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Best Epic Fantasy Books To Read

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Epic Fantasy books.

1. Storm Glass (Harbinger) (2018)

 Best Epic Fantasy Books To ReadTheirs is a world of opposites. The privileged live in sky manors held aloft by a secretive magic known only as the Mysteries. Below, the earthbound poor are forced into factory work to maintain the engine of commerce. Only the wealthy can afford to learn the Mysteries, and they use their knowledge to further lock their hold on society.Cettie Pratt is a waif doomed to the world below, until an admiral attempts to adopt her. But in her new home in the clouds, not everyone treats her as one of the family.Sera Fitzempress is a princess born into power. She yearns to meet the orphan girl she has heard so much about, but her father…
Author(s): Jeff Wheeler

2. Iron Garland (Harbinger) (2018)

 Best Epic Fantasy Books To ReadFor three years, Sera Fitzempress has been a pawn in a gilded prison—the floating manor of Pavenham Sky. Disgraced and exiled from society, she has been isolated from the downtrodden she’s determined to liberate. But although Sera may seem subservient on the outside, the stubborn princess has only become emboldened.Now in charge of her family’s estate, Cettie Pratt has grown into an independent young woman, although she continues to be tested by the high society of the clouds. Advancing in the magic of the Mysteries, Cettie is also a useful tool of defense during turbulent times. However, as more…
Author(s): Jeff Wheeler

3. Broken Veil (Harbinger) (2019)

 Best Epic Fantasy Books To ReadRescued from a world of poverty, Cettie Pratt has avoided a bleak destiny—until now. Deceived and manipulated, she has been groomed for the ultimate betrayal: to destroy her best friend and stop peace from uniting two war-torn worlds. Her path leads her to a mysterious underworld where appearances can be deceiving.Sera Fitzempress knows the value she has to her enemies. As heir to the empire, she must keep her foes at bay and prevent them from unleashing a being of unspeakable evil upon the world while fighting a brutal war. But her enemies are more cunning than Sera expects, and the…
Author(s): Jeff Wheeler

4. The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth) (2015)

 Best Epic Fantasy Books To ReadThis is the way the world ends…for the last time.It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world’s sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy. For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms The Broken Kingdoms The Kingdom of Gods The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition) Shades in…
Author(s): N. K. Jemisin

5. Indiana Jones and the Interior World (1992)

 Best Epic Fantasy Books To ReadDetermined to retrieve the unicorn horn he cast into a portal in the earth, Indiana Jones, along with Marcus Brody, journeys from Easter Island to the gateway of the Interior World….
Author(s): Rob Macgregor

6. Prism Cloud (Harbinger) (2019)

 Best Epic Fantasy Books To ReadWhen the emperor is assassinated, Sera Fitzempress is the noble most eligible to inherit the empire. Her upcoming marriage to the prince would cement her position. And as a champion for peace, Sera is the only promise of hope for staving off war between the worlds of Kingfountain and Muirwood. But standing between her and her enemies is just one devastating secret.Sera’s best friend, Cettie, a girl born of a lower class, has made a shattering discovery: her entire existence has been a lie. Now Cettie must give up the only life she’s known and…
Author(s): Jeff Wheeler

7. Battle Mage (2017)

 Best Epic Fantasy Books To ReadSynopsisThe world is falling to the burning shadow of the Possessed and only the power of a battle mage can save it. But the ancient bond with dragonkind is failing. Of those that answer a summoning too many are black. Black dragons are the enemy of humankind. Black dragons are mad.Falco Dante is a weakling in a world of warriors, but worse than this, he is the son of a madman. Driven by grief, Falco makes a decision that will drive him to the brink of despair. As he tries to come to terms with his actions Falco follows his friends to the Academy of War, an elite training…
Author(s): Peter Flannery

8. Mirror Gate (Harbinger) (2018)

 Best Epic Fantasy Books To ReadThough relations between Princess Seraphin Fitzempress and her father have been strained, Sera’s royal position has remained unchallenged. Filled with self-doubt, she struggles to grasp the Mysteries—her greatest trial yet.An education in the enigmatic magic is a necessary one, should Sera plan to rise in her station and invoke her powers during war. But the emperor’s death now leaves both Sera and her ambitious father eligible for the throne—a contest the prince regent intends to win. Even if it means an alliance with a rival…
Author(s): Jeff Wheeler

