Richard A. Knaak (born 28 May 1961) is a fantasy writer, who initially started his career with some Dragonlance novels. He would go on to write a series called Dragonrealm, as well as several Diablo novelizations, along with a few other odd novels.
Given his previous work with them, it was natural that Blizzard Entertainment would select Knaak to work on novelizations based off of their other fantasy franchise: Warcraft. He's still writing in the Warcraft Expanded Universe to this day.
Knaak's works include:
- Diablo novels:
- The Sin War series
- Dragonlance novels:
- The Legend of Huma
- Kaz the Minotaur
- The Minotaur Wars trilogy
- The Ogre Titans trilogy
- Warcraft Expanded Universe novels:
- Dragonrealm (his original creation)