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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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Too much detail, however it was important to fill in some the missing information before you move on! Glad to be on to the next book.Published 15 months ago by Alf
Sanderson does a good job of continuing the series, although the transition between writers is far from seamless. Read morePublished 15 months ago by TheRedofFury
I enjoyed the book and enjoyed the series. It was a big time commitment with the length and number of books, but worth it. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kathi
Was bought for my son in law to complete his series I'm sure there is more books out there we will seePublished 18 months ago by Jeanette Laliberty
Arrived in good time. Item is in perfect condition. Great price. Cost far less than a new copy from a store and was
in better condition than a lot of thumbed through copies... Read more
Finally action sees its way back into the books. I always enjoyed the TWOT series yet I must say a few of the books were punctured by slow never-ending scenes which somewhat broke... Read morePublished on April 6 2013 by tommy
I am a fan of Robert Jordan, and it was one of his books in the series that I did not have. I am still reading it and as usual, his books are excellent reading material.Published on Jan. 13 2013 by Del