Best Sword and Sorcery Books | #1 Guide to the best fantasy books, games, movies, and more!List of famous sword and sorcery books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular sword and sorcery books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best sword and sorcery novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list. The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different books, including Conan and The Coming of Conan. This list should answer the questions, "What are the best sword and sorcery books?
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Before I recommend the best sword and sorcery books, it's important that you, the reader, understand exactly what classic sword and sorcery really is. Unlike epic fantasy, sword and sorcery does not concern itself with world-endangering events; the stakes, rather, are far more personal. The danger to the hero is usually immediate rather than long term. That means there is usually no band of heroes facing off against dark lords that seek to destroy the world, but rather a lone hero on a personal quest of some sort. Sword and Sorcery often has a much darker feel than some of the other subgenre fantasies; brutality is common and morality is not clearly defined.
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Characterized by supernatural battles pitting good against evil, often waged by unlikely heroes, this subset of the fantasy genre delivers a highly immersive reading experience. From within the depths of her mountain lair, the sinister Lady Scrapple is assembling an army of mindless slaves. As she prepares to strike, the fates deliver what may turn out to be her downfall: a single goblin who is free of her hive mind. A few miles away, a city is on the brink of complete anarchy, as its king has vanished and left no heir. And amidst the chaos, one man makes it his mission to find the missing ruler.