"A FANTASY WORLD AS TANGIBLE AND CREDIBLE AS HISTORY"
JORDAN, Robert. Lord of Chaos. New York: Tor, (1994). Thick octavo, original blue paper boards, cartographic endpapers, original dust jacket. $350.
First trade edition of the sixth novel in Jordan's critically acclaimed series, nominated for the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel in 1995, inscribed on the title page by him, "For M—Best Wishes, Robert Jordan," with his characteristic flourish.
Lord of Chaos, Book Six of Jordan's Wheel of Time series, continues one of "the longest and most successful" epics of the genre (Guardian). Nominated for the prestigious Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel in 1995, Lord of Chaos richly displays Jordan's skill for creating "a fantasy world as tangible and credible as history. He has a fine eye for detail and a vivid sense of drama" (Morgan Llewelyn). His Wheel of Time series, which began with Eye of the World (2011), won high praise for its vigorous pace and complex characters. "Furthermore a sense of an intelligent creative enterprise is sustained throughout… and in the overall sense Jordan gives that he is in full control of his enormous narrative structure. Later volumes of the sequence… increasingly demonstrate the pleasures to be derived from Jordan's mastery of long-breathed storytelling"(Clute & Grant, Encyclopedia of Fantasy, 524). Jordan, the pen name of James Rigney, Jr., "has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal" (New York Times). Following his death in 2007, the final three novels in the 15-volume series were authored by Brian Sanderson from Jordan's detailed notes. "First trade edition, November 1994" on copyright page: issued along with a signed limited edition (225 copies), no priority established. Precedes the first English edition.
A fine copy.