Epic fantasy, sometimes referred to as high fantasy, is one of the most popular fantasy sub-genres. It includes The Lord of the Rings and the A Song of Ice and Fire series. Epic fantasy books set in richly nuanced secondary universes and feature characters who are often tasked to defeat evil. Epic fantasy books feature mythical creatures, dragons, wizards and sorceresses.
Authors include J. R. R. Tolkien and George R. R. Martin. Ursula K. Le Guin and Robert Jordan.