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Troy Denning
  • Bibliography:
    48 Books (4 Series)
  • First Book:
    December 1987
  • Latest Book:
    August 2023
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About the Author

Troy Denning is a popular fantasy and science fiction author and former game designer. In 1989, he wrote the third installment, “Waterdeep” for TSR’s “Avatar Trilogy” under the pseudonym Richard Awlinson. The book went on to become a New York Times bestselling novel. He continued to write freelance. He is the author of numerous Star Wars Expanded Universe novels. The majority of his work is set in the dungeons and dragons settings of Dark Sun and Forgotten Realms.

Troy Denning lives in southern Wisconsin with Andria, his wife. In his free time, he practices martial arts and enjoys the outdoors.

Full Series List in Order

Dark Nest

1 - The Joiner King (Jul-2005)
2 - The Unseen Queen (Sep-2005)
3 - The Swarm War (Nov-2005)

Prism Pentad

1 - The Verdant Passage (Oct-1991)
2 - The Crimson Legion (Apr-1992)
3 - The Amber Enchantress (Oct-1992)
4 - The Obsidian Oracle (Jun-1993)
5 - The Cerulean Storm (Sep-1993)

Return of the Archwizards

1 - The Summoning (Mar-2001)
2 - The Siege (Dec-2001)
3 - Sorcerer (Nov-2002)

Twilight Giants

1 - The Ogre's Pact (Sep-1994)
2 - The Giant Among Us (Feb-1995)
3 - The Titan of Twilight (Sep-1995)

Multi-Author Series List


3 - Waterdeep (Jul-2003)
5 - Crucible: The Trial of Cyric the Mad (Feb-1998)

The Cormyr Saga

2 - Beyond the High Road (Dec-1999)

Dark Sun World

The Verdant Passage (Oct-1991)
The Crimson Legion (Apr-1992)
The Amber Enchantress (Oct-1992)
The Obsidian Oracle (Jun-1993)
The Cerulean Storm (Sep-1993)

Dungeons & Dragons: The Sundering

5 - The Sentinel (Apr-2014)

The Empires Trilogy

2 - Dragonwall (Aug-1990)

Fate of the Jedi

Abyss (Aug-2009)
Vortex (Dec-2010)
Apocalypse (Mar-2012)

Forgotten Realms

Storm Riders (1990)
Dragonwall (Aug-1990)
The Parched Sea (Jul-1991)
The Ogre's Pact (Sep-1994)
The Giant Among Us (Feb-1995)
The Titan of Twilight (Sep-1995)
The Veiled Dragon (Jun-1996)
Crucible: The Trial of Cyric the Mad (Feb-1998)
Faces of Deception (Nov-1998)
Beyond the High Road (Dec-1999)
The Summoning (Mar-2001)
The Siege (Dec-2001)
Darksword (Apr-2002)
Sorcerer (Nov-2002)
Waterdeep (Jul-2003)
Return of the Archwizards (Dec-2009)
The Sentinel (Apr-2014)

Forgotten Realms: Return of the Archwizards

Darksword (Apr-2002)


Halo: Last Light (Sep-2015)
Halo: Retribution (Sep-2017)
Halo: Silent Storm (Sep-2018)
Halo: Oblivion (Sep-2019)
Halo: Shadows of Reach (Oct-2020)
Halo: Divine Wind (Oct-2021)
Halo: Outcasts (Aug-2023)

The Harpers

1 - The Parched Sea (Jul-1991)
12 - The Veiled Dragon (Jun-1996)

Lost Empires

2 - Faces of Deception (Nov-1998)

The New Jedi Order

9 - Star by Star (Oct-2001)

Star Wars

Star by Star (Oct-2001)
Recovery (Dec-2001)
A Forest Apart (Feb-2003)
Tatooine Ghost (Mar-2003)
The Joiner King (Jul-2005)
The Unseen Queen (Sep-2005)
The Swarm War (Nov-2005)
Tempest (Dec-2006)
Inferno (Sep-2007)
Invincible (May-2008)
Abyss (Aug-2009)
Vortex (Dec-2010)
Apocalypse (Mar-2012)
Crucible (Jul-2013)

Star Wars: Legacy of the Force

3 - Tempest (Dec-2006)
6 - Inferno (Sep-2007)
9 - Invincible (May-2008)

Book List in Order: 48 titles

  • The reader plays the role of Gaspar Newlin, a junkloader in the Hillgrove Production Complex who becomes caught between rebel and government forces and must choose to lead either a group of outlaws or a government security force...

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    The barbarian horde has breached the ancient Dragonwall and now threatens the oriental land of Shou Lung. Powerful as they are, the Shou army's only hope lies with Batu Min Ho, a young general who is himself a third generation descendant of Tuigan ba...

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    Determined to drive a trade route through Anauroch, the Zhentarim have sent an army to enslave the fierce nomads of the Great Desert. As tribe after tribe fall to the intruders, only a single woman, Ruha, sees the true danger--but what sheikh will he...

