^..Uh, I'm 2 or 3 books behind if that answers the question. The series starts to drag, most do when they get that long. It mostly has to do with everything getting bigger and bigger(or in this case, powerful), and more characters added as a story goes.
If you can find them, some of the books are sold in bundles with 3 or 4 of the books together. These are cheaper than buying them separate unless you can find a sale. But by all means, keep reading! I didn't think it started to drag until Naked Empire
. And one more warning, the series gets darker (thinking about the rat under the bucket bit...
) as it goes, this isn't unusual - those who've read Jordan's Wheel of Time series know what I mean.
Do you normally read fantasy or only when it's been made into a movie/show (as many have with Tolkien)?