Oh man. Are you in for a treat! Be prepared for at least the first 100 pages, and upwards of 300 pages towards the end of the series, of each book reminding you what you just read. Then be prepared for an additional 400-600 pages of needless dialogue, lot of extraneous setting descriptions, and just plenty of nothing happening. You actually get about 50 pages that move the plot along.
Don’t for a second think that just because the first 3 books are good (and they really are, I’m not knocking them) that the rest of the series holds up. It doesn’t. You’ll start to notice around book 7 the trend I mentioned above. It’ll really smack you in the face how unreadable the series becomes.
The good news is the last 2 books return to greatness because Jordan finally fucking died, and Sanderson took over. If Jordan didn’t croak you can bet money the series wouldn’t have ended in 2 books. It was his, and Tor books’ main cash cow because devoted fanboys and girls continued to shell out cash for what are obviously multiple phoned in efforts at writing a book.
Now I say after book 3 it goes off the rails, but that’s because even though I read up to book 7, I reread the series afterwards and could see the shit pattern begin in book 4. That’s because it was initially advertised as supposed to be 5 books like David Eddings’s Belgariad, one of three other epic fantasy series in existence including Tolkien and Brooks. You try stretching 5 books worth of material out over the length the series is now, and you’d be hard up to write quality too.
Brooks is an outright shit author, and Eddings is incredibly simplistic with too many one dimensional characters. The difference between this new WoT series and the other epic series besides Tolkien is Jordan was billed as a legitimate author who could write for an adult audience. His Conan books were incredibly readable and page turners, and his switch to serial work seemed destined to work.
Which makes it so sad that the series just can’t deliver any sense of a quality read. It’s a lot like a marathon. Completing the actual task is painful, and the only thing you feel after reading It all is relief that you survived the experience.