The Hunt Begins
The Great Hunt, Volume 1
By Robert Jordan
(Starscape, Mass Market Paperback, 9780765348432, 432pp.)
Publication Date: May 2008
Categories: Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Since they were boys, Rand and his friends have heard the tales of the Great Hunt of the Horn. Fabulous tales of hunters and of a legendary horn that can raise the dead heroes of the ages.
But no sooner is the horn found then it is stolen.
And in order to save Mat's life, Rand must find it.
Robert Jordan was born in 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina. He taught himself to read when he was four with the incidental aid of a twelve-years-older brother, and was tackling Mark Twain and Jules Verne by five. He is a graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army; among his decorations are the Distinguished Flying Cross with bronze oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with "V" and bronze oak leaf cluster, and two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses with palm. A history buff, he has also written dance and theater criticism and enjoyed the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing, and sailing, and the indoor sports of poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting.Robert Jordan began writing in 1977 and went on to write The Wheel of Time®, one of the most important and best selling series in the history of fantasy publishing with over 14 million copies sold in North America, and countless more sold abroad.Robert Jordan died on September 16, 2007, after a courageous battle with the rare blood disease amyloidosis.
"Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal."--The New York Times
"Jordan can spin as rich a world and as event-filled a tale as [Tolkien]. Will not be easy to put down."--Booklist
"On very rare occasions, very talented storytellers create worlds that are beyond fantasy, worlds that become realities. Many writers attempt this. Few succeed. Robert Jordan has."--Morgan Llywelyn