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.

Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7)
Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer, #2)
Shadow of The Fox (Shadow of the Fox, #1)
Damsel
The Boneless Mercies
Blanca & Roja
Kill the Queen (Crown of Shards, #1)
The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter  (The Riyria Chronicles, #4)
The Brilliant Death
The Lost Sisters (The Folk of the Air, #1.5)
Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #2)
Black Wings Beating (Skybound #1)
Beneath the Citadel
Priest of Bones (War for the Rose Throne #1)
West (East, #2)
Pain (Curse of the Gods, #5)
Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7)
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)
Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6)
Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5)
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)
Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)
Spinning Silver
Girls of Paper and Fire (Girls of Paper and Fire, #1)
Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer, #2)
Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2)
The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)
The Lost Sisters (The Folk of the Air, #1.5)
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinThe Name of the Wind by Patrick RothfussThe Way of Kings by Brandon SandersonJ.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set by J.R.R. TolkienMistborn Trilogy Boxed Set by Brandon Sanderson
Great Fantasy Reads
207 books — 418 voters
The Final Empire by Brandon SandersonThe Name of the Wind by Patrick RothfussThe Eye of the World by Robert JordanThe Way of Kings by Brandon SandersonThe Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
Fantasy Books That Should Be Movies
759 books — 870 voters

The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan StroudPseudo-Dragon by Cheryl MatthynssensDaughter of the Empire by Raymond E. FeistServant of the Empire by Raymond E. FeistMistress of the Empire by Raymond E. Feist
Little Known Fantasy Books
186 books — 156 voters
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinJ.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set by J.R.R. TolkienThe Name of the Wind by Patrick RothfussThe Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. LewisThe Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
The Best Epic Fantasy
2,856 books — 22,341 voters

Watership Down by Richard  AdamsAnimal Farm by George OrwellBlack Beauty by Anna SewellRedwall by Brian JacquesWinnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
Through Another's Eyes: Xenofiction
325 books — 129 voters
Seraphina by Rachel HartmanDealing with Dragons by Patricia C. WredeThe Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own M... by Catherynne M. ValenteEon by Alison GoodmanFire of Stars and Dragons by Melissa Petreshock
Girls with Dragons
75 books — 66 voters

The Hobbit
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
A Clash of Kings  (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
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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Patrick Rothfuss
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T.J. Shaw
My sweet lemming,” he murmured, nuzzling her neck and sending glorious spirals of pleasure ping-ponging throughout her body. “You’ve been quiet and that worries me.” “Why?” she asked, trailing her hand down his banded forearm to entwine her fingers within his. “Because that means you’re thinking, and a thinking woman is usually something to fear.
T.J. Shaw, Caller of Light

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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