Robert Jordan

Updated Thursday, 18 October, 2012

The Wheel of Time novels are some of the best fantasy novels I have ever had the pleasure of reading. I started out mid series (The Fires of Heaven), because my father neglected to return the card to the book club saying he didn't want the book. I saw it sitting on his bookshelf, and the cover interested me, so I read it. I loved it. I went out and bought the first two in the series, but didn't want to buy the whole series because I was afraid I might get bored, as I had with series in the past. I loved them. I went out and bought all the rest that were available at that time (up through Lord of Chaos), including the one I had originally borrowed from my father. One thing I have to say about these books is that they're long. I don't think any of them have fewer than 500 pages. Now, having said that, I must also say that they're hard to put down. I read Lord of Chaos in one day. Took me over 16 hours, but it was a Saturday. It would be best to start at the beginning of the series, but that isn't a critical element to enjoying the series. If you enjoy fantasy, Jordan is a must. Read these books.

Since I liked the Wheel of Time series so much, I decided to give Jordan's Conan books a try. I have to say, while these books aren't as wonderful as the Wheel of Time books, they're definitely worth reading, at least if you enjoyed the Conan movies.

Books I've Read by Robert Jordan


Conan the Barbarian

The Wheel of Time

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