Example of WoT’s Iconicity

Is “iconicity” a word? It is now.

I’m reading a series called the Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks. It’s been really enjoyable for the most part. But something has cropped up in the third book that serves as a prefect example of The Wheel of Time’s status as an icon in the fantasy genre.

It turns out that in this story there is a group of magic users who are all female. They live in a large tower called the White Seraph (well, the tower is in the shape of a huge statue; I guess that may not count as a tower). And their spells are described as weaves. Wheel of Time, anyone?

Despite this, I really have been enjoying the books. I would recommend them, with some qualifications. I’ll try to post a review once I’ve finished.