So what I'm getting out of this is that I shouldn't start reading the series unless I want to become an enraged shell of my former self.
Patty, I hate to break this to ya, but the dude had better hurry up. What would C-3PO figure the odds are that a sixty something obese man will finish three more novels before the Grimm Reaper demands his toll? Navigating an asteroid field may be more likely?
I've yet to read Robert Jordan's books, though I'll start them in a week or so when I can pick up a few more Audible credits but after just finishing the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson I can assure you that the final Wheel of Time books are in extraordinary hands. Sanderson's Mistborn are among the best fantasy I've ever read and are matched only by Tolkien and Donaldson's Thomas Covenant series in my opinion.
you really think so? i read the first Mistborn book and while i liked the premise and the general storyline, i didn't enjoy the authors style all that much. it bothered me enough that i didn't pick up the next book in the series, but not enough to stop reading the first one.
I'm waiting for:
Robert Jordan's Corpse to finish the Wheel of Time
David Gerrold to finish The War Against the Cthorr
George R. R. Martin to finish A Song of Ice and Fire
I think the measure of a really good epic series is not just sales, but the fact that we do wait, checking in every few months or weeks to see whether there's an update.