Books about Epic Fantasy

  1. The Lord of the Rings

    by J.R.R. Tolkien
    Epic fantasy journey to save Middle-earth from a dark force and restore order.

    The prologue explains that the book is "largely concerned with hobbits", and tells of their origins in a migration from the east; of how they smoke " pipe-weed "; of how the Shire , where most of ... (Wikipedia)

  2. A Game of Thrones

    by George R.R. Martin
    Epic fantasy tale of a civil war for the Iron Throne, with a vast cast of characters.

    A Game of Thrones follows three principal storylines simultaneously. Upon the death of Lord Jon Arryn , the principal advisor to King Robert Baratheon , Robert recruits his childhood friend Eddard ... (Wikipedia)

  3. The Wheel of Time: Boxed Set #1

    by Robert Jordan
    A young man discovers he is the prophesied savior of the world and must battle evil forces to save humanity.

    The first three volumes of The Wheel of Time®, Robert Jordan's internationally bestselling fantasy series, now available in a premium mass market box set edition with striking new cover art. The ... (Barnes & Noble)

  4. Towers of Midnight

    by Robert Jordan
    Epic battle between good and evil in a fantasy world, with fate of the world hanging in the balance.

    The Wheel of Time ,® is a PBS Great American Read Selection! Now in development for TV!,, Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  5. The Gathering Storm

    by Robert Jordan
    Epic fantasy adventure featuring battles between the forces of good and evil.

    The series' storyline has been leading up to the "Last Battle" ( Tarmon Gai'don )—a fight between the forces of Light and Shadow. According to prophecy in the series the primary protagonist Rand ... (Wikipedia)

  6. Words of Radiance

    by Brandon Sanderson
    Epic fantasy adventure featuring a courageous hero on a quest to save the world.

    Years ago, Szeth-son-son-Vallano, the Assassin in White, was sent by the Parshendi to assassinate the Alethi king Gavilar Kholin (for reasons not yet revealed to the reader). This murder resulted in ... (Wikipedia)

  7. The Crimson Campaign

    by Brian McClellan
    Epic fantasy tale of a band of unlikely heroes struggling to save their kingdom from a tyrannical enemy.

    Field Marshal Tamas has committed a brutal coup against Adro's monarchy and is now in open war with the Kez. Cut off behind enemy lines with only a fraction of his army, he must lead his men through ... (Wikipedia)

  8. The Way of Kings, Part 1

    by Brandon Sanderson
    Epic fantasy story of a young man's quest for justice and redemption in a dark and troubled world.

    The story rotates between the points of view of Kaladin, Shallan Davar, Szeth-son-son-Vallano, Dalinar Kholin, and several other minor characters, who lead seemingly unconnected lives. Szeth, a Shin ... (Wikipedia)

  9. To Green Angel Tower

    by Tad Williams
    Epic fantasy adventure as a kingdom is threatened by a powerful evil force.

    The story begins with the forces of Prince Josua Lackhand rallied at the Stone of Farewell, where the icy hand of the Storm King Ineluki has yet to take a deathgrip on the land. The remaining members ... (Wikipedia)

  10. The Temporal Void

    by Peter F. Hamilton
    A powerful being threatens the universe, and a group of brave souls must find a way to stop it.

    The Intersolar Commonwealth is in turmoil as the Living Dream's deadline for launching its Pilgrimage into the Void draws closer. Not only is the Ocisen Empire fleet fast approaching on a mission of ... (Goodreads)

  11. The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian

    by Robert E. Howard
    Epic tale of a barbarian warrior on a quest for revenge and conquest.

    Poem and first 13 tales, in order written, plus Miscellanea drafts, notes, maps by author. Cimmeria poem 1 The Phoenix on the Sword 1932 2 The Frost-Giant's Daughter 1976 3 The God in the Bowl 1952 4 ... (Goodreads)

  12. The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend

    by David Gemmell
    Druss, a legendary warrior, recounts his early adventures and battles against evil forces.

    He was known as Druss. The Deathwalker. Though the blood of merciless butchers coursed through his veins, he had found a fragile peace through his love for beautiful, mystical Rowena. Then came the ... (Goodreads)

  13. The Throne of Fire

    by Rick Riordan
    A quest to save the world from the evil forces of chaos and prevent an apocalypse.

    Sadie and Carter Kane must find the three scrolls of the Book of Ra, to wake the sun god Ra from his sleep, and stop Apophis, the serpent of chaos, from destroying the world. The first scroll is ... (Wikipedia)

  14. Black Powder War

    by Naomi Novik
    A thrilling adventure full of political intrigue and magical dragons.

    In Black Powder War , Captain William Laurence and Temeraire - along with the surviving members of their crew - are ordered to make all haste and return from the mission to China via Istanbul , where ... (Wikipedia)

  15. The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrún

    by J.R.R. Tolkien
    A retelling of the Norse epic poems, "The Saga of the Volsungs" and "The Lay of Gudrún".

    After the creation of the Nine Worlds by the Aesir , the walls of Asgard are besieged by an army of jötunns and trolls . Wielding the hammer Mjöllnir , Thor succeeds in driving these "foes immortal" ... (Wikipedia)

  16. Deadhouse Gates

    by Steven Erikson
    Epic fantasy adventure, chronicling the struggles of characters in a hostile, war-torn world.

    Deadhouse Gates begins a few months after the conclusion of Gardens of the Moon , though few characters and almost no settings bridge the two novels. The main action of Memories of Ice , the third ... (Wikipedia)

  17. The Dragon Reborn

    by Robert Jordan
    A young man's quest to realize his destiny and save the world from destruction.

