The Wheel Of Time
There are very few series that take an online encyclopedia to get through, yet so many read these books. I have to start over every time a new book comes out, and had to start over several times just to get through the first few. So many characters...He made a world...so vivid and real. So many characters that we don't know the motives for. From the prologue to The Eye of The World we have known what was coming. But the path is still in question. Marching inexorably toward Tarmon Gai'don, the reader is drawn to Rand and the rest...I absolutely love this series. I will say that I have had The Gathering Storm since it came out, but haven't yet been able to bring myself to open it. I'm just so sad that RJ wasn't able to finish his legacy before he died.