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)
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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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Did it ever occur to you that when he told you he would come back he was lying? Many a man has done it. He probably meant no malice – he just did not want to see your tears and pleading. If you find him in Tarras you may not like what you discover. He won't thank you for crossing 'mountain and down' to find him. Life is not like the songs Avalon, tis far less pretty.
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It will begin with the six who now tread the streets of a city where the stone pinnacle erects like a reed amongst long grass. Where a bridge expands across a gorge, drifts a cloud buzzing with a million stings. There, these six shall bleed. There, these six shall die, and like a plague shall spread the wings that carry the cloud till they consume the city, and with it, the strength that fuels all of your lives. Farewell, children of the new world, and may your deaths be swift.
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