Monday, September 17, 2007

The Wheel Turns

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Author Robert Jordan Dies

Published: September 17, 2007

Filed at 3:23 p.m. ET

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Author Robert Jordan, whose ''Wheel of Time'' series of fantasy novels sold millions of copies, died Sunday of a rare blood disease. He was 58.

Jordan, whose real name was James Oliver Rigney Jr., was born and lived in this southern city most of his life. He died at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston of complications from primary amyloidosis with cardiomyopathy, his personal assistant, Maria Simons, said Monday. The blood disease caused the walls of Rigney's heart to thicken.

He wrote a trilogy of historical novels set in Charleston under the pen name Reagan O'Neal in the early 1980s. Then he turned his attention to fantasy and the first volume in his Wheel of Time epic, ''The Eye of the World,'' was published in 1990 under the name Robert Jordan.

Jordan's books tells of Rand al'Thor, who is destined to become the champion who will battle ultimate evil in a mythical land....


Wheel of Time MUD

The armourer's song

[Robin Hood. Selections]

Frank C. Stanley.

Issue Number/Label:
8074: Edison Gold Moulded Record

Year of Release:

The armourer's song


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