014 Description / Buy
51 Reign of Stars ( By: Tim Pratt) 2014 Description / Buy
52 Nightblade ( By: Liane Merciel) 2014 Description / Buy
53 Pirate's Promise ( By: Chris A. Jackson) 2014 Description / Buy
54 Firesoul ( By: Gary Kloster) 2015 Description / Buy
55 Forge of Ashes ( By: Josh Vogt) 2015 Description / Buy
56 Lord of Runes ( By: Dave Gross) 2015 Description / Buy
57 Liar's Island ( By: Tim Pratt) 2015 Description / Buy
58 Beyond the Pool of Stars ( By: Howard Andrew Jones) 2015 Description / Buy
59 Pirate's Prophecy ( By: Chris A. Jackson) 2016 Description / Buy
60 Hellknight ( By: Liane Merciel) 2016 Description / Buy
61 Liar's Bargain ( By: Tim Pratt) 2016 Description / Buy
62 Starspawn ( By: Wendy N. Wagner) 2016 Description / Buy
63 Shy Knives ( By: Sam Sykes) 2016 Description / Buy
64 Reaper's Eye ( By: Richard A. Knaak) 2016 Description / Buy
65 Through The Gate in the Sea ( By: Howard Andrew Jones) 2017 Description / Buy
66 Gears of Faith ( By: Gabrielle Harbowy) 2017 Description / Buy
67 The Shroud of Four Silences (Short Story) ( By: Liane Merciel) 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Forgotten Realms: Sage Of Shadowdale Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Elminster Must Die 2010 Description / Buy
2 Bury Elminster Deep 2011 Description / Buy
3 Elminster Enraged 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Forgotten Realms: Shadow Of The Avatar Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Shadows of Doom 1995 Description / Buy
2 Cloak of Shadows 1995 Description / Buy
3 All Shadows Fled 1995 Description / Buy

Order of Forgotten Realms: Shandril's Saga Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Spellfire 1987 Description / Buy
2 Crown of Fire 1994 Description / Buy
3 Hand Of Fire 2002 Description / Buy

Order of Forgotten Realms: Sundering Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Adversary ( By: Erin M. Evans) 2013 Description / Buy
2 The Godborn ( By: Paul S. Kemp) 2013 Description / Buy
3 The Reaver ( By: Richard Lee Byers) 2014 Description / Buy
4 The Sentinel ( By: Troy Denning) 2014 Description / Buy
5 The Herald 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Forgotten Realms: The Sundering Adventure Modules Series by R.A. Salvatore

# Read Title Published Details
1 Murder in Baldur's Gate (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
2 Legacy of the Crystal Shard (Short Story) ( By: R.A. Salvatore) 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Forgotten Realms Standalone Books

# Read Title Published Details
1 Pool of Radiance (Short Story) ( By: James M. Ward, Jane Cooper Hong) 1989 Description / Buy
2 Crusade ( By: Larry Elmore, James Lowder) 1991 Description / Buy
3 Pools of Darkness ( By: James M. Ward, Anne K. Brown) 1992 Description / Buy
4 Prince of Lies ( By: James Lowder) 1993 Description / Buy
5 Pool of Twilight ( By: James M. Ward, Anne K. Brown) 1993 Description / Buy
6 Once Around the Realms ( By: Brian M. Thomsen) 1995 Description / Buy
7 Murder in Halruaa ( By: Ric Meyers) 1996 Description / Buy
8 Escape from Undermountain ( By: Mark Anthony) 1996 Description / Buy
9 The Mage in the Iron Mask ( By: Brian M. Thomsen) 1996 Description / Buy
10 The Council of Blades ( By: Paul Kidd) 1996 Description / Buy
11 Dangerous Games ( By: Clayton Emery) 1996 Description / Buy
12 Evermeet: Island of Elves ( By: Elaine Cunningham) 1998 Description / Buy
13 The Shadow Stone ( By: Richard Baker) 1998 Description / Buy
14 Silverfall 1999 Description / Buy
15 Pool of Radiance ( By: Carrie Bebris) 2000 Description / Buy
16 We Three Dragons 2005 Description / Buy
17 Sandstorm ( By: Christopher Rowe) 2011 Description / Buy
18 Prince of Ravens ( By: Richard Baker) 2012 Description / Buy
19 The Rose of Sarifal ( By: Paulina Claiborne) 2012 Description / Buy
20 The Rose of Sarifal ( By: Paulina Claiborne) 2012 Description / Buy
21 Venom in Her Veins ( By: Tim Pratt) 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Forgotten Realms: Anthologies Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Realms of Valor 1993 Description / Buy
2 Realms of Magic 1995 Description / Buy
3 Realms of the Underdark 1996 Description / Buy
4 Realms of the Arcane ( By: J. Robert King) 1997 Description / Buy
5 Realms of Mystery ( By: J. Robert King) 1998 Description / Buy
6 Realms of the Dragons 2004 Description / Buy
7 Realms of the Dragons II ( By: Erin Tettensor) 2005 Description / Buy
8 Realms of the Elves ( By: Philip Athans) 2006 Description / Buy
9 Realms of War ( By: Philip Athans) 2008 Description / Buy
10 Realms of the Dead 2010 Description / Buy

