5 MORE Epic Fantasy Series (That I need to read) #2 - The Fantasy Review

5 MORE Epic Fantasy Series (That I need to read) #2

I realised, when making the last post about this, that choosing five books was simply too few, so here are another five books to add to that list! (For the other post, click here).


prince of thorms5. The Broken Empire by Mark Lawrence

The first book in this series is called Prince of Thorns. This series screams EPIC to me, in both the genre and emotional sense. I have kindle copies of the series so there really isn’t a reason not to start them! (Except for a lack of time, I suppose…)








4. Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkindwizard's first rule

I did actually start the first book Wizard’s First Rule a while ago but I want to get back into it. I really enjoyed what I read and I’ve seen some great reviews which make me want to read it even more.








wizard of earthsea3. Earthsea Cycle by Ursula K. LeGuin

I really want to start this series! I have heard so many good things. People are still raving about it so it must be good. I have heard that it may be a little too “I AM AN EPIC FANTASY!!!” but I’ll try the first book and see what I think.








riftwar saga #12. The Riftwar Saga by Raymond E. Feist

I hope I am not alone in wondering where to start in this maze of series, and trilogies… If someone could tell me which book to start with (in the comments below) I would be grateful.

This is a series I saw a lot growing up in school libraries and bookstores, but I never picked it up. I think it’s about time.






pawn of prophesy1. The Belgariad by David Eddings

The first book in this series is called Pawn of Prophecy. I have had the first book for quite a few years now after picking it up in a dusty secondhand bookstore. It is a classic which I really want to get into – especially as the short books would be quick to get through; such a rarity in this genre!






Do you agree with this list? Let me know in the comments if there are any other Epic Fantasy series I should take a look at, or whether you have read any of these and think they are great/terrible.


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  1. I’ve got the King of Thorns to read at some point and I want to read some more Ursula le guin, I just need to figure out where to start.

  2. Well she has a sci-fi series called ‘The Hainish Cycle’ and a cool looking fantasy trilogy called ‘Annals of the Western Shore’ if you want to have a look at them?

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