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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Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms, #6)
Tess of the Road
The Rogue Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #3)
The Traitor Prince (Ravenspire, #3)
Sightwitch (The Witchlands, #0.5)
White Sand Volume 2 (White Sand, #2)
Art of War: Anthology for Charity
Reign the Earth (The Elementae, #1)
Hero at the Fall (Rebel of the Sands, #3)
Reign of the Fallen (Reign of the Fallen, #1)
Markswoman (Asiana, #1)
The Infernal Battalion (The Shadow Campaigns, #5)
Cast in Deception (Chronicles of Elantra, #13)
Shroud of Eternity (Sister of Darkness: The Nicci Chronicles, #2)
Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive, #3)
The Rogue Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #3)
Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6)
The Fire Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #2)
The Land: Alliances (Chaos Seeds, #3)
Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, #2)
The Land: Forging (Chaos Seeds, #2)
The Land: Founding (Chaos Seeds, #1)
The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth, #3)
The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1)
The King's Traitor (Kingfountain, #3)
The Queen's Poisoner (Kingfountain, #1)
The Land: Swarm (Chaos Seeds, #5)
The Thief's Daughter (Kingfountain, #2)
Clockwork Boys (Clocktaur War, #1)
Glass Sword by Victoria AveyardThe Winner's Kiss by Marie RutkoskiThe Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. PearsonCrooked Kingdom by Leigh BardugoA Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
YA Epic Fantasy 2016
105 books — 649 voters
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
717 books — 491 voters

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienEragon by Christopher PaoliniPeter and the Elven Songs by T.J. DixonPeter and the Kuroneko by T.J. DixonThe Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
Books With Elves -- NOT Faeries
164 books — 103 voters
Graceling by Kristin CashorePoison Study by Maria V. SnyderThe Golden Dynasty by Kristen AshleyLord of the Fading Lands by C.L. WilsonWarprize by Elizabeth Vaughan
Epic Fantasy Romance
390 books — 706 voters

The Hobbit by J.R.R. TolkienThe Treasure of Gwenlais by M.T. MageeBeyond the Veil by Janet E. MorrisBeyond Wizardwall by Janet E. MorrisThe Shining Citadel by A.L. Butcher
Magical Fantasy Books To Read
167 books — 124 voters

A Clash of Kings  (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
The Hobbit
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #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)
The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2)

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It made the woman feel like a thousand seas had come together from all worlds, like faraway lands had been bridged together, and the vastness of the known and the unknown were somehow easier to comprehend.
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