I have been swept into the world of the Wheel since I got books one and two for Christmas. I am currently on book eight- path of daggers. I do sometimes find it hard to keep track of all the characters. The funny names can be hard to get to grips with. The books are epic, vast scope of plots and characters and plenty of intrigue. Rand has changed so much from the naive boy from the first book, he is sometimes (I hate to say) unlikable, yet part of me is still holding out for the old Rand, hoping he will reemerge only wiser. He is becoming almost what he has to defeat, two halves of the same coin, black and white, light and shade. Both need each other to exist they give one another meaning. The female characters are strong which is a goodl thingt to see. The world seems to be dominated by the female, or if not dominated then equal to male, again one defining the other and giving that other meaning. There are so many different frictions at work which leaves for many different ways the stories can go. I enjoy my time within the world of the wheel, and I shall be jumping right back into it shortly. Right back into a battle with the Seanchan.