High fantasy or epic fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy, defined either by the epic nature of its setting or by the epic stature of its characters, themes, or plot. The term "high fantasy" was coined by Lloyd Alexander in a 1971 essay, "High Fantasy and Heroic Romance" (originally given at the New England Round Table of Children's Librarians in October 1969). Heroic fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy in which events occur in a world where magic is prevalent and modern technology is non-existent. The setting may be entirely fictitious in nature or based upon earth with some additions. Unlike dark fiction, it provides a setting in which all men are strong, all women beautiful, all life adventurous, and all problems simple. This means that adventures based in heroic fantasy are unlikely to mention any wider problems that cannot be fixed by a quest. Characters within heroic fantasy are likely to be underdogs of humble origin who are placed in situations forcing them to act in a heroic manner, past what is expected of them.

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Beyond the Shadows #3 Night Angel

By: Brent Weeks

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Orbit: 2011

Seller ID: 9780356500737

ISBN: 035650073X

Condition: New


A new queen has usurped the throne and is leading Cenaria into disaster. The country has become a broken realm with a threadbare army, little food, and no hope. Kylar Stern plans to reinstate his closest friend Logan as King, but can he really get away with murder In the north, the Godking's death has thrown Khalidor into civil war. To gain the upper hand, one faction attempts to raise the goddess Khali herself. But they are playing with volatile powers, and trigger conflict on a vast scale. Seven armies will converge to save - or destroy - an entire continent. Kylar has finally learnt the bit... View more info

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Perfect Shadow #0.5 Night Angel Novella (Includes the bonus story - I, Nightangel)

By: Brent Weeks

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Orbit: 2017

Seller ID: 9780356510941

ISBN: 0356510948

Condition: New


For the first time in print as a special hardcover edition, Brent Weeks's blockbuster novella Perfect Shadow tells the origin story of the Night Angel trilogy's most enigmatic character: Durzo Blint. Also includes the short story, I, Nightangel. Gaelan Starfire is a farmer, happy to be a husband and a father; a careful, quiet, simple man. He's also an immortal, peerless in the arts of war. Over the centuries, he's worn many faces to hide his gift, but he is a man ill-fit for obscurity, and all too often he's become a hero, his very names passing into legend: Acaelus Thorne, Yric the Black, Hro... View more info

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Captive Prince #1 Captive Prince

By: C. S. Pacat

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Viking: 2015

Seller ID: 9780143799597

ISBN: 0143799592

Condition: New


From global phenomenon C.S. Pacat comes the compelling first adventure in her critically acclaimed trilogy. Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave. Beautiful, manipulative and deadly, his new master Prince Laurent epitomises the worst of the decadent court at Vere. But in the lethal web of Veretian politics, nothing is as it seems, and when Damen is caught up in a dangerous play for the throne, h... View more info

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The Meeting of the Waters #1 The Watchers [used book]

By: Caiseal Mor

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Simon and Schuster: 2001

Seller ID: 073181021X

ISBN: 073181021X

Condition: Good


A magical retelling of sorcery and history in Celtic times In Caiseal Mor's bestselling THE CIRCLE AND THE CROSS, tales of the Faerie realm, passed down from generation to generation, had become the stuff of legend. But there was a time when the Faerie folk, the Tautha De Danaan and the Fir-Bolg, still walked the earth as mortals and called their homeland Innisfail. In a small barren area to the west of Innisfail, Brocan, the last king of the Fir-Bolg, is locked in bitter dispute with King Cecht of the Danaans. His once powerful people are gradually abandoning their time-honoured traditions, b... View more info

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The Raven Game #3 Watchers [used book]

By: Caiseal Mor

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Simon and Schuster: 2003

Seller ID: 0731810236

ISBN: 0731810236

Condition: Good


The third and final instalment of The Watchers trilogy. The Raven's tale is not a pretty one. Innisfail is divided by war once more. King Eber of the South must meet his brother on the battlefield to decide the islands fate. View more info

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The Ill-Made Mute #1 Bitterbynde Trilogy [used book]

