Recommend Me Books – High or Epic Fantasy

Posted August 19, 2017 by Geybie's Book Blog in Recommend Me / 73 Comments

Recommend Me Books - High, Epic Fantasy

This genre is one of the genres I have NEVER read. I know it’s crazy considering how popular the books and the movies of this genre are. I was trying to give this genre a try but, honestly, I didn’t know which ones I supposedly started so I gave up. The two genres that I normally read are romance (contemporary and paranormal but mostly contemporary) and mystery but I am eager to try new ones–the ones that are out of my comfort zone or what I am used to.

I always said that I loved to push boundaries when it comes to reading; however, when I thought of it, there are many genres that I actually haven’t touched yet and it frustrated me since my curiosity was high but I had no idea which one to start. Moreover, there was a fear that I wouldn’t enjoy them. I’ve been afraid that this genre would be too highly imaginative for me.

In short, I’m curious about this genre and desperately NEED YOUR HELP. Please recommend me your favorites.

Check out the other posts if you haven’t yetThere are A LOT OF AWESOME recommendations!!! Thank you so much to all the bloggers and readers who have participated. 😀

Please recommend me your favorites of high/epic fantasy books. 😀

Lexxie at (Un)Conventional Bookviews: Oh yeah, that’s what I’m talking about, Geybie! I love Fantasy, Epic Fantasy and High Fantasy. 🙂 Here are some of my recommendations :

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Starflight by Melissa Landers Starfall (Starflight #2) by Melissa Landers The Menagerie series by Rachel Vincent The Peri Reed Chronicles by Kim Harrison The Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown The Starbound Trilogy by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner A Devil's Isle series by Chloe Neill Age of X series by Richelle Mead Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher Gentleman Bastard series by Scott Lynch I Am Just Junco series by J.A. Huss Sianim series by Patricia Briggs Soulprint by Megan Miranda The Cinder Spires The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher The Time Weaver Chronicles by Thomas A. Knight

Amy at A Magical World of Words: Hmmmm…….high fantasy… Definitely the Throne of Glass series or any of Sarah J. Maas’ books. Or Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake, and maybe Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha trilogy.

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake The Young Queens (Three Dark Crowns novella) by Kendare Blake One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns #2) by Kendare Blake

Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction: I agree with many of Lexxie’s recs. Illuminae and the Starbound Trilogy are great places to start if you’re not quite sure you’re ready for “serious” fantasy (though they both lean more toward sci-fi than epic fantasy).

One of my favorite fantasy series of ever is the Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb. There are actually LOTS of books set in this same world, and she even just published a follow-up trilogy, but you can just start with the original trilogy and see how you like it. If you LOVE those books as much as I did, and you want to know what to read next, just let me know!

Another fantastic fantasy author to check out is Brandon Sanderson’s the Stormlight Archive is amazing, but the books are a little more intimidating than the others I mentioned so you might not want to try it for your first epic fantasy.

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff The Starbound Trilogy by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner The Stormlight Archive series by Brandon Sanderson The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb

Sophie at Beware Of The Reader: I’m with you, Amy! But I would also add all Cassandra Clare’s series and The Dark of the Moon by E.S Bell. Plus An Ember in the Ashes by Saba Tahir.

Magisterium series by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare The Dark Artifices series by Cassandra Clare The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare The Dark Of The Moon (Chronicles of Lunos #1) by E.S. Bell An Amber In The Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir

Stephanie at BookfeverThe Grisha books by Leigh Bardugo are my favorite high fantasy books. I also enjoyed Uprooted by Naomi Novik, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge and The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco. 🙂

The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo An Amber In The Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir Uproofted by Naomi Novik Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Sophia at Delighted Reader: Fantasy is not a genre I reach for that often, but I do like it. Of course JRR Tolkien’s Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle series, Michelle Franklin’s Haanta series. My first dip into fantasy was mashing up fantasy and romance. Here are some I liked: Terri Brisbin’s Stone Circle series, Captive Prince trilogy by CS Pascat (M/M), Amanda Bouchet’s The Kingmaker Chronicles, Kristen Ashley’s Fantasyland series, and Bitterwood by Rowan Speedwell (M/M).

