Guardians of the Flame

10 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,232 ratings

The Sleeping Dragon Publisher's Summary

Captives of Sorcery...

It began as just another evening of fantasy gaming with James, Karl, Andrea, and the rest ready to assume their various roles as wizard, cleric, warrior, or thief. But sorcerous gamemaster Professor Deighton had something else planned for this unsuspecting group of college students. And the "game" soon became a matter of life and death as the seven adventurers found themselves transported to an alternate world and into the bodies of the actual characters they had been pretending to be.

Cast into a land where magic worked all too well, dragons were a fire-breathing menace, and only those quick enough with a sword or their wits survived, the young gamers faced a terrible task. For the only way they would ever see Earth again was if they could find the legendary Gate Between Worlds - a place guarded by the most terrifying and deadly enemy of all....

©1983 Joel Rosenberg (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Sleeping Dragon

    • Guardians of the Flame, Book 1
    • By: Joel Rosenberg
    • Narrated by: Keith Silverstein
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 418
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387

    It began as just another evening of fantasy gaming with James, Karl, Andrea, and the rest ready to assume their various roles as wizard, cleric, warrior, or thief. But sorcerous gamemaster Professor Deighton had something else planned for this unsuspecting group of college students. And the "game" soon became a matter of life and death as the seven adventurers found themselves transported to an alternate world and into the bodies of the actual characters they had been pretending to be....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Memories From My Teenage Years!

    • By greg on 11-24-12

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • The Sword and the Chain

    • Guardians of the Flame, Book 2
    • By: Joel Rosenberg
    • Narrated by: Keith Silverstein
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    Once they had been college students playing a roleplaying game. Then, they found that somehow they had become their characters, transported to the Other Side. Now they have chosen the fantasy world for their own, and are fighting for its freedom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book

    • By richard on 03-09-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • The Silver Crown

    • Guardians of the Flame, Book 3
    • By: Joel Rosenberg
    • Narrated by: Keith Silverstein
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    The stronghold called Home was prospering, and Karl's dream of bringing freedom to everyone in this land, peopled by wizards, warriors, lords and slaves, dwarfs and elves, and dragons, was at last coming true. But by attacking slaver caravans, by offering Home as a haven to any eager to throw off their chains, Karl, Andrea, Ahira, and their comrades had made many powerful enemies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I Hope Audible FInishes The Series

    • By Joe on 02-08-13

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • The Heir Apparent

    • Guardians of the Flame, Book 4
    • By: Joel Rosenberg
    • Narrated by: Keith Silverstein
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    Karl Cullinane and his fellow Earth-exiles Andrea, Ahira, Walter, and Lou had succeeded beyond their wildest expectations in the years since a wizard's spell had cast them into an alternate world where magic and dragons were real. Now Karl was Emperor and his son Jason was of an age to begin learning the realities if war and leadership. And with the aid of dwarves, elves, humans, and one sarcastic dragon, Karl and his friends had freed many from the evil specter of slavery and were pledged to fight.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Second time around even better

    • By Scott Fitzsimmons on 01-12-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • The Warrior Lives

    • Guardians of the Flame, Book 5
    • By: Joel Rosenberg
    • Narrated by: Keith Silverstein
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    The word arrives that Karl Cullinane is dead. Jason, his son and heir, assumes command. He leads the inner circle of warriors and the dragon Ellegon against the evil Slaver's Guild. Then Jason learns his father still lives. When a dwarf appears, signaling death, Jason faces a choice and the full weight of kingship.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Blegh

    • By Stephen B. on 02-19-15

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 6

    • The Road to Ehvenor

    • Guardians of the Flame, Book 6
    • By: Joel Rosenberg
    • Narrated by: Keith Silverstein
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    As magic from Faerie begins to creep into This Side, the border town of Ehvenor becomes the site of a battle between Jason Cullinane's warriors and the invading forces of sorcery. The Road to Ehvenor is the sixth installment of the Guardians of the Flame series.

    Regular price: $20.72

  • Book 7

    • The Road Home

    • Guardians of the Flame, Book 7
    • By: Joel Rosenberg
    • Narrated by: Keith Silverstein
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Hoping to intercept his bitter best friend's crusade to kill off all the slave masters in the land and keep the legend of the Warrior alive, baron Jason Cullinane is unaware that his search will force him into a dangerous pact.

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 8

    • Not Exactly the Three Musketeers

    • Guardians of the Flame, Book 8
    • By: Joel Rosenberg
    • Narrated by: Keith Silverstein
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Kethol - the pretty fellow, a long and lanky redhead with an easy smile and an easygoing attitude that his clever eyes deny. He is quick with a quick...and quicker with a sword. Durine - the big man, a head taller than most and twice as wide, built like a barrel, with a loyal heart and hands too thick to use anything more delicate than an ax handle. Pirojil - the ugly one, his face heavy-jawed, with an eye ridge that would mark him as a Neanderthal only to the most gracious. But looks deceive, and his might be the rarest gift of all. Athos, Porthos, and Aramis they're not.

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 9

    • Not Quite Scaramouche

    • Guardians of the Flame, Book 9
    • By: Joel Rosenberg
    • Narrated by: Keith Silverstein
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    In this roller coaster of a sequel to Not Exactly the Three Musketeers, it looks like the stage is set for a major shake-up in the kingdom. Jason's help in keeping everything from blowing up are the self-appointed soldiers of the errant Jason, sent by that wily off-worlder Walter Slovotsky to keep Jason in one piece...more or less.

    Regular price: $17.96

  • Book 10

    • Not Really the Prisoner of Zenda

    • Guardians of the Flame, Book 10
    • By: Joel Rosenberg
    • Narrated by: Keith Silverstein
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Kethol is an adventurer with an easy smile, a man who is quick with a quip and quicker with a sword. His partner, Pirojil, the ugly one, looks impressive and deceives people into thinking he's stupid to their sorrow - for his might and loyalty are worth a kingdom. And the fledgling wizard Erenor, a man who tries to stay two steps ahead of his enemies, as well as one step ahead of his friends. Loyal retainers they are, sworn to Jason Cullianane, a man who walked away from a crown....

    Regular price: $24.95