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The Eye Of The World: Book 1 of the Wheel of Time (Now a major TV series) by [Robert Jordan]
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Robert Jordan was born in 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina. He taught himself to read when he was four with the incidental aid of a twelve-years-older brother, and was tackling Mark Twain and Jules Verne by five. He is a graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army; among his decorations are the Distinguished Flying Cross with bronze oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with "V" and bronze oak leaf cluster, and two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses with palm. A history buff, he has also written dance and theater criticism and enjoyed the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing, and sailing, and the indoor sports of poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting.
Robert Jordan began writing in 1977 and went on to write The Wheel of Time(R), one of the most important and best selling series in the history of fantasy publishing with over 14 million copies sold in North America, and countless more sold abroad.
Robert Jordan died on September 16, 2007, after a courageous battle with the rare blood disease amyloidosis.

--This text refers to the mass_market edition.

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"The Eye of the World is the best of its genre." - The Ottawa Citizen


"A splendid tale of heroic fantasy, vast in scope, colorful in detail, and convincing in its presentation of human character and personality." - L. Sprague de Camp


"This richly detailed fantasy presents fully realized, complex adventure. Recommended."- Library Journal


"This one is as solid as a steel blade and glowing with the true magic. Robert Jordan deserves congratulations." - Fred Saberhagen


"One hell of a story. [It] kept me up past my bedtime for three nights running-- and it's been a long time since a novel's done that." - Baird Searles, Asimov's Science Fiction


"A future collector's item. Jordan has brought out a completely new allegory in a fantasy concept that goes even beyond this massive story, working with an artist's eye and the sense of responsibility of a serious historian." - Gordon R. Dickson


"Classic oppositions are brought into play: initiates versus innocents, good versus evil, the spiritual power of women versus that of men. The travelers themselves are full of subtleties and shadows--ordinary villagers who, thrust into cosmic conflict, are unable to abandon their simple human desires and fears.
"This intricate allegorical fantasy recalls the works of Tolkien because of its intensity and warmth." - Publisher's Weekly

"Robert Jordan has come to dominate the world Tolkien began to reveal." - The New York Times


"This has magic and pacing and detail and human involvement, with a certain subtlety of a presentation and a grand central vision. Robert Jordan... is a lot of writer!" - Piers Anthony


"An exciting story; the reader is drawn in early and kept there until the last page. There is adventure and mystery and dark things that move in the night-- a combination of Robin Hood and Stephen King that is hard to resist... Jordan makes the reader care about these characters as though they were old friends; so much so that the reader will put down the book regretting the wait for the next title in the series." - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


"A classic fantasy tale of the struggle between light and darkness, good and evil, death and life. Goodness, life, and light are always in retreat, always about to be defeated, but never quite! Don't miss it!" - Andrew M. Greeley


"Certainly a title I want to add to my permanent collection, and I shall be eagerly awaiting the sequel, which is promised at the end." - Andre Norton

--This text refers to the mass_market edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B002VBV1HC
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Orbit; 1st edition (27 October 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4093 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 753 pages
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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.

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