The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco The Inheritance Cycle series by Christopher Paolini Tales from Frewyn (The Reporter from Marridon) by Michelle Franklin Tales from Frewyn Volume 1 by Michelle Franklin The Captive Prince Trilogy by C.S. Pacat A Novel of The Stone Circles series by Terri Brisbin The Kingmaker Chronicles series by Amanda Bouchet Bitterwood by Rowan Speedwell Fantasyland series by Kristen Ashley

Karen at Kissin Blue Karen: This is my go-to genre. I got tons of recs here for you…

I could throw in a few more but they don’t seem to have sequels (and it has been too long waiting for them). Thanks for putting this series together, I am looking for recs in every post. My TBR is growing by leaps and bounds!

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima The Great Library series by Rachel Caine   Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes Blood of Wonderland (Queen od Hearts #2) by Colleen Oakes War of The Cards (Queen of Hearts #3) by Colleen Oakes Flamecaster (Shattered Realms #1) by Cinda Williams Chima Shadowcaster (Shattered Realms #2) by Cinda Williams Chima The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo Remnant Chronicles series by Mary E. Pearson Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard The Young Elites series by Marie Lu Ruined series by Amy Tintera A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas   Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff The Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown

Uma at Books Bags Burgers: HIGH FANTASY??? Move people, coming through!! I’ll list out some books that haven’t been recommended already 😀

 The Witchlands series by Susan Dennard The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo Lord of The Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman An Amber In The Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir Nevernight by Jay Kristoff Godsgrave (Nevernight Chronicle #2) by Jay Kristoff Soulfinders (Study) series by Maria V. Snyder The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis The Inheritance Cycle series by Christopher Paolini The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi A Crown of Wishes (A Touched-Star Queen) by Roshani Chokshi

Veronika B: My favorite fantasy books are Leigh Bardugo’s books! I’ve read and loved all of them! Her writing is so engaging and beautiful!

Six Of Crows series by Leigh Bardugo The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

Alyssa Susanna at The Eater Of Books: Oh man. Fantasy is where I am AT. I love fantasy! YA or Adult. I’ll break it down in two lists. 😀

Adult:

Young Adult:

I could probably keep going but I’ll stop there. 😀 I think most fit what you are looking for! Have a fabulous week, Geybie. =)

The Winter King by C.L. Wilson A Promise Of Fire (The Kingmaker Chronicles #1) by Amanda Bouchet Breath Of Fire (The Kingmaker Chronicles #2) by Amanda Bouchet Heart On Fire (The Kingmaker Chronicles #3) by Amanda Bouchet Destined For A King by Ashlyn Macnamara Heartstone by Elle Katharine White The Shattered Court by M.J. Scott Bitterblue (Graceling Realm Book 3) by Kristin Cashore Fire (Graceling Realm Book 2) by Kristin Cashore Graceling (Graceling Realm Book 1) by Kristin Cashore Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken Traitor To The Throne by Alwyn Hamilton Rebel Of The Sands by Alwyn Hamilton The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh The Rose and The Dagger The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows Flame In The Mist by Renee Ahdieh Silver Eve (Guardians of Tarnec Book 2) by Sandra Waugh Lark Rising (Guardians of Tarnec Book 1) by Sandra Waugh The Perilous Sea (The Elemental Trilogy Book 2) by Sherry Thomas The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy Book 1) by Sherry Thomas The Immortal Heights (The Elemental Trilogy Book 3) by Sherry Thomas The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons Strange The Dreamer by Liani Taylor The Winner's Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski Banished by Kimberley Griffiths Little Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little Returned by Kimberley Griffiths Little  The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury Princess Of Thorns by Stacey Jay Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan The Falconer (Book One of the Falconer Trilogy) by Elizabet May The Fallen Kingdom (Book Three of the Falconer Trilogy) by Elizabeth May The Vanishing Throne (Book Two of the Falconer Trilogy) by Elizabeth May Deception (Courier's Daughter Book 2) by C.J. Redwine Defiance (Courier's Daughter Book 1) by C.J. Redwine Deliverance (Courier's Daughter Book 3) by C.J. Redwine Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends Trilogy Book 1) by Kelley Armstrong Empire of Night (Age of Legends Trilogy Book 2) by Kelley Armstrong Forest of Ruin (Age of Legends Trilogy) by Kelley Armstrong

