World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time

World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time

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by Robert Jordan, Teresa Patterson
     
 

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Since the debut of Robert Jordan's internationally bestselling series in 1990, The Wheel of Time has transported readers to a world so strikingly real, so rich in detail and complexity, it seems to rise from memory rather than a printed page. This essential companion to The Wheel of Time is for the millions interested in the history and the background of

Overview

Since the debut of Robert Jordan's internationally bestselling series in 1990, The Wheel of Time has transported readers to a world so strikingly real, so rich in detail and complexity, it seems to rise from memory rather than a printed page. This essential companion to The Wheel of Time is for the millions interested in the history and the background of this incredible series-never-before-told legends, previously unknown peoples and lands, exotic beasts, and portents of what may come to pass.

With more than seventy new full-color paintings that include stunning new world maps, portraits of the central characters, landscapes, objects of Power, and national flags, this comprehensive guide is indispensable to any Robert Jordan fan

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“Robert Jordan has elaborated a fantasy world whose complexity and drama rivals Tolkien's... Rife with full-color paintings and maps. the large-format book covers the history, characters, flora, fauna, landscapes and objects of Jordan's fantasy world, and gives hints of upcoming events.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312869366
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Series:
Wheel of Time Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
285,360
Product dimensions:
8.57(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.84(d)

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From the Publisher
"Robert Jordan has elaborated a fantasy world whose complexity and drama rivals Tolkien's... Rife with full-color paintings and maps. the large-format book covers the history, characters, flora, fauna, landscapes and objects of Jordan's fantasy world, and gives hints of upcoming events." —Publishers Weekly

Meet the Author

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.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 17, 1948
Date of Death:
September 16, 2007
Place of Birth:
Charleston, South Carolina
Place of Death:
Charleston, South Carolina
Education:
B.S. in physics, The Citadel, 1974
Website:
http://www.tor.com/Jordan/

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World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a must for all WoT fans. It fills in so many holes that the books leave with history and how the world was made and runs. This book gives you a much better understanding of the world that Robert Jordan has created and just shows the depth and enormity of his creation. It proves that Robert Jordan spent a lot of time on this series. For those of you who critize it because of illustrations i must say...that is not what the book is for. If you want pictures...read a childs book. Robert Jordan and many other auther's write so that you use your own imagination to create your own mental picture of characters and places. If you are unable to use your own imaginations then you probably should stick to your childhood picture books. Sorry for my speel...anyways...its a great book, it was easy and enjoyable to read and very informative...a must have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a must have!! It gives you details on some of the Chosen that you don¿t get in the book. It is also nice to be able to compare your ideas of what someone looks like or a what creature looks like to that of the illustrator.
StarFire22 More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for the Robert Jordan fan or a perfect guide for the aspiring world-builder.
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Avid fans like myself will want this book for the information in it--it was really enlightening about the history of the world. However, as other reviewers have said, don't buy this book for the art. I agree with the earlier reviewer who said te Myrddral isn't scary at all, but the portrait of Loial may well haunt my nightmares for a while.
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Bucknut92 More than 1 year ago
If you are like me, stories such as Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time are more of an adventure then just something you read. With that in mind, The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time is a perfect companion to help the reader become more immersed in this adventure. I've found myself constantly referring to this book for details on something read in the series. I would highly recommend this book if you enjoy the series.
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donjuan28 More than 1 year ago
Jordon creates his world and keeps the reader's interest as he weaves plots on plots and stories in stories as he moves forward to the unknown . . .
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Rickindenver More than 1 year ago
This book is full of great explanatory information but be forewarned: 1) if you haven't read deep into the series, there are going to be plot spoilers, and 2) most of the illustrations are horribly amateurish! Whatever other reviewers have said, there is NO excuse for that!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
When I saw this book in B&N, I wanted to read it to hopefully find out more about the history of the WoT series. Instead, I found that there weren't enough details about some components of the story (the Seanchan), while there was too much information about others (the Whitecloaks, etc.). The artwork was nothing to what I had imagined. Overall, this book is alright at best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It`s a must have for WOT readers but fell short on the art side. I kind of expected more like it in the great book covers. For those of you who fell like me, check the art of Sarah Ellerton at {www.arts-angel.com} she`s a talented artist.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book hoping that the images of the characters and history would help me to imagine the happenings in the books. I was very disappointed. The images of the characters and of eventful scenes are childish at best and seem to have been done in watercolor. The history is okay, but only parts are intriguing. I must emphasize my disappoinment at the images. I knew the cover art of the books could use some work, but these pictures make them seem photographs. Awful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was indeed very informative. I didn't even know that this book existed until I saw it on my computer. It gave me a full understanding of the world of Robert JOrdan. Although,I'm not complaining or anything,but the illustrations were nothing close to what I thought they looked like. But there is a lot of useful information in this book that you won't get in the series. The illustrations on the creatures weren't so bad though. The Myrdral looked cool enough though. I didn't picture Brigget or Nynaeve, or Mat, or any of them for that matter, the way that they were drawn. But it is a really good book that will explain a lot and give some good details about certain areas you have trouble with.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It ties up a lot of loose ends with the differant civilizations exspecialy the Aiel and seafolk. The book also gives a lot of history you can't get anywhere else, or is only hinted at. Any WoT fan will like this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're seeking to put faces with names, this is not the volume to do it with. I would have expected the quality of the illustrations to rival the jackets of the books, and they fall far short. The text, however, gives a fairly complete explanation of the ages, societies, regions and practices that are depicted within the series, and make for a fairly good reference if you are just getting back into the series after an hiatus. I think that we may be able to get a better virtual scene if the characters involved appeared on high quality trading cards. Butt, I believe that the illustrator of this book did not read the entire series prior to embarking on drawing the characters and other scenes. In other words, I don't believe that adequate research was done to produce true depictions of images within this series. JMHO, I'm just another reader and follower of the Wheel of Time series with a livid imagination... ;-D