Ed Greenwood Books

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.

Order of Forgotten Realms: Cities Series

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

Order of Forgotten Realms: Cormyr Saga Series with Troy Denning

# 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 Mercenaries (Short Story) 1998 Description / Buy
3 An Opportunity for Profit (Short Story) ( By: Dave Gross) 1998 Description / Buy
4 Conspiracy ( By: J. Robert King) 1998 Description / Buy
5 Easy Betrayals (Short Story) ( By: Richard Baker) 1998 Description / Buy
6 The Diamond (Short Story) 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

Order of Forgotten Realms: The Harpers Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Elfshadow ( By: Elaine Cunningham) 1991 Description / Buy
2 The Parched Sea ( By: Troy Denning) 1991 Description / Buy
3 Red Magic ( By: Jean Rabe) 1991 Description / Buy
4 The Ring of Winter ( By: James Lowder) 1992 Description / Buy
5 Elfsong ( By: Elaine Cunningham) 1994 Description / Buy
6 Crown of Fire 1994 Description / Buy
7 The Veiled Dragon ( By: Troy Denning) 1996 Description / Buy
8 Silver Shadows ( By: Elaine Cunningham) 1996 Description / Buy
9 Stormlight 1996 Description / Buy
10 Thornhold ( By: Elaine Cunningham) 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 Pathfinder Tales: The Lost Pathfinder ( By: , Dave Gross) 2010 Description / Buy
2 Prince of Wolves ( By: Dave Gross) 2010 Description / Buy
3 Winter Witch ( By: Dave Gross, Elaine Cunningham) 2010 Description / Buy
4 Plague of Shadows ( By: Howard Andrew Jones) 2011 Description / Buy
5 The Ghosts of Broken Blades (Short Story) ( By:) 2011 Description / Buy
6 Pathfinder Tales: Two Pieces of Tarnished Silver ( By:) 2011 Description / Buy
7 Master of Devils ( By: Dave Gross) 2011 Description / Buy
8 Death's Heretic ( By: James L. Sutter) 2011 Description / Buy
9 Pathfinder Tales: Faithful Servants ( By: James L. Sutter) 2011 Description / Buy
10 Pathfinder Tales: Mother Bears ( By: Karen White, Wendy N. Wagner) 2012 Description / Buy
11 City of the Fallen Sky ( By: Tim Pratt) 2012 Description / Buy
12 Hell or High Water (Short Story) ( By:) 2012 Description / Buy
13 Pathfinder Tales: A Tomb of Winter's Plunder ( By: Tim Pratt) 2012 Description / Buy
14 Queen of Thorns ( By: Dave Gross) 2012 Description / Buy
15 Called to Darkness ( By: Richard Lee Byers) 2012 Description / Buy
16 Pathfinder Tales ( By: Richard Lee Byers) 2012 Description / Buy
17 Liar's Blade ( By: Tim Pratt) 2013 Description / Buy
18 The Wizard's Mask 2013 Description / Buy
19 King of Chaos ( By: Dave Gross) 2013 Description / Buy
20 Stalking the Beast ( By: Howard Andrew Jones) 2013 Description / Buy
21 The Dagger of Trust ( By: Chris Willrich) 2014 Description / Buy
22 Skinwalkers ( By: Wendy N. Wagner) 2014 Description / Buy
23 The Redemption Engine ( By: James L. Sutter) 2014 Description / Buy
24 Pathfinder Tales: Boar and Rabbit ( By: , James L. Sutter) 2014 Description / Buy
25 The Crusader Road ( By: Michael A. Stackpole) 2014 Description / Buy
26 Reign of Stars ( By: Tim Pratt) 2014 Description / Buy
27 Firesoul ( By:) 2015 Description / Buy
28 Forge of Ashes ( By:) 2015 Description / Buy
29 Lord of Runes ( By: Dave Gross) 2015 Description / Buy
30 Liar's Island ( By: Tim Pratt) 2015 Description / Buy
31 Beyond the Pool of Stars ( By: Howard Andrew Jones) 2015 Description / Buy
32 Liar's Bargain ( By: Tim Pratt) 2016 Description / Buy
33 Starspawn ( By: Wendy N. Wagner) 2016 Description / Buy
34 Shy Knives ( By: Sam Sykes) 2016 Description / Buy
35 Reaper's Eye ( By: Richard A. Knaak) 2016 Description / Buy
36 Through The Gate in the Sea ( By: Howard Andrew Jones) 2017 Description / Buy
37 Gears of Faith ( By: Gabrielle Harbowy) 2017 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 with Richard Lee Byers, R.A. Salvatore, Paul S. Kemp, Troy Denning

