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“The battle scenes have the breathless urgency of firsthand experience, and the . . . evil laced into the forces of good, the dangers latent in any promised salvation, the sense of the unavoidable onslaught of unpredictable events bear the marks of American national experience during the last three decades, just as the experience of the First World War and its aftermath gave its imprint to J. R. R. Tolkien’s work.”
--The New York Times on The Wheel of Time®
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.
BRANDON SANDERSON grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives in Utah with his wife and children and teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. In addition to completing Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time®, he is the author of such bestsellers as the Mistborn trilogy, Warbreaker, The Alloy of Law, The Way of Kings, Rithmatist, and Steelheart. He won the 2013 Hugo Award for “The Emperor’s Soul,” a novella set in the world of his acclaimed first novel, Elantris.
Sanderson perfectly melds his own writing style and the notes left by Robert Jordan. A fitting heir to the Wheel of Time legacy.Published 16 days ago by Spartnan
A riveting read. I miss the characters now I've finished. Full of surprises good and bad with a quirky twist at the end.Published 2 months ago by Neva Shelton
I love the way Brandon Sanderson finished off the series. The last three books were great. I look forward to reading more of Brandon Sanderson's works.Published 9 months ago by JGIRO403
I got this book for my son who has read the whole series. He really enjoys them and is saddened by Robert Jordan's death.Published 9 months ago by barbara brown
I can feel the momentum building towards the end, and characters that seemed slightly off in the last book (i.e. Mat) are back in full form. Highly recommended. Read morePublished 10 months ago by L. Gilbertson
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 11 months ago by Kathi