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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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)
Heavy Lies the Crown (The Scalussen Chronicles, #2)
She Who Became the Sun (The Radiant Emperor, #1)
Six Crimson Cranes (Six Crimson Cranes, #1)
Gods & Monsters (Serpent & Dove, #3)
Song of the Forever Rains (Mousai, #1)
The Wisdom of Crowds (The Age of Madness, #3)
Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive, #3)
Knight's Ransom (The First Argentines, #1)
Water's Wrath (Air Awakens, #4)
He Who Fights with Monsters 2 (He Who Fights with Monsters, #2)
The Priory of the Orange Tree
Crystal Crowned (Air Awakens, #5)
The Pariah (Covenant of Steel, #1)
The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn, #6)
Bloodline (Cradle, #9)
The Trouble with Peace (The Age of Madness, #2)
Redemptor (Raybearer, #2)
The King's Ranger (The King's Ranger #1)
The Blacktongue Thief (Blacktongue, #1)
The Empire of Gold (The Daevabad Trilogy, #3)
Graceling by Kristin CashoreA Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. MaasPoison Study by Maria V. SnyderThe Golden Dynasty by Kristen AshleyLord of the Fading Lands by C.L. Wilson
Epic Fantasy Romance
567 books — 1,118 voters
The Name of the Wind by Patrick RothfussThe Way of Kings by Brandon SandersonThe Land by Aleron KongWords of Radiance by Brandon SandersonThe Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Best New Fantasy Novel
297 books — 776 voters

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. RowlingThe Golden Compass by Philip PullmanSabriel by Garth NixElla Enchanted by Gail Carson LevineGraceling by Kristin Cashore
Best Heroine in a Fantasy Book
1,384 books — 1,814 voters
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!
288 books — 801 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 GornichecWaiting for the Night Song by Julie Carrick DaltonHall of Smoke by H.M. LongThe Lost Apothecary by Sarah PennerThe Kindest Lie by Nancy    Johnson
2021 Debuts - Adult
259 books — 530 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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