Do you prefer sweeping tales of nations, monarchs, and world-threatening dangers? Or would you rather travel with a pair of scoundrels looking out for themselves?
There’s a lot of middle ground between epic fantasy and sword & sorcery, but the poles make a clear distinction between the ideals.
Does sword & sorcery always have to be gritty? Is it more likely than epic fantasy to be humorous? Is epic fantasy more like a movie and sword and sorcery more like a TV series?
What are your thoughts on the difference between these two popular subgenres of fantasy?