@2@@20@'Epic in every sense'@21@ - @18@Sunday Times@19@@16@@18@@19@@16@@20@The fourth novel in the Wheel of Time series - one of the most influential and popular fantasy epics ever published.@21@@16@@20@@21@@16@@20@@21@The Stone of Tear, invulnerable fortress of legend, has fallen. The Children of the Dragon have risen to the call of prophecy and march to the aid of the Light. Callandor, the Sword That Is Not a Sword, is held by Rand al'Thor, the man proclaimed as the Dragon Reborn.@3@@2@But still the shadows lengthen and still the Forsaken grow in strength. If he is to fight them, Rand must master the male half of the True Source, a power corrupted by the Dark One, a power that drives men to madness, a power that may save or damn the world.@16@@20@@21@@16@@20@'With the Wheel of Time, Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal'@21@ @18@New York Times@19@@3@@2@@20@'A fantasy phenomenon'@21@ @18@SFX@19@@3@@2@@22@The Wheel of Time@23@@16@The Eye of the World@16@The Great Hunt@16@The Dragon Reborn@16@The Shadow Rising@16@The Fires of Heaven@16@Lord of Chaos@16@A Crown of Swords@16@The Path of Daggers@16@Winter's Heart@16@Crossroads of Twilight@16@Knife of Dreams@16@The Gathering Storm@16@Towers of Midnight@16@A Memory of Light@3@@2@New Spring (prequel)@3@
Robert Jordan was born in 1948 in Charleston. He was a graduate of the Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics, and served two tours in Vietnam. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, sailing, poker, chess, pool and pipe collecting. He died in September 2007.