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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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The third and final volume of the Turning War is now available in ebook and trade paperback!

The Turning War continues! With the rebellion in dire straits, Nathan Bedlam and the Gryphon turn to a desperate spell that may win the war for them at the cost of their souls. Yet, an even darker threat lurks behind the scenes, an ancient evil whose resurrection is being instigated by none other than N... Read more of this blog post »
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"I've been meaning to read Richard A. Knaak for ages, especially his Dragonrealm books. He writes a whole slew of the WarCraft books as well and I've only heard good things. He did not disappoint.

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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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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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