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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Treason Keep #2 The Demon Child [used book]

By: Jennifer Fallon

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Voyager: 2001

Seller ID: 0732266211

ISBN: 0732266211

Condition: Good


On the brink of death, R'shiel, the Demon Child, is taken to the Harshini haven of Sanctuary, where crucial decisions are being made. the Harshini will not survive long enough for another demon child to reach maturity, even if such a child was born tomorrow. Can R'shiel's life be saved? On Medalon's northern border, tarja tenragan and the Defenders are helpless as Karien threatens war. An alliance with the Hythrun could be Medalon's only chance, but should tarja trust Damin Wolfblade, Warlord and heir to the throne of Hythria? King Hablet of Fardonyha will ally with whoever seems to offer the ... View more info

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Wolfblade #1 Hythrun Chronicles

By: Jennifer Fallon

Price: $22.95

Publisher: Australia, Voyager: 2004

Seller ID: 9780732278908

ISBN: 0732278902

Condition: New


The first volume of the must-read series from the international sensation. Marla Wolfblade, princess of Hythria, is determined to restore her family to its former power and glory. But Hythria is a fiercely patriarchal society, and Marla knows power may only be gained through a man. Narrowly avoiding an arranged marriage to the King of Fardohnya, she instead marries Laran, Warlord of Krakandar Province, and gives birth to a son. Damin is named heir to the throne of Hythria by his uncle, the dissolute High Prince. Settling in to life as the wife of a warlord, Marla believes the future of her fam... View more info

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Warlord #3 Hythrun Chronicles [used book]

By: Jennifer Fallon

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Voyager: 2005

Seller ID: 0732278929

ISBN: 0732278929

Condition: Good


The thrilling conclusion to the Hythrun Chronicles. Marla Wolfblade is still reeling from the loss of her two closest confidants. Blaming their death on Alija Eaglespike, High Arrion of the Sorcerers' Collective, her plans for revenge are disrupted when she discovers she has an even more dangerous adversary... a professional assassin. On the border, Fardohyna has massed its troops for an invasion, and Marla's eldest son, Damin Wolfblade, heir to the throne of Hythria, finds his ability to fight back is thwarted by tradition, politics and the foolishness of the High Prince. Back in Krakandar... View more info

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Wolfblade #1 Hythrun Chronicles [used book]

By: Jennifer Fallon

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Voyager: 2004

Seller ID: 0732278902

ISBN: 0732278902

Condition: Good


The first volume of the must-read series from the international sensation. Marla Wolfblade, princess of Hythria, is determined to restore her family to its former power and glory. But Hythria is a fiercely patriarchal society, and Marla knows power may only be gained through a man. Narrowly avoiding an arranged marriage to the King of Fardohnya, she instead marries Laran, Warlord of Krakandar Province, and gives birth to a son. Damin is named heir to the throne of Hythria by his uncle, the dissolute High Prince. Settling in to life as the wife of a warlord, Marla believes the future of her fam... View more info

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Warrior #2 Hythrun Chronicles [used book]

By: Jennifer Fallon

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Voyager: 2004

Seller ID: 0732278910

ISBN: 0732278910

Condition: Good


the new instalment of the stunning series from the author of Medalon and Wolfblade. It is eight years since Marla Wolfblade buried her second husband. In that time, she has become the power behind Hythria's throne. But while Marla plays her own political game, Alija - High Arrion of the Sorcerers' Collective - plots her downfall and the destruction of the Wolfblade line. Marla's fortune may not be enough to protect herself and her family ... especially her son, Damin, growing up far away in Krakandar. Damin's uncle, Mahkas, has convinced himself that his only daughter is destined to marry her ... View more info

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Best Served Cold #1 First Law World [used book]

