Epic Fantasy

High fantasy or epic fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy that is set in invented or parallel worlds. High fantasy originated with the writings of William Morris, George MacDonald, and Lord Dunsany, and came to fruition through the work of authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, whose major fantasy works were published in the 1950s. High fantasy, along with (Robert E. Howards) sword and sorcery, has become one of the two genres most commonly associated with the general term fantasy.

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)
Crimson Bound
Uprooted
The Novice (Summoner, #1)
The Waterborne Blade (Waterborne, #1)
When the Heavens Fall
Trial of Intentions (The Vault of Heaven, #2)
Oracle (The House War, #6)
An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)
The Grace of Kings (The Dandelion Dynasty, #1)
The Shattered Court (The Four Arts, #1)
A Crown for Cold Silver
The Vagrant
Starborn
Clash of Iron (Iron Age, #2)

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  • A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)
    Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)
    An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)
    Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)
    A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
    Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)
    Uprooted
    Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)
    A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic, #1)
    The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
    The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)
    The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1)
    The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)
    The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)
    Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)
    A Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienThe Name of the Wind by Patrick RothfussThe Eye of the World by Robert JordanAmerican Gods by Neil Gaiman
    Fantasy Books Written for Adults
    632 books — 959 voters
    The Shining Citadel by A.L. ButcherThe Hobbit by J.R.R. TolkienBeyond the Veil by Janet E. MorrisBeyond Wizardwall by Janet E. MorrisDragonfriend by Roger Eschbacher
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    93 books — 62 voters

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    97 books — 32 voters
    The Way of Kings by Brandon SandersonThe Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. TolkienThe Name of the Wind by Patrick RothfussThe Eye of the World by Robert JordanA Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
    Real Epic Fantasy
    95 books — 117 voters

    Graceling by Kristin CashoreVampire Academy by Richelle MeadAlanna by Tamora PiercePoison Study by Maria V. SnyderFire by Kristin Cashore
    Best "Strong Female" Fantasy Novels
    3,250 books — 10,648 voters

    A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
    A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
    A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
    The Hobbit (Middle-Earth Universe)
    The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
    A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
    The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
    The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)
    A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
    The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)
    The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
    The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
    The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
    The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
    The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time, #2)

    Brian McClellan
    Brian  McClellan Promise of Blood (The Powder Mage, #1)
    The magic of powder mages meets 18th-century technology in the first novel of an epic fantasy trilogy, Promise of Blood, which begins with a savage military coup.
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    She was the lover of two mighty kings. She was their Chalice. The certainty of the knowledge settled over her shoulders like a weighty mantle. She might not know where she came from, but she knew where she was going. She knew who she wanted to be, who she was. She was the queen of Amendal, leader and protector of the dal. Time to start acting the part. She stood and pulled them up with her. Amendal was still in danger, and she would not stand for it any longer. By Aiea, and all the gods of Odren ...more
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