Anne at North Woman: I used to think I didn’t like this genre until I started reading some of them. I also adore Uprooted by Namoi Novik and suggest audio, if you like audio, for it. I can also suggest audio with Simon Vance narrating for her Temeraire series. I love all Robin Hobb (also like the audio) and Juliet Marillier the newer Grim & Blackthorn series and I’m trying to get to the older Daughters of the Forest series. The Mist Torn Witches series by Barb Hendee. I loved the new series with The Dead Seekers by Barb Hendee also. The Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman. I can go on and on but you have enough to try.

Uproofted by Naomi Novik The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb Fitz and The Fool Trilogy by Robin Hobb Liveship Traders Trilogy by Robin Hobb Rain Wilds Chronicles by Robin Hobb Soldier Son Trilogy by Robin Hobb The Tawny Man Trilogy by Robin Hobb and Megan Lindholm Temeraire series by Naomi Novik Blackthorn and Grim series by Juliet Marillier  Daughter of the Forest (the Sevenwaters Trilogy #1) by Juliet Marillier Son of the Shadows (the Sevenwaters Trilogy #2) by Juliet Marillier Child of the Prophecy (the Sevenwaters Trilogy #3) by Juliet Marillier The Mist-Torn Witches series by Barb Hendee The Dead Seekers by Barb and J.C. Hendee The Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman

Carol at Carol’s Notebook: Looks like you’ve got some great recommendations. Has anyone mentioned the Divine Cities series by Robert Jackson Bennett?

The Divine Cities by Robert Jackson Bennett

Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer: Your list is amazing and all of my favorites are there. The Passage trilogy could fall into this category.

The Passage Trilogy by Justin Cronin

Renee at Addicted To Romance: I have to admit that Fantasy romance, is probably one of my all time favorite genres to read in romance, and it’s not as common as I would like. Some of my all time favorite books are fantasy themed. It’s just completely different from any other sub genre. I blame it on all those Dragonlance books I read when I was a kid. hehe
Here are some of my favorites that I would recommend:

Waking Eden (The Eden Series Book 3) by Rhenna Morgan Warprize (Chronicles of the Warlands Book 1) by Elizabeth Vaughan Bride Enchanted by Edith Layton Star of the Morning (A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms Book 1) by Lynn Kurland Lord of the Fading Lands (The Tairen Soul Book 1) by C.L. Wilson A Promise Of Fire (The Kingmaker Chronicles #1) by Amanda Bouchet Radiance (Wraith Kings Book 1) by Grace Draven The Sea King (Weathermages of Mystral Book 2) by C.L. Wilson The Winter King by C.L. Wilson Warrior's Woman (Ly-san-ter Book 1) by Johanna Lindsey

Kristen at Metaphors And Moonlight: It turns out all my high fantasy recs are M/M, so if that’s ok, I rec Black Snow by EAB, Captive Prince series by C.S. Pacat, Tales from Verania series by TJ Klune, and Tales of the High Court series by Megan Derr. Also Scarlet & the White Wolf series by Kirby Crow if you like more slow-paced stories. 🙂 And all of these are pretty much focused on the romance!

The Captive Prince Trilogy by C.S. Pacat Tales From Verania by TJ Klune The High King's Golden Tongue (Tales of the High Court Book 1) by Megan Derr The Pirate of Fathoms Deep (Tales of the High Court Book 2) by Megan Derr Black Snow by EAB Scarlet and The White Wolf series by Kirby Crow

Dragonfly at Our Familiarium: I see a few books I love here. E.g. Red Rising and An Ember in the Ashes. I’m surprised the Lord of the Rings and Games of Thrones are not here! I loved the Lunar Chronicles which you could say is Sci-fi but it’s like Red Rising!