By: Joe Abercrombie

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Gollancz: 2010

Seller ID: 0575082488

ISBN: 0575082488

Condition: Good


Springtime in Styria. And that means war. There have been nineteen years of blood. The ruthless Grand Duke Orso is locked in a vicious struggle with the squabbling League of Eight, and between them they have bled the land white. While armies march, heads roll and cities burn, behind the scenes bankers, priests and older, darker powers play a deadly game to choose who will be king. War may be hell but for Monza Murcatto, the Snake of Talins, the most feared and famous mercenary in Duke Orso's employ, it's a damn good way of making money too. Her victories have made her popular - a shade t... View more info

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Tribesmen of Gor #10 Gor [used book]

By: John Norman

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Star: 1979

Seller ID: 004099

ISBN: 0352306246

Condition: Good


In this tenth volume of John Norman's Gor series, Tarl Cabot must prove his final loyalty to the harsh and caste-bound planet known as counter-earth. "Surrender Gor," reads a message sent from the Others, a mysterious people from the worlds of steel. Either the proud rulers of Gor submit or be destroyed. Now Tarl Cabot is leaving the decadent city of Port Kar to wander in the wilds of Gor, taking up the sword to defend his rulers and enemies, the Priest-kings. For he knows that the fate of his home planet, earth, is inextricably tied to the fate of Gor. View more info

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The Mage-Born Child #3 Servants of Ark [used book]

By: Jonathan Wylie

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Corgi: 1988

Seller ID: 002802

ISBN: 055213161X

Condition: New


A child, mage born, and marked for flight, shall add her voice but utter naught. Daughter of time, her fate foretold, must heed the words of ages past. In the years since the wizards' disastrous conclave, the people of the islands had lived in an uneasy peace. During that time, Yve had been content merely to watch, and to learn. There was so much of the world and of magic that she did not yet understand. When Ferragamo and the Servants were faced with the awful choice domination by Brogar's foul sorcerer, or the possibility of their world ending, they knew what had to be done. But they could n... View more info

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The Nonborn King #3 Saga of the Exiles [used book]

By: Julian May

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Pan Books: 1983

Seller ID: 004065

ISBN: 033026902X

Condition: Fair


This is the third book in "The Saga of the Exiles" series. The domination of the Tanu has been broken. In the aftermath of cataclysm, Aiken Drum seizes the hour to grasp control of the Pilocene world. There are those, human and Tanu, who rally to him - and those who fear and hate him. View more info

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Shadowfell #1 Shadowfell

By: Juliet Marillier

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2012

Seller ID: 9781742611341

ISBN: 1742611346

Condition: New


The first book in the Shadowfell trilogy from the acclaimed author of the Sevenwaters series "An exquisitely written tale of love, fear, faith and difficult choices ... Marillier is a consummate craftswoman." Sydney Morning Herald The people of Alban are afraid. The tyrannical king and his masked Enforcers are scouring the land, burning villages and enslaving the canny. Fifteen-year-old Neryn has fled her home in the wake of its destruction, and is alone and penniless, hiding her extraordinary magical power. She can rely on no one - not even the elusive Good Folk who challenge and be... View more info

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Raven Flight #2 Shadowfell

By: Juliet Marillier

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2013

Seller ID: 9781742612249

ISBN: 1742612245

Condition: New


The second book in the Shadowfell trilogy from the acclaimed author of the Sevenwaters series WINNER OF THE SIR JULIUS VOGEL AWARD FOR BEST YOUTH NOVEL "The mysterious, dangerous and beautiful world created by Marillier is constructed impeccably." Sun Herald Neryn thought she had lost everything and could trust no one, not even her mysterious companion, Flint. But when she finds refuge at the rebel base of Shadowfell and discovers her canny gift as a Caller, she feels the first stirrings of hope. Now she faces a perilous journey with the rebel Tali and the Good Folk, who shadow ... View more info

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The Caller #3 Shadowfell

By: Juliet Marillier

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2014

Seller ID: 9781742612454

ISBN: 1742612458

Condition: New


The thrilling conclusion to the Shadowfell trilogy from the acclaimed author of the Sevenwaters series WINNER OF THE SIR JULIUS VOGEL AWARD FOR BEST YOUTH NOVEL "Filled with wit, warmth and wisdom" Kate Forsyth Neryn has made a long journey to perfect her skills as a Caller. She has learned the wisdom of water and of earth; she has journeyed to the remote isles of the west and the forbidding mountains of the north. Now, Neryn must travel in Alban's freezing winter to seek the mysterious White Lady, Guardian of Air. For only when Neryn has been trained by all four Guardians will she be... View more info

