The World of Robert Jordan's the Wheel of Time

The World of Robert Jordan's the Wheel of Time

by Robert Jordan

What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.In this series companion book, over fourscore full color paintings include stunning new maps of the world, portraits of the central characters, landscapes, objects of Power, and national flags.

The reader will learn about the exotic beasts used by the Seanchan and read of the rise and fall of Artur Hawking, peruse the deeper story of the War of the Shadow.

This stunning volume also includes double-page spreads of the seven book jackets by Darrell Sweet so that the art can be enjoyed without type, and all the known maps of the world, including maps of the Seanchan Empire, the nations of the Covenant of the Ten Nations, and the nations as they were when Artur Paendrag Tanreall began his rise to legend.Every Robert Jordan fan needs this book.The Wheel of Time(R)New Spring: The Novel#1 The Eye of the World#2 The Great Hunt#3 The Dragon Reborn#4 The Shadow Rising#5 The Fires of Heaven#6 Lord of Chaos#7 A Crown of Swords#8 The Path of Daggers#9 Winter's Heart#10 Crossroads of Twilight#11 Knife of DreamsBy Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson#12 The Gathering Storm#13 Towers of Midnight#14 A Memory of LightBy Robert Jordan and Teresa PattersonThe World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of TimeBy Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria SimonsThe Wheel of Time CompanionBy Robert Jordan and Amy RomanczukPatterns of the Wheel: Coloring Art Based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time

What People Think about "The World of Robert Jordan's the Wheel of Time"

All information from the time of the Breaking of the World to the end of the Trolloc Wars was pulled from manuscript fragments of varying sizes, sometimes not even consisting of consecutive pages. All the information from the Age of Legends is based on documents from the first few centuries after the Breaking, when the writers might have had access to sources that had survived. But I chose to not take them in consideration - Jordan's universe and writing genius deserve all the 5 stars :) PS: this book historical facts are limited to volume 7 of WoT, but in November should appear The Wheel of Time Companion: The People, Places and History of the Bestselling Series, which will cover all volumes in the series.

This book is for fans of the Wheel of Time series that are also history buffs or simply people who want to know more about the world. I have read reviews from people saying that this book does not cover information found in later books.

The text is fine - a bit dry, mostly superceded (this was published barely halfway through the series, before quite a few mysteries were settled) but generally interesting, at least to completist nerds like me. Which makes me sad, because if Tor put out a post-series version of this, with some of the spectacular ebook covers they've recently commissioned and just a few pieces original to the book (and, of course, with updated text) I would snap it up in a heartbeat.

If you were ever even a little repulsed by the evil creatures in the books, the laughable representations here will relieve you immensely.

I'd also like to add that they should do an updated, or new version of this, especially now that George R.R. Martin has a cool world book out of his own.

There are some interesting bits of information about Shara, the Seanchan, and so on.

The banner of Arad Doman is described as a sword point down on field of green and blue stripes. Directly beside that text is a picture of the banner with a sword point up on a field of green and ivory stripes. However, there is a known and reasonable fan expectation that there will some new material in these sorts of supplementary books, frequently in the form of illustrations.

The book is fascinating and I feel actually encourages you to want to read the series - this no just a guide or a companion but more an ambassador to the series.

Robert Jordan was the pen name of James Oliver Rigney, Jr., under which he was best known as the author of the bestselling The Wheel of Time fantasy series. Responding to queries on the similarity of some of the concepts in his Wheel of Time books with Freemasonry concepts, Jordan admitted that he was a Freemason. In his own words, "no man in this country should feel in danger because of his beliefs." On March 23, 2006, Jordan disclosed in a statement that he had been diagnosed with cardiac amyloidosis, and that with treatment, his median life expectancy was four years, though he said he intended to beat the statistics. Jordan was cremated and his ashes buried in the churchyard of St. James Church in Goose Creek, outside Charleston.