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The Wheel of Time
is high fantasy in every sense of the word. Farmboy becomes world savior, fights Dark Lords up to and including a Crystal Dragon Satan
, develops magical powers... all things that are deemphasized in the heroic fantasy genre. I wouldn't be surprised if a few Heroic Fantasy
elements were still floating around, though; Robert Jordan
got his start writing Conan sequels, after all.
: Wouldn't it be more accurate if the article said that Sword & Sorcery influenced D&D, rather than the other way around? Most of the trope-defining S&S stories predate D&D by some years.
The Inheritance Cycle
is really more high fantasy, isn't it?