Search Results: "Robert Jordan"


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THE SHADOW RISING by Robert Jordan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Huge, then, and not entirely unrewarding."
Fourth in Jordan's colossal Wheel of Time series (The Dragon Reborn, 1991, etc.) and, again, all but unintelligible if you haven't read the preceding volumes. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1990

Second in Jordan's overblown cyclic-history fantasy series (Eye of the World, 1989). Read full book review >

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THE CONAN CHRONICLES by Robert Jordan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1995

"The enduring popularity of Conan is undeniable, if somewhat puzzling; and this omnibus edition is very reasonably priced."
Invented by Robert E. Howard (190636), Conan—the muscle- popping barbarian swordsman, accompanied by demons, magic, distressed damsels, and what-all—proved too popular to be allowed to die with his creator, and numerous authors have penned Conan yarns down the years—none with more consistency or better technique than Jordan, whose other claim to fame is his monumental Wheel of Time series (most recently, The Fires of Heaven, 1994). Read full book review >

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LORD OF CHAOS by Robert Jordan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"So then as now: Enormous, imaginative, uncontrolled, and utterly unintelligible to outsiders. (First printing of 250,000; author tour)"
The sixth installment of The Wheel of Time series (The Fires of Heaven, 1993, etc.), which is now projected to be an eight-book epic. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON REBORN by Robert Jordan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Not too bad—if you like monuments."
Third entry in Jordan's monumental Wheel of Time series (The Eye of the World, The Great Hunt). Read full book review >

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A MEMORY OF LIGHT by Robert Jordan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Will wolves and orcs—or whatever they are—take over the world, or will the good guys prevail? Jordan's fans, who are legion, will most decidedly want to learn the answer to that question."
"There are no endings, and never will be endings, to the turning of the Wheel of Time." Even so, with this volume, the late Jordan's hyperinflated Wheel of Time series grinds to a halt. Read full book review >

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THE FIRES OF HEAVEN by Robert Jordan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Overwhelming, then—in sheer bulk if nothing else."
Another colossal installment in Jordan's already immense saga (most recently The Shadow Rising, 1991), which many volumes ago proceeded past the point of intelligibility to outsiders. Read full book review >

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THE LOST STONE by Jordan Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A gentle adventure that sets the stage for future quests. (Fantasy. 5-8)"
A lonely prince gains a friend for a quest to find a missing jewel. Read full book review >

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UNLEASHED by Sophie Jordan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Only for romance fans. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
Davy's escaped from the government camp of Uninvited (2014), but she's on the run and still far from safe.Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2012

"Still, Peter is a likable narrator for a satisfying story with heart. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
When Peter Friedman injures his arm the summer before starting high school, and the doctors tell him he will never pitch again, his life is turned upside down. Read full book review >