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The Best Epic Fantasy Books Ever Written

Epic fantasy is generally serious in tone and often epic in scope, dealing with themes of grand struggle against supernatural, evil forces. Some typical characteristics of epic fantasy include fantastical elements such as elves, fairies, dwarves, magic or sorcery, wizards or magicians, invented languages, quests, coming-of-age themes, and multi-volume narratives. Whether a single book or a series, what do you think is the best epic fantasy of all time?
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A Song of Ice and Fire (George R. R. Martin)
A Song of Ice and Fire (George R. R. Martin)
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The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R.Tolkien)
The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R.Tolkien)
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The Kingkiller Chronicle (Series)
The Kingkiller Chronicle (Series)
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The Chronicles of Narnia
The Chronicles of Narnia
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The Wheel of Time Series
The Wheel of Time Series
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The Stormlight Archive
The Stormlight Archive
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Mistborn Trilogy
Mistborn Trilogy
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His Dark Materials
His Dark Materials
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Inheritance Cycle Series (Christopher Paolini)
Inheritance Cycle Series (Christopher Paolini)
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The Farseer Trilogy
The Farseer Trilogy
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The Sword of Truth Series
The Sword of Truth Series
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The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower
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Gentleman Bastards (Series) (Scott Lynch)
Gentleman Bastards (Series) (Scott Lynch)
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The Hobbit
The Hobbit
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The First Law (Joe Abercrombie)
The First Law (Joe Abercrombie)
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The Malazan Book of the Fallen Series
The Malazan Book of the Fallen Series
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The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride
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Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
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The Belgariad (David Eddings)
The Belgariad (David Eddings)
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The Riftwar Saga
The Riftwar Saga
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Earthsea Cycle
Earthsea Cycle
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Sabriel/ Lirael/ Abhorsen
Sabriel/ Lirael/ Abhorsen
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The Night Angel Trilogy
The Night Angel Trilogy
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The Broken Empire Trilogy
The Broken Empire Trilogy
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The Inheritance Trilogy (N.K. Jemisin)
The Inheritance Trilogy (N.K. Jemisin)
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Dragonriders of Pern
Dragonriders of Pern
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The Demon Cycle
The Demon Cycle
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Graceling Series
Graceling Series
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The Shades of Magic Series (V.E. Schwab)
The Shades of Magic Series (V.E. Schwab)
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Good Omens (Terry Pratchett)
Good Omens (Terry Pratchett)
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Discworld
Discworld
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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
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Kushiel's Dart (Jacqueline Carey)
Kushiel's Dart (Jacqueline Carey)
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Redwall (Brian Jacques)
Redwall (Brian Jacques)
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Dragonlance Chronicles
Dragonlance Chronicles
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American Gods
American Gods
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Raven's Shadow
Raven's Shadow
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The Broken Earth (N.K. Jemisin)
The Broken Earth (N.K. Jemisin)
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The Codex Alera Series
The Codex Alera Series
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The Neverending Story
The Neverending Story
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