Books about Epic Battles

  1. Mistborn Trilogy Boxed Set

    by Brandon Sanderson
    Epic fantasy saga about a world in the grips of an oppressive ruler, and a group of unlikely heroes who attempt to overthrow him.

    This boxed set includes the paperback editions of the complete Mistborn Trilogy—,Mistborn,, The Well of Ascension, and, The Hero of Ages,—by #1, New York Times, bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  2. Words of Radiance, Part 1

    by Brandon Sanderson
    The second book in the Stormlight Archive series, following the journey of Kaladin and Shallan as they navigate a world torn apart by war and magic.

    The natural heir to Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive series hit No.1 in the US and No.2 in the UK with the hardback release of the massive second volume, WORDS OF RADIANCE. Split ... (Goodreads)

  3. Diggers

    by Terry Pratchett
    A group of misfits join forces to take on an ancient evil threatening their kingdom.

    'And Grimma said, We have two choices. We can run, or we hide. And they said, Which shall we do? She said, We shall Fight.' A Bright New Dawn is just around the corner for thousands of tiny nomes ... (Goodreads)

  4. Stormbringer

    by Michael Moorcock
    Elric, the albino sorcerer, wields the cursed sword Stormbringer in a battle between the forces of Law and Chaos.

    In "Dead God's Homecoming", Elric of Melniboné's wife, Zarozinia, is kidnapped by chaos beings, spurring him into fateful actions and the recovery of Stormbringer, the demon-sword that often ... (Wikipedia)

  5. The Silmarillion

    by J.R.R. Tolkien
    Epic saga of the history of Middle-Earth, a world filled with mythical creatures.

    The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien’s world. It is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of ... (Goodreads)

  6. A Memory of Light

    by Robert Jordan
    Epic story of the last great battle of the world, with a hero's journey to save it.

    In the prologue, the armies of the Westlands assemble in preparation for, Tarmon Gai'don, , as do the forces of the Shadow. The Forsaken Demandred stages a raid on the city of Caemlyn, sending ... (Wikipedia)

  7. Blood Song

    by Anthony Ryan
    A narrative of a young man's rise to fame and power, and the battles he must face.

    “The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and the Realm.” Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of ten when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order. ... (Goodreads)

  8. The Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare

    by Chris Smith
    Comprehensive study of the history and combat tactics of Middle-earth.

    Lavishly illustrated with 1,000 photos, paintings, maps, sculptures and sketches, most appearing here for the first time, Weapons and Warfare is an indispensable chronicle of The Lord of the Rings' ... (Goodreads)

  9. Berserk, Vol. 1

    by Kentaro Miura
    A swordsman embarks on a dangerous journey, encountering dark forces and the mysteries of the supernatural.

    Created by Kenturo Miura, Berserk is manga mayhem to the extreme - violent, horrifying, and mercilessly funny - and the wellspring for the internationally popular anime series. Not for the squeamish ... (Goodreads)

  10. The Hedge Knight

    by George R.R. Martin
    A lowborn squire's quest to become a knight, amidst a tapestry of political intrigue and personal conflict.

    A novella originally published August 25, 1998 in the Legends anthology, edited by Robert Silverberg. Set in the world of the Song of Ice and Fire series eighty-nine years before the events of the ... (Goodreads)

  11. The Swords of Night and Day

    by David Gemmell
    A tale of two swords, one of light and one of darkness, and the warriors who wield them in a battle for the fate of the world.

    Even in death, Skilgannon the Damned's name lives on. Now, as an ancient evil threatens to flood the Drenai heartlands in a tide of blood, he returns... A thousand years after they fell in battle, ... (Goodreads)

  12. Brisingr

    by Christopher Paolini
    An epic fantasy tale of a young man's quest to restore justice and peace to his kingdom.

    Brisingr begins about three days after the events in, Eldest, conclude. It continues the story of the, Inheritance Cycle, and takes place on the fictional continent of Alagaësia during a struggle for ... (Wikipedia)

  13. Salamandastron

    by Brian Jacques
    An epic adventure of friendship and courage, set against the backdrop of an epic battle.

    The book follows the tale of the Badger Lord Urthstripe the Strong and his battle against Ferahgo the Assassin . Mara, Urthstripe's young adopted daughter, and her hare friend, Pikkle, decide to ... (Wikipedia)

  14. Ruin

    by John Gwynne
    A world on the brink of destruction, where ancient powers and dark magic threaten to consume all. Heroes must rise to save it.

    The Banished Lands are engulfed in war and chaos. The cunning Queen Rhin has conquered the west and High King Nathair has the cauldron, most powerful of the seven treasures. At his back stands the ... (Goodreads)

  15. The Dark Talent

    by Brandon Sanderson
    The final book in the Alcatraz vs. Evil Librarians series, where Alcatraz must use his unique talent to save the world from the evil librarians.

