The Baldur's Gate trilogy are the novelizations of the Baldur's Gate computer game series. The first two novels are written by Philip Athans, editor of the Forgotten Realms novel line, and the third by Drew Karpyshyn.
The novels are based on the storylines of the computer game series. They follow the bare basics of the original stories, but, as novels with linear and not very complex storylines, avoid several of the games' numerous subplots and only include a few of the NPCs. The Bhaalspawn main character from the games appears as Abdel Adrian in the novels.
- Baldur's Gate (July 1999)
- Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn (September 2000)
- Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal (September 2001)
The novels are often criticized by fans of the series for being inaccurate to the games' original story and spirit, as well as for leaving out or killing off many well-loved NPCs.