Robert Jordan was born in 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina. 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 with bronze oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with "V" and bronze oak leaf cluster, and two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses with palm. A history buff, he has also written dance and theater criticism and enjoyed the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing, and sailing, and the indoor sports of poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting.
Robert Jordan began writing in 1977 and went on to write The Wheel of Time®, one of the most important and best selling series in the history of fantasy publishing with over 14 million copies sold in North America, and countless more sold abroad.
Robert Jordan died on September 16, 2007, after a courageous battle with the rare blood disease amyloidosis.
I started reading the Wheel of Time books when the second book came out.
Also, because of the amount of characters and complicated nature of the plots, I tended to lose interest in the books as I found it harder to really enter the world.
The characters are extremely well developed, and the very world is so clearly defined.
Got these for my son who loves to read....he did not care for this series at allPublished 7 days ago by Sgosven
One of my personal favorite Fantasy series of all time Robert Jordan masterfully takes you into the world and keeps you wanting to come back for more with each novel in the series.Published 9 days ago by Armando Urivez
I don't even want to sully the name of this good book with a review that I know i am not capable of writing. I cannot express in words how good this book is. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert
I thoroughly enjoyed this series. When I started, I found the first book to be difficult to start - common for me when dealing with a world so different from our own. Read morePublished 3 months ago by army vet