Order of The Best of the Realms Series with R.A. Salvatore, Elaine Cunningham, J. Robert King

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Best of the Realms ( By: R.A. Salvatore, J. Robert King) 2003 Description / Buy
2 The Best of the Realms 2 2005 Description / Buy
3 The Best Of The Realms Book III ( By: Elaine Cunningham) 2007 Description / Buy

Order of Forgotten Realms Game Books

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Magister (Short Story) 1988 Description / Buy
2 Lords of Darkness 1989 Description / Buy
3 The Ruins of Undermountain 1991 Description / Buy
4 Halls of the High King (Short Story) 1991 Description / Buy
5 Volo's Guide to the North 1993 Description / Buy
6 Volo's Guide to the Sword Coast 1994 Description / Buy
7 Volo's Guide to Cormyr 1995 Description / Buy
8 Volo's Guide to the Dalelands 1996 Description / Buy
9 Volo's Guide to All Things Magical (Short Story) 1996 Description / Buy
10 Prayers from the Faithful (Short Story) 1997 Description / Buy
11 Secrets of the Magister (Short Story) 2000 Description / Buy
12 Volo's Guide to Baldur's Gate (Short Story) 2000 Description / Buy
13 Silver Marches 2002 Description / Buy
14 Serpent Kingdoms 2004 Description / Buy
15 A Player's Guide to Castlemourn (Short Story) 2006 Description / Buy
16 Ed Greenwoods Castlemourn Campaign Setting 2007 Description / Buy
17 Ed Greenwood Presents Elminster's Forgotten Realms 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Shadowdale/FRE 1 (Short Story) 1989 Description / Buy
2 Tantras (Short Story) 1989 Description / Buy
3 Waterdeep FRE3 1989 Description / Buy
4 Haunted Halls of Eveningstar (Short Story) 1992 Description / Buy
5 Ruins of Myth Drannor 1993 Description / Buy
6 The Code of the Harpers (Short Story) 1993 Description / Buy
7 The Seven Sisters 1995 Description / Buy
8 Pages from the Mages (Short Story) 1995 Description / Buy
9 The City of Ravens Bluff 1998 Description / Buy
10 Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Band of Four Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Kingless Land 2000 Description / Buy
2 The Vacant Throne 2001 Description / Buy
3 A Dragon's Ascension 2002 Description / Buy
4 The Dragon's Doom 2003 Description / Buy
5 The Silent House: A Chronicle of Aglirta 2004 Description / Buy

Order of Falconfar Saga Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Dark Lord 2007 Description / Buy
2 Arch Wizard 2008 Description / Buy
3 Falconfar 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Gazetteer Series by Aaron Allston

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Grand Duchy of Karameikos ( By: Aaron Allston) 1987 Description / Buy
2 The Dwarves of Rockhome ( By: Aaron Allston) 1988 Description / Buy
3 Five Shires 1988 Description / Buy
4 Dawn of the Emperors ( By: Aaron Allston) 1989 Description / Buy

Order of A Novel of Niflheim Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Dark Warrior Rising 2007 Description / Buy
2 Dark Vengeance 2008 Description / Buy

Order of Platter of Surprises Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 A Modest Gallimaufry of Brief Tales (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Platter Of Surprises Short Stories

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Ostrond File (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
2 Walking the Kings Skull (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
3 A Nice Silky Merlot (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Ed Greenwood Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Iron Assassin 2015 Description / Buy
2 The Awakened Modern 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Ed Greenwood Short Stories

# Read Title Published Details
1 Shadowsfall Legends (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Ed Greenwood Non-Fiction Books

# Read Title Published Details
1 Castlemorn Players Guide (Short Story) 2006 Description / Buy
2 The Grand History of the Realms 2007 Description / Buy
3 Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide 2008 Description / Buy

Order of Ed Greenwood Game Books

# Read Title Published Details
1 Geanavue 2002 Description / Buy
2 Loona, Port of Intrigue (Short Story) 2003 Description / Buy
3 Quests of Doom 4 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Dungeons & Dragons Edition 3.5 Series with Richard Baker, Thomas M. Reid, Monte Cook, Ari Marmell, Bruce R. Cordell, James Wyatt, Jason Bulmahn, Wizards of the Coast, Rich Burlew, Andy Collins

