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.
Unpredictable and exciting story with well-developed characters and plot lines. Good transition after reading Game of Thrones.Published 2 months ago by VALHALLEY
One of the all-time best series I've ever read. On par, if not better than, Game of Thrones. This series is a must-read. You can't put the book down once you start. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Emerald
These books were a gift to a young man in his 20s who thoroughly enjoyed them.Published 3 months ago by Grandma
Expect more of what you got from the first three books. Lots of characters and story arcs, set in a huge world with a rich history. Very enjoyable books.Published 3 months ago by Folly