    I, Alcatraz Smedry, proudly announce the last book of my autobiography, and was the hardest one for me to write. Because, in it—I’m not a hero. In fact, I’m the one who screwed everything up for ... (Goodreads)

  16. Thor, Volume 1: The Goddess of Thunder

    by Jason Aaron
    A girl with mysterious powers is granted the mantle of Thor, taking up her hammer to defend the realms of Asgard.

    Who is the Goddess of Thunder? The secrets of Original Sin have laid low one of Marvel's greatest heroes. The God of Thunder is unworthy, and Mjolnir lies on the moon, unable to be lifted! But when ... (Goodreads)

  17. The Sword of Truth Boxed Set II: Temple of the Winds; Soul of the Fire; Faith of the Fallen

    by Terry Goodkind
    Follow Richard Cypher as he battles evil forces threatening his world, using his sword and magical abilities to protect the people he loves.

    Book 4:, Temple of the Winds,Wielding the Sword of Truth, Richard Rahl has battled death itself and defended the D'Haran people. But now the power-mad Emperor Jagang confronts Richard with an ... (Barnes & Noble)

  18. Blood of Tyrants

    by Naomi Novik
    Captain Will Laurence and his dragon Temeraire embark on a perilous journey to China, encountering new allies and enemies along the way.

    Shipwrecked and cast ashore in Japan with no memory of Temeraire or his own experiences as an English aviator, Laurence finds himself tangled in deadly political intrigues that threaten not only his ... (Goodreads)

  19. House of Chains

    by Steven Erikson
    Epic fantasy featuring an intricate storyline and complex characters, set in a sprawling world of war and magic.

    House of Chains takes place immediately after the events of, Deadhouse Gates, on the subcontinent of Seven Cities . The Chain of Dogs - the evacuation of 50,000 Malazan civilians across 1,500 miles ... (Wikipedia)

  20. Inheritance

    by Christopher Paolini
    Epic fantasy adventure of a young man uncovering his destiny and the power of his inheritance.

    The Varden attack the Empire city of Belatona. In the battle, Saphira, Eragon's dragon, is nearly killed by a Dauthdaert, a spear from the Dragon Wars that can bypass magical wards and kill dragons. ... (Wikipedia)

  21. Starless Night

    by R.A. Salvatore
    Epic adventure of a young man on a quest to save a kingdom from a powerful dark force.

    In Starless Night , Drizzt decides to return to Menzoberranzan in an attempt to keep the evil drow from launching another attack on Mithral Hall. He gives Guenhwyvar to Regis and tells him not to ... (Wikipedia)

  22. Servant of the Shard

    by R.A. Salvatore
    Artemis Entreri and Jarlaxle team up to steal the powerful crystal shard, but their partnership is tested by their own ambitions.

    After regaining his confidence and will to live (lost in Paths of Darkness, when Drizzt Do'Urden seemed to have died without being defeated fairly by Artemis, thus apparently taking from him the ... (Wikipedia)

  23. The Black Prism

    by Brent Weeks
    A powerful magic-user must save his kingdom from a dangerous enemy using his powerful mastery of light-manipulation magic.

    Sixteen years after the war, the Prism receives a note from a woman claiming to be "Lina," instructing him to meet his now 15-year-old son across the world in Tyrea. He had not known of his son's ... (Wikipedia)

  24. Waylander

    by David Gemmell
    A warrior's quest for vengeance against a ruthless conqueror, with a legendary sword as the key.

    The assassin Waylander is doomed to travel the world in search of revenge against those who killed his family. , After allying with a priest, a fellow assassin, a young woman and three children in ... (Wikipedia)

  25. The Way of Kings, Part 2

    by Brandon Sanderson
    Epic adventure about a young king's struggle against a powerful tyrant and the forces of darkness.

    According to mythology mankind used to live in The Tranquiline Halls. Heaven. But then the Voidbringers assaulted and captured heaven, casting out God and men. Men took root on Roshar, the world of ... (Goodreads)

  26. Lords of the North

    by Bernard Cornwell
    A thrilling historical fiction of warriors, love and battles in 9th century England.

    878 – 881: Uhtred of Bebbanburg makes his way back to his native Northumbria seeking revenge against his uncle Ælfric and childhood enemies Sven the One-Eyed and Kjartan the Cruel. He travels by ship ... (Wikipedia)

  27. The Shining Ones

    by David Eddings
    Epic fantasy adventure with a band of heroes on a quest to save the world from evil forces.