Lord of The Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien  An Amber In The Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir  The Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown  A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin The Lunar Chronicles (3 books) by Marissa Meyer

Melissa at Melissa’s Book World: A lot of my favorites are already mentioned but let’s say them again.. hahaha. My favorites:

The Kingmaker Chronicles series by Amanda Bouchet Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas An Amber In The Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo Penryn and The End Of Days series by Susan Ee A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Sarah at Brainfluff: I’ll endorse a number of the above suggestions – especially the Red Rising trilogy, Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy and Warprize. I’ll add The Falconer Trilogy by Elizabeth May, the Manifold Worlds duology by Foz Meadows, The Summer Goddess by Joanne Hall, The Steerswoman series by Rosemary Kirstein, and Shadows of the Apt series by Adrian Tchaikovsky.

The Falconer (Book One of the Falconer Trilogy) by Elizabet May The Fallen Kingdom (Book Three of the Falconer Trilogy) by Elizabeth May The Vanishing Throne (Book Two of the Falconer Trilogy) by Elizabeth May The Summer Goddess by Joanne Hall Shadows of the Apt series by Adrian Tchaikovsky the Manifold Worlds duology by Foz Meadows The Steerswoman series by Rosemary Kirstein

73 responses to “Recommend Me Books – High or Epic Fantasy

  1. Unfortunately on this particular one I’m afraid I’m not able to help. I don’t read much of this genre as I find it particularly ‘heavy’ to read.

    Although it was not for me, perhaps it could be for someone else, The Iron Age Trilogy by Angus Watson.

  2. Oh yeah, that’s what I’m talking about, Geybie! I love Fantasy, Epic Fantasy and High Fantasy 🙂

    Here are some of my recommendations :

    Illuminae series by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufmann
    Red Rising trilogy by Pierce Brown
    Starbound trilogy by Amie Kaufmann and Meagan Spooner
    Starflight series by Melissa Landers
    Peri Reed chronicles by Kim Harrison
    Menagerie series by Rachel Vincent
    Devil’s Isle series by Chloe Neill
    I Am Just Junco series by JA Huss
    Soulprint by Megan Miranda
    The Time Weaver Chronicles by Thomas A. Knight
    Gentleman Bastard series by Scott Lynch
    Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher
    Sianim / Aralorn series by Patricia Briggs
    and one I haven’t started yet, but am excited about : The Cinder Spires series by Jim Butcher
    There is also The Age of X series by Richelle Mead, but I don’t know if it’s going to be completed, there are two books out, with news of a third, but nothing has happened in a few years…

  3. amynikitawords

    Hmmmm…….high fantasy…

    Definitely the Throne of Glass series or any of Sarah J. Maas’ books. Or Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake, and maybe Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha trilogy.
    Will let you know if I think of more!

  4. I agree with many of Lexxie’s recs. Illuminae and the Starbound Trilogy are great places to start if you’re not quite sure you’re ready for “serious” fantasy (though they both lean more toward sci-fi than epic fantasy).

    One of my favorite fantasy series of ever is the Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb. There are actually LOTS of books set in this same world, and she even just published a follow-up trilogy, but you can just start with the original trilogy and see how you like it. If you LOVE those books as much as I did, and you want to know what to read next, just let me know!

    Another fantastic fantasy author to check out is Brandon Sanderson (the Stormlight Archive is amazing, but the books are a little more intimidating than the others I mentioned, so you might not want to try it for your first epic fantasy.

  5. Beware Of The Reader

    I’m with you Amy! But I would also add all Cassandra Clare’s series and Geybie put into it The Dark of the Moon by E.S Bell. Plus An Ember in the Ashes by Saba Tahir

    • Thank you, Sophie. Yay, I read Cassandra Clare’s book but didn’t finish the whole series. I got distracted by other books at that time. I remover I enjoyed it though. 😁

  6. Greg Hill

    Some great recommendations here! I didn’t know about the Young Queens novella so I’m adding that one (and that series is a blast)! I definitely have to agree with the Illuminae books, and the Menagerie series is on my TBR too.

