Epic Fantasy Books with Magical Worlds

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Charles D. Blanchard

Charles D. Blanchard

16 June at 14:25

Hello. My name is Charles Blanchard. I would like to introduce my latest novel, Kingdom's End, for your pleasure.

Kingdom’s End is an adventure story where the main characters are rodents. The setting is an abandoned motion picture palace from the 1920s that has been closed for thirty years and is set for demolition. It is here where the characters make their massive colony and fight to protect it.

The story deals with their struggle to survive in a dark urban landscape and the threats posed against them from both man and beast. It is exciting and complex and an easy read with strong characters and narrative that makes you feel their plight.

There are many conflicts. Among them, a plot within the colony to overthrow the aged blind leader by an ambitious ruthless soldier and a good deal of the story involves how he goes about it. Later, the plot is discovered as forces work against the perpetrator.

The rodent characters have names. The human characters interspersed in the story are nameless.

There is considerable adventure outside the colony as characters are introduced that play important roles such as the derelict rats that specialize in the placement of poison and even a fortune teller. The interaction with humans and other animals has an emotional pull that infuses the story to its conclusion as the blind leader of the entrapped colony facing the exterminators tells his subjects they must make their decision on life or death.

I have dedicated the novel to Richard Adams, whose animal themed work has been an inspiration.

http://www.amazon.com/Kingdoms-End-Charles-D-Blanchard-ebook/dp/B01FRCC1CK
http://www.kingdomsendnovel.com/

Victoria A. Jeffrey

Victoria A. Jeffrey

15 April at 17:04

A lot of great covers in here!

Lela Markham

Lela Markham

29 December at 21:24

A healer must mend a fractured kingdom and bring two enemy races together before a greater enemy destroys them both.

Fate took Prince Maryn by surprise, leaving Celdrya to tear itself apart. A century later an army amasses against the warring remains of the kingdom as prophesy sends a half-elven healer on a journey to find the nameless True King. Padraig lacks the power to put the True King on the throne, yet compelled by forces greater than himself, Padraig contends with dark mages, Celtic goddesses, human factions and the ancient animosities of two peoples while seeking a myth.

With all that distraction, a man might meet the True King and not recognize him.

Bernice Fischer

Bernice Fischer

1 November at 15:36

Jeff Madison is 12 year old boy, trapped in the magical world of Drakmere with a conniving king, an evil witch and a fire spitting dragen, trying to rescue his younger brother. Soon Jeff faces a choice: he can go through the Moonglow doorway into the perils of Drakmere or stay at home and risk the possibility of never seeing his brother again. Time is running out and Jeff must make his choice before the last of the moonbeams passes and the doorway closes forever…

Colin Rutherford

Colin Rutherford

2 October at 10:27

In Boston, Massachusetts, 24-year-old Katheryne dreamt, all the while knowing that the dreams were killing her. Something wanted into her world, into the world of the mortals, and she was to be the unwilling vessel to let it in..

On Sanctuary, a world that lay at the heart of the Never, Derren searches desperately for the face from his dreams. It is the face of a stranger, but one who he seems to have known all his life.

At the edge of the universe a dormant evil awakens. His slumber is over as the Veil that hides his source of power slowly collapses, allowing magic to trickle back into his malevolent grasp.

Jaime Buckley

Jaime Buckley

29 August at 23:09

Magical and memorable are two things I'm obsessed with. The desire is to craft a place of wonder readers will want to visit over and over again. As one reader from Goodreads put it, "The landscapes imagined come alive- jumping off the page and into my mind they were truly stunning." These are the books which fans contacted me, asking permission to design games after...

Marc Secchia

Marc Secchia

16 August at 05:32

Dragons, battles and romance set in a unique island-world above the toxic cloudlands. "Aranya", fantasy bestseller on Amazon. Chained to a rock and tossed off a cliff by her boyfriend, Aranya is executed for high treason against the Sylakian Empire. But what if she did not die? What if she could spread her wings, and fly?

R. Ann Humphries

R. Ann Humphries

29 July at 17:56

Now a slave must lead his masters.

Sedich : The Annals of Lusiartha tells the story of Rilan Crendu, a 16 year old boy enslaved by the military might of the Regiment. Chosen by the sedich, a centuries-old stone imbued with the power of the Creator, Rilan must lead Lusiartha's rebels in an all-or-nothing war to win freedom for his people.

Ignis Barcodes Team

Ignis Barcodes Team

4 June at 11:25

Hi Jen! As we understand it, epic fantasy is a sub-genre of fantasy fiction, defined either by its setting in an imaginary world or by the epic stature of its characters, themes and plot. Quintessential works of epic fantasy, such as The Lord of the Rings, Malazan Book of the Fallen, and The Wheel of Time, have both of these attributes. Epic fantasy exists on one side of a spectrum, opposite low fantasy or urban fantasy, which are set in the "real" world. Some works, such as The Chronicles of Narnia, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, and The Neverending Story, concern characters that travel between realistic and imaginary settings, and are thus difficult to classify on this spectrum.

Jen Christopherson

Jen Christopherson

4 June at 03:58

What is the difference between epic fantasy and fantasy?

Stan Sudan

Stan Sudan

23 November at 17:52

Epic means grand in scale, and often follows a storyline that takes years to complete. A single book would not be epic. A series is epic if it relates the growth of a character over the course of his or her lifetime, and involves a multitude of characters. A normal fantasy book can take place in as little as only a few hours, with only a couple of characters. A trilogy would not necessarily be considered epic, unless it was huge. Epics in classic literature are the Greek tales of Hercules, Odysseus in the Odyssey, and Virgil's Aeneid, because there were over a hundred original books. Hope that helps. Good reading.

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