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The Whisper of Leaves #1 The Kira Chronicles [used book]

By: K. S. Nikakis

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2007

Seller ID: 004074

ISBN: 1741752248

Condition: Good


Can healing defeat the sword? In seasons long past, twin gold-eyed princes sundered a kingdom. Rejecting his twin brother's warrior ways, Kasheron established a community deep in the southern forests. Forgotten by the outside world and protected by the trackless trees of Allogrenia, Kasheron's Tremen community has flourished, with his legacy of peace and healing upheld generations on. But now the forest has been breached by hostile intruders ... Fighting and bloodshed follow, testing even the skills of Kira, the greatest of all Tremen Healers. As well as sharing Kasheron's gift for healing, Ki... View more info

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The Cursed Towers #3 The Witches of Eileanan [used book]

By: Kate Forsyth

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Arrow: 1999

Seller ID: 0091835305

ISBN: 0091835305

Condition: Good


A new age has dawned in the kingdom of Eileanan. But the flame-haired twins--Iseult the Scarred Warrior and Isabeau the apprentice witch--must face their oldest fears. Iseult must fight by the side of her husband and Isabeau is off to the Cursed Towers to master her powers, and the family she's never known. View more info

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The Pool of Two Moons #2 The Witches of Eileanan [used book]

By: Kate Forsyth

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Arrow: 1998

Seller ID: 0091835291

ISBN: 0091835291

Condition: Good


The eagerly awaited sequel to Dragonclaw, Kate Forsyth's Pool of Two Moons, the second title in the Witches of Eileanan series. Dragonclaw was shortlisted for the Aurealis Awards for Best Fantasy - putting Kate Forsyth in the company of Sarah Douglass and Isobelle Carmody - and received rave reviews. Now the story of the Witches of Eileanan continues ... At the terrible Day of Reckoning witchcraft was outlawed in Eileanan; witches were killed and their great towers of learning destroyed. Behind the persecution is the beautiful and mysterious Banrigh. The Lodestar, the Inheritance of Adean... View more info

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Dragonclaw #1 Witches of Eileanan [used book]

By: Kate Forsyth

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Arrow: 1997

Seller ID: 0091835100

ISBN: 0091835100

Condition: Good


In the Celtic land of Eileanan, witches and magic have been outlawed, and those caught for practicing witchcraft are put to death! It is a land ruled by an evil Queen, where sea-dwelling Fairgean stir, and children vanish in the night. But in a valley deep in the mountains, young Isabeau grows to womanhood under the guidance of an elderly witch, and must set out on a quest, carrying the last hopes of the persecuted witches. View more info

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A Time of Omens #2 Deverry : The Westlands [used book]

By: Katharine Kerr

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Grafton: 1993

Seller ID: 0586211969

ISBN: 0586211969

Condition: Good


A Time Of Omens is book two in The Westlands series - a brilliant quartet set in the magical lands of Deverry. The prophecy of the dashing young king who must journey in disguise and the ruler in exile who must take up a sword... The former Lord Rhodry has taken to the road as a silver dagger once more, forced to take up the mercenary life to escape court - lest his former subjects discover his elven blood. Life on the road soon turns bitter as it brings him face to face with the history of his people - entwined as it is with his own past - but he cannot stop. While Jill travels to ... View more info

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A Time of Exile #1 Deverry : The Westlands [used book]

By: Katharine Kerr

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 1992

Seller ID: 0586207880

ISBN: 0586207880

Condition: Good


This book presents the adventures of Rhodry Maelwaedd! It is many years since Lord Rhodry took the throne of Aberwyn, yet his half-elven blood keeps him so young that his people suspect magic. Elven magic. And they aren't sure they like it. Then his lost lover, Jill, now a powerful sorceress, returns. She tells him it is time to accept his elven heritage. Rhodry is persuaded to take drastic action and stages his own death. It's an act that will lead him to the mysterious Westlands. And force him to confront his destiny. Whether he likes it or not. Katharine Kerr shot to fame with her highly or... View more info