9. The Keeper Chronicles: The Complete Trilogy (2019)

 Best Epic Fantasy Books To ReadMallon the Undying’s reign of terror ended eight years ago when he entered the elven wood and never returned. The country of Queensland has shakily returned to normal, and the Keepers who helped defend her have returned to their own pursuits as historians, storytellers, and studiers of magic.But Mallon’s moniker was truer than anyone knew. His followers still work to keep his ruthless ideas alive by abducting powerful children, sowing discord among the people, and nibbling away at Queensland’s borders.Unfortunately, the only Keepers left between Queensland and destruction are:-Alaric, who betrayed…
Author(s): JA Andrews

10. The Shadow of What Was Lost (The Licanius Trilogy) (2017)

 Best Epic Fantasy Books To ReadAs destiny calls, a journey begins.It has been twenty years since the godlike Augurs were overthrown and killed. Now, those who once served them — the Gifted — are spared only because they have accepted the rebellion’s Four Tenets, vastly limiting their powers. As a Gifted, Davian suffers the consequences of a war lost before he was even born. He and others like him are despised. But when Davian discovers he wields the forbidden power of the Augurs, he and his friends Wirr and Asha set into motion a chain of events that will change everything. To the…
Author(s): James Islington

11. Fatemarked (The Fatemarked Epic) (Volume 1) (2017)

 Best Epic Fantasy Books To ReadIn the spirit of fantasy epics like George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones and Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings, The Fatemarked Epic promises immaculate world building, an ancient prophecy, a mysterious source of magic, interesting characters, war, political intrigue, and romance. The Hundred Years War has ravaged more than three generations of kings, queens, and citizens across the Four Kingdoms. Corrupt rulers dominate. Religious intolerance runs rampant. The cycle of vengeance continues to turn with the seasons. An ancient prophecy by a legendary oracle has been…
Author(s): David Estes

12. Siege and Sacrifice (Numina) (2019)

 Best Epic Fantasy Books To ReadSandis has finally freed herself from her master and his plans to use her as a vessel for the ancient beast Kolosos. But her master has found a new, impossible vessel: Sandis’s brother, Anon—a brother she long thought dead.Kolosos is ancient, massive, and seemingly unbeatable. Fortunately, Sandis has her own monster—an ethereal fire horse that she can summon at will. In addition, she and Rone may have discovered the secret to defeating Kolosos: ancient lore that details the creation of magic. It could be the key to victory and the key to saving Anon.The price is steep, and…
Author(s): Charlie N. Holmberg

13. Shields in Shadow: An Epic Military Fantasy Novel (The Silent Champions) (2019)

 Best Epic Fantasy Books To ReadBurdened with legend. Hardened by battle scars. Hellbent on bloody revenge. As the son of a famous general, Aravon is proud to captain his own company against his people’s enemy. But the experienced veteran’s march toward glory dissolves into pain as ruthless barbarians massacre every last one of his soldiers. Burning for vengeance, he leaps at the chance to spearhead a specially-trained company and pay back his tragic defeat with blood.Desperate to not repeat his tragic past, Aravon trains his new warriors relentlessly. But the captain fears that all the tactical drills in the world may not matter when they’re forced to defend a helpless…
Author(s): Andy Peloquin

Best Epic Fantasy Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some epic fantasy books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Complete Magitech Chronicles: Books 1-7 in the Epic Space Fantasy Saga

Author(s): Chris Fox
Publisher: Chris Fox Writes LLC., Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2574596

The History Behind the Epic Fantasy

Author(s): Liz Marsham; Cast of Critical Role
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, Year: 2020, Size: 240 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2794478

The Shape Of Fantasy: Investigating The Structure Of American Heroic Epic Fantasy

Author(s): Charul Palmer-Patel
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, Year: 2020, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2798585

Magium: The Mage Tournament (Book 1): An Epic Fantasy Adventure

Author(s): Chris Michael Wilson
Publisher: , Year: 2017, Size: 336 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2197668

Devil's Night Dawning: A Gritty Dark Fantasy Epic

Author(s): Damien Black, Red Raven
Publisher: Damien Black, Year: 2016, Size: 911 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2186231

GURPS 4th edition. Dungeon Fantasy Treasures 2: Epic Treasures

Author(s): Matt Riggsby
Publisher: Steve Jackson Games Incorporated, Year: 2016, Size: 990 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2268811

OtherWorlds: How to Imagine, Paint and Create Epic Scenes of Fantasy

Author(s): Tom Kidd
Publisher: IMPACT, Year: 2010, Size: 45 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 867836

Otherworlds: how to imagine, paint, and create epic scenes of fantasy

Author(s): Kidd, Tom
Publisher: Impact;F+W Media, Year: 2010, Size: 51 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2683423

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly record-breakers according to Chicago Tribune, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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