From the dawn of recorded history through the ancient days of Netheril and the Fallen Kingdoms, to the Time of Troubles and the upheavals of the present day, this powerful tome presents the definitive history of the Forgotten Realms world. Accompanied by anecdotes, diary entries, letters, and historical texts created by famous Faerûn personalities, an extensive and comprehensive timeline leads you through the eras of the world - including a sneak peak at upcoming events.
The Grand History of the Realms was the work of a motivated Forgotten Realms fan named Brian James, (Online ID "lakhovas"). Discussion by fans of Brian's work on the Wizards of the Coast, (WotC), forums caught the attention of D&D developers who checked out Brian's online PDF. The developers had a hand slap to forehead moment, "We should have done something like this for our own website." Of course they contacted Brian James and worked out a deal to obtain the rights of the work so they could place the timeline on the WotC website. But the developers decided instead of posting the timeline online they would actually produce the timeline in print and offer it to fans.