For the first time ever, I’ve actually caught up with the Wheel of Time series, a series I first started reading way back in highschool. It took three restarts, but finally I’ve read all 13 books that have been released so far. It’s a little bittersweet too, since I no longer have the option to grab the next book if I want, but I can go to message boards and read all of the theories people have without running into spoilers.
The last few books have been nothing short of amazing, while the notable 7-11-ish books are indeed a slog. The thing that really kills me about those books is they still contain some great moments, but they are wrapped in so much needless text. I can’t imagine what the last book is going to be like, given how well ToM sets things up and yet how many plot arcs are still up in the air. Not that I’m a huge reader, but the Wheel of Time has been by far my favorite series, even with those slower books. If you have somehow managed not to give them a shot, I highly recommend it.