Like everyone else here, I read Lawdog everyday. When there isn't a new post, I go through the archives. I'm a fan, sue me.
While reading his post regarding the passing of author Robert Jordan, I realized I had never heard of him. I did make a mental note that he was respected by Lawdog, and Tole as well.
Fast forward to yesterday. I made the drive to Sherman for lunch with some "friends" from the FAL Files online gun forum. Lunch and to pick up some nice .50 cal ammo cans. I arrived early and had time to kill. What do I see from the parking lot of the meeting place? A bookstore.
I peruse the selection a bit, and see a wall of Sci-fi/fantasy. And who do you think I looked up? If you said the aforementioned Mr. Jordan you would be correct.
I don't know why, but from Lawdogs post I assumed he was older, and maybe his books were now out of print. Maybe I was tired when I read it. No matter, his series Wheel of Time as available both in hard and soft cover. I bought the first two in the series just to try out.
Having started reading last night, I am up to chapter 6 and into the "can't stop 'till I finish" mode of reading. To put it simply, I like it so far.
So let me say thanks to Lawdog for the recommendation. And to everyone else, they are available, and worth a look.