The definitive encyclopedia of The Wheel of Time series, the companion sheds light on some of the most intriguing aspects of the world, including biographies and motivations of many characters that never made it into the books, but helped bring Jordan's world to life.Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time(R) by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. Over the course of fifteen books and millions of words, the world that Jordan created grew in depth and complexity. However, only a fraction of what Jordan imagined ended up on the page, the rest going into his personal files. Included in the volume in an A-to-Z format are: An entry for each named character
"Jordan has come to dominate the world Tolkien began to reveal." --New York Times"The definitive American fantasy saga, a fantasy tale seldom equaled and still less often surpassed in English." --Chicago Sun-Times "Hard to put down for even a moment. A fittingly epic conclusion to a fantasy series that many consider one of the best of all time." --San Francisco Book Review
About the Author
ROBERT JORDAN (1948-2007) is best known for his internationally bestselling epic fantasy series The Wheel of Time(R), which has sold over 40 million copies in North America and is currently being adapted for the screen. A native of Charleston, Jordan graduated from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army and received multiple decorations for his service.HARRIET MCDOUGAL, former Editorial Director of Tom Doherty Associates, was Robert Jordan's wife and editor. She selected Brandon Sanderson to complete the series after Jordan's untimely death, and was his editor. She is the main editor of the Wheel of Time Companion. ALAN ROMANCZUK and MARIA SIMONS were Robert Jordan's editorial assistants for a combined 18 years, and Harriet's for 14. They worked with Brandon Sanderson to complete the last three volumes of the series.