KatG said it on the first page, but I guess people missed it?
Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time is based heavily on world history and mythology,
Based on my best recollection I'd say from the first read, though subsequent readings may have strengthened those impressions. I too found the writing
Off the top of my head I'd recommend The Spirit Lens, A Novel of the Collegia Magica by Carol Berg.
Ha, I also saw that insane rating on goodreads. I'm not certain I can fully believe it. The blurb is not particularly interesting. At the moment, the
Finished Joyland by Stephen King : it hardly qualifies as horror but it doea have some ghosts in it and a murder mystery. Mostly it's about the last days