First released in 2000, A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin is a splendid epic fantasy novel. It is the 3rd book in the bestselling series A Song of Ice and Fire series (widely referred to as Game of Thrones series). Just like its prequels, the book has received generally positive responses from critics and won several awards since its release.
A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin is a marvelous fantasy novel first published in 1998. It is the 2nd book in the ongoing A Song of Ice and Fire series (now widely known as the Game of Thrones series). Like its prequel, it has gained worldwide critical and commercial success. It has also won several awards since its publication.
Originally published in 1996, A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin is a magnificent and bestselling fantasy novel. It is the 1st book in the epic series A Song of Ice and Fire—since the TV series became massive hit, the book series also simply known as Game of Thrones series. The book and the series have become a global success critically as well as commercially. It has successfully reached the #1 spot in the New York Times Bestseller list and won several prestigious awards.
Along with Vyasa’s Mahabharata, Ramayana by Valmiki is one of the most massive epics in Sanskrit—even in the history of literature for that matter. It depicts the classic romance of Rama and Sita, and the colossal war between Rama’s army against Ravana kingdom. The epic also conveys religious teachings of Hinduism in the form of narrative allegory, ancient India philosophy, and ethical matters.
The Mahabharata by Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa is a classic Sanskrit epic and one of the most important literary works of ancient India, along with Ramayana. It tells the story of the great Bharata dynasty, the feud between Kaurava and the Paṇḍava, and the massive battle between the two sides in the Kurukṣetra War. It also conveys Hinduism religious and philosophical teachings as well as devotional materials.
The Heike Story by Eiji Yoshikawa is an epic historical fiction novel originally published in Japan in 1950. The English version was translated by Fuki Uramatsu and first released in in 1956. In a beautiful fictionalized story, the book chronicles Kyoto Imperial Court corruption in the 12th century and all the intrigues, scandals, feuds, and love affairs that came with it.
Originally published in Japan in 1935, Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa is an inspiring, epic historical fiction novel. The English version of the book was translated by Charles S. Terry and released in 1981. The book chronicles the fictionalized story of Miyamoto Musashi, legendary Japanese swordsman (samurai), philosopher, and writer. In Yoshikawa’s prolific writing, Musashi’s life journey turns into an amazing Japanese story of audacious adventure and a subtle romance.
Taiko by Eiji Yoshikawa (in English translation subtitled “An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan”) is an epic historical fiction novel. Originally released in 1967, the English version was translated by William Scott Wilson and published in 1992. To this day, Yoshikawa is probably one of the most prominent and globally known authors from Japan. He is mostly well known for his takes on historical events and adapts them into big novels, such as Musashi, The Heike Story, and this one, Taiko.