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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 loved every single one of these books. I moved through them in no time at all. With the perfect mix of magic, adventure, conflict and character development, these books are... Read morePublished 11 months ago by JGIRO403
Great books, The box is rigid and the books 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 are brand new.Published 14 months ago by Sébastien Gauthier
I'm a huge fan of the genre, but certain books I just can't understand. I've tried diving into this series more than once as it is so well regarded by so many people. Read morePublished on Dec 22 2012 by Jonathan Noble
I've been wanting to read the wheel of time since I got my hands on the Dragon Reborn (book 3) and I've finally put forth the money for the first three books. Read morePublished on March 16 2012 by William Russ
If you dig fantasy adventure books that are readable, interesting, and well paced - this box set has you covered.Published on Nov. 30 2009 by Kyle S. Baron
I don't know how the Wheel of Time got such a great reputation, maybe I'm pickier than most, but this serie is just not fun to read. Read morePublished on March 28 2009 by Myrdek
As others have written I think these are the best three books of the series. I read the first book near when it first came out and then the others near to when they were published. Read morePublished on Nov. 3 2007 by M. Longaz
These three books set the stage of a grande tale and the fire in the hearts of the fans that later books try to extinguish. Read morePublished on Feb. 19 2006 by Jerry
Love reading fantasy novels? Do yourself a favor and read Steven Erikson's Malazan series. Gardens of the Moon is now available in the U.S. Read morePublished on June 10 2004