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

Witch King
The Book That Wouldn’t Burn (The Library Trilogy, #1)
Dragonfall (The Dragon Scales Trilogy, #1)
The Curse of Saints
Painted Devils (Little Thieves, #2)
The Will of the Many (Hierarchy, #1)
The Crown of Oaths and Curses (The Mortal Fates, #1)
A Shadow Crown (The Halfling Saga, #2)
The Battle Drum (Ending Fire, #2)
The Sword Defiant (Lands of the Firstborn, #1)
Heir of Broken Fate
The Malevolent Seven
Heir of Fates (The Shadow Sequence, #1)
Untethered Sky
Silver in the Bone (Silver in the Bone, #1)
The Crown of Oaths and Curses (The Mortal Fates, #1)
Witch King
The Warrior Midwife (The Warrior Midwife, #1)
Mother of Death & Dawn (The War of Lost Hearts, #3)
Children of Fallen Gods (The War of Lost Hearts, #2)
The Lost Metal (Mistborn, #7)
The Foxglove King (The Nightshade Crown, #1)
The Captain (The Last Horizon, #1)
The Priory of the Orange Tree (The Roots of Chaos, #1)
Untethered Sky
The Book That Wouldn’t Burn (The Library Trilogy, #1)
Dreadgod (Cradle, #11)
Jewel of the Endless Erg (Mage Errant, #2)
A Shadow Crown (The Halfling Saga, #2)
Bloodline (Cradle, #9)
Senlin Ascends by Josiah BancroftBlood Song by Anthony RyanIsle of Winds by James FahyTheft of Swords by Michael J. SullivanDrowned Tomb by James Fahy
Best Indie Fantasy Books Worth a Read
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The Name of the Wind by Patrick RothfussA Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinThe Wise Man's Fear by Patrick RothfussThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienThe Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
My Favorite Fantasy Books
922 books — 647 voters

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinA Storm of Swords by George R.R. MartinA Clash of Kings by George R.R. MartinThe Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. TolkienA Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
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Bridge of Birds by Barry HughartThe Scourge by Roberto CalasWar for the Oaks by Emma BullHere Lies Death by Harlan VaughnIn the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente
Best Fantasy Books Under the Radar
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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)
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1)
The Hobbit (The Lord of the Rings, #0)
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)
The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2)
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time, #2)

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