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A Time of Justice #4 Deverry : The Westlands [used book]

By: Katharine Kerr

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 1995

Seller ID: 000647859X

ISBN: 000647859X

Condition: Good


Acclaimed author of the dazzling cycle of fantasy novels set in Deverry and the Westlands, Katharine Kerr continues her epic saga of humanity as a shift of power on the astral plane brings change to the world of men... The city of Cengarn is under siege. Armies both astral and physical are massing for and against the goddess Alshandra, who seeks to prevent the birth of one fate-bound child. It falls to the dweomermaster Jill and her allies to protect the child's human mother, Princess Carra--and Deverry's already foretold future--by magic and by might. But as the warrior Rhodry wings toward... View more info

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The Edge of the World #1 Terra Incognita [used book]

By: Kevin J. Anderson

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Orbit: 2009

Seller ID: 000931

ISBN: 1841496634

Condition: Good


After generations of friction, the leaders of two lands meet in the holy city of Ishalem to bring an end to the bloodshed and to divide the world between them. Sadly, this new spirit of fellowship is shortlived. A single tragic accident destroys, in minutes, the peace that took years to build. The world is once more cast into the fires of war - and this time the flames may burn until nothing remains. From the highest lord to the lowest servant, no man or woman will be unchanged by the conflict. But while war rages across both continents, a great quest will defy storms and sea serpents to ventu... View more info

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Grass for His Pillow #2 Tales of the Otori [used book]

By: Lian Hearn

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Hachette: 2005

Seller ID: 001771

ISBN: 0733619878

Condition: Good


The mythical world of the Otori is unforgettable. Bound by the bargain he made with the Tribe, Takeo must join them and put his skills at their service. But their cruelty and injustice force him to try to escape. He is immediately sentenced to death by the Tribe and as winter draws in, he flees over the mountains to Terayama, helped by the outcaste, Jo-An. Kaede, devastated by Takeo's leave-taking, returns to her parents' home. She is pregnant with Takeo's child, but she and Shizuka decide to tell everyone that Kaede secretly married Shigeru and it is his child. She finds her house neglected ... View more info

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Across the Nightingale Floor #1 Tales of the Otori [used book]

By: Lian Hearn

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Hodder: 2005

Seller ID: 0733619886

ISBN: 0733619886

Condition: Good


A land of incomparable beauty torn by civil war. An ancient tradition undermined by spies and assassins. A society of rigid castes and codes subverted by love. Takeo is raised among the Hidden, whose beliefs forbid them to kill. When his family fall victim to religious persecution at the hands of Lord Iida of the Dairyo clan, he is rescued and adopted by the warrior, Shigeru, of the Otori clan. Defeated ten years before by the Dairyo, many of the Otori still want revenge and look to Shigeru, the rightful heir, to lead them. However his uncles, the lords of the clan, would prefer ... View more info

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Mistress of Dragons #1 Dragonvarld [used book]

By: Margaret Weis

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 2004

Seller ID: 003748

ISBN: 0670041750

Condition: Good


The first volume in an epic trilogy, Mistress of Dragons is the solo fantasy debut of bestselling author Margaret Weis. This exciting instalment takes place in a world where men and dragons coexist amid political intrigue and dark magic. Where the uneasy balance of power between men and dragons is on the verge of coming undone, threatening destruction that will pit humans against humans as well as humans against dragons. Humanity's very survival is at risk and the power to hold the chaos at bay rests in the hands of a new and inexperienced Mistress of Dragons. View more info

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The Mists of Avalon #1 Avalon [used book]