  • A new creed kindled from despair.. . Kaiak: an immortal sorcerer-king whose evil magic has reduced the majestic city of Tyr to a desolate place of dust, blood, and fear. His thousand year reign of death is about to end. Banding together to s...

  • A dream born from tyranny. Tyr: The Free City. After a millennium of sorrow, it has cast off the yoke of the brutal sorcerer-king. The new ruler, Tithian of Mericles, has liberated the slaves--and plunged the city into chaos. Tyr's triumph may...

  • The Lure of Dark Sorcery... Borys: The Dragon of Athas, born of magic and sustained by the agony of the doomed. For a thousand years, he has terrorized the desert wastes of Athas, roaming from city to city in pursuit of his gruesome levy -- the lives...

  • The Severed Bonds of Friendship... The Dark Lens: An ancient oracle that can harvest the magic of the sun, hidden by the last dwarven knights for the sake of a new world. With it, Tithian of Tyr can evolve into a true sorcerer-king. Only Agi...

  • The Thirst for Immortality.... Rajaat: The First Sorcerer, betrayed by his champions at the moment of his paramount victory, imprisoned beyond space and time. Only Rajaat can return Athas to its verdant splendor. When Tithian of Tyr leads his forme...

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    The Betrayal of a Sacred Trust For a millennium, the men and giants of the Ice Spires have coexisted in perfect harmony, answering to a single dynasty of human kings. A thousand years of peace Is about to shatter. Ogres have captured the ki...

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    Torn Between Love of Country and Love of Queen The rise of a new queen has shattered the ancient peace of the Ice Spires. For more than a year, the giant tribes standing ready to invade Hartsvale have been held at bay by a lone scout armed with a ...

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    For untold centuries, a banished titan has lurked in the cold, forbidden dusk of the Twilight Vale -- imprisoned for a crime as black as the boreal night. With the birth of a new king comes the titan’s freedom. The Kingdom hangs in the balance...

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    An aspiring Harper agent finds that solving a poisoning -- and impressing her superiors -- is much harder than she imagined The Bedine witch Ruha has left the parched sea of Anauroch on her quest to become a Harper. That quest takes her to Evers...

  • SOME QUESTIONS ARE BETTER LEFT UNASKED... There is a void in my chest where once had a heart, and from this emptiness springs all the suffering in the Multiverse. At first, the Pains are like a kiss, hot and breathy and welcome. They reach out wit...

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    Cyric the Mad Who betrayed his friends Midnight and Kelemvor and sought to destroy them. Who ascended to godhood and now spreads his lies and intrigues into every corner of Faerun. Who is the Lord of Murder, the Prince of Lies--and insane....

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    Atreus of Erlkazar Hidden from his powerful family's enemies behind the hideous mask of his own face. Sent by the goddess of beauty on an impossible mission. Driven to find a way past his own flesh, into a soul torn between destiny and love. De...

  • There were dark things in the valley...a host of throgs and shargas and hell-forged creatures sweeping out of the frozen wilderness to murder and ravage and take what men were too weak to defend... STONEKEEP An ancient citadel blessed by the gods...

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    The seer Alaundo prophesied that seven scourges would sweep Cormyr way in ruin. For centuries the royal family has stood watch against that day and devoted their lives to the protection of the realm. But in a time when their ancient guardians slum...

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    From the depths of the demiplane of shadow comes a new magic so mysterious it confounds even the Chosen of Mystra. From beneath the dune seas of Anauroch escapes one of Toril's most powerful and ancient evils -- the phaerimm. From Evereska, the...

  • It is a solemn time for the New Republic, as the merciless Yuuzhan Vong continue their campaign of destruction. The brutal enemy has unleashed a savage creature capable of finding--and killing--Jedi Knights. Now Leia Organa Solo faces a terrible ulti...

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    For Evereska, the last elven refuge on Faerun, it's a battle for survival. For the Chosen of Mystra, it's a potent rival for their goddess's dominion over magic. For the human realms of Faerun, it's a permanent shift in the balance of power. For a...

  • BONUS: This short story also features an excerpt from Star Wars: New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory I: Conquest.As the forces of darkness threaten to engulf the galaxy, one last defiant spark remains.... Though the Yuuzhan Vong were victorious in the...

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    When Shade Enclave returns from thousands of years of exile in the Plane of Shadow, all of Faerun is open to its dark designs. When a tribe of kenku confront the archwizard who gave them magic but kept them as slaves, the skies rain death. When...

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    In the blasted ruins of Tilverton, demons stalk the shadows. In Evereska and Cormyr, alliances crumble. In the sun-baked desert of Anauroch, an empire of darkness is established. In the soul of a tortured elf, the future is decided....

  • BONUS: This original novella includes an excerpt from Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Betrayal and an interview with the author. LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON Growing up in the shadow of his heroic father, Lumpawarrump, son of Chewbacca, feel...

