Epic Fantasy

Epic Fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy that is set in invented or parallel world. It is most commonly cosidered to be the same genre as High Fantasy, since they share many of the same elements, but Epic Fantasy takes the story even farther, in a bigger and more epic way (e.g. the stakes are greater; the land/world is in peril; a great evil threatens the world; the conflict shakes all who dwell in the world of the story).

Epic Fantasy became more famous through the works of such as: Terry Brooks, Raymond E. Feist, Tad Williams, Robert Jordan, George R.R. Martin and Steven Erikson; though it's ori

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Bring Me Their Hearts
Black Crown (Darkest Drae, #3)
Whisper of the Tide (Song of the Current, #2)
Outcasts of Order (The Saga of Recluce, #20)
Furyborn (Empirium, #1)
The Poppy War
The Smoke Thieves (The Smoke Thieves, #1)
Allied (Ruined #3)
Wrath of Empire (Gods of Blood and Powder, #2)
On the Shoulders of Titans (Arcane Ascension, #2)
The Skaar Invasion (The Fall of Shannara, #2)
Black Crown (Darkest Drae, #3)
Shadow Wings (Darkest Drae, #2)
A Kingdom of Exiles (Outcast #1)
Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, #2)
The Poppy War
Age of War (The Legends of the First Empire #3)
Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive, #3)
The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1)
Unsouled (Cradle, #1)
King of Ashes (Firemane, #1)
Catharsis (Awaken Online, #1)
The Land: Founding (Chaos Seeds, #1)
The Land: Predators (Chaos Seeds, #7)
Soulsmith (Cradle, #2)
Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #2)
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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
A Clash of Kings  (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
The Hobbit
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time, #2)

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It will begin with the six who now tread the streets of a city where the stone pinnacle erects like a reed amongst long grass. Where a bridge expands across a gorge, drifts a cloud buzzing with a million stings. There, these six shall bleed. There, these six shall die, and like a plague shall spread the wings that carry the cloud till they consume the city, and with it, the strength that fuels all of your lives. Farewell, children of the new world, and may your deaths be swift.
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A grim expression came over Syah’s face. “The colt you speak of lost its mother during a storm. If this stallion was that colt, it is not just wild, it is insane. That horse will break your bones.” “And that will be a worthy end, a prince struck down by such a noble steed.” Fasime pushed himself off the support of the fence, but Oman grabbed his arm. “It’s not worth it, Brother.” “I can tame him.” “What will we tell Mother and Father if he kills you?” Oman questioned. “Tell them I gave my life w ...more
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