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"Robert Jordan" is actually a pseudonym for ,surprising as it may seem, James Oliver Rigney Jr, under which he has written the "Wheel of Time" fantasy series as well as several books of the "Conan" series. Other pseudonyms are Reagan O'Neal ("Fallon" series), Jackson O'Reilly ("Cheyenne Raiders"),Chang Lung, Oviler Girney.

He is descended, rumor has it, from the greatest author of all time, James Oliver Curwood.

Robert Jordan is a graduate of the Citadel (the Military College of South Carolina) with a degree in Physics. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam and among his decorations are the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star with "V" and two Vietnamese Crosses of Gallantry.

He enjoys the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing and sailing, and the indoor sports of poker, chess, pool and pipe collecting. An international bestselling author, Robert Jordan has been writing since 1977.

On March 23, 2006, Jordan disclosed in a statement[4] in a firm and optimistic tone that he had been diagnosed with primary amyloidosis with cardiomyopathy (cardiac amyloidosis), and that, with treatment, his median life expectancy was four years, though he said he intended to beat the statistics. He later posted on his Dragonmount blog to encourage his fans not to worry about him and that he intended to have a long and fully creative life, working for another 30 years.

He began chemotherapy treatment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in early April 2006.[5] Jordan was enrolled in a study using the drug Revlimid just approved for multiple myeloma but not yet tested on primary amyloidosis.

He sadly died on Sunday September 16th at 2:45 PM EST.

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Books (Sort by Title)[34 books listed]
 Conan the Barbarian VolumeYearRating
 Conan the Invinciblen/a19828/10
 Conan The Defendern/a198310/10
 Conan the Triumphantn/a19837/10
 Conan the Unconqueredn/a19838/10
 Conan the Destroyern/a19847/10
 Conan the Magnificentn/a19847/10

 Fallon Series VolumeYearRating
 The Fallon Blood119966/10
 The Fallon Pride219974/10
 The Fallon Legacy319986/10

 Misc VolumeYearRating
 The World of Robert Jordan's 'Wheel of Time' with Teresa Pattersonn/a19977/10
 Cheyenne Raidersn/a20004/10

 The Conan Chronicles VolumeYearRating
 The Conan Chronicles 1119998/10
 The Conan Chronicles 2219999/10

 The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time 1) VolumeYearRating
 From the Two Rivers120027/10
 To the Blight220028/10

 The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time 2) VolumeYearRating
 The Hunt Begins120048/10
 New Threads in the Pattern22004n/a

 The Wheel of Time VolumeYearRating
 By Grace and Banners Fallen: Prologue to A Memory of Lightn/a2012n/a
 The Eye of the World119908/10
 The Great Hunt219919/10
 The Dragon Reborn319919/10
 The Shadow Rising419928/10
 The Fires of Heaven519938/10
 Lord of Chaos619948/10
 A Crown of Swords719967/10
 The Path of Daggers819987/10
 Winter's Heart920007/10
 Crossroads of Twilight1020037/10
 Knife of Dreams1120059/10
 The Gathering Storm with Brandon Sanderson1220099/10
 Towers of Midnight with Brandon Sanderson1320108/10
 A Memory of Light with Brandon Sanderson1420137/10

 The Wheel of Time Prequel VolumeYearRating
 New Springn/a20049/10
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