The poetry of motion is a phrase much in use, and to enjoy the epic form of that gratification it is necessary to stand on a hill at a small hour of the night, and, having first expanded with a sense of difference from the mass of civilised mankind, who are dreamwrapt and disregardful of all such proceedings at this time, long and quietly watch your stately progress through the stars.
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I think Game of Thrones is the most epic fantasy written since The Rings Trilogy.
She says Cooper’s Last of the Mohicans and the other Leatherstocking Tales is the first American epic.