  7. The Grisha books by Leigh Bardugo are my favorite high fantasy books. I also enjoyed Uprooted by Naomi Novik, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge and The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco. 🙂

  8. Fantasy is not a genre I reach for that often, but I do like it. Of course JRR Tolkien’s Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle series, Michelle Franklin’s Haanta series.
    My first dip into fantasy was mashing up fantasy and romance. Here are some I liked: Terri Brisbin’s Stone Circle series, Captive Prince trilogy by CS Pascat (m/m), Amanda Bouchet’s The Kingmaker Chronicles, Kristen Ashley’s Fantasyland series, and Bitterwood by Rowan Speedwell (m/m)

  9. This is my go-to genre. I got tons of recs here for ya…
    Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
    (once again) Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
    Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes
    Shattered Realms series and the Seven Realms by Cinda Williams Chima
    Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
    The Grisha series by Leigh Bardugo
    Ruined series by Amy Tintera
    The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson
    The Young Elites by Marie Lu
    A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas
    The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
    Red Rising by Pierce Brown

    I could thrown in a few more but they don’t seem to have sequels (and it has been too long waiting for them)

    Thanks for putting this series together, I am looking for recs in every post. My TBR is growing by leaps and bounds!

  10. HIGH FANTASY??? Move people, coming through!! I’ll list out some books that haven’t been recommended already 😀

    1. Witchlands series by Susan Dennard
    2. The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
    3. Lord of the Rings by Tolkien
    4. His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman
    5. An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir
    6. The Nevernight Chronicle by Jay Kristoff
    7. Study series by Maria Snyder
    8. Chronicles of Narnia by C.S.Lewis
    9. The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
    10. The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

  11. Veronika B

    My favorite fantasy books are Leigh Bardugo’s books! I’ve read and loved all of them! Her writing is so engaging and beautiful!

  12. I’ve read this series, The Millennium Series. It’s not fantasy, it’s thriller/mystery. It’s a great read. Steig Larsson wrote the first 3 books before he died and David Lagercrantz picked up the torch to continue on with series. The first in the series, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was made into a movie in the U.S. which I have not seen, but I did watch all three in the original Swedish. Pretty intense.

  13. I’ve read this series, The Millennium Series. It’s not fantasy, it’s thriller/mystery. It’s a great read. Steig Larsson wrote the first 3 books before he died and David Lagercrantz picked up the torch to continue on with series. The first in the series, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was made into a movie in the U.S. which I have not seen, but I did watch all three in the original Swedish. Pretty intense.

  14. Oh man. Fantasy is where I am AT. I love fantasy! YA or Adult. I’ll break it down in two lists. 😀

    Adult:

    – The Winter King by C.L. Wilson
    – A Promise of Fire, Breath of Fire, Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet
    – Destined for a King by Ashlyn Macnamara
    – The Shattered Court by M.J. Scott
    – Heartstone by Elle Katharine White

    Young Adult:

    – Graceling, Fire, Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
    – Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
    – Rebel of the Sands, Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton
    – The Wrath & The Dawn, The Rose & The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
    – Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
    – The Orphan Queen, The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows
    – Lark Rising, Silver Eve by Sandra Waugh
    – The Burning Sky, The Perilous Sea, The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas
    – The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons
    – Forbidden, Banished, Returned by Kimberley Griffiths Little
    – The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
    – Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
    – The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski
    – The Falconer, The Vanishing Throne, The Fallen Kingdom by Elizabeth May
    – Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay
    – Sea of Shadows, Empire of Night, Forest of Ruin by Kelley Armstrong
    – Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan
    – Defiance, Deception, Deliverance by C.J. Redwine

    I could probably keep going but I’ll stop there. 😀 I think most fit what you are looking for!

    Have a fabulous week, Geybie. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  15. Oh my! You’ve lots of good suggestions already! Hope I don’t duplicate.

    Codex Already series by Jim Butcher
    Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks
    Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
    Black Magician series by Trudi Canavan
    Temeraire series by Naomi Novak
    Margaret Weis/ Tracy Hickman’s Dragonlance books

    Lastly, and never ever least

    RA Salvatore’s Drizzt books and Corona books

  16. Looks like you’ve got some great recommendations. Has anyone mentioned the Divine Cities series by Robert Jackson Bennett?

