In this list, I will be talking about the Top 5 Epic Fantasy Books that I need to read! There are so many brilliant epic fantasy series out there but I didn’t know where to start, so I compiled this list.
5. Lightbringer by Brent Weeks
The first book in the series is The Black Prism. I have heard so much about this series! The magic system revolves around colours, and there is one person who can wield all of the colours (I think that’s right). It just sounds so cool and the reviews for this first book (and the series) are very good so I hope to get round to it soon.
4. Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb
The first book in the trilogy is Assassin’s Apprentice. The series follows Fitz who has a power called Wit; this means he has a magical link with animals. After being adopted into the royal household, he has to hide this power (as it is abhorrent to royalty) as he trains to be an assassin.
Robin Hobb is a writer I have seen and heard of everywhere fantasy is talked about and shown, so there must be something good I am missing out on!
3. The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
The first book in this to-be-really-really-long series is The Way of Kings. I remember buying this book in a secondhand bookshop and being amazed by the size of it! (My copyhas part 1 and 2 in one book). It is huge!
This series is part of Sanderson’s ‘Cosmere’ which is the same world The Mistborn trilogy and a lot of his other books are from. You don’t need to read all of them to enjoy them individually, but I plan on making reading all of them and finding the links one day – it’s like one of my life missions!
2. The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss
There has been so much continued hype around this series, and the first book The Name of the Wind is still being recommended and thrown around wildly to anyone who will listen.
This book is told as a story from the perspective of Kvothe, the most notorious wizard the world has ever seen. It is said to be written beautifully and the story is dark, twisting, and enchanting. Obviously a must-read!
1. Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson
This series is too big and too loved not to be my number 1, must-read epic fantasy series. The series begins with Gardens of the Moon and continues for 10 more books!
It is set within a huge world with an Empire, war, and gods that take pleasure in playing with humanity.
I want to know what everyone is so excited about when they talk about this series!
If you have any recommendations for high fantasy series, please let me know in the comments – I’m always happy to find new series to read!