Best Epic Fantasy Books

The publicly ranked version of

Best of the Tolkien Clones

The crowed-ranked version of the official's Best of the Tolkien Clones list. The list recommends the best works that draw heavily from Tolkien's influences. The stories often incorporate similar elements to Tolkien's Lord of the Rings -- a dark lord that threatens the world at large, a callow hero with a destiny to save the world from said dark lord moving from the obscurity of the wilderness into prominence, sophistication, and importance to the greater world, many kingdoms and cultures and peoples populating the world, etc.

Kaladin's Top 10 series

The most touching, exciting, "intelligent" and story driven fantasy series I've ever read. With a focus on "coming-to-age" books containing (a) clear protagonists that can easily be sympathized with

High Fantasy Books

A publicly ranked list of the HIGH/EPIC fantasy books. High Fantasy (also called EPIC FANTASY) is a sub-genre of fantasy that most fantasy readers call "home." Typically there is magic, heroes, lords, and villains and often an epic quest to defeat some world-ending evil. There are of course variations on the theme, but a quest (to defeat some power, find a hero, discover some magical artifact) plays an important role. A very close subgenre would be QUEST FANTASY, which is more of a descriptive subgenre than actual genre, but ties in with High Fantasy.

Epic Fantasy

Books that are considered epic fantasy ONLY.

Quest Fantasy Books

A publicly ranked list of Quest Fantasy Books Quest Fantasy books feature a quest of some sort as the major story element. Quests are often a big element of epic fantasy.