Robert Jordan

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James Oliver Rigney Jr.
Robert Jordan in 2006
Born(1948-10-17)October 17, 1948
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
DiedSeptember 16, 2007(2007-09-16) (aged 58)
South Carolina, United States
Pen nameRobert Jordan
OccupationNovelist
NationalityAmerican
Alma materThe Citadel
GenresFantasy
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 amyloidosis before he was able to finish the series. The last volume A Memory of Light was split into three and was completed by fellow American 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]

  • The Eye of the World, (1990) ISBN 0-312-85009-3
  • The Great Hunt, (1990) ISBN 0-312-85140-5
  • The Dragon Reborn, (1991) ISBN 0-312-85248-7
  • The Shadow Rising, (1992) ISBN 0-312-85431-5
  • The Fires of Heaven, (1993) ISBN 0-312-85427-7
  • Lord of Chaos, (1994) ISBN 0-312-85428-5
  • A Crown of Swords, (1996) ISBN 0-312-85767-5
  • The Path of Daggers, (1998) ISBN 0-312-85769-1
  • Winter's Heart, (2000) ISBN 0-742-97355-7
  • Crossroads of Twilight, (2003) ISBN 0-312-86459-0
  • New Spring, prequel to the series, (2004) ISBN 0-765-30629-8
  • Knife of Dreams, (2005) ISBN 0-312-87307-7
  • The Gathering Storm, the first part of A Memory of Light, (2009) ISBN 978-0-7653-0230-4
  • Towers of Midnight, the second part of A Memory of Light, (To be released in 2010)
  • A Memory of Light, the last part of A Memory of Light, (To be written)

References[change | change source]

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

Other websites[change | change source]