Originally Posted by Gumboot
The shortest is "A Path of Daggers" which is 226,000 (if you don't include the prequel). The longest so far is "The Shadow Rising" (394,000).
In fact if you look here: http://loopingworld.com/2009/03/06/wordcount/
Most of the first volumes of these series' are around 200,000 words or more.
Makes me want to add the rest of my book back reading those numbers. I pushed half my story back into Book Two.