posted on Sep, 5 2011 @ 02:10 AM
Try something by Janny Wurts? She has standalone novels and series. I would try Master of Whitestorm (standalone) or the Cycle of Fire Trilogy
(Stormwarden, Keeper of the Keys, Shadowfane). I like her books for their originality.
Or the Riftwar Saga by Raymond E. Feist? In my opinion the first 3 books (Magician, Silverthorn and A darkness at Sethanon) he wrote are the best of
the lot. Faerie Tale is quite good too.
Or the Deathgate Cycle (7 books) by Margaret Weiss & Tracy Hickman.
Doomsday book by Connie Willis is not bad either.
The Riddlemaster's Game (3 books) by Patricia McKillip is considered to be an epic fantasy. If you liked Lord of the Rings you should like this
The Chronicles of Morgain by C.J. Cherryh is also very good in my opinion.
Dragondoom and The Eye of the Hunter by Dennis McKiernan are also good. These are 2 standalone novels.
Hope the above helps?
I also found this website: The Recommended Fantasy Author List