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.

The House of the Four Winds (One Dozen Daughters, #1)
Wordless (Words Made Flesh, #1)
The Shadow Of What Was Lost (The Licanius Trilogy, #1)
Dust and Light (The Sanctuary Duet, #1)
Curse: The Dark God Book 2
The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)
Half a King (Shattered Sea, #1)
Midnight Thief (Midnight Thief, #1)
Tower Lord (Raven's Shadow, #2)
The Winter King (Weathermages of Mystral, #1)
The Shadow Throne (The Shadow Campaigns, #2)
Chosen (The Warrior Chronicles #1)
Smiler's Fair (The Hollow Gods, #1)
Seal of the Worm (Shadows of the Apt, #10)
The Dark Blood (Long War, #2)


  • The Abyss Wars by Yannis Karatsioris
    The Abyss Wars: The One Council (The Chronicles of Arnath, #1)
    High/Epic Fantasy - Sword & Sorcery

    The Ten Arcane Traditions of the northern lands of Arnath gather to face an enemy moving in the shadows for tho…more View Details »
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  • Perilous Chance by J.M. Ney-Grimm
    Perilous Chance
    Release date: Aug 13, 2014
    If only Mama were well. If only Papa were . . . not like this.

    Clary needs a miracle, but wonders rarely step forth to solve life's problems. While her…more View Details »
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  • Chandrea - The Return of the Avatar Queen by Marlene Wynn
    Chandrea - The Return of the Avatar Queen
    Release date: Sep 22, 2014
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    Add CHANDREA - THE RETURN OF THE AVATAR QUEEN to your Goodreads shelf and enter to win the 1st book in the Averill Series before…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Aug 23 - Sep 21, 2014
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  • Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)
    Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
    A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
    Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)
    The Magician's Land (The Magicians, #3)
    The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
    Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)
    Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3)
    The Broken Eye (Lightbringer, #3)
    Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)
    Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2)
    The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
    Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, #2)
    Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)
    The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)
    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!
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    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
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    Graceling by Kristin CashoreVampire Academy by Richelle MeadAlanna by Tamora PiercePoison Study by Maria V. SnyderMoon Called by Patricia Briggs
    Best "Strong Female" Fantasy Novels
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    The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. TolkienThe Hobbit by J.R.R. TolkienThe Return of the King by J.R.R. TolkienGraceling by Kristin CashoreThe Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
    Outdoor Survival Fantasy
    65 books — 25 voters
    The Last Dragon Slayer by Martyn StanleyEragon by Christopher PaoliniBentwhistle The Dragon in A Chilling Revelation by Paul CudeHis Majesty's Dragon by Naomi NovikRed Moon Demon by Morgan Blayde
    Dragon Books NOT ROMANCE
    48 books — 31 voters

    A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
    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 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)
    Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
    The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
    The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time, #2)
    The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
    The Dragon Reborn (Wheel of Time, #3)
    The Shadow Rising (Wheel of Time, #4)

    Terry Brooks
    Terry Brooks Bearers of the Black Staff (Legends of Shannara, #1)
    The epic fantasy author of Bearers of the Black Staff shares his vast strategy for writing 1,000 years of elves, magic, and nuclear apocalypse.
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    George R.R. Martin
    Sleep is a little death, dreams the whisperings of the Other, who would drag us all into his eternal night.
    George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

    N.K. Jemisin
    J. R. R. Tolkien, the near-universally-hailed father of modern epic fantasy, crafted his magnum opus The Lord of the Rings to explore the forces of creation as he saw them: God and country, race and class, journeying to war and returning home. I’ve heard it said that he was trying to create some kind of original British mythology using the structure of other cultures’ myths, and maybe that was true. I don’t know. What I see, when I read his work, is a man trying desperately to dream. Dreaming is...more
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    Epska fantastika Serbian group about epic fantasy books

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    Tribulations (Book 1 of the Emma series)
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