Re: What book are you currently reading?
Then you'll have an idea of how detailed Jordan can be. A lot of people have equated him to Tolkein. The story in the Wheel of Time is vast, taking place not only during the books, but 3000 years before the story begins. Each book follows a pattern. It will start slowly but pick up at a decent pace and end with a cliffhanger. The beginning of the next book will have a recap of the events from the previous book before going into the story again. Some will have something major happen right away that is a part of the story, but not involve the main characters directly.