The story is centered on heroic characters, and the action takes place on a grand scale.

See also epic poetry and epic fantasy.

New Releases Tagged "Epic"

Ashes of the Sun (Burningblade & Silvereye, #1)
Unconquerable Sun (The Sun Chronicles, #1)
Here To Stay
What You Did
When Never Comes
Thin Air (Jessica Shaw #1)
A Killer's Wife (Desert Plains, #1)
The Stillwater Girls
A Killer's Mind (Zoe Bentley Mystery, #1)
In the Dark
A Cold Trail (Tracy Crosswhite, #7)
Bad Memory (Jessica Shaw, #2)
Cut and Run
Nine Elms (Kate Marshall, #1)
Say You're Sorry (Morgan Dane, #1)
The Body Reader (Detective Jude Fontaine Mysteries, #1)
The Girl in the Ice (Detective Erika Foster, #1)
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
A Clash of Kings  (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
The Odyssey
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
The Iliad
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again
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 Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3)
The Song of Achilles by Madeline MillerThe Iliad by HomerThe Odyssey by HomerThe Aeneid by VirgilLord of the Silver Bow by David Gemmell
About the Trojan War
219 books — 207 voters
The Odyssey by HomerThe Iliad by HomerThe Epic of Gilgamesh by AnonymousThe Republic by PlatoThe Aeneid by Virgil
Best Books of the Ancient World
193 books — 256 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 Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
The Best Epic Fantasy (fiction)
3,311 books — 24,056 voters
Una Historia de Ayer by Sergio CoboCity of Bones by Cassandra ClareClockwork Angel by Cassandra ClareJust Like Animals by Hettie IversNever Go With Your Gut by Gleb Tsipursky
My All-Time Favourite Books
111 books — 60 voters

Gone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellThe Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettThe Source by James A. MichenerI, the Sun by Janet E. MorrisWar and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Best Sweeping Epics about Places
73 books — 53 voters
The Way of Kings by Brandon SandersonThe Name of the Wind by Patrick RothfussA Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinThe Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. TolkienThe Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
Real Epic Fantasy
126 books — 336 voters

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Mark Millar
She was like John Rambo meets Polly Pocket; Dakota Fanning crossed with Death Wish 4.
Mark Millar, Kick-Ass

Marisha Pessl
Those around you can have their novellas, sweet, their short stories of cliché and coincidence, occasionally spiced up with tricks of the quirky, the achingly mundane, the grotesque. A few will even cook up Greek tragedy, those born into misery, destined to die in misery. But you, my bride of quietness, you will craft nothing less than epic with your life. Out of all of them, your story will be the one to last.
Marisha Pessl, Special Topics in Calamity Physics

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