# Read Title Published Details
1 Dungeon Master's Guide ( By: Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet) 2000 Description / Buy
2 Player's Handbook ( By: Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet) 2000 Description / Buy
3 Monster Compendium: Monsters of Faerun (Short Story) ( By: James Wyatt) 2001 Description / Buy
4 Monster Manual III ( By: Matt Sernett, Chris Thomasson, Eric Cagle, Rich Redman, Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, Jesse Decker, Rich Burlew, Andrew Finch, P. Nathan Toomey) 2003 Description / Buy
5 Player's Guide to Faerûn ( By: Richard Baker) 2004 Description / Buy
6 Expanded Psionics Handbook ( By: Bruce R. Cordell) 2004 Description / Buy
7 Frostburn: Mastering the Perils of Ice and Snow ( By: Dan Scott, Wolfgang Baur, James Jacobs, Steve Ellis, George Strayton, Doug Kovacs, Steve Belledin, Mitch Cotie, Ed Cox, Dennis Crabapple McClain, David Griffith, David Hudnut, Dana Knutson) 2004 Description / Buy
8 Hyperconscious: Explorations in Psionics ( By: Bruce R. Cordell) 2004 Description / Buy
9 Shining South ( By: Thomas M. Reid, Penny Williams, Chris Thomasson, Chris Sims) 2004 Description / Buy
10 Libris Mortis: The Book of the Undead ( By: Bruce R. Cordell, Andy Collins) 2004 Description / Buy
11 Complete Arcane ( By: Richard Baker) 2004 Description / Buy
12 Sharn: City of Towers ( By: James Wyatt) 2004 Description / Buy
13 Lost Empires of Faerûn ( By: Richard Baker) 2005 Description / Buy
14 Sandstorm: Mastering the Perils of Fire and Sand ( By: Bruce R. Cordell, J.D. Wiker, Jennifer Clarke-Wilkes) 2005 Description / Buy
15 City of Splendors: Waterdeep 2005 Description / Buy
16 Stormwrack ( By: Richard Baker) 2005 Description / Buy
17 Magic of Incarnum ( By: Richard Baker, Frank Brunner, James Wyatt, Stephen Schubert) 2005 Description / Buy
18 Heroes of Horror ( By: James Wyatt) 2005 Description / Buy
19 Champions of Valor ( By: Thomas M. Reid, Sean K. Reynolds) 2005 Description / Buy
20 The Doom Of Listonshire (Short Story) ( By: Ari Marmell) 2006 Description / Buy
21 The Red Hand of Doom (Short Story) ( By: Richard Baker, James Jacobs) 2006 Description / Buy
22 Power of Faerûn 2006 Description / Buy
23 Tome of Magic: Pact, Shadow, and Truename Magic ( By: Ari Marmell) 2006 Description / Buy
24 Tome of Battle ( By: Richard Baker) 2006 Description / Buy
25 Dragon Magic ( By: Owen K.C. Stephens) 2006 Description / Buy
26 Complete Mage ( By: Ari Marmell, Skip Williams, Penny Williams, Kolja Raven Liquette) 2006 Description / Buy
27 Dungeonscape: An Essential Guide to Dungeon Adventuring ( By: Jason Bulmahn, Rich Burlew) 2007 Description / Buy
28 Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk ( By: Erik Mona, James Jacobs, Jason Bulmahn) 2007 Description / Buy
29 Premium 3.5 Edition Dungeons & Dragons Spell Compendium ( By: Wizards of the Coast) 2013 Description / Buy

Order of The Worlds of Dungeons & Dragons Series with R.A. Salvatore, James Lowder, Richard A. Knaak

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Worlds of Dungeons & Dragons, Volume 1 (Short Story) ( By: R.A. Salvatore) 2008 Description / Buy
2 The Worlds of Dungeons & Dragons, Volume 2 (Short Story) ( With: James Lowder) 2008 Description / Buy
3 The Worlds of Dungeons & Dragons Volume 3 (Short Story) ( By: Richard A. Knaak) 2009 Description / Buy

Order of Dungeons & Dragons Companion Modules

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Endless Stair 1987 Description / Buy

