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Monday, September 17, 2007

Robert Jordan has passed away

James Rigney Jr. - better known by his pen-name Robert Jordan - has died in South Carolina of a rare blood disease.

Jordan was the author of the rather popular Wheel of Time series. He had finished the eleventh book in 2005 and he was working on the twelfth and final book when he passed away. I only read the first volume, The Eye of the World, and that was about 12 years ago but I remember it being a pretty great read. I may have to check out the rest of the series now, especially since a number of people have commented on some rather Christian themes throughout the books.


qemuel said...

I was not a fan of the Wheel of Time series, but I did enjoy his Conan writings. Sad.

Rick (kingthorin) said...

I'm a bit WoT fan. He'd been so serious about beating this thing that I really thought he was going to make it.

My thoughts go out to his family and friends. I can't imagine what it's like to experience such a loss after a long battle like he's gone through.

Fortunately there's hope for book 12 http://www.wotmania.com/wotmessageboard2showmessage.asp?MessageID=68400 . But I haven't heard anything about the prequel trilogy yet.