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Companions ( By: R.A. Salvatore) 2013 Description / Buy
2 The Herald 2014 Description / Buy
3 The Reaver ( By: Richard Lee Byers) 2014 Description / Buy
4 The Sentinel ( By: Troy Denning) 2014 Description / Buy
5 The Godborn ( By: Paul S. Kemp) 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 Death Masks 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Forgotten Realms Collections

# Read Title Published Details
1 Once Around the Realms ( By: Brian M. Thomsen) 1995 Description / Buy
2 Evermeet: Island of the Elves ( By: Elaine Cunningham) 1998 Description / Buy
3 The Shadow Stone ( By: Richard Baker) 1998 Description / Buy
4 Silverfall 1999 Description / Buy
5 The Glass Prison ( By:) 1999 Description / Buy
6 Dissolution ( By: Richard Lee Byers) 2002 Description / Buy
7 Starlight & Shadows: Gift Set ( By: Elaine Cunningham) 2005 Description / Buy
8 We Three Dragons 2005 Description / Buy
9 Mistshore ( By:) 2008 Description / Buy
10 Downshadow ( By: Erik Scott de Bie) 2009 Description / Buy
11 The Threat from the Sea ( By: Mel Odom) 2009 Description / Buy
12 House of Serpents ( By: Lisa Smedman) 2009 Description / Buy
13 The Erevis Cale Trilogy ( By: Paul S. Kemp) 2010 Description / Buy
14 The Erevis Cale Trilogy ( By: Paul S. Kemp) 2010 Description / Buy
15 The Empyrean Odyssey ( By: Thomas M. Reid) 2011 Description / Buy
16 Sandstorm ( By: Christopher Rowe) 2011 Description / Buy
17 Prince of Ravens ( By: Richard Baker) 2012 Description / Buy
18 The Gilded Rune ( By: Lisa Smedman) 2012 Description / Buy
19 Venom in Her Veins ( By: Tim Pratt) 2012 Description / Buy
20 Venom in Her Veins: A Forgotten Realms Novel ( By: Tim Pratt) 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Forgotten Realms: Anthologies Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Realms of Valor ( With: Christie Golden, Jean Rabe, R.A. Salvatore, Elaine Cunningham, James Lowder, Douglas Niles, Troy Denning, David Zeb Cook, , Mark Anthony) 1993 Description / Buy
2 Realms of Infamy ( With: Christie Golden, R.A. Salvatore, Elaine Cunningham, Mary H. Herbert, James Lowder, J. Robert King, , Troy Denning, Barb Hendee, David Zeb Cook, , James M. Ward, Mark Anthony) 1994 Description / Buy
3 Realms of Magic ( With: Christie Golden, Jean Rabe, Brian M. Thomsen, R.A. Salvatore, Dave Gross, Elaine Cunningham, Mary H. Herbert, Jeff Grubb, J. Robert King, , , Douglas Niles, David Zeb Cook, , , Mark Anthony) 1995 Description / Buy
4 Realms of the Underdark ( With: Brian M. Thomsen, Elaine Cunningham, J. Robert King, , Mark Anthony) 1996 Description / Buy
5 Realms of the Arcane ( By: Brian M. Thomsen) 1997 Description / Buy
6 Realms of Mystery 1998 Description / Buy
7 Realms of the Dragons 2004 Description / Buy
8 Realms of the Dragons II ( By: Erin Tettensor) 2005 Description / Buy
9 Realms of the Elves ( By: Philip Athans) 2006 Description / Buy
10 Realms of War ( By: Philip Athans) 2008 Description / Buy
11 Realms of the Dead ( With: Richard Baker, R.A. Salvatore, , Susan J. Morris) 2010 Description / Buy

