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: Brandon Sanderson, Brent Weeks, Robert Jordan, Robin Hobb, Patrick Rothfuss, Scott Lynch, Joe Abercrombie, Terry B
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Witches Steeped in Gold (Witches Steeped in Gold, #1)
The Prison Healer (The Prison Healer, #1)
These Feathered Flames (These Feathered Flames, #1)
Crush the King  (Crown of Shards, #3)
Way of the Argosi (Spellslinger, #0.5)
The Avatar's Flight (Age of the Andinna #7)
Kingdoms at War (Dragon Gate, # 1)
Sweet & Bitter Magic
Down Comes the Night
A Trial of Sorcerers (A Trial of Sorcerers, #1)
Bone Crier's Dawn (Bone Grace, #2)
The Unbroken (Magic of the Lost, #1)
The Bone Maker
Breach of Peace (The Lawful Times, #0.1)
The Descent of the Drowned (The Descent of the Drowned, #1)
Bloodline (Cradle, #9)
Kingdoms at War (Dragon Gate, # 1)
Breach of Peace (The Lawful Times, #0.1)
Jewel of the Endless Erg (Mage Errant #2)
The Avatar's Flight (Age of the Andinna #7)
Uncrowned (Cradle, #7)
Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive, #3)
Wintersteel (Cradle, #8)
Ghostwater (Cradle, #5)
The Priory of the Orange Tree
Water's Wrath (Air Awakens, #4)
The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn, #6)
The Empire of Gold (Daevabad Trilogy, #3)
A Trial of Sorcerers (A Trial of Sorcerers, #1)
Winterkeep (Graceling Realm, #4)
Words of Radiance by Brandon SandersonPrince of Fools by Mark  LawrenceTower Lord by Anthony RyanThe Broken Eye by Brent WeeksHalf a King by Joe Abercrombie
Best Fantasy of 2014
145 books — 630 voters
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingA Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinThe Name of the Wind by Patrick RothfussMistborn by Brandon Sanderson
Best Fantasy World
1,388 books — 1,577 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 Way of Kings by Brandon SandersonThe Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
The Best Epic Fantasy (fiction)
3,440 books — 24,705 voters
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienEragon by Christopher PaoliniThe Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J.R.R. TolkienThe Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. TolkienPeter and the Elven Songs by T.J. Dixon
Books With Elves -- NOT Faeries
186 books — 156 voters

Eragon by Christopher PaoliniAlanna by Tamora PierceBitterblue by Kristin CashorePoison Study by Maria V. SnyderThe Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
YA Second World Fantasy
535 books — 797 voters
Theft of Swords by Michael J. SullivanThe Way of Kings by Brandon SandersonHeir of Novron by Michael J. SullivanRise of Empire by Michael J. SullivanMistborn by Brandon Sanderson
Epic Fantasy with little to no romance
109 books — 137 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
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
The Eye of the World (The 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)
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2)

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