Jordan, Robert Biography

Robert Jordan was the pen name of James Oliver Rigney Jr., an American author known for his works in the epic fantasy genre. He was born in South Carolina in 1948 and passed away in 2007.Jordan's most notable work is the "Wheel of Time" series, which consists of 14 novels and follows the story of a young man named Rand al'Thor and his companions as they battle against dark forces and seek to save their world from destruction.Jordan's writing is known for its intricate world-building, complex characters, and exploration of themes such as destiny, power, and the balance between good and evil. He has won several awards for his writing, including the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1991 for "The Fires of Heaven."In addition to his writing, Jordan was also a decorated Vietnam War veteran and worked as a nuclear engineer before turning to writing full-time. After his death, the "Wheel of Time" series was completed by author Brandon Sanderson based on Jordan's notes and outlines. Jordan continues to be recognized as an important and influential figure in the epic fantasy genre.

Books by Jordan, Robert