13 Facts About Robert Jordan, the Visionary Wheel of Time Author

In honor of the finale of Wheel of Time Season 1, learn about the man behind the mythos. 

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Robert Jordan wasn’t his real name

He taught himself how to read 

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Jordan dropped out of college

He was a Vietnam War veteran

Jordan worked on nuclear submarines

His first novel was sold twice and published once

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Jordan married his editor

He also wrote several Conan the Barbarian books

Jordan’s house was built in 1797—and features multiple dragons

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He received an honorary Doctorate of Literature

Jordan was diagnosed with amyloidosis

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Jordan's impressive sword collection went towards medical research

He received posthumous honors