I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
I am slowly but surely working my way through this kitten-squisher of a book!
I can't believe the detail in all of the characters' stories. I have to say that I appreciate the number of women who get to have significant roles to play. But I do wish that Jordan wasn't so committed to the "women are mysterious creatures that men can't possibly understand" myth. We're not that complex! And men aren't that dumb!