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.

Shadows of Self (Mistborn, #5)
A Thousand Nights
Ice Like Fire (Snow Like Ashes, #2)
The Dread Wyrm (The Traitor Son Cycle, #3)
Sister Sable (The Mad Queen #1)
Empire Ascendant (Worldbreaker Saga, #2)
Windcatcher (Stone War Chronicles, #1)
Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)
Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)
The Aeronaut's Windlass (The Cinder Spires, #1)
Menagerie (Menagerie, #1)
The Traitor Baru Cormorant
Twelve Kings in Sharakhai (The Song of the Shattered Sands, #1)
Last Song Before Night
The Ciphers of Muirwood (Covenant of Muirwood, #2)
The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1)
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)
Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)
Shadows of Self (Mistborn, #5)
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)
The Aeronaut's Windlass (The Cinder Spires, #1)
An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1)
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (The Tales of Dunk and Egg, #1-3)
The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1)
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The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
The Hobbit (Middle-Earth Universe)
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 Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
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)
The Dragon Reborn (Wheel of Time, #3)
The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2)

Terry Brooks
Terry Brooks Bearers of the Black Staff (Legends of Shannara, #1)
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George R.R. Martin
Catelyn dreamt that Bran was whole again, that Arya and Sansa held hands, that Rickon was still a babe at her breast. Robb, crownless, played with a wooden sword, and when all were safe asleep, she found Ned in her bed, smiling
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N.K. Jemisin
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