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.

The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2)
King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1)
The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1)
A Curse So Dark and Lonely (A Curse So Dark and Lonely, #1)
The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy, #2)
In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children, #4)
Circle of Shadows (Circle of Shadows, #1)
The Girl King (The Girl King, #1)
White Stag (Permafrost, #1)
Echo North
The Hod King (The Books of Babel, #3)
The Gutter Prayer
Ship of Smoke and Steel (The Wells of Sorcery, #1)
Cast in Oblivion (The Chronicles of Elantra, #14)
The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2)
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)
Ruin and Rising (Grisha Verse, #3)
A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1)
King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1)
A Curse So Dark and Lonely (A Curse So Dark and Lonely, #1)
Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7)
Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)
Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)
The Lost Sisters (The Folk of the Air, #1.5)
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)
Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5)
Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6)
Spinning Silver
The Hobbit or There and Back Again by J.R.R. TolkienA Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinThe Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. TolkienThe Two Towers by J.R.R. TolkienThe Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
High on high-fantasy
86 books — 58 voters
Eragon by Christopher PaoliniHeroika 1 by Janet E. MorrisHis Majesty's Dragon by Naomi NovikThe Last Dragon Slayer by Martyn StanleyGreen Flame Assassin by Morgan Blayde
Dragon Books NOT ROMANCE
94 books — 78 voters

Words of Radiance by Brandon SandersonPrince of Fools by Mark  LawrenceTower Lord by Anthony RyanThe Broken Eye by Brent WeeksHalf a King by Joe Abercrombie
Best Fantasy of 2014
145 books — 627 voters
Shadow and Bone by Leigh BardugoFalling Kingdoms by Morgan RhodesThe Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. MaasRed Queen by Victoria AveyardDaughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
Best High Fantasy Books for Young Adults
165 books — 248 voters

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 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)
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)

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Without Bardawulf's pelt about me I felt naked before the crowds, yet I knew what I would invite if folk saw me wearing it. The whispers would become shouts, the shouts accusations, and finally cries of terror, and even if they did not whip me at the post or burn me for my gramarye, the fear would swell within their minds. Their thoughts would focus on naught but me. And I would find myself at the mercy of an onslaught of geiste from which even Lynae would be unable to defend me.
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Everything makes so much more sense, when you forget what life forces you to remember.
Constantina Maud, Hydranos

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