An Epic Fantasy That Doesn't Hold Back on the "Epic"

These days, fantasy novels seem to be all about realism. Or at least, semi-realism. Magic is pushed to the fringes, and only happens in rare cases. The focus is on gritty, relatable characters in a vaguely noir-ish world. Whether in epic fantasy or urban fantasy, there's been a bit more restraint lately in terms of… » 1/09/12 4:30pm 1/09/12 4:30pm