The first time I spoke with other fantasy writers ten years ago, they asked me if I was writing a High or Low Fantasy series.
I must have sounded like a total rookie because I couldn’t answer them. These day’s I know a bit more. I do believe that there is way too many ‘genres’ out there. It’s almost impossible to fit a story in only one, so I say the following with a grain of salt;
The worlds of Arden is a high fantasy series. However, you might believe otherwise reading the first chapters.
High fantasy is defined as fantasy set in an alternative, fictional (“secondary”) world, rather than “the real”, or “primary” world. … By contrast, low fantasy is characterized by being set in the primary, or “real” world, or a rational and familiar fictional world, with the inclusion of magical elements.