I read The Hobbit and the Lord of The Rings trilogy and I loved these books so much that I am now searching for more epic fantasy to read. As I don't know any authors in the genre, I have spent the last few hours searching the internet to see which books to read. And to be honest I am lost. What I liked about Lord of The Rings is the huge world with a huge history that Tolkien created: I fell in love with the cosy life of hobbits, the wisdom of Gandalf, the fairness of the elves and the beauty of Lothlorien. I liked the epic battles, the stories about kings and great kingdoms that have once been etc. In my search for a book I'd like to find something not similar to Lord of The Rings, but something that can give me the same 'feel', if you know what I mean. Also, I would like to read a story that has an ending. Like a single novel or a trilogy. But no 12 books series that never seems to end. I'll list the titles that I have come accross and what refrains me from buying/reading them: - Wheel of Time: Seems too long, too massive. - Sword of Shannara: Seems like a LOTR ripoff. From what I've read it also seems like the world and its history aren't as developed as you would like and characters are one-dimensional. - Sword of Truth: Too long. - A Song of Ice and Fire: Seems too dark for me, doesn't have the 'feel' I'm searching for. I don't think I can handle almost all of the main characters being killed. Also how many more books are still being written in the future? I like the prospect of an ending. - The Riftwar Saga: Not sure if it's the right 'feel' that I'm searching for. Does this trilogy have an ending or do you have to read the other ones too? This one might have a chance though. - The Farseer Trilogy: Written in the first person, which seems odd to me. Although this one might have a chance if I can overcome the first person issue. As a final note: As you might have noticed, English is not my first language. Nevertheless I prefer to read books in English, because I hate translations. I managed to read Lord of The Rings in English, so I don't think that will be an issue. I must say though, that it wasn't an easy read for me either, as Tolkien's English, especially when he is describing stuff, can become hard to read. I would very much appreciate any help on this one. Thank you.