Richard A Knaak

Richard A. Knaak was born in Chicago on May 28, but now splits his time between Chicago and Arkansas.

Originally a chemistry major at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, he switched to Rhetoric, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree.

He has been published since 1987 and his works have been translated into German, Italian, French, Danish, Japanese, Spanish, Polish, Finnish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, and Russian.

His latest novel, THE VEILED PROPHET, part of the SIN WAR for Diablo, is now out. He is currently at work on THE GARGOYLE KING, the third book in THE OGRE TITANS trilogy, a follow-up to his popular MINOTAUR WARS for Dragonlance, STORMRAGE for World of WarCraft, and new manga work for Tokyopop involving not only a sequel to the popular Sunwell trilogy but short fiction in both the WarCraft and StarCraft universes.

He first became interested in reading fantasy and science fiction when he discovered a copy of Andre Norton's Storm over Warlock. Devouring that, he located Roger Zelazny's Creatures of Light and Darkness and the Amber Series, then Edgar Rice Burroughs' Mars stories. Along with Edgar Allan Poe and illustrator/authors Chester Gould and Jack Kirby, Knaak considers these his greatest influences. Other favorite authors include Glen Cook, L. Sprague de Camp, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Harry Turtledove, Jennifer Roberson, Laurell K. Hamilton, Harry Harrison, and Robert Sawyer. On the side, he enjoys reading, travel, food, and old movies.

Richard A Knaak reviews

Legends of the Dragonrealm: Shade

NA written by Richard A Knaak

A wave of panic washed over Quenelda as they failed to spy the mainland before darkness fell; freezing her to the marrow more than any sea wave could do. What had she been [...]

Published: 0000

Our rating: 6.7 | 0 positive reader reviews


The Day of the Dragon

World of Warcraft written by Richard A Knaak

In the mist-shrouded haze of the past, the world of Azeroth teemed with wondrous creatures of every kind. Mysterious Elves and hardy Dwarves walked among tribes of man in r [...]

Published: 2003

Our rating: 6.6 | 0 positive reader reviews


Shadow Wing: The Dragons of Outland

World of Warcraft written by Richard A Knaak

Emerging victorious from the Ghostlands after ending the undead Scourge's quest to obtain the Sunwell's potent energies, Tyri and Jorad's journey is far from ov [...]

Published: 0000

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews