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Robert Jordan (1) (1948–2007)

Autor(a) de The Eye of the World

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About the Author

Robert Jordan was born James Oliver Rigney Jr. on October 17, 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina. He received a B.S. in physics from The Citadel in 1974. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam with the U.S. Army and won The Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star and two Vietnamese Crosses of mostrar mais Gallantry. From 1974 to 1978, he worked for the U.S. Civil Service as a nuclear engineer. During the 1980's, he began writing several novels for the Conan the Barbarian series that was created in the 1930's by Robert E. Howard. He also wrote under many pseudonyms, which include the historical novels The Fallon Blood (1980), The Fallon Pride (1981) and The Fallon Legacy (1982) as Reagan O'Neal; and the western Cheyenne Riders (1982) as Jackson O'Reilly. He wrote articles for periodicals for the Library Journal, Fantasy Review and Science Fiction Review as Chang Lung. He was the author of the Wheel of Time series and The Towers of Midnight. He died on September 16, 2007 following a battle with cardiac amyloidosis. Jordan was cremated and his ashes buried in the churchyard of St. James Church in Goose Creek, outside Charleston. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Robert Jordan

The Eye of the World (1990) 19,858 cópias
The Great Hunt (1990) 13,895 cópias
The Dragon Reborn (1991) 12,899 cópias
The Shadow Rising (1992) 11,820 cópias
The Fires of Heaven (1993) 11,244 cópias
Lord of Chaos (1994) 10,919 cópias
A Crown of Swords (1996) 10,564 cópias
The Path of Daggers (1998) 10,143 cópias
Winter's Heart (2000) 9,837 cópias
Crossroads of Twilight (2003) 9,449 cópias
Knife of Dreams (2005) 8,478 cópias
New Spring (2004) 6,568 cópias
The Gathering Storm (2009) 6,037 cópias
Towers of Midnight (2010) 5,080 cópias
A Memory of Light (2013) 4,107 cópias
From the Two Rivers (2002) 848 cópias
To the Blight (1990) 600 cópias
The Wheel of Time Books 4-6 (1997) 377 cópias
Warrior of the Altaii (2019) 327 cópias
The Hunt Begins (1990) 323 cópias
Conan the Unconquered (1983) 306 cópias
Conan the Invincible (1982) 304 cópias
The Conan Chronicles (1995) 291 cópias
Conan The Destroyer (1984) 290 cópias
Conan the Defender (1982) 286 cópias
New Threads in the Pattern (1990) 282 cópias
Conan the Magnificent (1984) 273 cópias
Conan the Triumphant (1983) 262 cópias
Conan the Victorious (1984) 248 cópias
The Road of Spears (1991) 192 cópias
New Spring: the Graphic Novel (2010) 157 cópias
The Complete Wheel of Time (1855) 146 cópias
Lord of Chaos (Book 1 of 2) (1994) 79 cópias
The Conan Chronicles II (1997) 76 cópias
Lord of Chaos (Book 2 of 2) (1994) 75 cópias
Cheyenne Raiders (1982) 56 cópias
The Wheel of Time Books 1-11 (2010) 52 cópias
Winter's Heart (Book 1 of 2) (1999) 51 cópias
Lord of Chaos (Book 1 of 4) (1996) 44 cópias
Winter's Heart (Book 2 of 2) (2002) 44 cópias
The Wheel of Time Books 1-8 (2000) 43 cópias
Lord of Chaos (Book 3 of 4) (1997) 43 cópias
Lord of Chaos (Book 4 of 4) (1998) 42 cópias
Lord of Chaos (Book 2 of 4) (1997) 40 cópias
Winter's Heart (Book 1 of 3) (2001) 37 cópias
Winter's Heart (Book 3 of 3) (2001) 37 cópias
Winter's Heart (Book 2 of 3) (2001) 35 cópias
The Wheel of Time Books 0-14 (1990) 29 cópias
Lord of Chaos (Book 2 of 3) (2001) 27 cópias
Lord of Chaos (Book 1 of 3) (2001) 25 cópias
The Wheel of Time Books 1-10 (2011) 25 cópias
Lord of Chaos (Book 3 of 3) (2001) 22 cópias
The Wheel of Time Books 1-4 (1990) 19 cópias
Earlier: Ravens (2002) 17 cópias
River of Souls 8 cópias
New Spring [novella] (1998) 4 cópias
Conan: King of Thieves (1984) 2 cópias
Ole Miss: A Photographic Essay (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Poster Path of Daggers (2006) 1 exemplar(es)
The Wheel of Time Books 1-13 (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
The New Adventures of Conan (1984) 1 exemplar(es)
The Wheel of Time Books 0-13 (1990) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Legends I: New Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy (1998) — Contribuinte — 1,889 cópias
Unfettered: Tales by Masters of Fantasy (2013) — Contribuinte — 406 cópias
Unfettered III: New Tales by Masters of Fantasy (2019) — Contribuinte — 111 cópias
Visions of Wonder (1996) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Rigney, James Oliver, Jr.
Outros nomes
O'Neal, Reagan (pseudonym)
O'Reily, Jackson (pseudonym)
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Local de nascimento
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Local de falecimento
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Causa da morte
Cardiac amyloidosis
Locais de residência
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
The Citadel (BS ∙ Physics)
short-story writer
nuclear engineer (US Navy)
helicopter gunner (US Army ∙ Vietnam)
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
United States Army
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star
Vietnamese Gallantry Cross
South Carolina Academy of Authors Hall of Fame (2008)
Pequena biografia
James Oliver Rigney Jr. (October 17, 1948 – September 16, 2007), better known by his pen name Robert Jordan, was an American author of epic fantasy. He is best known for the Wheel of Time series (finished by Brandon Sanderson upon Jordan's death) which comprises 14 books and a prequel novel. He is one of several writers to have written original Conan the Barbarian novels; his are highly acclaimed to this day. Rigney also wrote historical fiction under his pseudonym Reagan O'Neal, a western as Jackson O'Reilly, and dance criticism as Chang Lung. Additionally, he ghostwrote an "international thriller" that is still believed to have been written by someone else.

Jordan was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He served two tours in Vietnam (from 1968 to 1970) with the United States Army as a helicopter gunner. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with "V" and oak leaf cluster, and two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses with palm. After returning from Vietnam he attended The Citadel, where he received an undergraduate degree in physics; after graduating he was employed by the United States Navy as a nuclear engineer. He began writing in 1977.

Jordan was a history buff and enjoyed hunting, fishing, sailing, poker, chess, pool, and pipe-collecting. He described himself as a "High Church" Episcopalian and received communion more than once a week.[11] He lived with his wife, Harriet McDougal, who works as a book editor (currently with Tor Books; she was also Jordan's editor) in a house built in 1797.



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