As a participant, I have to answer Jo's question: What, in your opinion, makes a good high fantasy?
This is a tricky one. For me its like asking 'how long is a piece of string?' It can be any length. I guess I like strong female characters. I like lots of danger, some humour. I love magic, and different powers that people have. I like having the worlds quite different to our own, but also in some ways similar (for example having a bakery in a strange world would make me happy). I know what I like when I read it :)