The story is centered on heroic characters, and the action takes place on a grand scale.

See also epic poetry and epic fantasy.

New Releases Tagged "Epic"

Nolyn (The Rise and Fall, #1)
She Who Became the Sun (The Radiant Emperor, #1)
The Empire's Ruin (Ashes of the Unhewn Throne, #1)
The Clockmaker’s Wife
The Girl in Cabin 13 (Emma Griffin FBI Mystery, #1)
The Wife Between Us
What You Did
The Trapped Girl (Tracy Crosswhite, #4)
Rhythm of War (The Stormlight Archive, #4)
In the Clearing (Tracy Crosswhite, #3)
The Girl That Vanished (Emma Griffin FBI Mystery, #2)
Close to Home (Tracy Crosswhite, #5)
A Cold Trail (Tracy Crosswhite, #7)
The Stillwater Girls
Lying Next to Me
Dawnshard (The Stormlight Archive, #3.5)
When Never Comes
The Eighth Sister (Charles Jenkins, #1)
Here To Stay
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
A Clash of Kings  (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
The Odyssey
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
The Iliad
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again
The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1)

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Philip Pullman
Tolkien, who created this marvellous vehicle, doesn't go anywhere in it. He just sits where he is. What I mean by that is that he always seems to be looking backwards, to a greater and more golden past; and what's more he doesn't allow girls or women any important part in the story at all. Life is bigger and more interesting than The Lord of the Rings thinks it is. ...more
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C.L. Wilson
Like the sea, from which we derive our gifts, we are wild at heart, and deadly when angered.
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