Baldur’s Gate 3, an RPG developed and published by Larian Studios, is one of the year’s most popular video games of the year. For many players, it’s their first adventure set in the Forgotten Realms, the fantasy setting used in many Dungeons and Dragons campaigns. Whether you’re new to the setting or a seasoned Dungeons and Dragons veteran, here are some recommended Forgotten Realms books and a movie available at the library! 

From our Collection

Homeland: R.A. Salvatore (Ebook available on Overdrive)

Book 1 of the Dark Elf Trilogy.

From Goodreads:

As the third son of Mother Malice and weaponmaster Zaknafein, Drizzt Do’Urden is meant to be sacrificed to Lolth, the evil Spider Queen, per drow tradition. But with the unexpected death of his older brother, young Drizzt is spared—and, as a result, further ostracized by his family. As Drizzt grows older, developing his swordsmanship skills and studying at the Academy, he begins to realize that his idea of good and evil does not match up with those of his fellow drow. Can Drizzt stay true to himself in such an unforgiving, unprincipled world?

Book 1 of the Icewind Dale Trilogy.

From Goodreads:

Akar Kessel, weak-willed apprentice mage, starts events that find a magical device, the crystal shard. Dwarf Bruenor rescues barbarian Wulfgar from the ruins of Ten-Towns, for 5 years of service – and friendship. With help from renegade dark elf Drizzt, Wulfgar becomes a warrior with brawn and brains. Can the trio stave off the crystal shard forces?

Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (DVD and Blu Ray, also available digitally)

From IMDB:

A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers embark on an epic quest to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people.

Available through Marina (statewide interlibrary loan service)

Elfshadow: Elaine Cunningham

From Goodreads: 

Silent death stalks the Harpers of Faerûn. One by one, members of the semi-secret society for good in the Realms are falling to a murderer’s blade. Now a Harper agent and a beautiful half-elf assassin must solve the mystery. If they fail, they will be the next victims.

But things in the Realms are rarely that simple.

The Best of the Realms. Volume 1: Edited by R.A Salvatore

From Goodreads:

A Forgotten Realms anthology featuring favorite fantasy stories from previous anthologies features works by Ed Greenwood, Jean Rabe, J. Robert King, Douglas Niles, Elaine Cunningham, Troy Denning, Jess Lebow, Christie Golden, Kate Novak-Grubb, William W. Connors, Monte Cook, Keith Francis, Strohm, and an original tale by R. A. Salvatore