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Richard A. Knaak

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Richard A. Knaak is the bestselling author of Dragonlance novels, Dragonrealm (his own creation), six novels for Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo series, and six works in the Warcraft universe. He has also written five non-series fantasy books.


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Richard A. Knaak The Dragon Masters is out now and The Gryphon Mage should be out around the end of August! Currently also working on --- Knights of the Frost --- the…moreThe Dragon Masters is out now and The Gryphon Mage should be out around the end of August! Currently also working on --- Knights of the Frost --- the first novel in Legends of the Dragonrealm: The Dragon Throne Trilogy! email gryphonbooks@sbcglobal.net for details on cost to subscribe to either trilogy!

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" Quick Start SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words? RK: Always fascinated by the world around me SS: What is your motto or maxim? RK: You never know what you can do unless you try Questions About Books and Writing SS: Do you have one se..." ...More

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Black City Saint by Richard A. Knaak
"Nick Medea is the Guardian of the Gate. It is his duty to protect the gateway to faerie, and has been ever since he slew the dragon.

He fights against fae incursions in prohibition era Chicago – but something far more powerful and sinister than mob..." Read more of this review »
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Black City Saint by Richard A. Knaak
"This book is a welcome trip into an alternate Chicago full of gangsters, Fae, and other baddies. As a fan of both noir and fantasy, I loved the blend of genres. I see lots of cool possibilities in future installments. Memorable characters, an intr..." Read more of this review »
Black City Saint by Richard A. Knaak
"I received this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway that I won. Part of the deal was that once I finished reading it, I would review it. I'm not going to give a summary of the book since anyone who wants one can read it in the book info.

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" Happy to introduce my latest novel, an urban fantasy that mixes Prohibition Chicago with the legend of St. George and the Dragon. I'm best known for m ...more "
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“It is as if we are trapped in a never-ending game, our lives hinging on the roll of a dice or the turn of a card. ”
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“I am a knight of Solamnia. I am the hand of Paladine, of Kiri-Jolith and of Habbakuk on this world. You are on Krynn. You are mine, Queen of Darkness.”
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“It's often the most frightened of folk who do the greatest deeds.”
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Anna Catherina Spanier Thank you, Richard!


Nyghtmare Hmmm...
Just bored and spamming on everyone's profiles :)


Richard Knaak Laura wrote: "I loved the Legend Of Huma. It is one of my favorites. I also love your Warcraft books. I read them when I get the chance."

Thank you, Laura! Very much appreciating your kind words!


Nyghtmare I loved the Legend Of Huma. It is one of my favorites. I also love your Warcraft books. I read them when I get the chance.


Dorlana Hi Richard,
I just received my copy of, Legends of the Dragonrealm. Thanks for signing it. I'm looking forward to reading it. :)
Dorlana


Nicholas Gourlay Thank you for accepting my friendship! I hope to see this site blossom with all sorts of Knaakisms!


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