What’s the greatest epic fantasy series?

I’m a fan of epic fantasy series.  I enjoy seeing familiar characters going through many challenges and adventures over several books.  It requires a lot of time devoted to just one story.  There are many epic fantasies that I’ve only scratched the surface of.  I know that this question has been asked by many and there are websites with personalised lists of the top epic fantasy series, but I’d like to generate a little discussion here.  In your opinion, what is the best epic fantasy series?  What gets your heart racing whenever the tension rises?  What series has made you wait impatiently for the next part, which you eagerly devoured when you finally got your hands on it?  Please leave your comments!

5 thoughts on “What’s the greatest epic fantasy series?”

  1. The only fantasy series which really answers all those questions for me is the Discworld, but that’s not really Epic. I’m currently traipsing through Game of Thrones, and I’d be lying if I said it was all fun and giggles –

    http://fightstart.blogspot.jp/2012/05/feast-for-crows.html

    Basic rule, If someone has a sword, and that sword has a name, then I’m going to be a little bit wary. Unless it’s called ‘Gutfucker’ or something, then I’m all for it.

    1. That’s quite the name for a sword. I agree that Discworld is quite the series. Definitely not epic, but there are so many books. I’ll be reading Game of Thrones soon, after I finish Endymion, which I’m going through reasonably quickly. Looking forward to it.

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