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Robert Jordan

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Alternative meanings: Robert Jordan (lawyer) for the former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia; Robert Jordan (character) for the character in Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls.
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Robert Jordan is the pen name of James Oliver Rigney, Jr. (born October 17, 1948). The pen name is from the main character of Ernest Hemingway's novel For Whom the Bell Tolls. He is best known as the author of the bestselling The Wheel of Time fantasy series. Jordan was born in Charleston, South Carolina and holds an undergraduate degree in physics from The Citadel, the military college of South Carolina. He is a history buff and served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army.

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(under the pen name Reagan O'Neal)

Conan the Barbarian

Jordan is one of several writers who has written pastiches of the original Conan the Barbarian stories.

  1. Conan the Defender (1982)
  2. Conan the Invincible (1982)
  3. Conan the Triumphant (1983)
  4. Conan the Unconquered (1983)
  5. Conan the Destroyer (1984)
  6. Conan the Magnificent (1984)
  7. Conan the Victorious (1984)
  8. Conan: King of Thieves (1984)

They were packed into two separate volumes:

  • The Conan Chronicles
  • Further Chronicles of Conan

The Wheel of Time

Ten books of a projected twelve total comprising the main sequence have been published thus far. The eleventh, titled Knife of Dreams, is expected later in 2005.

  1. The Eye of the World (15 January 1990)
  2. The Great Hunt (15 November 1990)
  3. The Dragon Reborn 15 October 1991)
  4. The Shadow Rising (15 September 1992)
  5. The Fires of Heaven (15 October 1993)
  6. Lord of Chaos (15 October 1994)
  7. A Crown of Swords (15 May 1996)
  8. The Path of Daggers (20 October 1998)
  9. Winter's Heart (9 November 2000)
  10. Crossroads of Twilight (7 January 2003)
  11. Knife of Dreams (11 October 2005)
  12. Final Novel (most likely early-middle 2008, considering his 2,5 years pattern release)

In addition to the main sequence, Robert Jordan has also written some accessory works:

Infinity of Heaven

Jordan has mentioned several times that he plans another fantasy set in a different kind of world. He has said that it will be a Shogun-like series about a man, who suffers a shipwreck in an unknown culture and world. The book will take pace of his adventures there. He said that he will do this after he finishes his work on the main sequence books of The Wheel of Time after Book 12. He particularly stressed that this novel will be significantly shorter, about 6 books long, than the latter saga, although that the series has the confirmed title Infinity of Heaven.

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