Order of The Best of the Realms Series by R.A. Salvatore, Elaine Cunningham

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Best of the Realms ( By: R.A. Salvatore) 2003 Description / Buy
2 The Best of the Realms: The Stories of Elaine Cunningham ( 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

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

# Read Title Published Details
1 Five Shires 1988 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 Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 2001 Description / Buy
2 Castlemorn Players Guide (Short Story) 2006 Description / Buy
3 The Grand History of the Realms 2007 Description / Buy
4 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 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 SpellJammer (Short Story) 1990 Description / Buy
2 Forgotten Realms: Adventures ( By: Jeff Grubb) 1990 Description / Buy

Order of Dungeons & Dragons Edition 3.5 Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Player's Guide to Faerûn ( By: Richard Baker) 2004 Description / Buy
2 Shining South ( By: Thomas M. Reid) 2004 Description / Buy
3 Complete Arcane ( By: Richard Baker) 2004 Description / Buy
4 Lost Empires of Faerûn ( By: Richard Baker) 2005 Description / Buy
5 Stormwrack ( By: Richard Baker) 2005 Description / Buy
6 Champions of Valor ( By: Thomas M. Reid) 2005 Description / Buy
7 Power of Faerûn 2006 Description / Buy
8 Tome of Battle ( By: Richard Baker) 2006 Description / Buy

Order of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Drow of the Underdark (Short Story) 1991 Description / Buy
2 Fires of Zatal (Short Story) ( By: Jeff Grubb) 1991 Description / Buy
3 Volo's Guide to Waterdeep 1992 Description / Buy
4 Land of Fate ( By: Jeff Grubb) 1992 Description / Buy
5 Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 1993 Description / Buy
6 House of Strahd (Short Story) ( By: Tracy Hickman) 1993 Description / Buy
7 Dark of the Moon: Ravenloft Adventure: (Short Story) ( By: Thomas M. Reid) 1994 Description / Buy
8 Karameikos: Kingdom of Adventure ( By: Thomas M. Reid, Jeff Grubb, Aaron Allston) 1994 Description / Buy
9 Adam's Wrath: Ravenloft Adventure: (Short Story) ( By: Lisa Smedman) 1994 Description / Buy
10 Awakening: Ravenloft Adventure (Short Story) ( By: Lisa Smedman) 1994 Description / Buy
11 Elminster's Ecologies ( By: James Butler) 1994 Description / Buy
12 Player's Survival Kit/Book, Adventurer's Log, and Cards ( By: John D. Rateliff) 1995 Description / Buy
13 Chilling Tales ( By: Lisa Smedman) 1995 Description / Buy
14 Cities of the Sun ( By: Richard Baker) 1995 Description / Buy
15 Neither Man Nor Beast: Ravenloft Adventure: ( By: Jeff Grubb) 1996 Description / Buy

Order of Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Forgotten Realms 1987 Description / Buy
2 The Savage Frontier (Short Story) ( By: Paul Jaquays) 1988 Description / Buy
3 Hall of Heroes (Short Story) ( By: R.A. Salvatore, Jeff Grubb) 1989 Description / Buy
4 Cities of Mystery (Short Story) ( By: Jean Rabe) 1989 Description / Buy
5 Bloodstone Lands (Short Story) ( By: R.A. Salvatore) 1989 Description / Buy
6 Dwarves Deep (Short Story) 1991 Description / Buy

Ed Greenwood Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 Realms of Valor 1993 Description / Buy
2 Realms of Infamy 1994 Description / Buy
3 Summoned to Destiny 2004 Description / Buy
4 When the Hero Comes Home 2011 Description / Buy
5 When the Villain Comes Home 2012 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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