The Wheel of Time, Books 1-4: (The Eye of the World, The Great Hunt, The Dragon Reborn, The Shadow Rising, New Spring: The Novel)

The Wheel of Time, Books 1-4: (The Eye of the World, The Great Hunt, The Dragon Reborn, The Shadow Rising, New Spring: The Novel)

by Robert Jordan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765396396
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 12/13/2016
Series: Wheel of Time Series
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 2976
Sales rank: 28,708
File size: 10 MB

About 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.
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.

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

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The Wheel of Time: Books 1-4 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So I'm reviewing now after re-reading for the umpteenth time. I first read the series as the books were coming out, when i was still in grade school. I've read all the David Gemmel, Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss, George R Martin, JK Rowling, R.A. Salvatore, Kevin Hearne, Jim Butcher, etc etc. I read non-fantasy as well, for those concerned. I can say that the only 2 series have ever competed with The Wheel of Time for best high-magic epic fantasy. The Malazan Book of the Fallen, and the Stormlight Archives. This series makes the Kingkiller Chronicles feel hollow and small in scale. It makes A Song of Ice & Fire seem downright lazy. The story follows almost a shonen anime style of progression, with logical power scaling. The story foreshadows with intelligence in such a way that you almost NEED to go back and read it again after some time to put more pieces together. Robert Jordan had real military experience and his action sequences are beautiful. They dont feel like the hollywood-esque fights that other fantasy authors imagine in their heads. Sometimes he breaks down the weapons and the troops and the tactics in an a great way. Sometimes you have figure out what happened based on the traumatized reactions of a character dealing with shell-shock. The male-female dynamic is second to none. Women act like women, men act like men, and as different lands and cultures are explored, you learn how many things are subjective, but some are universal. And for those concerned, there is even some slight LGBT in there, albeit not in the "look at me, i'm making a social argument" sort of way, but rather in a way that feels extremely natural (as it should be). If you like reading at all, read this series until you join the rest of us in mourning the masterful wordsmith behind this legacy. And also endless respect for the love of his life, his editor and now widow, for getting up and finishing what he started when her world came tumbling down. This series inspired me as a child and I can safely say as an adult that it ages like a fine wine, without relying on nostalgia to make it great again.