Epic Fantasy

Epic Fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy that is set in invented or parallel world. It is most commonly cosidered 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: Terry Brooks, Raymond E. Feist, Tad Williams, Robert Jordan, George R.R. Martin and Steven Erikson; though it's ori
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King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1)
The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy, #2)
White Stag (Permafrost, #1)
The Gutter Prayer
Cast in Oblivion (The Chronicles of Elantra, #14)
Never Die
Kings of Ash (Ash and Sand, #2)
Evermore (Everless, #2)
The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Eragon (Tales from Alagaësia #1; The Inheritance Cycle World)
Siege of Stone (Sister of Darkness: The Nicci Chronicles, #3)
Children of the Nameless
Bound - A short story (Book of the Ancestor, #2.5)
Splendor and Spark (Shimmer and Burn, #2)
Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6)
The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Eragon (Tales from Alagaësia #1; The Inheritance Cycle World)
The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy, #2)
Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, #2)
Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive, #3)
Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #2)
The Silent Shield (Kingfountain #5)
The Queen's Poisoner (Kingfountain, #1)
The Forsaken Throne (Kingfountain #6)
The Land: Founding (Chaos Seeds, #1)
Cast in Oblivion (The Chronicles of Elantra, #14)
The King's Traitor (Kingfountain, #3)
House of Assassins (Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, #2)
The Banished of Muirwood (Covenant of Muirwood, #1)
Bound - A short story (Book of the Ancestor, #2.5)
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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)
A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
The Hobbit or There and Back Again
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1)
The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2)

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N.K. Jemisin
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N.K. Jemisin
I remembered Nahadoth's lips on my throat and fought to suppress a shudder, only half succeeding. Death as a consequence of lying with a god wasn't something I had considered, but it did not surprise me. A mortal man's strength had its limits. He spent himself and slept. He could be a good lover, but even his best skills were only guesswork - for every caress that sent a woman's head into the clouds, he might try ten that brought her back to earth.
N.K. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

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One can lose themselves in the twilight, when there are no colors to guide the way.
Vanna Smythe, Protector

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