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Nornagest: Cut —

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.

Puffy Treat: 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?