After reading all of the Harry Potter books for the first time in the matter of months, I needed to find a new book series to get into. (I read all the HP books right after the Order of the Phoenix Movie came out...took only four and a half months.) Someone at work recommended the "Wheel Of Time" series by Robert Jordan. After reading the first book I was pretty much hooked! Right now I am only on book three and there are eleven all together. Soon there will be twelve which will complete the series. Sadly Robert Jordan died before he had written the last book. Fortunately he did leave an outline of the whole book and how he wanted it to end before he passed away. Another fantasy author is currently writing the book and it should be out in 2009.
If you like fantasy story lines then I defiantly recommend this series. It is really long series though! A little to long for my taste. I do think the author could have cut out a lot of the useless parts and shortened it up. Still it is a great read.
Now on to the best part of the series. There are actually some hot guys in it! Well at least from the description of the the characters. One of the main characters is named Perrin. He is a teenage blacksmith that is from a small village. He is described as being very large and muscular and a little on the gentile side. Hot bara-boy any one? Yummy. He fights mostly with a Ax and later on has some interesting things happen with him and Wolves....but I will not spoil it for you. In the story line he has trouble understanding women and does not seem to comfortable thinking of them romantically. Hmmm closet case maybe? LOL well maybe not but one can wish. In my mind I find him to be quite attractive...in a more masculine way then some of the other male characters. I guess that is why I decided to do a drawing of him. This is how I picture him whenever I am reading the book. I hope it does the character justice.
I think this this book series would make a fantastic anime! Someone tell a production company in Japan to get it started! I am sure both Japanese and American anime fans would love this if it was animated. For more information on the series and characters you can visit the link below.