High Fantasy

High fantasy is defined as fantasy fiction set in an alternative, entirely fictional ("secondary") world, rather than the real, or "primary" world. The secondary world is usually internally consistent but its rules differ in some way(s) from those of the primary world. By contrast, low fantasy is characterized by being set in the primary, or "real" world, or a rational and familiar fictional world, with the inclusion of magical elements.

Gods of Jade and Shadow
Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars, #1)
The Rage of Dragons (The Burning, #1)
The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow, #1)
The Storm Crow (The Storm Crow, #1)
Age of Legend (The Legends of the First Empire, #4)
Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun
Queen of Ruin (Grace and Fury, #2)
Protect the Prince (Crown of Shards, #2)
Dragonslayer
The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!
The Wolf's Call (Raven's Blade #1)
The Rise of Kyoshi
Shatter the Sky (Shatter the Sky, #1)
The Traitor's Kingdom (The Traitor's Circle, #3)
The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2)
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)
A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)
A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1)
Sorcery of Thorns
A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers, #1)
A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)
Ruin and Rising (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, #3)
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1)
Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)
Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7)
Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars, #1)
Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5)
Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)
The Hobbit or There and Back Again
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
A Clash of Kings  (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1)
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)

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Garth Nix
You can't work in the library without going into the Old Levels," said Mirelle somberly. "At least some of the time. I wouldn't be keen on going to some parts of the Library, myself." Lirael listened, wondering what they were talking about. The Great Library of the Clayr was enormous, but she had never heard of the Old Levels. She knew the general layout well. The Library was shaped like a nautilus shell, a continuous tunnel that wound down into the mountain in an ever-tightening spiral. This ma ...more
Garth Nix, Lirael

George R.R. Martin
She had no time for sleep, with the weight of the world upon her shoulders. And she feared to dream. Sleep is a little death, dreams the whisperings of the Other, who would drag us all into his eternal night.
George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

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