By: Cecilia Dart-Thornton

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2001

Seller ID: 004039

ISBN: 0732910978

Condition: Good


Book 1 in The Bitterbynde Trilogy. In a world where creatures of legend haunt the lands of men, and to be caught outside after dark means almost certain death, the inhabitants of Isse Tower are amazed when a mute, starving foundling is discovered outside their gates. With no recollection of name or past, the mute soon realises that the only hope of happiness lies in distant Caermelor, where a wise woman might be able to restore the foundling's memories. To get there, Imrhien must survive a wilderness of endless danger. Lost and pursued by unhuman wights, Imrhien is saved by Thorn, a mysterio... View more info

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The Iron Tree #1 Crowhistle Chronicles [used book]

By: Cecilia Dart-Thornton

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Tor: 2005

Seller ID: 0330421867

ISBN: 0330421867

Condition: Good


Jarred, recently come of age, is leaving the sun-scorched desert village that has always been his home. He sets out with a band of friends to explore the world - to see the mighty and beautiful kingdom of the north, a place he has only ever dreamed of - and to seek out the truth about his father, who came to the village a stranger and departed when Jarred was ten, never to return. So begins an extraordinary journey, a chronicle of jealousy and revenge, of wickedness, broken promises and justice, of discovery and truth, and of love. View more info

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Wolf King : Horus Heresy : Warhammer 40,000 [hardcover][used book][hard to get]

By: Chris Wraight

Price: $50.00

Publisher: UK, Black Library: 2015

Seller ID: 1784964840

ISBN: 1784964840

Condition: Very Good


Harcover in Very Good condition. Dustjacket in Very Good Conditon. Looks new. Abandoned by their kinsmen and hounded into the Alaxxes Nebula, Leman Russ and his Space Wolves face the Alpha Legion fleet for one last, glorious battle. The Space Wolves were set upon by the forces of the Alpha Legion before they had even recovered from the Razing of Prospero. Hounded to the edge of the Alaxxes Nebula, in desperation Leman Russ called out to his primarch brothers and their Legions for aid. None came. Now, with their fleet stranded and supplies dwindling, the warriors of the Rout face almost cer... View more info

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Eldest #2 Inheritance [used book]

By: Christopher Paolini

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Corgi: 2006

Seller ID: 0552552119

ISBN: 0552552119

Condition: Good


Darkness falls...Despair abounds...Evil reigns...Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now, Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of the Dragon Rider. It is the journey of a lifetime, filled with awe-inspiring new places and people, each day a fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and Eragon isn't sure whom he can trust. Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle back h... View more info

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Brisingr #3 Inheritance [used book]

By: Christopher Paolini

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Doubleday: 2008

Seller ID: 0385613857

ISBN: 0385613857


Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors, Eragon and Saphira narrowly escaped with their lives. But more awaits the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by promises he may not be able to keep, including his oath to cousin Roran to help rescue his beloved Katrina. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes, Eragon must make choices that take him across the Empire and beyond, choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice. Conflict, action, adventure and one devastating death await readers as Eragon battles on behalf of the Varden while Galbatorix ruthle... View more info

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Eragon #1 Inheritance [used book][movie tie-in]

By: Christopher Paolini

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Corgi: 2006

Edition: Movie Tie-in Edition

Seller ID: 0552553719

ISBN: 0552553719

Condition: Good


When Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight his simple life is shattered and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose ... View more info

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The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm #1 Tales from Alagaesia

By: Christopher Paolini

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2019

Seller ID: 9780241392379

ISBN: 0241392373

Condition: New


A wanderer and a cursed child. Spells and magic. And dragons, of course. Welcome back to the world of Alagaesia. It's been a year since Eragon departed Alagaesia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. Now he is struggling with an endless sea of tasks: constructing a vast dragonhold, wrangling with suppliers, guarding dragon eggs and dealing with belligerent Urgals and haughty elves. Then a vision from the Eldunari, unexpected visitors and an exciting Urgal legend offer a much-needed distraction and a new perspective. This volume features three origi... View more info

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Hidden Huntress #2 Malediction Trilogy

