Best Author of an 11-Volume Epic Whom We Lost Last Year 

James Oliver Rigney, aka Robert Jordan

James Oliver Rigney, aka Robert Jordan

Charleston lost one of its greatest imaginations on Sept. 16, 2007. James Oliver Rigney, known as Robert Jordan, was the author of the 11-volume series of fantasy novels titled the Wheel of Time. He died after a long illness, leaving behind a legion of admirers, fans, and people fanatical about the mythical universe he spent a lifetime creating. He was 58 and a proud graduate of The Citadel who served two tours of duty during the Vietnam War. We might have lost Rigney, but his books will be with us for a long time. According to his publisher, Tor, they have sold more than 14 million copies.


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