Still working on the "Wheel of Time" series. Slow going now that the weather is nice, and I am finding it difficult to find time to read.
Looks like I will be another that tries to get into the Wheel of Time stories..... sounds like you have enjoyed it.
The George Martin books where my first fantasy/fictional books I had read, and even though around book 3 he started to aggravate me, they were interesting and the build up of another world was essentially amazing.
Just a word of warning. They can get a bit long-winded. The story is still good though and keeps me reading.