The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time

Wheel of Time

Robert Jordan; and Teresa Patterson

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The Wheel of Time - the #1 New York Times and international bestselling series - is the most extraordinary work of American fantasy ever published. Its popularity is immense; its quality is dazzling. And its world has indeed taken on a fictive reality for its millions of readers.

Over fourscore new full color paintings include stunning new maps of the world, portraits of the central characters, landscapes, objects of Power, and national flags. The reader will learn about the exotic beasts used by the Seanchan and read of the rise and fall of Artur Hawking, peruse the deeper story of the War of the Shadow. Here is the tale of the founding of the White Tower, and the creation of the Ajahs. The inner workings of the closed country, Shara, are revealed, as is the existence of a hitherto unknown continent called The Land of the Madmen. This stunning volume also includes double-page spreads of the seven book jackets by Darrell Sweet so that the art can be enjoyed without type, and all the known maps of the world, including maps of the Seanchan Empire, the nations of the Covenant of the Ten Nations, and the nations as they were when Artur Paendrag Tanreall began his rise to legend. Every Robert Jordan fan needs this book.

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"Robert Jordan has elaborated a fantasy world whose complexity and drama rivals Tolkien's... Rife with full-color paintings and maps. the large-format book covers the history, characters, flora, fauna, landscapes and objects of Jordan's fantasy world, and gives hints of upcoming events." --Publishers Weekly

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Robert Jordan; and Teresa Patterson

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®, 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. Teresa Patterson is the author of The World of Shannara with Terry Brooks. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas.

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The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time
Robert Jordan; and Teresa Patterson

Hardcover

Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
November 1998
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312862190
ISBN10: 0312862199
8 11/16 x 11 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$49.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
November 2001
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312869366
ISBN10: 0312869363
8 1/2 x 10 9/16 inches, 304 pages, Includes full color illustrations throughout
$25.99
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