  17. carolesrandomlife

    Great recommendations! I have enjoyed the Red Rising trilogy, the Shattered Sea trilogy, and I adore Uprooted. I need to try some others from this list!

  18. I used to think I didn’t like this genre until I started reading some of them. I also adore Uprooted by Namoi Novik and suggest audio, if you like audio, for it. I can also suggest audio with Simon Vance narrating for her Temeraire series. I love all Robin Hobb (also like the audio) and Juliet Marillier the newer Grim & Blackthorn series and I’m trying to get to the older Daughters of the Forest series. The Mist Torn Witches series by Barb Hendee. I loved the new series with The Dead Seekers by Barb Hendee also. The Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman. I can go on and on but you have enough to try. Anne

  19. I have to admit that Fantasy romance, is probably one of my all time favorite genres to read in romance, and its not as common as I would like. Some of my all time favorite books are fantasy themed. Its just completely different from any other sub genre. I blame it on all those dragonlance books I read when I was a kid hehe
    Here are some of my favorites that I would recommend
    Waking Eden by Rhenna Morgan
    Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughan
    Star of the Morning by Lynn Kurland
    Bride Enchanted by Edith Layton
    Lord of the Fading Lands by C.L. Wilson
    Radiance by Grace Draven
    The Winter King by C.L. Wilson
    The Sea King by C.L. Wilson
    A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
    Warrior’s Woman by Johanna Lindsey

  20. It turns out all my high fantasy recs are M/M, so if that’s ok, I rec Black Snow by EAB, Captive Prince series by C.S. Pacat, Tales from Verania series by TJ Klune, and Tales of the High Court series by Megan Derr. Also Scarlet & the Whit Wolf series by Kirby Crow if you like more slow-paced stories. 🙂 And all of these are pretty much focused on the romance!

  21. Drangonfly

    I see a few books I love here. E.g. Red Rising and An Ember in the Ashes. I’m surprised the Lord of the Rigs and Games of Thrones are not here! I loved the Lunar Chronicles which you could say is Sci-fi but it’s like Red Rising!

  22. A lot of my favorites are already mentioned but let’s say em again hahaha.
    My favorites:

    – daughter of smoke and bone trilogy by laini taylor (EPIC, EPIC EPICCCCCC HSBDFHJBDFHJBDFG)
    – the Kingmaker Chronicles by Amanda Bouchet (one of my new favorites, already read the first two books twice this year)
    – throne of glass series by Sarah J. Maas (EPIC, EPIC, EPICCCCC JNFSGHSDBFGHBDFB)

    – a Court of thorns and roses trilogy by Sarah J. Maas
    – an Ember in the ashes by Sabaa Tahir
    – Only read the first book, but I really loved Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo (#1 Griash)
    – Penryn and the End of days trilogy by Susan Ee (THIS IS HOW YOU WRITE ANGEL STORIES SGHFBDHFBGDHJFBG)
    – a shadow bright and burning by Jessica Cluess

  23. I’ll endorse a number of the above suggestions – especially the Red Rising trilogy, Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy and Warprize. I’ll add The Falconer Trilogy by Elizabeth May, the Manifold Worlds duology by Foz Meadows, The Summer Goddess by Jo Hall, The Steerswoman series by Rosemary Kirstein and Shadows of the Apt series by Adrian Tchaikovsky.

  24. Oh thank goodness someone finally said A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones)! I was panicking! 😂

    Definitely those need to be read as Epic High Fantasy. They are real tomes, but well worth it if you can stomach it!

    Lord of the Rings was another that had to be on this list.

    I’m also going to recommend Abhorsen by Garth Nix as a YA epic fantasy series.

    Temeraire is here which is another lovely one.

    All of Sarah J Maas 💟💟

    I haven’t read this one yet but I can’t wait to : Patrick Rothfuss’s Name of the Wind series.

    • Geybie's Book Blog

      Thank you so much Di. Sarah J. Maas books are like everyone’s favorites. I’m CURIOUS. 😁

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