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Robert Jordan (1) [1948–2007]

This page covers the author of The Eye of the World.

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The Eye of the World 15,202 copies, 319 reviews
The Great Hunt 11,157 copies, 117 reviews
The Dragon Reborn 10,424 copies, 101 reviews
The Shadow Rising 9,685 copies, 95 reviews
The Fires of Heaven 9,257 copies, 72 reviews
Lord of Chaos 9,018 copies, 82 reviews
A Crown of Swords 8,726 copies, 67 reviews
The Path of Daggers 8,376 copies, 63 reviews
Winter's Heart 8,092 copies, 64 reviews
Crossroads of Twilight 7,735 copies, 73 reviews
Knife of Dreams 6,932 copies, 69 reviews
New Spring 5,195 copies, 60 reviews
The Gathering Storm 4,513 copies, 112 reviews
Towers of Midnight 3,668 copies, 90 reviews
A Memory of Light 2,732 copies, 116 reviews
From the Two Rivers 703 copies, 10 reviews
The Wheel of Time (Boxed Set #1) 526 copies, 3 reviews
To the Blight 497 copies, 5 reviews
The Hunt Begins 283 copies, 2 reviews
New Threads in the Pattern 244 copies, 1 review
Conan the Invincible 242 copies, 4 reviews
Conan the Unconquered 231 copies, 1 review
The Wheel of Time (Boxed Set #3) 231 copies, 2 reviews
The Conan Chronicles 226 copies, 3 reviews
Conan the Defender 226 copies, 3 reviews
Conan The Destroyer 221 copies, 2 reviews
Conan the Magnificent 214 copies, 3 reviews
Conan the Victorious 193 copies, 1 review
The Road of Spears 173 copies, 1 review
The Further Chronicles of Conan 173 copies, 4 reviews
The Dragon Reborn (Book 1 of 2) 163 copies, 1 review
New Spring: the Graphic Novel 124 copies, 5 reviews
Warrior of the Altaii 107 copies, 10 reviews
The Complete Wheel of Time 95 copies, 2 reviews
The Strike at Shayol Ghul 87 copies, 4 reviews
River of Souls [short story 3 copies, 1 review
Til Caemlyn 2 copies, 1 review
Over verdensryggen 2 copies, 1 review
Dragen i steinen 2 copies, 1 review
Byk Av 1 copy
Dnyann Gz 1 copy
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James Oliver Rigney Jr. (October 17, 1948 – September 16, 2007), better known by his pen name Robert Jordan, was an American author of epic fantasy. He is best known for the Wheel of Time series (finished by Brandon Sanderson upon Jordan's death) which comprises 14 books and a prequel novel. He is one of several writers to have written original Conan the Barbarian novels; his are highly acclaimed to this day. Rigney also wrote historical fiction under his pseudonym Reagan O'Neal, a western as Jackson O'Reilly, and dance criticism as Chang Lung. Additionally, he ghostwrote an "international thriller" that is still believed to have been written by someone else.

Jordan was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He served two tours in Vietnam (from 1968 to 1970) with the United States Army as a helicopter gunner. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with "V" and oak leaf cluster, and two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses with palm. After returning from Vietnam he attended The Citadel, where he received an undergraduate degree in physics; after graduating he was employed by the United States Navy as a nuclear engineer. He began writing in 1977.

Jordan was a history buff and enjoyed hunting, fishing, sailing, poker, chess, pool, and pipe-collecting. He described himself as a "High Church" Episcopalian and received communion more than once a week.[11] He lived with his wife, Harriet McDougal, who works as a book editor (currently with Tor Books; she was also Jordan's editor) in a house built in 1797.

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