Are people insane?!
Elves and dragons and werewolves and vampires are cheap, overdone, overused and abused. Low-fantasy makes me always look for that sparkle of realistic magic in my own environment. With low-fantasy, the effect of the book lingers on, gets transposed into my life … with fantasy-on-drugs, I just know it is a heap of pretty exaggerated lies, stereotyped and boring.
The Inklings back in England could pull over-the-top fantasy off. And very few (according to me no one) since then.
Sorry, I had to have my moment about fantasy.
And yes, Kainat, I know what Is it me or is it getting hotter all of a sudden! Give me a moment, gotta go hunt myself a hairy werebear for the night.