By: Danielle L. Jensen

Price: $21.95

Publisher: UK, Angry Robot: 2015

Seller ID: 002146

ISBN: 0857664654

Condition: New


Beneath the mountain, the king's reign of tyranny is absolute; the one troll with the capacity to challenge him is imprisoned for treason. Cecile has escaped the darkness of Trollus, but she learns all too quickly that she is not beyond the reach of the king's power. Or his manipulation. Recovered from her injuries, she now lives with her mother in Trianon and graces the opera stage every night. But by day she searches for the witch who has eluded the trolls for five hundred years. Whether she succeeds or fails, the costs to those she cares about will be high. To find Anushka, she must delve i... View more info

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A Dance of Chaos #6 Shadowdance

By: David Dalglish

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Orbit: 2015

Seller ID: 002377

ISBN: 0356502775

Condition: New


Fear comes in the hands of prophets ...The final instalment of the Shadowdance series finds Haern the Watcher returning to his beloved city of Veldaren, only to find it has collapsed into chaos. The Sun Guild has conquered the former thief guilds, destroying the peace Haern fought so hard to obtain. The Trifect is their next target, and Alyssa Gemcroft must reach out to whatever allies she can find, even if it means casting aside longtime friends. As the chaos grows, so does the power of the dark god Karak, who lays siege to Veldaren. If the city falls, the world will suffer ...Father or son;... View more info

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A Dance of Ghosts #5 Shadowdance

By: David Dalglish

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Orbit: 2014

Seller ID: 002378

ISBN: 0356502821

Condition: New


The fifth novel in an electrifying new fantasy series of assassins from bestselling author David Dalglish IN A CITY KNOWN FOR DARKNESS, THE UNDERWORLD TREMBLES AT THE RISE OF THE SUN... A night of fire and blood heralds Muzien the Darkhand's arrival to the beleaguered city of Veldaren. With him comes the might of the Sun Guild, eager to spread their criminal empire to the east. Left blind and vulnerable after being attacked by the Widow, Alyssa Gemcroft struggles to hold together the remnants of the Trifect as the Sun Guild's arrival threatens to shatter whatever future her son might have ... View more info

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A Dance of Shadows #4 Shadowdance

By: David Dalglish

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Orbit: 2014

Seller ID: 002379

ISBN: 0356502813

Condition: New


The fourth novel in an electrifying new fantasy series of thieves and assassins from bestselling author David Dalglish - perfect for fans of Brent Weeks 'Prove that you can stand against the darkness and live' Haern is the King's Watcher, born an assassin only to become the city of Veldaren's protector against the thief guilds. When Lord Victor Kane attacks the city, determined stamp out all corruption, foreign gangs pour in amidst the chaos in an attempt to overthrow the current lords of the underworld. And when a mysterious killer known as the Widow begins mutilating thieves, paranoi... View more info

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A Dance of Mirrors #3 Shadowdance

By: David Dalglish

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Orbit: 2013

Seller ID: 002380

ISBN: 0356502805

Condition: New


Book 3 in an electrifying new fantasy series of assassins, from bestselling author David Dalglish. Man or God; what happens when the lines are blurred? Haern is the King's Watcher, protector against thieves and nobles who might fill the night with blood. Yet hundreds of miles away, an assassin known as the Wraith has begun slaughtering those in power, and leaving the symbol of the Watcher in mockery. When Haern travels south to confront his copycat killer, he finds a city ruled by the corrupt, the greedy, and the dangerous. Rioters fill the streets, and the threat of war with the mysteriou... View more info

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Demon Lord of Karanda #3 Malloreon [used book]

By: David Eddings

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Corgi Books: 1989

Seller ID: 001128

ISBN: 0552130192

Condition: Good


In an adventurous sequel to THE MALLOREAN, David Eddings tells the story of King Garion's abducted infant son and his efforts to save him. Unfortunately, he and his friends are detained by the friendly, but determined Zakath, who refuses to let them leave. As a horde of demons ravage the Cities and a plague lets loose its terrors, Garion has little time left to reach his destination, or the kidnapper wins by default. View more info

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The Diamond Throne #1 Elenium [used book]

