Robert Jordan

Creator of the bestselling Wheel of Time fantasy series...

Robert Jordan

Biography

Date of birth:17 October 1948

Date of death:16 September 2007

Robert Jordan was born in 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina, where he lived with his wife, Harriet, in a house built in 1797. He taught himself to read when he was four with the incidental aid of a twelve-years-older brother, and was tackling Mark Twain and Jules Verne by five. He was a graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army; among his decorations were the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star with "V", and two Vietnamese Crosses of Gallantry.

A history buff, he also wrote dance and theatre criticism. He enjoyed the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing, and sailing, and the indoor sports of poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting. He began writing in 1977 and acheived his goal of continuing "until they nail(ed) shut his coffin."

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A Memory of Light

A Memory of Light

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'And it came to pass in those days, as it had come before and would come again, that the Dark lay heavy on the land and weighed down the hearts of men, and the green things failed, and hope died.' - Charal Drianaan te Calamon, The Cycle...
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The Gathering Storm - The Wheel of Time Book 12

The Gathering Storm - The Wheel of Time Book 12 (Paperback)

by Robert Jordan, et al.

Format: Paperback 864 pages
Published: 07/10/2010
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Tarmon Gai'don, the Last Battle, looms. And mankind is not ready. Rand al'Thor struggles to unite a fractured network of kingdoms and... Read more

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Knife of Dreams - The Wheel of Time Book 11

Knife of Dreams - The Wheel of Time Book 11 (Paperback)

by Robert Jordan

Format: Paperback 832 pages
Published: 03/08/2006
Publisher: Orbit

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As the very fabric of reality wears thin all portents indicate that Tarmon Gai'don, the Last Battle, is imminent - and Rand al'Thor must... Read more

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Crossroads of Twilight - The Wheel of Time Book 10

Crossroads of Twilight - The Wheel of Time Book 10 (Paperback)

by Robert Jordan

Format: Paperback 832 pages
Published: 06/11/2003
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Robert Jordan's epic fantasy saga The Wheel of Time is now firmly established as a classic of the genre and a world-wide bestseller. Now the... Read more

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Winter's Heart - The Wheel of Time Book 9

Winter's Heart - The Wheel of Time Book 9 (Paperback)

by Robert Jordan

Format: Paperback 704 pages
Published: 01/11/2001
Publisher: Orbit

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Rand is on the run with Min, but his destination is a mystery to Cadsuane. Mazrim Taim, leader of the Black Tower, is revealed to be a liar, but his... Read more


The Path of Daggers - The Wheel of Time Book 8

The Path of Daggers - The Wheel of Time Book 8 (Paperback)

by Robert Jordan

Format: Paperback 672 pages
Published: 02/09/1999
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The eighth book in Robert Jordan's internationally bestselling epic fantasy series, THE WHEEL OF TIME, now reissued with a stunning new cover... Read more

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A Crown of Swords - The Wheel of Time Book 7

A Crown of Swords - The Wheel of Time Book 7 (Paperback)

by Robert Jordan

Format: Paperback 784 pages
Published: 20/03/1997
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Lord of Chaos - The Wheel of Time Book 6

Lord of Chaos - The Wheel of Time Book 6 (Paperback)

by Robert Jordan

Format: Paperback 1056 pages
Published: 10/08/1995
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The Fires of Heaven - The Wheel of Time Book 5

The Fires of Heaven - The Wheel of Time Book 5 (Paperback)

by Robert Jordan

Format: Paperback 928 pages
Published: 03/11/1994
Publisher: Orbit

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The Shadow Rising - The Wheel of Time Book 4

The Shadow Rising - The Wheel of Time Book 4 (Paperback)

by Robert Jordan

Format: Paperback 1056 pages
Published: 05/05/1993
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The Dragon Reborn - The Wheel of Time Book 3

The Dragon Reborn - The Wheel of Time Book 3 (Paperback)

by Robert Jordan

Format: Paperback 704 pages
Published: 10/12/1992
Publisher: Orbit

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The Great Hunt - The Wheel of Time Book 2

The Great Hunt - The Wheel of Time Book 2 (Paperback)

by Robert Jordan

Format: Paperback 736 pages
Published: 25/06/1992
Publisher: Orbit

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The Eye of the World - The Wheel of Time Book 1

The Eye of the World - The Wheel of Time Book 1 (Paperback)

by Robert Jordan

Format: Paperback 832 pages
Published: 12/12/1991
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Life in Emond's Field has been pretty boring for Rand Al'Thor and his friends until a strange young woman arrives in their village. Moraine... Read more

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New Spring: A Wheel of Time Prequel - The Wheel of Time 34 (Paperback)

by Robert Jordan

Format: Paperback 432 pages
Published: 02/12/2004
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The city of Canluum lies close to the scarred and desolate wastes of the Blight, a walled haven from the dangers away to the north, and a refuge... Read more

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The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time

The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time (Paperback)

by Robert Jordan, et al.

Format: Paperback 464 pages
Published: 08/11/2000
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The Wheel of Time is one of the most extraordinary works of fantasy ever published - a series that has topped the international bestseller lists and... Read more

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The Conan Chronicles 1

The Conan Chronicles 1 (Paperback)

by Robert Jordan

Format: Paperback 512 pages
Published: 04/11/1999
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Before Robert Jordan conquered the bestseller lists with his phenomenally successful Wheel of Time series, he revived the legendary fantasy hero,... Read more

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The Conan Chronicles 2

The Conan Chronicles 2 (Paperback)

by Robert Jordan

Format: Paperback 864 pages
Published: 02/12/1999
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Towers of Midnight - The Wheel of Time Book 13

Towers of Midnight - The Wheel of Time Book 13 (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 976 pages
Published: 06/10/2011
Publisher: Orbit

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The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One's prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unravelling, and the armies of the Shadow... Read more