I had a hard time with the the first book. I simply didn’t like Rand very much. He was kind of stupid in a country bumpkin kind of way and totally subservient to the will of Moraine and Nynaeve. Nynaeve struck me as mostly unhappy and Moraine as arrogant. It made it hard for me to like any of them. Plus, wtf, Rand kills Balzamon in the first book and the second starts with him being alive again. Maybe I was spoiled by The Kingkiller Chronicles and Patrick Rothfuss excellent writing, but I don’t think I am going to finish this series.