Crowdsourcing The Essentials: Epic Fantasy

Last go around: POC Non-US SFF.

This time:

We’re dropping the hammer.

THE BIG HAMMER.

The hammer called “epic fantasy.”

I suspect this’ll be a big one. I’m guessing you guys have lots of passionate opinions about what counts as essential epic fantasy, yeah? Time to get into it, then. Your job: drop into the comments, give us your top three epic fantasy reads that you consider critical in terms of the subgenre.

Later on, we’ll compile and put up a top ten list here.

Feel free to discuss what epic fantasy even means or is to you, as well.

Top three epic fantasy reads (series or individual books, your call).

Go.