Heroic Fantasy

Heroic fantasy is a sub-genre of fantasy which chronicles the tales of heroes in imaginary lands.


Frequently, the protagonist is reluctant to be a champion, and/or is of low or humble origin, may have royal ancestors or parents but does not know it. Though events are usually beyond their control, they are thrust into positions of great responsibility where their mettle is tested in a number of spiritual and physical challenges. Although it shares many of the basic themes of Sword and Sorcery the term 'Heroic fantasy' is often used to avoid the garish overtones of the former.

New Releases Tagged "Heroic Fantasy"

Sins of Empire (Gods of Blood and Powder, #1)
Sins of Empire (Gods of Blood and Powder, #1)
Red Country (First Law World, #6)
Tower Lord (Raven's Shadow, #2)
The Wind and the Void (Nightblade #3)
Ink Mage (A Fire Beneath the Skin, #1)
Knight's Shadow (Greatcoats, #2)
The Dread Wyrm (The Traitor Son Cycle, #3)
Valor (The Faithful and the Fallen, #2)
Ruin (The Faithful and the Fallen, #3)
Magician's End (The Chaoswar Saga, #3)
House of Blades (The Traveler's Gate Trilogy, #1)
The Fell Sword (The Traitor Son Cycle, #2)
Sworn in Steel (Tales of the Kin, #2)
The Mountains Rise (Embers of Illeniel, #1)
Super Powereds: Year 1 (Super Powereds, #1)
Legend (The Drenai Saga, #1)
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
The Hobbit
The King Beyond the Gate (The Drenai Saga, #2)
Waylander (The Drenai Saga, #3)
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
Sword in the Storm (The Rigante, #1)
White Wolf (The Drenai Saga, #10)
The Legend of Deathwalker (The Drenai Saga, #7)
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)
The Swords of Night and Day (The Drenai Saga, #11)
Blood Song (Raven's Shadow, #1)
Hero in the Shadows (The Drenai Saga, #9)

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Kaoru Kurimoto
It was as if he had two faces, one of utmost calm, one of furious action; and he wore both with ease. He was like the animal whose face he wore, able to sit in silence for hours, without moving a muscle, then flying like a raging storm into battle, returning again to perfect calm when the fight was over.
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