By: David Eddings

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Grafton Books: 1990

Seller ID: 002323

ISBN: 0586203729

Condition: Good


Book One of the classic ELENIUM series introducing the Pandion Knight Sparhawk and his horse Faron, a sleeping queen, and a jewel that can save her...After a long spell of exile, Sparhawk, Pandion Knight and the Queen's champion, returns to his native land to find it overrun with evil and intrigue - and his young Queen grievously ill. Indeed, Ehlana lies magically entombed within a block of crystal, doomed to die unless a cure can be found within a year. But as Sparhawk and his allies - who include Sephrenia, the ageless sorceress, and Flute, the strange and powerful girl-child - seek to save ... View more info

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Castle of Wizardry #4 Belgariad [used book]

By: David Eddings

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Corgi: 1984

Seller ID: 0552124354

ISBN: 0552124354

Condition: Good


In the Hall of the Rivan King . . . Garion and his companions now have the Orb of Aldur, carried by an innocent young boy, and must return it to its rightful home on the pommel of the sword in the Great Hall on the island of Riva. As they journey across the lands, Murgo soldiers and Grolim sorcerers try to stop them. But Garion's true adversary, the evil God Torak - is waking up in his dark tomb - ready for the final conflict. View more info

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The Elder Gods #1 Dreamers [used book]

By: David Eddings and Leigh Eddings

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Voyager: 2005

Seller ID: 000716

ISBN: 0007157606

Condition: Good


New series, new world, and a glorious story destined to reach the biggest audience yet. They are called the Dreamers. They look like sleeping children. They are, in fact, Gods. There are eight elder Gods, four awake, four asleep, by turns. When they sleep, they sleep for eons. The only time the Gods are vulnerable is when the sleepers awake. Knowing this, the Ruler of the Wasteland, ambitious to become a God by destroying Gods, watches and waits, marshalling troops for war. So it is that the coming of the Dreamers passes unnoticed in the Wasteland. But the world is soon out of kilter, it is be... View more info

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The Redemption of Althalus [used book]

By: David Eddings and Leigh Eddings

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Voyager: 2001

Seller ID: 000768

ISBN: 0006514839

Condition: Good


A fabulous brand new Eddings standalone fantasy, set in an entirely new magical world. Burglar, armed robber and sometime murderer, our hero Althalus is commissioned to steal a book from the House at the End of the World by a mysterious cloaked stranger named Ghend. At the House at the End of the World, he finds a talking cat...in the same room as the book Ghend described. What he can't find once he's in the house is the door by which he entered. Only 2467 years and an ice age later does Althalus re-emerge with the cat, Emmy. He's read the book written by the god Deiwos, whose evil brother Dae... View more info

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Polgara the Sorceress #6 Belgariad [used book]

By: David Eddings and Leigh Eddings

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Voyager: 1997

Seller ID: 001773

ISBN: 0246138440

Condition: Good


The last volume in the Belgariad series: the story of the queen of truth, love, rage and destiny, Polgara the Sorceress. In the story of Polgara, whose constancy and inner power have been the foundation of all that has saved the world, the full truth of "The Belgariad" is revealed. View more info

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Belgarath the Sorcerer # Belgariad Prequel

By: David Eddings and Leigh Eddings

Price: $15.95

Publisher: USA, Del Rey Books: 1996

Seller ID: 002771

ISBN: 0345403959

Condition: New


Bestselling authors David and Leigh Eddings welcome readers back to the time before The Belgariad and The Malloreon series. Join them as they chronicle that fateful conflict between two mortally opposed Destinies, in a monumental war of men and kings and Gods. When the world was young and Gods still walked among their mortal children, a headstrong orphan boy set out to explore the world. Thus began the extraordinary adventures that would mold that youthful vagabond into a man, and the man into the finely honed instrument of Prophecy known to all the world as Belgarath the Sorcerer. Then came ... View more info

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The Elder Gods #1 Dreamers [used book]

