I read the first 4.5 books when they first came out, but couldn't finish Fires of Heaven. The story just dragged. And I've heard a lot of people say the rest of the series just gets worse. But I have such fond memories of the early books that I want to restart the series and finishe it. Especially since it concludes with books finished by Brian Sanderson. (I just loved The Way of Kings!) So any advice on how to plow through the whole batch? I'm thinking I just have to slow down and be patient and look for beauty in his long-windedness.