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High/Epic Fantasy

High/epic fantasy works are set in a secondary world and have a complex and sweeping plot. Narrative usually involves detailed world building, warfare, the rise and fall of kingdoms, as well as a much larger cast of characters than traditional fantasy books. Setting is often redolent of medieval Europe.

Well-known writers include J.R.R. Tolkien, George R.R. Martin, and Robert Jordan.

Because of George R.R. Martin's series A Song of Fire and Ice, the genre has gained in popularity in the last few years, with a tendency toward the dark and gritty. A celebrated recent title in that vein is Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence.

If you write high/epic fantasy, explore this genre to connect with other like-minded writers, workshop, and publish your book.

Landmark High/Epic Fantasy Titles

  • High/Epic Fantasy Book - The Name of the Wind  
  • High/Epic Fantasy Book - Blood Song  
  • High/Epic Fantasy Book - The Lord of the Rings  
  • High/Epic Fantasy Book - Wizard's First Rule  
  • High/Epic Fantasy Book - Assassin's Apprentice  
  • High/Epic Fantasy Book - Acacia  
  • High/Epic Fantasy Book - A Game of Thrones  
  • High/Epic Fantasy Book - The Eye of the World  
  • High/Epic Fantasy Book - The Prince of Thorns  
  • High/Epic Fantasy Book - The Magic Kingdom of Landover  

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