Richard A. Knaak

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Knaak is the author of Blizzard novels, including several Diablo novels, and has written books for the WarCraft and StarCraft universes as well. He's also known for his own Dragonlance series, his own created The Dragonrealm world and three books for The Age of Conan.

The first Diablo III novel was announced in October 2011[1], with Nate Kenyon, a young author with one previous Blizzard Novel credit, as the author. It's not known if Knaak will be writing any additional books in the series.


Biography[edit]

Richard A. Knaak was born in Chicago on May 28, 1961.

Richard attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, studying rhetoric, and earned a bachelor's degree.

After reading Andre Norton's Storm over Warlock, he eventually sold his first short story in 1986, and it was published in 1987. He has listed several of his influences, and even a few of his favorite fellow authors, those being Edgar Allan Poe, Robert E. Howard, Glen Cook, L. Sprague de Camp, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Harry Turtledove, Jennifer Roberson, Laurell K. Hamilton, Harry Harrison, and Robert Sawyer.

He splits living in Illinois and Arkansas.


Bibliography[edit]

Dragonlance[edit]

  1. Series
    1. The Legend of Huma (1988), ISBN 0-88038-548-0
    2. Kaz the Minotaur (1990), ISBN 0-88038-910-9
    3. Land of the Minotaurs (1996), ISBN 0-7869-0472-0
    4. Reavers of the Blood Sea (1999), ISBN 0-7869-1345-2
    5. The Citadel (2000), ISBN 0-7869-1683-4
  2. Minotaur Wars
    1. Night of Blood (2003), ISBN 0-7869-2938-3
    2. Tides of Blood (2004), ISBN 0-7869-3251-1
    3. Empire of Blood (2005), ISBN 0-7869-3733-5
  3. Ogre Titans
    1. The Black Talon (2007)
    2. The Fire Rose (2008)
    3. The Gargoyle King (2009)


Dragonrealm[edit]

  1. Series
    1. Firedrake (1989), ISBN 0-445-20940-2
    2. Ice Dragon (1989), ISBN 0-445-20942-9
    3. Wolfhelm (1990), ISBN 0-445-20966-6
    4. Shadow Steed (1990), ISBN 0-445-20967-4
    5. The Crystal Dragon (1993), ISBN 0-446-36432-0
    6. The Dragon Crown (1994), ISBN 0-446-36464-9
    7. The Horse King (1997), ISBN 0-446-60353-8
  2. Origins
    1. The Shrouded Realm (1991), ISBN 0-446-36138-0
    2. Children of the Drake (1991), ISBN 0-446-36153-4
    3. Dragon Tome (1992), ISBN 0-446-36252-2


Diablo[edit]

  1. Diablo series
    1. Legacy of Blood (2001), ISBN 0-671-04155-X
    2. Kingdom of Shadow (2002), ISBN 0-7434-2692-4
    3. Moon of the Spider (2006), ISBN 0-7434-7132-6
  2. The Sin War series
    1. Birthright (2006)
    2. Scales of the Serpent (2007)
    3. The Veiled Prophet (2007)

Warcraft[edit]

  1. Series
    1. Day of the Dragon (2001), ISBN 0-671-04152-5
  2. War of the Ancients
    1. The Well of Eternity (2004), ISBN 0-7434-7119-9
    2. The Demon Soul (2004), ISBN 0-7434-7120-2
    3. The Sundering (2005), ISBN 0-7434-7121-0
  3. Sunwell Trilogy
    1. Dragon Hunt (2005), ISBN 1-59532-712-6
    2. Shadows of Ice (2006), ISBN 1-59532-713-4
    3. Ghostlands (2007), ISBN 1-59532-714-2


Independent[edit]

  1. King of the Grey (1993), ISBN 0-446-36463-0
  2. Frostwing (1995), ISBN 0-446-60149-7
  3. The Janus Mask (1995), ISBN 0-446-60150-0
  4. Dutchman (1996), ISBN 0-446-60151-9
  5. Ruby Flames (1999), ISBN 0-671-03266-6