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Lord of the Rose

Douglas Niles

Publication information:

Wizards of the Coast


392 pp




The Rise of Solamnia

Preceded by


Followed by

The Crown and the Sword


Lord of the Rose is a novel by Douglas Niles. It begins in the year 42 sc (second cataclysm) after the start of the War of Souls.

In the Wake of the War of Souls...

The power of the Dark Knights in
Northern Ansalon is broken.
The Solamnic order is in disarray.

And in a shrouded mountain valley
an army of evil gathers

Against them stand a mysterious
outlawed warrior, a dwarf, and a
beautiful enchantress. With the Aid
of two fugitive gnomes, they will
hold the banner of Good against
the forces of darkness. And from the

ashes of war, a new Solamnia will rise.


The prologue begins with a review of general events that occurred from the the end of the chaos war including the fact that Paladine now walk as a mortal among the races of Krynn, the Order of the Dark Knights are in disarray. Lord Tasgall Chairman of the Whitestone Council, who remained in Sanction, appointed Lord Regent Bakkard du Chagne as ruling mayor of Palanthas. After establishing Lord Hubert and subsequentlty his son Lord Crawford as Lord of Caergoth Lord Regent Bakkard du Chagne also set up Duke Jarrod as Lord of Thelgaard and Duke Rathskell as Lord of Solanthus.


The story starts with Jaymes Markham and the Dwarf Dram Feldspar on the road to the Stronghold of Cornellus to meet with Cornellus the Large. Their Purpose is to receive the bounty on a score of Goblins and extract information and the full name of Brilliss. It turns out that Brilliss is really Brillissander Firesplasher a gnome who may or may not dwell in the Gnome Ghetto in the city of Caergoth, a fight ensues with Cornellus the Large and his draconian minions Jaymes and Dram escape to Garnet and in turn to Caergoth.


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