Pursued by an army of vengeance-crazed fanatics, ensnared by the guile of a ravishing female bandit, the magnificent Cimmerian hurls himself into full-blooded battle with the fearsome Amanar, that most sublimely evil of necromancers, in whose dark and dismal lair lurks the most terrifying demon-god of all: The Eater of Souls!
Robert Jordan (real name James Oliver Rigney, Jr, 1948–2007) was born in Charleston, South Carolina, where he lived in a house built in 1797 with his wife Harriet, who works as a book editor. He was a graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army. A history buff, he also wrote dance and theater criticism. He enjoyed the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing, and sailing, and the indoor sports of poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting. Jordan described himself as a ”High Church” Episcopalian. He died of amyloidosis in 16th of September, 2007.
Robert Jordan had said that his pen names had all been chosen from three lists of names