Epic Fantasy

Epic Fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy that is set in invented or parallel world. It is most commonly considered 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 or
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House of Dragons (House of Dragons, #1)
Age of Empyre (The Legends of the First Empire #6)
The Kingdom of Liars (The Legacy of the Mercenary King, #1)
Ruthless Gods (Something Dark and Holy, #2)
The Girl and the Stars (Book of the Ice, #1)
Shorefall (Founders, #2)
Race the Sands
Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6)
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The Physicians of Vilnoc (Penric and Desdemona, #8)
The Priory of the Orange Tree
Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive, #3)
Shorefall (Founders, #2)
The Blood Debt (Wolf of the North #3)
The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy, #2)
The Wolf of the North (Wolf of the North #1)
The First Girl Child
The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn, #6)
Curse Breaker (Kingdom of Runes, #2)
The Choice of Magic (Art of the Adept, #1)
Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #2)
Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle, #3)
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The Best Epic Fantasy (fiction)
3,293 books — 23,920 voters

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Best Series: Trilogies
380 books — 223 voters

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)
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1)
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
The Final Empire (Mistborn, #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)
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2)

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She had no time for sleep, with the weight of the world upon her shoulders. And she feared to dream. 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

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You think a courtship and a hunt are two separate things.” Ari grinned, showing gleaming white teeth with battle fangs fully extended. “They’re not.
C.L. Wilson, The Sea King

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