Devilman was out and about with work people last night, and after the convo turned to reading, one of them asked D. if he could recommend any good heroic/epic fantasy, ala Tolkien. And Devilman realized he could not. So he asked me. And I could not either--not because there is no good heroic/epic fantasy ala Tolkien out there (?), but because that's just not my bag of tea, and so I don't keep up with that field.
But perhaps you, oh happy lurkers, do?
Can anyone recommend any good heroic/epic fantasy ala Tolkien? Stress on "good"--which means not "The Sword of Shannara" or "Lord Foul's Bane", which said friend has already read and (alas) abominated...Granted the good don was a master and perhaps no one can quite duplicate his feat, but surely someone is doing an adequate job of following in his foot-steps.
Recommendations gratefully received.