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.

New Releases Tagged "Epic Fantasy"

The Rose & the Dagger (The Wrath & the Dawn, #2)
Flamecaster (Shattered Realms, #1)
The Mirror King (The Orphan Queen, #2)
Eidolon (Wraith Kings, #2)
Fall of Light (The Kharkanas Trilogy, #2)
Saint's Blood (Greatcoats, #3)
The Edge of Worlds (The Books of the Raksura, #4)
The Malice (The Vagrant, #2)
The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy, #3)
The Great Hunt (Eurona Duology, #1)
The Last Mortal Bond (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, #3)
The Spider's War (The Dagger and the Coin, #5)
Those Below (The Empty Throne #2)
A Painted Goddess (A Fire Beneath the Skin Book 3)
Eidolon (Wraith Kings, #2)
Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, #2)
The Pygmy Dragon (Shapeshifter Dragon Legends #1)
The Story of Kullervo
The Vagrant (The Vagrant, #1)
City of Blades (The Divine Cities, #2)
Snake Heart (Chains of Honor, #2)
The Crown's Game (The Crown's Game, #1)
Fantasy of Fire (The Tainted Accords, #3)
The Dread Wyrm (The Traitor Son Cycle, #3)
Thief's Magic (Millennium’s Rule, #1)
The Jester (The Riyria Chronicles #2.5)
The Tattooed Duchess (A Fire Beneath the Skin Book 2)
Son of the Black Sword
Angel of Storms (Millennium’s Rule, #2)
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. MaasRed Queen by Victoria AveyardAn Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa TahirA Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. MaasSix of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
YA Epic Fantasy 2015
63 books — 147 voters
Cold Days by Jim ButcherKing of Thorns by Mark  LawrenceA Perfect Blood by Kim HarrisonFair Game by Patricia BriggsTricked by Kevin Hearne
Science Fiction & Fantasy Titles for 2012!
652 books — 1,520 voters

The Name of the Wind by Patrick RothfussThe Way of Kings by Brandon SandersonWords of Radiance by Brandon SandersonBlood Song by Anthony  RyanThe Warded Man by Peter V. Brett
Best New Fantasy Novel
110 books — 321 voters
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinJ.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set by J.R.R. TolkienThe Name of the Wind by Patrick RothfussThe Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. LewisThe Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
The Best Epic Fantasy
2,572 books — 18,576 voters

The Orb of Truth by Brae WyckoffIsle of Winds by James FahyHouse of Blades by Will WightThe Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A. McKillipThe Scourge by Roberto Calas
Best Fantasy Books Under the Radar
1,382 books — 1,737 voters
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienPeter and the Elven Songs by T.J. DixonPeter and the Kuroneko by T.J. DixonEragon by Christopher PaoliniThe Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien
Books With Elves -- NOT Faeries
154 books — 88 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
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)
Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time, #2)

N.K. Jemisin
N.K. Jemisin The Killing Moon (Dreamblood, #1)
Her Favorite Epic Fantasies: Explore new worlds in these picks from the author of The Killing Moon, an adventure in which dreams possess dangerous magic.
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N.K. Jemisin
I remembered Nahadoth's lips on my throat and fought to suppress a shudder, only half succeeding. Death as a consequence of lying with a god wasn't something I had considered, but it did not surprise me. A mortal man's strength had its limits. He spent himself and slept. He could be a good lover, but even his best skills were only guesswork - for every caress that sent a woman's head into the clouds, he might try ten that brought her back to earth.
N.K. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Daniel McHugh
At least he possessed enough sense to recognize how little sense he possessed.
Daniel McHugh, The Mirror and the Maelstrom

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