By: David Eddings and Leigh Eddings

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Voyager: 2003

Seller ID: 0007157584

ISBN: 0007157584

Condition: Good


New series, new world, and a glorious story destined to reach the biggest audience yet. The Dreamers teeter on the brink of divinity. They have the power to change the world with their dreams. They look like children. They are, in fact, sleeping gods. The Dreamers are an apparition designed to fool the Lord of the Wasteland who plans to use the moment of the divinities' waking to destroy them. At that moment, he can do it, but no other. If he gets it right, the Lord of the Wasteland can destroy both the sleepers and the other divinities that are already awake. Then the Lord of the Wasteland wi... View more info

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Fall of Kings #3 Troy

By: David Gemmell

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Corgi Adult: 2008

Seller ID: 000345

ISBN: 0552151130

Condition: New


Darkness falls on the Great Green, and the Ancient World is fiercely divided. On the killing fields outside the golden city of Troy, forces loyal to the Mykene King mass. Among them is Odysseus, fabled storyteller and reluctant ally to the Mykene, who knows that he must soon face his former friends in deadly combat. Within the city, the Trojan king waits. Ailing and bitter, his hope is pinned on two heroes: his favourite son Hektor, and the dread Helikaon who will wreak terrible vengeance for the death of his wife at Mykene hands. War has been declared. As enemies, who are also kinsmen, are fi... View more info

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Shield of Thunder #2 Troy

By: David Gemmell

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Corgi Adult: 2007

Seller ID: 000346

ISBN: 0552151122

Condition: New


The war of Troy is looming, and all the kings of the Great Green are gathering, friends and enemies, each with their own dark plans of conquest and plunder. Into this maelstrom of treachery and deceit come three travellers; Piria, a runaway priestess nursing a terrible secret, Kalliades, a warrior with a legendary sword, and Banokles who will carve his own legend in the battles to come. SHIELD OF THUNDER takes the reader back into the glories and tragedies of Bronze Age Greece, reuniting the characters from LORD OF THE SILVER BOW; the dread Helikaon and his great love, the fiery Andromache, th... View more info

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Lord of the Silver Bow #1 Troy

By: David Gemmell

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Corgi Adult: 2006

Seller ID: 000347

ISBN: 0552151114

Condition: New


Three lives will change the destiny of nations. Helikaon, the young prince of Dardania, haunted by a scarred and traumatic childhood. The priestess Andromache, whose fiery spirit and fierce independence threatens the might of kings. And the legendary warrior Argurios, cloaked in loneliness and driven only by thoughts of revenge. In Troy they find a city torn apart by destructive rivalries - a maelstrom of jealousy, deceit and murderous treachery. And beyond its fabled walls blood-hungry enemies eye its riches and plot its downfall. It is a time of bravery and betrayal; a time of bloodshed and ... View more info

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Dark Prince #2 Lion of Macedon

By: David Gemmell

Price: $14.95

Publisher: USA, Del Rey Books: 2007

Seller ID: 000348

ISBN: 0345494784

Condition: New


The chaos spirit had chosen the child Alexander to be its human host. But Parmenion, most powerful warrior of ancient Greece, had won a small victory over the darkness that sought to rule through Alexander. The boy's soul had not been destroyed by evil, but instead had merged with it -- and now Parmenion aided Alexander in the battle between light and dark that constantly raged within him. But there was another world, where the creatures of Greece's legends still flourished. There, the chaos spirit already ruled, through a demon king. In this Greece, there was a prophecy that a child of great ... View more info

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Lion of Macedon #1 Lion of Macedon

By: David Gemmell

Price: $13.95

Publisher: USA, Del Rey Books: 2005

Seller ID: 000349

ISBN: 0345485351

Condition: New


Over and again, the aged seeress Tamis scried all the possible tomorrows. In every one, dark forces threatened Greece; terrible evil was poised to reenter the world. The future held only one hope: a half-caste Spartan boy, Parmenion. So Tamis made it her mission to see that Parmenion would before the deadliest warrior in the world -- no matter what the cost. Raised to manhood in Sparta, bullied and forced to fight for his life every day, Parmenion had no notion of the unseen dimensions of magic and mystery that shaped his fate. He grew in strength and cunning. His military genius earned him th... View more info