The Wheel of Time Series
Ok, I will admit that I did not read the whole series. I think I got half way through book 4 and threw in the towel. However, I love origin stories and the first book has one of the best, most classic stories I have read. Young teenagers in a small out of the way town. Mysterious visitors with secrets and abilities. An unknown threat to the simple life. Grand adventure calling to them. It was a fun read.