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

Nolyn (The Rise and Fall, #1)
Redemptor (Raybearer, #2)
The Desert Prince
Forestborn (Forestborn, #1)
The Pariah (Covenant of Steel, #1)
The Hand of the Sun King (Pact and Pattern, #1)
The Maleficent Seven
Legacy of Light (The Legacy Trilogy, #3)
We Cry for Blood (The Reborn Empire, #3)
Starlight Enclave (The Way of the Drow, #1; The Legend of Drizzt, #37)
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Empire of the Vampire (Empire of the Vampire, #1)
Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive, #3)
The Priory of the Orange Tree
Water's Wrath (Air Awakens, #4)
The Empire of Gold (The Daevabad Trilogy, #3)
Crystal Crowned (Air Awakens, #5)
Knight's Ransom (The First Argentines, #1)
Bloodline (Cradle, #9)
The Trouble with Peace (The Age of Madness, #2)
Uncrowned (Cradle, #7)
Redemptor (Raybearer, #2)
The Pariah (Covenant of Steel, #1)
Kingdoms at War (Dragon Gate, # 1)
Wintersteel (Cradle, #8)
The Way of Shadows by Brent WeeksThrone of Glass by Sarah J. MaasGraceling by Kristin CashoreAssassin's Apprentice by Robin HobbPoison Study by Maria V. Snyder
SF/F Assassins!
287 books — 800 voters
Una Historia de Ayer by Sergio CoboWorm Holes by Kyle KeyesDon't Close Your Eyes by Lynessa LayneLove is the Answer, God is the Cure by Aimee Cabo NikolovComplicated Moonlight by Lynessa Layne
Indie Writers Unite!
1,081 books — 1,047 voters

The Witch's Heart by Genevieve GornichecEmpire of the Vampire by Jay KristoffShe Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-ChanHall of Smoke by H.M. LongThe High Auction by Misba
Adult Sci-Fi/Fantasy of 2021
170 books — 168 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
187 books — 159 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
110 books — 139 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)
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1)
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 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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