So I was watching some stuff about the upcoming show and stumbled on this discussion about Wheel of Time as a "gateway drug" to fantasy in general. I guess probably when the books were originally released, a lot of new fantasy fans had WOT as their first introduction to the genre, but the idea kind of made my eyes go a little because I was first given a copy of Eye of the World my freshman year of high school back in... mumbles the 1990s /old *cough* and I wasn't able to get into it at all. I don't think I even got past the prologue. And I was that weird Tolkien kid who had books about Sindarin Grammar that were all dog eared and worn out because I used them so much. I didn't pick WOT back up and get into it until I was 30+ and I still haven't gotten all the way to the end and it's probably been five years since I started! What do you all think. WOT as a "starter series" or no? In some ways I do think especially the early books are good for a younger crowd, but the sheer length of it. It intimidates me and... yeah. I read the entire Silmarillion when I was like 13.