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About the Author
Robert Jordan lives in Charleston, South Carolina. He is a graduate of the Citadel.
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Robert Jordan kindly agreed to take the life quiz we like to give to all our authors: the Amazon.com Significant Seven.
Q: What book has had the most significant impact on your life?
A: The King James version of the Bible. That seems a cliche, but I can't think of any other book that has had as large an impact in shaping who I am.
Q: You are stranded on a desert island with only one book, one CD, and one DVD--what are they?
A: The one book would be whatever book I was currently writing. I mean, I hate falling behind in the work. The one CD would contain the best encyclopedia I could find on desert island survival. The DVD would contain as much of Beethoven, Mozart, and Duke Ellington as I could cram onto it.
Q: What is the worst lie you've ever told?
A: It's hard to think of one since I am genetically incapable of lying to women and that takes out 52% of the population right there.
Q: Describe the perfect writing environment.
A: Any place that has my computer, a CD player for music, a comfortable chair that won't leave me with a backache at the end of a long day, and very little interruption.
Q: If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say?
A: He kept trying to get better at it.
Q: Who is the one person living or dead that you would like to have dinner with?
A: My wife before anybody else on earth living or dead. That's a no-brainer.
Q: If you could have one superpower what would it be?
A: That depends. If I'm feeling altruistic, it would be the ability to heal anything with a touch, if that can be called a superpower. If I'm not feeling very altruistic, it would be the ability to read other people's minds, to finally be able to get to the bottom of what they really mean and what their motivations are.
Starred Review. The previous book in Jordan's massive Wheel of Time, Crossroads of Twilight, may have come out in 2003, but don't let that fool you; the 11th tome in this epic fantasy is the one Jordan fans have been eagerly waiting for the better part of a decade. The breakneck pace, lyrical beauty and astonishing scope of the early Wheel of Time volumes established Jordan as one of the top writers in the Tolkien tradition. While more recent entries have maintained that beauty and scope, the pace has slowed to a crawl as the central characters dispersed in six directions. In contrast, the latest explodes with motion, as multiple plot lines either conclude or advance, and the march to Tarmon Gai'don—the climactic last battle between the Dragon Reborn and the Dark One—begins in earnest. Faile's captivity with the Shaido, Mat's pursuit of Tuon and Elayne's war for Caemlyn come to a close, while Egwene's capture brings the Aes Sedai war to the heart of the Tower. Jordan has said that readers will be sweating by the end of the book, and he's probably right. Sweating or not, they'll also be dreading the long year or two before the 12th installment.
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This installment was a little more interesting than the past few. This whole series probably would have been better served condensed down to four or five novels. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Douglas Ingraham
Much better than the previous 2 books. The story actually starts moving along and there are some good action scenes. Rand finally reappears but is not a major character.Published 1 month ago by keheley80
I have two complaints on this one:
The middle section of the book focuses on Elayne for a LONG BORING time. Read more
I love the Wheel of Time series. The series had been in a lull before this, but you can see that the plot is beginning to climax here. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
My wife wanted to have a full set of the large hardcover books. She has read the whole series and wanted the book to complete a descent library set for herself. Read morePublished 1 month ago by John Patrick
This one finally picks up the pace after the slog that was books 8-10. For those debating continuing the series, this one makes it worth your while.Published 1 month ago by Kristof Nelson
The final book written by Robert Jordan is the last book that sets the scene for the last battle and is worth the read if only to read the last few books which are much faster... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Matthew