    Book Two of The Tamuli. The New York Times Bestseller! Years ago, the Child-Goddess Aphrael had hidden Bhelliom, the Stone of Power, at the bottom of the sea. Yet now it is needed again to stop a ... (Goodreads)

  28. In the Realm of the Wolf

    by David Gemmell
    A warrior seeks redemption and battles against a powerful sorcerer in a world of magic and myth.

    Enter the extraordinary, action-filled world that became Legend– as the exciting Drenai adventure continues to unfold . . . A mighty warrior and a feared assassin among the Drenai, Waylander the ... (Goodreads)

  29. Dragons of a Lost Star

    by Margaret Weis
    A group of adventurers must face a powerful dragon and a dark sorcerer to save their world from destruction.

    The world of Krynn became a very different place with the disappearance of the gods. Dragons , much larger and more malicious than any native to Krynn, appeared and claimed much of the continent of ... (Wikipedia)

  30. Dragons of Summer Flame

    by Margaret Weis
    The return of the Dragon overlords threatens to destroy the world of Krynn. Heroes must unite to stop them.

    After a battle, the Nightlord Steel Brightblade finds Palin Majere , nephew of the famed mage Raistlin. He allows him to return with the bodies of his two brothers, slain in the battle, to their ... (Wikipedia)

  31. War of the Twins

    by Margaret Weis
    Epic fantasy story of a struggle between two estranged siblings to save their world from destruction.

    Upon arrival in the Tower of High Sorcery, Raistlin is tested by the undead guardians to prove that he is really the Master of the Tower. It is revealed that he has beaten Fistandantilus and absorbed ... (Wikipedia)

  32. Belgarath the Sorcerer

    by David Eddings
    Epic adventure to restore the lost Orb of Aldur and save the world from destruction.

    Bestselling authors David and Leigh Eddings welcome readers back to the time before The Belgariad and The Malloreon series. Join them as they chronicle that fateful conflict between two mortally ... (Goodreads)

  33. Midnight Falcon

    by David Gemmell
    A young man seeks revenge against his father's killers, while navigating political intrigue and personal demons in a fantasy world.

    Bane the Bastard is the illegitimate son of the Rigante king who men called Demonblade. Born of treachery, Bane grew up an outcast in his own land, feared by his fellow highlanders, and denied by the ... (Goodreads)

  34. The Bane of the Black Sword

    by Michael Moorcock
    Elric, the albino emperor, wields his cursed sword to defeat his enemies and save his people, but at a great cost.

    Stormbringer is brought Home! Elric returns to Yishana, and finds peace at last. Meanwhile, at the world's rim, dragging red horror in its wake, a horde unimaginable moves on the fabled, gentle, ... (Goodreads)

  35. Ravenheart

    by David Gemmell
    A warrior seeks revenge against his former friend, now a tyrant ruling over a land of chaos and despair.

    Eight hundred years have passed since King Connavar of the Rigante and his bastard son, Bane, defeated the invading army of Stone. Now the Rigante have lost the freedom and culture so many gave their ... (Goodreads)

  36. Son of the Black Sword

    by Larry Correia
    A warrior, bound by duty and honor, must confront his own beliefs and the corrupt society he serves.

    #1 IN A NEW EPIC FANTASY SERIES from Monster Hunter series creator and New York Times best-selling author, Larry Correia! After the War of the Gods, the demons were cast out and fell to the world. ... (Goodreads)

  37. Fulgrim

    by Graham McNeill
    A tale of the fall of a loyalist primarch to the temptations of Chaos, and the corruption of his legion.

    It is the 31st millennium, and humanity is at the peak of its powers. As the Great Crusade, led by Warmaster Horus, continues to conquer the galaxy, Fulgrim, Primarch of the Emperor’s Children, leads ... (Goodreads)

  38. Wintertide

    by Michael J. Sullivan
    The second book in the Riyria Revelations series, where Royce and Hadrian are hired to steal a book that could change the fate of the kingdom.

    A FORCED WEDDING. A DOUBLE EXECUTION. TWO THIEVES HAVE OTHER PLANS. The New Empire intends to celebrate its victory over the Nationalists with a day that will never be forgotten. On the high holiday ... (Goodreads)

  39. Wolf in Shadow

    by David Gemmell
    A lone warrior seeks redemption in a land plagued by evil. He must confront his past to save the future.

    Three centuries after terrible floods drowned most of Earth's civilizations, humanity scratches for safety in a world of deadly evils. And through this world walks Jon Shannow, the Jerusalem Man. His ... (Goodreads)

  40. Magician's End

    by Raymond E. Feist
    The final battle between good and evil, as Pug and his allies fight to save their world from destruction.

    The final volume in the epic Riftwar Cycle. The dragons are calling... Civil war is tearing apart the Kingdom of the Isles, for the throne lies empty and rivals are converging. Having spirited his ... (Goodreads)

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