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Robert Jordan


(James Oliver Rigney Jr)
USA flag (1948 - 2007)

aka Reagan O'Neal, Jackson O'Reilly

Robert Jordan was born in 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina, in a house built in 1797.

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, the Bronze Star with "V", and two Vietnamese Crosses of Gallantry.

Sadly, Robert Jordan, aged 58, died on the 16th September 2007.
 

Genres: Fantasy, Historical, Western
 
Series
Fallon (as by Reagan O'Neal)
   1. The Fallon Blood (1995)
   2. The Fallon Pride (1981)
   3. The Fallon Legacy (1982)
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Wheel of Time
   0. New Spring (2004)
   1. The Eye of the World (1990)
   2. The Great Hunt (1990)
   3. The Dragon Reborn (1990)
   4. The Shadow Rising (1992)
   5. The Fires of Heaven (1993)
   6. Lord of Chaos (1994)
   7. A Crown of Swords (1996)
   8. The Path of Daggers (1998)
   8.5. Snow (2000)
   9. Winter's Heart (2000)
   10. Crossroads of Twilight (2002)
   11. Knife of Dreams (2005)
   11.5. What the Storm Means (2009) (with Brandon Sanderson)
   12. The Gathering Storm (2009) (with Brandon Sanderson)
   13. Towers of Midnight (2010) (with Brandon Sanderson)
   13.5. By Grace and Banners Fallen (2012) (with Brandon Sanderson)
   14. A Memory of Light (2013) (with Brandon Sanderson)
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Wheel of Time Non Fiction
   The World of Robert Jordan's the Wheel of Time (1997) (with Teresa Patterson)
   The Wheel of Time Companion (2015) (with Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk and Maria Simons)
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Eye of the World
   1. From the Two Rivers (2002)
   2. To the Blight (2002)
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Novels
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Series contributed to
Conan
   1. Conan the Invincible (1982)
   Conan the Defender (1982)
   Conan the Unconquered (1983)
   Conan the Triumphant (1983)
   Conan the Magnificent (1984)
   King of Thieves (1984)
   Conan the Destroyer (1984)
   Conan the Victorious (1984)
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American Indians
   6. Cheyenne Raiders (1982) (as by Jackson O'Reilly)
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Graphic Novels show
 
Robert Jordan recommends
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Saga of Recluce: Year 900-1205 (2017)
(Saga of Recluce)
L E Modesitt Jr
"Modesitt presents an interesting study of Chaos versus Order, Good versus Evil...and the attraction each of them has for all of us."
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A Feast for Crows (2005)
(Song of Ice and Fire, book 4)
George R R Martin
"Grabs hold and won't let go. It's brilliant."
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Heat of Fusion (2004)
John M Ford
"John M. Ford is the best writer in America, bar none."

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Books containing stories by Robert Jordan
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Unfettered III (2019)
(Unfettered, book 3)
edited by
Shawn Speakman
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Unfettered (2013)
(Unfettered, book 1)
edited by
Shawn Speakman
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Legends 3 (2000)
(Legends, book 3)
edited by
Robert Silverberg

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Award nominations
2006 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Knife of Dreams
2001 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Winter's Heart
1997 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : A Crown of Swords
1995 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Lord of Chaos
1994 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : The Fires of Heaven
1993 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : The Shadow Rising
1991 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : The Eye of the World


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