  • SPECIAL BONUS INSIDE--the exclusive story "A Forest Apart," previously available in e-book format only! Han and Leia struggle to keep the Empire at bay as stunning revelations from the past threaten to eclipse the future of the New Republic. . . ....

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    The Streets of Waterdeep... Where danger lurks round every corner as the avatars of the gods seek the Tablets of Fate. Where Cyric and Myrkul, god of death, plot to capture Midnight and twist the Tablets to their own dark ends, imperiling the v...

  • After triumphing in Star Wars: The Unifying Force, the heroes of the New Jedi Order return in a dazzling new adventure! Luke Skywalker is worried: A handful of Jedi Knights, including his nephew and niece, Jaina and Jacen Solo, have disappeared in...

  • The epic Star Wars odyssey enters a new frontier as the heroes of the New Jedi Order confront a monstrous evil -- insidious, unseen, and insatiable. . . . Despite being given new worlds to populate, the insectoid Killiks have not found peace. An u...

  • In the explosive conclusion to the Dark Nest trilogy, Luke Skywalker summons the heroes of the New Jedi Order from near and far, as the Star Wars galaxy teeters on the edge of eternal war. Yet even the combined powers of the formidable Jedi may not b...

  • Forty years after the Battle of Yavin a dangerous new era in the Star Wars epic begins -- the revelations are shocking, the stakes desperate, and the enemy everywhere. As civil war threatens the unity of the Galactic Alliance, Han and Leia Solo h...

  • Luke Skywalker wanted to unify the Jedi order and bring peace to the universe. Instead his wife Mara lies dead at the hands of an unknown assassin, his wayward nephew Jacen has seized control of the Galactic Alliance, and the galaxy has exploded in a...

  • In the epic battle between the defiant champions of the New Jedi Order and the juggernaut that is the Galactic Alliance, the endgame is finally at hand. With so much lost -- and nothing less than the course of the future at stake -- there can be no t...

  • Following a trail of clues across the galaxy, Luke Skywalker continues his quest to find the reasons behind Jacen Solo's dark downfall and to win redemption for the Jedi Order. Sojourning among the mysterious Aing-Tii monks has left Luke and his son ...

  • Jedi and Sith fight side by side against an even greater foe. But how long can enemies remain allies? And how high is the price of betrayal? In a stunning turn of events, Luke Skywalker and his son, Ben, joined forces with the Sith armada sent ...

  • There can be no surrender. There will be no mercy. It's not just the future of the galaxy at stake -- It's the destiny of the Force. In the stunning finale of the epic Fate of the Jedi series, Jedi and Sith face off -- with Coruscant as their...

  • Han Solo, Leia Organa Solo, and Luke Skywalker return in an all-new Star Wars adventure, which will challenge them in ways they never expected -- and forever alter their understanding of life and the Force. When Han and Leia Solo arrive at Land...

  • In the fifth book of the multi-author Sundering series, New York Times best-selling author Troy Denning sends an embittered paladin, Kleef Kenric, on a quest to stop evil forces from taking advantage of the chaos rolling across the land of Faerûn an...

  • It is 2553, and the three-decade long Covenant War that defined a generation has suddenly drawn to a close. Yet, in the remotest parts of human space, tensions remain that threaten to overflow into another full-scale conflict. Beneath the surface of ...

  • In a direct follow-up to his penultimate book in the Sundering series, "The Sentinel," New York Times best-selling author Troy Denning thrusts conflicted paladin Kleef Kenric into a tangled web of corruption that will force him to confront an evil gr...

  • An original full-length novel set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series! December 2553. Less than a year after the end of the Covenant War, a string of violent incidents continues to threaten the tenuou...

  • 2526. It has been almost a year since humanity engaged in its destructive first contact with a theocratic military alliance of alien races known as the Covenant. Now the hostilities have led to open war, and the United Nations Space Command understan...

  • A Master Chief story and original full-length novel set in the Halo universe -- based on the New York Times bestselling video game series! 2526. It has been more than a year since humanity first encountered the hostile military alliance of alien r...

  • A Master Chief story and original full-length novel set in the Halo universe—based on the New York Times bestselling video game series!October 2559. It has been a year since the renegade artificial intelligence Cortana issued a galaxy-wide ulti...

  • An original novel set in the Halo universe -- based on the New York Times bestselling video game series! October 2559. With the galaxy in the suffocating grip of a renegade artificial intelligence, another perilous threat has quietly emerged in the s...

  • An original novel set in the Halo universe -- based on the New York Times bestselling video game series!2559. Formerly one of the Covenant’s greatest and most fearsome warriors, Arbiter Thel ‘Vadam is now allied with his former human enemies whil...

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Troy Denning has published 48 books.

Troy Denning does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Halo: Outcasts, was published in August 2023.

The first book by Troy Denning, Combat Command: The Omega Rebellion, was published in December 1987.

Yes. Troy Denning has 4 series.