I have been a huge fan for years. I was so sad when I herd Robert died. His poor wife, what a tragedy.
The final book will be released in 2009. Robert left behind copious notes and several people were well informed on the conclusion of the series and
how it was to come about.
The new author has also been chosen to finish the series. Tor books announced that Brandon Sanderson will be completing the series.
Link to Wiki of the Author
Edit: My favorite charicters are Avienda, Mat, Perrin, and hmmm...Moraine
I would have to look through the books to decide which my favorite is. Any way, there is my contribution to get this conversation rolling =)
[edit on 23-1-2008 by Animal]