I'm about to share with you the greatest book series of all time. My husband had started reading them when they originally came out and had urged me to read the series because he loved them so much. The books are long and there are 14 of them, so I didn't think I had time to read them.
Finally, I grew tired of his pestering and I caved in.
It took me a few months to get into the first book, but as soon as I did I decided to give up being a wife, a mom, a decent human, and just read the series. It was SO worth it. And my darling husband encouraged my bad behavior because he would make me tell him about what I was reading so he could relive the books.
What is the greatest series of all time?
Wheel of Time by the late Robert Jordan and then the final books were finished by Brandon Sanderson.
When someone asks what they're about I wonder, "Well how much time do you have?" How do you sum up something that changed your life in a blurb? I usually tell people that it's like Lord of the Rings, but so much better.
Wheel of Time is a fantasy series. It takes you completely into a different world, different customs, and cultures. It features Rand, Mat, and Perin as they're led by Moiraine through the world finding out about the Dragon Reborn.
It was funny, I was reading a bunch of reviews and no one can really sum it up other than saying they loved it and it is worth reading!
A few of our kids have read it and the ones who have finished it, or are close to finishing it, equally love it as much as we do.
Here is my disclaimer. There are many battles, some of the women in certain cultures are topless, and sex is implied. Mat swears throughout the book, but it's made up swear words, like blood and bloody ashes.
My 13 year old daughter just finished the series and now she doesn't know what to do with her life. I remember feeling the same way; I was so sad when it ended, but I'm glad my kids are reading it so now they can remind me of all the great stuff that I've forgotten.
If you are looking to dedicate your life to a series, do your self a favor and read this one! If you don't like it, I don't know if we can be friends. My second son didn't finish the series, I don't know how much longer I can let him live in my home.