Sword and Sorcery

Sword and sorcery (S&S) is a fantasy subgenre generally characterized by swashbuckling heroes engaged in exciting and violent conflicts. An element of romance is often present, as is an element of magic and the supernatural. Unlike works of high fantasy, the tales, though dramatic, focus mainly on personal battles rather than world-endangering matters.

New Releases Tagged "Sword and Sorcery"

She Who Became the Sun (The Radiant Emperor, #1)
These Hollow Vows (These Hollow Vows, #1)
He Who Fights with Monsters (He Who Fights with Monsters, #1)
Bloody Rose (The Band, #2)
Cataclysm (Viridian Gate Online #1)
Precipice (Awaken Online, #2)
Siege Tactics (Spells, Swords, & Stealth, #4)
Legends of Ahn (King's Dark Tidings, #3)
Head Lopper, Vol. 1: The Island or A Plague of Beasts
Ravencry (Raven's Mark #2)
Reign of Madness (King's Dark Tidings, #2)
The True Bastards (The Lot Lands, #2)
Warrior of the Altaii
Going Rogue (Spells, Swords, & Stealth, #3)
The Shadow & The Sun (Militess & Mage, #1)
The Fall of Dragons (The Traitor Son Cycle, #5)
Swords and Deviltry (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser #1)
Elric of Melniboné (The Elric Saga, #1)
The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian (Conan the Cimmerian, #1)
Swords Against Death (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser #2)
The Bloody Crown of Conan (Conan the Cimmerian, #2)
Kull: Exile of Atlantis
The Last Wish (The Witcher, #0.5)
Swords in the Mist
The Conquering Sword of Conan (Conan the Cimmerian, #3)
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again
The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane
The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1)
Jirel of Joiry
Swords Against Wizardry (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser #4)
Alanna by Tamora PierceSword-Dancer by Jennifer RobersonThrone of Glass by Sarah J. MaasLioness Rampant by Tamora PierceFirst Test by Tamora Pierce
Awesome Swordswomen
94 books — 18 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!
282 books — 799 voters

1984 by George OrwellThe Man Without Qualities by Robert MusilThe Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria RilkeThis Changes Everything by Naomi KleinAnimal Farm by George Orwell
Books that should be talked about more
166 books — 82 voters
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. MaasA Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. MaasGraceling by Kristin CashoreHeir of Fire by Sarah J. MaasA Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Romantic Fantasy With Awesome Heroines
263 books — 427 voters

Dragon Eaters by Janet E. MorrisKargaroth by Mark B. FrostThe Sacred Band by Janet E. MorrisBeyond the Veil by Janet E. MorrisThe Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien
Fantasty Books Worth Reading
75 books — 50 voters
The Burning God by R.F. KuangLandfall by Victor SerranoThe Tiger's Daughter by K. Arsenault RiveraMonkey by Wu Cheng'enDragonwings by Laurence Yep
Best Asian Epic Fantasy Books
11 books — 4 voters

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Priya Ardis
Soft sun shone down on a misty cathedral at the opposite end of a football-field length courtyard. The cathedral had a long pointed tower with beautiful rose and ivory stained glass windows. Pink-petal flowers and deep green ivy climbed the stones from the ground to it’s roof. A large fountain stood in the middle of the courtyard with water falling from several lion’s heads. Between the misty air and rolling slope of the earth, the grounds reminded me of a long lost fairy tale.
Priya Ardis, My Boyfriend Merlin

Danielle Monsch
I don’t do magic. I turn your attention back to Friday night and the big-ass sword I was carrying. My job is to run and swing.
Danielle Monsch, Stone Guardian

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