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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 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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"A stylish re-invention of the legend St. George as an immortal warrior standing against the deep laid plots of Fairie. There are certain weaknesses; some factual, some in style, some in plotting. Still this was a fun to read mashup of the The Fair..." Read more of this review »
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" I never had any trouble at that age reading books with female main characters. The story was always more important. "
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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. ”
Richard A. Knaak, Night of the Dragon

“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. :)

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

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