By: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 1993

Seller ID: 0140177191

ISBN: 0140177191

Condition: Good


Here is the tragic tale of the rise and fall of Camelot - but seen through the eyes of Camelot's women: The devout Gwenhwyfar, Arthur's Queen; Vivane, High priestess of Avalon and the Lady of the Lake; above all, Morgaine, possessor of the sight, the wise, the wise-woman fated to bring ruin on them all... View more info

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The Scar-crow Men #2 The Swords of Albion [used book]

By: Mark Chadbourn

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Bantam Press: 2011

Seller ID: 003917

ISBN: 0593062515

Condition: Good


It's 1593. Queen Elizabeth's trusted spymaster Walsingham has been dead for two years...As plague sweeps through the streets and stews of London, so suspicion and mistrust sweep through the court and government. No one feels safe. Even the celebrated swordsman, adventurer and philanderer, Will Swyfte, must watch his back. It is when his best friend and colleague, the playwright Christopher Marlowe, is killed in a pub brawl that Will decides he must act. The murder has all the hallmarks of an assassination. But in going in search of Kit's killer, he discovers that there are those in positions o... View more info

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Prince of Fools #1 The Red Queen's War

By: Mark Lawrence

Price: $13.95

Publisher: USA, Ace Books: 2015

Seller ID: 003288

ISBN: 0425268799

Condition: New


First in a brand new series from the author of The Broken Empire Trilogy. The Red Queen is old but the kings of the Broken Empire dread her like no other. For all her reign she has fought the long war, contested in secret, against the powers that stand behind nations, for higher stakes than land or gold. Her greatest weapon is The Silent Sister unseen by most and unspoken of by all. The Red Queen s grandson, Prince Jalan Kendeth drinker, gambler, seducer of women is one who can see The Silent Sister. Tenth in line for the throne and content with his role as a minor royal, he pretends that the ... View more info

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The Revenge of the Dwarves #3 Dwarves

By: Markus Heitz

Price: $23.95

Publisher: UK, Orbit: 2011

Seller ID: 004096

ISBN: 1841499358

Condition: New


The international bestselling fantasy epic continues ... Life has not been easy for battle-weary Tungdil the dwarf. But this heroic warrior can't rest yet, as he must now face the most formidable enemy the kingdom has ever encountered. A new evil is terrorising the land of Girdlegard. Monstrous hybrid creatures are on the rampage, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. They are out to steal an artefact which is vital for the kingdom's defence, and whoever holds it could control the world. With the existence of the dwarves under threat, Tungdil must resort to his trusty double axe and r... View more info

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The Fate Of The Dwarves #4 Dwarves

By: Markus Heitz

Price: $23.95

Publisher: UK, Orbit: 2012

Seller ID: 004097

ISBN: 1841499366

Condition: New


The concluding novel in the international bestselling Dwarves series. For the last time, the dwarves are going to war - and the outcome will decide the fate of their race. There has been no word from the brave warrior Tungdil since the vicious battle at the Black Abyss. Dragons, magicians and the malevolent lfar have advanced far into the kingdom of Girdlegard, ruthlessly seizing vast areas of land. The dwarves seem to be facing their next battle with little hope of survival. But then the inexplicable happens. A dwarf dressed in black armour returns from the abyss with a formidable army in t... View more info

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Sunrunner's Fire #3 Dragon Prince [used book]

By: Melanie Rawn

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Pan Books: 1990

Seller ID: 001017

ISBN: 0330317520

Condition: Good


The third fantasy epic in the Dragon Prince series. The Sunrunners now have the ancient Star Scroll: an arcane fund of forgotten spells and knowledge - the only record of an old foe that is now against them once more. Andry, the new Lord of Goddess Keep, must struggle to unlock its secrets. View more info

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The Dragon Token #2 Dragon Star [used book]

By: Melanie Rawn

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Pan Books: 1993

Seller ID: 0330328980

ISBN: 0330328980

Condition: Good


A generation of peace among the Sunrunners has been shattered by a seemingly unstoppable invasion force. Now the time has come to fight back. Prince Pol and Maarken, his most valued general, must rally their forces in a desperate bid to halt the faceless army. View more info