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A guide to fantasy books and literature.

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High vs. Epic Fantasy

High Fantasy tends to focus on a lone hero/heroine who typically becomes in involved in a quest and is pulled into a (usually) world-threatening good vs evil battle.

Epic Fantasy is similar but features a much larger cast of characters telling the overall story from multiple points of view. You'll rarely find an epic fantasy complete in one book--usually an entire series is required to tell the story.

(Not everyone makes a distinction between High Fantasy and Epic Fantasy.)

Genre Giants

These authors take the high road.

  • J. R. R. Tolkien
  • David Eddings
  • T. H. White
  • Terry Brooks
  • Tad Williams

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Web Sites of Interest

The Following web sites provide detailed information about fantasy fiction and fantasy authors.