ROBERT JORDAN (October 17, 1948-September 16, 2007), was a native of Charleston, South Carolina.HARRIET MCDOUGAL, former Editorial Director of Tom Doherty Associates, was Robert Jordan's wife and editor. She selected Brandon Sanderson to complete the series after Jordan's untimely death, and was his editor. She is the main editor of the Wheel of Time Companion.ALAN ROMANCZUK and MARIA SIMONS were Robert Jordan's editorial assistants for a combined 18 years, and Harriet's for 14. They worked with Brandon Sanderson to complete the last three volumes of the series.
"Jordan has come to dominate the world Tolkien began to reveal." --New York Times"The definitive American fantasy saga, a fantasy tale seldom equaled and still less often surpassed in English." --Chicago Sun-Times"Hard to put down for even a moment. A fittingly epic conclusion to a fantasy series that many consider one of the best of all time." --San Francisco Book Review