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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Mistress of Dragons #1 Dragonvarld [used book]

By: Margaret Weis

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The Mists of Avalon #1 Avalon [used book]

By: Marion Zimmer Bradley

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Publisher: UK, Penguin: 1993

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

By: Mark Chadbourn

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Prince of Fools #1 The Red Queen's War

By: Mark Lawrence

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The Revenge of the Dwarves #3 Dwarves

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The Fate Of The Dwarves #4 Dwarves

By: Markus Heitz

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The Lions' Eye #1 Ilario [used book]

By: Mary Gentle

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Publisher: UK, Gollancz: 2006

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

By: Melanie Rawn

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Publisher: UK, Pan Books: 1990

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The Dragon Token #2 Dragon Star [used book]

By: Melanie Rawn

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Publisher: UK, Pan Books: 1993

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Stronghold #1 Dragon Star [used book]

By: Melanie Rawn

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Publisher: UK, Pan Books: 1993

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Ruins of Ambrai #1 Exiles [used book]

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Dragon Prince #1 Dragon Prince [used book]

By: Melanie Rawn

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Publisher: UK, Pan: 1990

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Closer to Home #1 The Herald Spy

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Temeraire #1 Temeraire

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Zombieslayer # Warhammer : Gotrek and Felix [used book][hard to get]

By: Nathan Long

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Norse Mythology

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The Secret Crusade #3 Assassin's Creed [used book]

By: Oliver Bowden

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The Name of the Wind #1 Kingkiller Chronicle

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The Wise Man's Fear #2 Kingkiller Chronicle

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The Slow Regard of Silent Things #2.5 Kingkiller Chronicle Novella

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The Warded Man #1 Demon Cycle

By: Peter V. Brett

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Publisher: USA, Del Rey: 2011

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The Golden Compass #1 His Dark Materials [used book]

By: Philip Pullman

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On a Pale Horse #1 Incarnations of Immortality

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Homeland #1 Forgotten Realms : Legend of Drizzt

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Sojourn #3 Forgotten Realms : Legend of Drizzt

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The Ancient #2 Saga of the First King [used book]

By: R. A. Salvatore

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Prince of the Blood #1 Riftwar Cycle : Krondor's Sons [used book]

By: Raymond E. Feist

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Publisher: UK, Grafton Books: 1989

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