Robert Jordan

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James Oliver Rigney Jr.

Robert Jordan in 2006
Born October 17, 1948(1948-10-17)
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died September 16, 2007(2007-09-16) (aged 58)
South Carolina, United States
Pen name Robert Jordan
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Alma mater The Citadel
Genres Fantasy
Notable work(s) The Wheel of Time series
Spouse(s) Harriet McDougal

Robert Jordan (October 17, 1948 – September 16, 2007) was the pen or writing name of the American fantasy author James Oliver Rigney Jr. He was most famous for writing the long, epic fanasy series The Wheel of Time. He died from heart failure before he was able to finish the series. The planned last volume A Memory of Light was split into three and is being completed by fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson.[1]

The Wheel of Time[change | change source]

The Wheel of Time is an epic fantasy series that centers around Rand al'Thor, a young man destined to be the Dragon Reborn, the savior figure of the story. The Dragon Reborn is prophesied to lead the forces of the Light (the forces of good) to fight the Dark One (the main antagonist) at the Last Battle.[2]

List of Books in the Series[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Denzel, Jason (December 10, 2007). "Author chosen to finish the WHEEL OF TIME series". www.dragonmount.com. http://www.dragonmount.com/News/?p=326. Retrieved December 18, 2009.
  2. Jordan, Robert (1990-2005). The Wheel of Time: Vol. 01-11. New York: Tor Doherty Associates, LLC.

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