2007-09-17

The Wheel of Time Turns

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning.
- James Oliver Rigney, Jr. October 17, 1948–September 16, 2007.

The man I know as Robert Jordan has passed away. Details are on wikipedia, tarvalon.net and his own blog. I'm still in shock.

Rest in Peace. We will miss you.

3 comments:

Duncan McGreggor said...

Damn! That really bites :-(

His planned Shogun-esque stories looked interesting, too. He will most assuredly be missed.

creagh said...

It saddened me greatly to discover R.J. was taken by this disease.I first began reading the wheel of time in the late '90s when I was suffering from a great deal of stress and depression which nearly killed me.Anyway, jumping forward to the here and now I've read and re-read the series so many times I've lost count and have even purchased the hard cover edition of World of the wheel of time (Darryl K Sweets pics are great,especially Lanfear).Anyway,for J.O.R's Family;I am sure that wherever he is he wont be suffering and maybe one day someone will take up his notes for M.O.L. and write a final edition he would be proud of,but no matter what don't let his death drag you down;be content that he is probably in Tel'aran rhiod watching and waiting until the worlds darkest hour when he will vanquish the worlds foes with all the great heroes of now and times past.Remember;Tai shar manetheren.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Creagh.