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Origins Of The Wheel Of Time

Release date: 16 November 2023
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From author and scholar Michael Livingston, Origins of The Wheel of Time is an authorised explora... Read More

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From author and scholar Michael Livingston, Origins of The Wheel of Time is an authorised exploration of the inspirations behind the acclaimed series, including the first biography of its creator, Robert Jordan. With an introduction by Jordan's editor and widow, Harriet McDougal.

Explore never-before-seen insights into The Wheel of Time, including:
- A brand-new, redrawn world map by Ellisa Mitchell using change requests discovered in Robert Jordans unpublished notes
- An alternate scene from an early draft of The Eye of the World
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An exclusive interview with the author

This companion to the internationally bestselling series will delve into the creation of Robert Jordan’s masterpiece, drawing from interviews and an unprecedented examination of his unpublished notes. Michael Livingston tells the behind-the-scenes story of who Jordan was (including a chapter that is the very first published biography of the author), how he worked, and why he holds such an important place in modern literature.

The second part of the book is a glossary to the ‘real world’ in The Wheel of Time. King Arthur is in The Wheel of Time. Merlin, too. But so is Alexander the Great and the Apollo Space Program, the Norse gods and Napoleon’s greatest defeat – and so much more.

Origins of The Wheel of Time will provide exciting knowledge and insights to both new and long-time fans looking either to expand their understanding of the series or unearth the real-life influences that Jordan utilized in his world-building – all in one accessible text.

Jordan has come to dominate the world Tolkien began to reveal’ –The New York Times on The Wheel of Time series

 

Michael Livingston

Product Details

Title: Origins Of The Wheel Of Time
Author: Michael Livingston
Publisher: Tor - Pan Macmillan
SKU: BK0496309
EAN: 9781035004188
Number Of Pages: 304
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Reading age : 18 years and up
Country Of Origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 16 November 2023

About Author

Michael Livingston is the foremost academic interpreter of Robert Jordan’s literary accomplishment and legacy. He holds degrees in History, Medieval Studies and English. He teaches the military and cultural history of the Middle Ages at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, and has been a contributor for popular media outlets like Tor. At present he also serves as the Secretary-General of the United States Commission on Military History. He is the author of Origins of The Wheel of Time, among others.

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