I was given Book 1 of the Wheel of Time – The Eye of the World as a Christmas gift in 2002. I was lucky if I was getting through 2 or 3 books a year at that time and it was not until late last year on a trip to the USA that I managed to get to the book. Yes 8 years later. Little did I know I was tackling a book series that was already into it’s 13th book and still incomplete!
I’m up to Book 3 – The Dragon Reborn which so far is the best of the series.
More details on series can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wheel_of_Time