    Rand al'Thor , having been declared the Dragon Reborn by Moiraine Damodred , secretly goes to Tear to prove himself. Along the way he is hunted by Darkhounds and Darkfriends. After leaving in secret, ... (Wikipedia)

  18. Pawn of Prophecy

    by David Eddings
    A young man must accept his destiny and fulfill an ancient prophecy to save the world.

    A magnificent epic set against a history of seven thousand years of the struggles of Gods and Kings and men - of strange lands and events - of fate and a prophecy that must be fulfilled! THE ... (Goodreads)

  19. Talon of the Silver Hawk

    by Raymond E. Feist
    A young warrior embarks on a quest to reclaim his birthright and restore justice to a kingdom in turmoil.

    Evil has come to a distant land high among the snow-capped mountains of Midkemia, as an exterminating army wearing the colors of the Duke of Olasko razes village after village, slaughtering men, ... (Wikipedia)

  20. A Game of Thrones, Book 1, Part 1

    by George R.R. Martin
    The tale of a powerful family's rise to power and the struggles they face along the way.

    Eddard Stark, der Herr von Winterfell, wird an den Hof seines Königs gerufen, um diesem als Berater und Vertrauter zur Seite zu stehen. Doch Intriganten, Meuchler und skrupellose Adlige scharen sich ... (Goodreads)

  21. The Sword of Summer

    by Rick Riordan
    A young man discovers he is the Norse god of thunder, embarking on a quest to prevent Ragnarok.

    The novel opens on the sixteenth birthday of protagonist Magnus Chase, who has been living on the streets of Boston since his mother Natalie's death two years ago. After learning that his uncle ... (Wikipedia)

  22. The Thousand Orcs

    by R.A. Salvatore
    A fantasy tale of war between orcs and humans, with an unlikely hero emerging.

    In The Thousand Orcs , a clan of frost giants led by Gerti Orelsdottr allied with the orc King Obould Many-Arrows to send a massive army against the towns of the North. On the sidelines, four drow ... (Wikipedia)

  23. Lord of Emperors

    by Guy Gavriel Kay
    Epic tale of an emperor's quest to unite a divided world and protect it from an ancient evil.

    The Thrilling Sequel To Sailing To Sarantium Beckoned by the Emperor Valerius, Crispin, a renowned mosaicist, has arrived in the fabled city of Sarantium. Here he seeks to fulfill his artistic ... (Goodreads)

  24. BookRags Summary: A Storm of Swords

    by BookRags
    A battle for the Iron Throne as the great houses of Westeros clash in a civil war.

    This study guide includes the following sections: Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Characters, Objects/Places, Themes, Style, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion. A Storm of Swords by George ... (Goodreads)

  25. The Deed of Paksenarrion

    by Elizabeth Moon
    Epic fantasy tale of a young woman who embarks on an extraordinary journey to save the world.

    The Deed of Paksenarrion revolves around the life of Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter, known as Paks. It takes place in a fictional medieval world comprised of kingdoms of humans, dwarves, and elves. The ... (Goodreads)

  26. Calamity

    by Brandon Sanderson
    A girl with magical powers discovers a secret that could save the world from destruction.

    When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David’s fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now ... (Goodreads)

  27. Winter's Heart

    by Robert Jordan
    Epic fantasy of a hero's struggle against evil in a quest to restore the balance of light and dark.

    Many of the events of Winter's Heart take place simultaneously with the events of the next book,, Crossroads of Twilight, . Perrin Aybara and his followers pursue the Shaido Aiel who kidnapped his ... (Wikipedia)

  28. Lord of the Silver Bow

    by David Gemmell
    Epic adventure of a young Greek prince facing a war of mythic proportions.

    He is a man of many names. Some call him the Golden One; others, the Lord of the Silver Bow. To the Dardanians, he is Prince Aeneas. But to his friends, he is Helikaon . Strong, fast, quick of mind, ... (Goodreads)

  29. Emperor Mage

    by Tamora Pierce
    A young girl's fantastical journey of self-discovery and growth, learning the power of her own magic.

    Daine is sent with a delegation that includes both Sir Gareths of Naxen, Alanna the Lioness , and Numair Salmalin , to the Emperor Mage of Carthak, in hopes that she can smooth the international ... (Wikipedia)

  30. Bone, Vol. 3: Eyes of the Storm

    by Jeff Smith
    A fantasy adventure of courage and friendship, as a group of unlikely heroes battle a powerful ruler.

    In "Eyes of the Storm," book three in the epic BONE series, Gran'ma Ben reveals long-kept secrets about Thorn's royal heritage and the ancient enmities that may lead to war. In "Eyes of the Storm," ... (Goodreads)

  31. Words of Radiance, Part 2

    by Brandon Sanderson
    The second part of the epic fantasy novel, Words of Radiance, continues the story of the Knights Radiant and their fight against evil forces.

    Years ago, Szeth-son-son-Vallano, the Assassin in White, was sent by the Parshendi to assassinate the Alethi king Gavilar Kholin (for reasons not yet revealed to the reader). This murder resulted in ... (Wikipedia)

  32. Day of the Dragon

    by Richard A. Knaak
    Azeroth is under attack by the Dragonqueen's army. Rhonin and his companions must find a way to stop them before it's too late.

    In the mist-shrouded haze of the past, the world of Azeroth teemed with wondrous creatures of every kind. Mysterious Elves and hardy Dwarves walked among tribes of man in relative peace and harmony – ... (Barnes & Noble)

  33. Wrath

    by John Gwynne
    The final battle between good and evil is waged as the Banished Lands are consumed by war and destruction.

    The fourth in the Faithful and the Fallen series from John Gwynne, an epic fantasy perfect for fans of George R. R. Martin, Brandon Sanderson and David Gemmell. Events are coming to a climax in the ... (Barnes & Noble)

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