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.
Books that are considered epic fantasy ONLY.
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.