Interesting. I came to know the books through a couple of blind guardian songs based on it. Are the books finished? Dont want to jump in another song of ice and fire fiasco again.
Yes, Brandon Sanderson finished the series after the author died.
Mind you, though, these books released back in a time when a lot of fantasy fiction used to be far more formulaic, prosaic even, than now. Don't jump in expecting to be awed by fascinating characters or strange alternate worlds.
Some of the later books are kind of a drag too, where not much is actually going on.
OT - I've been hearing about this since 2008 or so, it's crazy that it's finally happening. Here's hoping it'll be any good.