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The World of Robert Jordan's 'The Wheel of Time'


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* Review round-ups in the specialist press * To be featured on the Orbit web-site and in the Orbit electronic newsletter

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Born in Charleston, South Carolina where he still lives with his wife, Robert Jordan graduated from The Citadel, South Carolina's Military college, with a degree in physics. He served 2 tours in Vietnam & his hobbies include hunting, fishing, sailing, poker, chess, pool & pipe collecting.


Fans of Jordan's popular "The Wheel of Time" epic fantasy series now in its seventh volume (A Crown of Swords, Tor, 1996) will benefit from this illustrated guide. It includes 70 new full-color paintings of maps, flags, characters, and objects of power. A detailed text explains plot and characters in a narrative form rather than in encyclopedic entries. Although the lack of an index may make this volume hard to use as a reference source, its completeness will serve to introduce new readers to the series. Recommended where the series is popular. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 7/97.]

With the Wheel of Time, Jordan has come to dominate the world Tolkien began to reveal. - NEW YORK TIMESFans of the series will appreciate this as an attractive coffee-table volume which, like Tolkien's detailed appendices in The Lord of the Rings, casts light on mysteries and trivia that didn't fit into the narrative... A must for Jordan addicts. - DAVID LANGFORD, AMAZON.CO.UK REVIEWOn very rare occasions, very talented storytellers create worlds that are beyond fantasy; worlds that become realities. Robert Jordan has. - MORGAN LLWELYNA powerful vision of good and evil. - ORSON SCOTT CARD

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