Ed Greenwood Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 Realms of Valor 1993 Description / Buy
2 Realms of Infamy 1994 Description / Buy
3 Realms of Magic 1995 Description / Buy
4 The Book of All Flesh 2001 Description / Buy
5 Realms of Shadow 2002 Description / Buy
6 Summoned to Destiny 2004 Description / Buy
7 Catopolis 2008 Description / Buy
8 Lilith Unbound 2008 Description / Buy
9 Pathfinder Chronicles: Campaign Setting 2008 Description / Buy
10 Pathfinder Adventure Path #32: Rivers Run Red 2010 Description / Buy
11 When the Hero Comes Home 2011 Description / Buy
12 When the Villain Comes Home 2012 Description / Buy
13 The New Hero 2012 Description / Buy
14 The Awakened 2013 Description / Buy
15 By Faerie Light: Volumes 1+2 2013 Description / Buy
16 Pathfinder Module: The Emerald Spire Superdungeon 2014 Description / Buy
17 Arcane Synthesis: A Blended-Genre Anthology 2015 Description / Buy
18 Champions of Aetaltis 2016 Description / Buy
19 Women in Practical Armor 2016 Description / Buy
20 The Awakened II 2016 Description / Buy
21 Digital Science Fiction Series One Anthology Bundle 2017 Description / Buy
22 Art of War 2018 Description / Buy
23 Grimmer Tales: Volume One 2022 Description / Buy
24 Dungeons & Dragons Library Collection, Vol. 2 2024 Description / Buy
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Born in 1959, Greenwood spent his childhood in Don Mills, an upscale Toronto Suburb. When he created the Forgotten Realms, the author had no idea that it would go on to become one of the most beloved fictional settings in RPG history.

Greenwood was a voracious reader. He started reading adult-level stories when he was four. His interest in writing was actually sparked by his hunger for reading. A young Ed Greenwood would read the books in his father’s den.

And whenever he found a novel he particularly liked, he would go hunting for a sequel only for his father to tell him that the author had died and there were no more books to be found in that particular series.

Greenwood’s father would end such conversations by telling the boy to go write his own sequels if he was so determined to continue the stories that had grabbed him. It is unclear as to whether the older man actually intended for his son to take this advice to heart or if he was simply being sarcastic.

Either way, Greenwood listened and acted accordingly. At four years of age, he started writing. By the time he was 6, Greenwood was a published author, though he would have been the first person to tell you that everything he wrote in those early years was dreadful.

The novelist was more than happy to see the first person space operas and romance stories of his youth disappear. That being said, the experimentation of his childhood wasn’t a complete waste.

Greenwood was still a child when he started producing stories within the Forgotten Realms. At the time, the author just wanted a platform within which he could set all the swords and sorcery stories swirling around in his mind.

He took great pleasure in adding detailed backstories to the various corners of the Forgotten Realms universe. In 1975, when the boy discovered Dungeons and Dragons, he started setting all his campaigns in the Forgotten Realms.

The players who participated in the author’s campaigns were always thirsty for more detail and he met their demands by giving the Forgotten Realms as much life as any real-world setting.

As luck would have it, a magazine called The Dragon agreed to publish short articles from Ed Greenwood that explored the facets of the Forgotten Realms. These articles drew the interest of TSR, the company behind Dungeons and Dragons.

They sent Jeff Grubb to prod Greenwood. Upon learning that the Forgotten Realms was truly his own distinct creation, they did not hesitate to add it as a campaign to the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Game.

They also brought Ed Greenwood onboard, tasking him with writing novels and short stories for the Dungeons and Dragons version of the Forgotten Realms.

Today, the Forgotten Realms is celebrated both in Literary Fantasy Fiction and in the arena of Role-Playing Games. Despite his busy schedule as a writer, Greenwood finds the time to work as a library clerk.

Ed Greenwood Awards

Greenwood is a member of the Gamers Choice Hall of Fame. He also joined the Academy of Adventure Gaming’s Hall of Fame in the early 2000s.

Best Ed Greenwood Books

Greenwood has been commended for creating a fictional RPG setting that is epic in scope whilst also offering opportunities for localized, grounded storytelling, with some of the best books in his bibliography including:

The Making of a Mage: Times are hard. Dragons rule the sky. Evil sorcerers walk the land and barbarians abound. But none of that matters to Elminster. After all, he’s just a simple shepherd boy, or at least he was. Then a mage lord swept down on the back of a dragon and changed everything.

Myth Drannor: Elminster is a powerful and enigmatic figure in the Forgotten Realms. This book continues the exploration of his life, specifically delving into the events that brought him to Cormanthor, the nature of his education under many mighty mages and the steps he took to put his magic to good use in a world saturated with evil sorcerers, wicked dragons and barbarians.

When Does The Next Ed Greenwood book come out?

Ed Greenwood doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Quests of Doom 4 and was released on June, 1st 2018. It is the newest book in the Ed Greenwood Game Books.

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