Monday, September 17, 2007
"The Dragon Is Gone"
Robert Jordan has passed away. I...can't even express how sad this makes me, because people would think I was being sarcastic. As I'm sure you already know if you were a fan, he had been fighting off a rare blood disorder for the past year.
I definitely wore a single braid to school everyday from sixth through tenth grade because it was Mr. Jordan who revealed to me the truth of my secret alter-identity. (Power-weilding fantasy warrior priestess, of course.) He helped me understand what I look for in a good read and really actually changed the way I approached reading, writing, plot-spinning, and world-building.
And yes, to be crass, it is true and rather relevant--the twelfth and final installment in THE WHEEL OF TIME series will never be written.
I stole my title from the Galleycat article.
Note: his blog is getting so much traffic right now it is almost impossible to load the official announcement. If anyone gets it and wants to forward the text...