Julien and Rad at The Author’s Haunt turned me on the Robert Jordan and his series, The Wheel of Time.
At first I wasn’t particularly interested; too busy and lackadaisical. Then I found book one (of fourteen, another fact that put me off) in a second hand bookshop and paid a couple of pounds for it. It might well turn out to be the best money I’ve spent in a good long while. Admittedly, it took a few chapters to get really into the characters and story, but now I’m hooked – line and sinker. Yesterday I went back and lucked into book two!
If you haven’t read it then do – at least book one, ‘The Eye Of The World.’ The story is so good it is well worth a few hours of TV-less time as the wheel continues to turn.