A Vietnam veteran who got his start in fantasy by extending the popular Conan the Barbarian series, Robert Jordan introduced a series of his own in 1990 and became a cult favorite. The Wheel of Time saga casts an epic struggle against evil in a complex, compelling world that keeps bringing readers back.
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Also Known As:
James Oliver Rigney Jr. (real name)
Charleston, South Carolina, in a house built in 1797
Date of Birth:
October 17, 1948
Place of Birth:
Charleston, South Carolina
B.S. in physics, The Citadel, 1974
Robert Jordan's official web site
|The Best Book to Read First|
|The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time Series #1)|
Jordan's addictive, sprawling series begins here. The hero, Rand, is a simple sheepherder who is ultimately led on a quest that brings him encounters with a cast of unforgettable characters. It's hard to explain it all -- you just have to start reading.
|The Conan Series||Jordan's Other Names|
|Further Chronicles of Conan|
During the 1980s, Jordan wrote several novels for the popular Conan the Barbarian series created by Robert E. Howard in the 1930s. This new series offers his three most popular Conan chronicles, available in one volume for the first time: "Conan the Magnificent, Conan the Triumphant, " and "Conan the Victorious."
Robert Jordan, Jackson O'Reilly
Hard-core Jordan fans may be interested in his simpler but similarly dramatic efforts in other genres, namely this western (written as Jackson O'Reilly) and the three historical Fallon novels (as Reagan O'Neal), based in the early-19th-century American South.
|Photo by John Petter Reinertsen, Samfoto AS||