Let me know what you think. I’ve heard of Eddings but never thought of picking any of his series.
I am however sweating at the prospect of 4 x 1200 pages
You don’t have to read them all one after the other (but you will want to). There’s a novella to read between books 2 and 3 if you get that far. Same between 3&4 (which is coming out in a few weeks just before book 4).
Also if you enjoy the series you should read at least Warbreaker since some characters in that are crossing over (you don’t need to know them but it’s extra fun).