Top 50 Best Epic Fantasy | #1 Guide to the best fantasy books, games, movies, and more!Epic fantasy is arguably the father of all fantasy subgenres. It's also the most popular fantasy genre, with hordes of new epic fantasy books being released each month. Unfortunately, the epic fantasy genre has become cluttered with cliches. It's hard to sort through all the "fat fantasy crap" to find the best in the genre. What is Epic Fantasy? Epic Fantasy always includes some nation or world impacting events at play in the story and a hero or cast of heroes who embark on a quest to save it. There's usually an antagonist villain or villains who seek to overthrow the current order of things as they are.
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Our top fantasy book series recommendations
We've been reviewing some of the best genre books ever written. This month, we look at fantasy. We reviewed some fun sites: BestFantasyBooks. In no particular order, here are the top 25 fantasy books of all time. One ring rules them all. The Dark Lord put all of his powers in One Ring that was taken from him.
We have listed our recommendations below and we have also listened to the many suggestions made — hence the larger selection! The criteria? For the purpose of this list we have decided that a series must consist of at least four books.
Typically there are magical elements involved. The settings are usually historical in some way too, with strong medieval influences violence, patriarchy, etc. Everything plays out on a grand scale. Low fantasy is primarily set in our world. Harry Potter is a great example of this. Magical realism falls into this category too; you can find more information on it here. Medieval-inspired setting?
Fair warning: your TBR pile is about to get a lot bigger. Buy now from your favorite retailer:. This whimsical tale is fantastic to read as a child, with its ridiculous situations and nonsensical words, and loads of fun to come back to as an adult, as one of the first portal fantasies in literature. This Russian-inspired fantasy from Katherine Arden is bound to become a new classic. The tale follows a young girl with the ability to see the folkloric creatures in and around her village, much to the horror of her stepmother and the local Christian priest. Another story that sprang from the success of Lord of the Rings, Eddings brought his own flare for fun characters thrown into the darkest of moments.