I remember starting that series years and years ago - unfortunately, Jordan dragged it on and on and on, far past the point where he should have wrapped it all off. The problem was, it always felt incredibly derivative:
Rand al Thor - Paul Atreides
Aes Sedai - Bene Geserit
Invasion of Trollocs - hello, does Helms Deep mean anything?
Band of friends off on different adventures - Hobbits
And so on.
*pre-emptive celebratory nipple tassle jiggle* - Sean Ewington