The list author says: "Robert Jordan was born in 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina, where he now lives 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 is 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 are the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star with "V", and two Vietnamese Crosses of Gallantry.
Sadly, Robert Jordan [Real Name: James Oliver Rigney], aged 58, died on the 16th September 2007.
UPDATE: TOR announced that Harriet (Jordan's wife) has chosen Brandon Sanderson (author of Elantris and Mistborn) to finish the last WOT book, A Memory of Light. This will be the last book and it will be one book. For more go to dragonmount.com."
"Escaping brutal English, overlords, 1760s Irishman Michael Fallon becomes an indentured servant to Charleston, South Carolina, merchant Thomas Carver, where his infatuation with Carver's sensual daughter Elizabeth causes life-changing complications."
"Michael Fallon's son Robert Fallon survives years at sea fighting Barbary pirates and enduring the siege at Tripoli. He then returns to America with an Irish wife, Moira McConnell, and goes into business in Charleston where he raises a somewhat troublesome family."
"As revolution brews in the shadowy streets of Belvenus, Conan braves the traps and treacheries of the Royal Palace of the Dragon. Pursued by the luscious and shameless Sularia, he challenges the invincible simalcrum of Albanus."
"James Fallon, the last scion of the Fallon line, strikes south and west, adventuring in New Orleans, Missouri, and finally Texas (then still part of Mexico). He loves and loses women, ranches and breeds horses, and becomes entangled in the schemes of shady men and women. Enemies made by Michael and Robert during their lifetimes converge upon James."
"Conan is ensnared by the charms of the wily and beautiful Karela, who is secretly the Red Hawk, fearless leader of a crew of brigands. She leads Conan to face the awesome challenge of the serpentinely evil necromancer Amanar."
"Conan defies the sorcerous power of the Cult of Doom for the sake of a beautiful young woman known only as Yasbet. From the glory of fabled Aghrapur, capital of Turan, to the demon-haunted wastes of the Blasted Lands, Conan proves himself the greatest hero of a bygone era of high adventure."
"In the fabled kingdom of Ophir, Conan and his Free-Company of mercenaries enter the service of the voluptous, dark-eyed Lady Synelle, unaware that she is secretly High Priestess of Al'Kiir, the sharp-horned, multi-fanged demon god whose worship is almost forgotten in the kingdom."
"In the fabled city of Shadizar, sultry Princess Tamaris hires Conan to recover the magical gem known as the Heart of Ahriman. Accompanied by the beautiful maiden Jehnna, Conan must vanquish scheming, murderous Bombatta, the princess's henchman, and face the sinister Guardian of the Horn."
"The mighty Conan faces many dangers as he journeys eastward from his Cimmerian homelands into the savage crags of the Kezankian range. He must confront the evil sorcery of Basrakan Imalla and slay that which cannot be slain - the Beast of Fire."
"The Dragon Reborn - the leader long prophesied who will save the world, but in the saving destroy it - is on the run from his destiny. Able to touch the One Power, but unable to control it, Rand al'Thor knows only that he must face the Dark One. But how?"
"Rand al'Thor - the Dragon reborn, the man whose destiny is to save the world and yet, in the saving, destroy it - encounters more of the prophecies that control his life. And he confronts the awesome power of the Dark One."
"In this fifth book of "The Wheel of Time", legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. The Chosen are free and already planning the Great Day of Return, when the Dark One will walk the Earth again."
"Rand al'Thor struggles to unite the nations for the last battle, when the Dark One will break free into the world, and to spring the snares laid by the immortal Forsaken for unwary humankind. Across half a continent, Perrin Aybara feels Rand's pull."
"Elayne, Avindha and Mat come ever closer to the bowl "ter'angreal" that may reverse the world's endless heatwaves and restore natural weather. Egwene begins to gather all manner of women who can channel and Rand faces the dread Forsaken Sammael where the blood-hungry Mashadar waits for prey."
"With more than seventy new full-color paintings that include stunning new world maps, portraits of the central characters, landscapes, objects of Power, and national flags, this comprehensive guide is indispensable to any Robert Jordan fan."
"The Seanchan invasion force is in possession of Ebou Dar. Nynaeve, Elayne and Aviendha head for Caemlyn and Elayne's rightful throne, but discover an enemy much worse than the Seanchan. Egwene is determined to unseat the usurper Elaida. She does not yet understand the price that she will pay."
"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 purpose remains shrouded in secrecy. Meanwhile, Perrin is hunting desperately for Faile, now a prisoner of Sevanna's sept."
"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 is an Aes Sedai, a magician with the ability to wield the One Power, and she brings warnings of a terrible evil awakening in the world."
"Despite the aid of Moraine Sedai and the fighting skills of warrior Lan, Rand Al'Thor and his friends have been unable to throw off the foes that pursue them. The Dark One has dispatched his most feared general to ensure that Rand dies. Aginor will stop at nothing to fulfil his master's bidding."
"Rand alThor, the Dragon Reborn himself, has cleansed the Dark Ones taint from the male half of the True Source, and everything has changed. Yet nothing has, for only men who can channel believe that saidin is clean again, and a man who can channel is still hated and feared even one prophesied to save the world."
"Since they were boys, Rand and his friends have heard the tales of the Great Hunt of the Horn. Fabulous tales of hunters and of a legendary horn that can raise the dead heroes of the ages. But no sooner is the horn found then it is stolen. And Rand begins a quest to find the horn."
"In this second part of the tale after The Hunt Begins, Rand al'Thor-- reluctantly drawn into the quest to recover the Horn of Valere--must face something even more frightening that the Myrddraal and Trollocs: his own true identity. Can Rand really be the Dragon Reborn?"
"Before the war against the Shadow began, the Aes Sedai hunted the land for the Dragon Reborn. It was the destiny of one warrior and one of the most powerful Aes Sedai to find him. But first they must find each other. NEW SPRING is the powerful story of how the events of the Wheel of Time series came to unfold."
"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 ready himself to confront the Dark One. But, Rand must first negotiate a truce with the Seanchan armies, as their forces increasingly sap his strength."
"In this epic novel, Robert Jordan's international bestselling series begins its dramatic conclusion. Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, struggles to unite a fractured network of kingdoms and alliances in preparation for the Last Battle."
"The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One's prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unraveling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight. The sun has begun to set upon the Third Age. Available November 2, 2010."