The Wheel of Time

Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time is a story that takes place both in our past and our future. In his fantasy world, the Dark One, the embodiment of pure evil, is breaking free from his prison. The overall plot is about a man who learns that he is the reincarnation of the world’s messiah and is once again destined to save the world from the Dark One – but possibly destroy it in the process. This saga is not only his story, but the story of an entire world’s struggle to deal with war and change, destruction and hope.

The Wheel of Time consists of fourteen primary books, and includes four additional books that complement the series but are not considered mandatory reads. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.

Updated January 6, 2023


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Speculative Fiction Books

(The Wheel of Time #1 / 14)
1990 | fantasy, high fantasy
(The Wheel of Time #2 / 14)
1990 | fantasy, high fantasy
(The Wheel of Time #3 / 14)
1991 | fantasy, high fantasy
(The Wheel of Time #4 / 14)
1992 | fantasy, high fantasy
(The Wheel of Time #5 / 14)
1993 | fantasy, high fantasy
(The Wheel of Time #6 / 14)
1994 | fantasy, high fantasy
(The Wheel of Time #7 / 14)
1996 | fantasy, high fantasy
(The Wheel of Time #8 / 14)
1998 | fantasy, high fantasy
(The Wheel of Time #9 / 14)
2000 | fantasy, high fantasy
(The Wheel of Time #10 / 14)
2003 | fantasy, high fantasy
(The Wheel of Time #11 / 14)
2005 | fantasy, high fantasy
(The Wheel of Time #12 / 14)
2009 | fantasy, high fantasy
(The Wheel of Time #13 / 14)
2010 | fantasy, high fantasy
(The Wheel of Time #14 / 14)
2013 | fantasy, high fantasy
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2004 | fantasy, high fantasy

Fictions and Others

(The Wheel of Time)
1997 | non-fiction
(The Wheel of Time)
2015 | non-fiction
(The Wheel of Time)
2022 | non-fiction