Jessica Day George

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Robert Jordan passed away. . . .

yesterday after a long battle with a rare form of cancer. He was the author of the Wheel of Time series, possibly the longest and most complex fantasy books ever written. I've been hooked on them since high school when my friend Megan told me about them. Jordan was working on book twelve, the grand finale, when he died. But even more frustrating (and scary, as a fellow author, to contemplate), he has said on his website (www.dragonmount.com) that he had other series planned for that world, prequels and sequels, as well as notes for other unrelated books. Wheel of Time book twelve, The Memory of Light, will be finished by what's been referred to as an "army of writers", but what about these other books? Maybe he was just getting warmed up! It's a terrible loss for the fantasy world, and my heart goes out to his family as well.

3 comments:

Cayenne said...

Mark's enjoyed reading those books, though I never picked one up. I still have time, though. It's too bad. I'm sure you'll have time to write all you are meant to write.

Megan said...

I cannot believe this! My computer has been broken for a few weeks, and I've been out of touch. This is absolutely devestating. My heart goes out to his family and all the fans who consider him and his characters family.

Lauriann said...

I was just checking up on your publication dates & wondering if you had heard about Robert Jordan. But of course you did. We're saddened here too.