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Old 18th September 2007, 07:02 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I used to be an intermittent, casual reader until RJ created the overwhelming appetite for new fiction. It is because of him that now I always have to have a book by the night stand and a pire of "to read." I can only remembert the line from knive of dreams that really had me in tears

"The Golden Crane rides for Tarmon Gai'don!"
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Old 18th September 2007, 09:52 PM   #32 (permalink)
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"The Golden Crane rides for Tarmon Gai'don!"

That had me too. The series was dragging for a few books. But when that stuff started happening at the end, well, Nyneave and Lan's story just became excellent.
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Old 18th September 2007, 10:05 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I have nothing to say that hasn't already been said...may he rest in peace.
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Old 19th September 2007, 11:58 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Really sad indeed.

I extend my condolences to his immediate family and the millions of fans left behind.
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Old 20th September 2007, 01:27 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Condolences too, a real shame.....
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Old 20th September 2007, 01:45 AM   #36 (permalink)
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How did I miss this news?

This is unbelievably sad.

WOT wasn't his only great leavings, I'd encourage everyone to revisit the Conan classics or Fallon series, also.

I'm just, I don't know, deeply saddened by this and my prayers go out to his family in their time of need.
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Old 20th September 2007, 02:22 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Gutted.
First David Gemmell and now this. The fantasy field has lost two titans and they will be missed
You've said it all. The world is a lesser place without those two great authors.

RIP, both of you. You've left behind a legacy that will live on for generations.
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Old 20th September 2007, 02:35 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Neil Gaiman's intitial reaction...

I met Jim Rigney, who wrote under the name of Robert Jordan, at my friend Mike Ford's memorial service. (Mike died last September, when I was in London.) Jim was Mike's adopted family -- Mike would go and stay with Jim and his wife during the holidays. Jim was in a wheelchair at the memorial, fragile but happy (as happy as one could be, as I said at the time) to be there. We met and spoke and liked each other, bonding on a lost friend, and we've stayed in touch in email ever since.

I liked him.

I just learned he died yesterday.

And, slightly stunned, I found myself thinking, stupidly, "I shall have to stop coming to the UK in September if this is what happens whenever I do." As if, if I stayed home, I could keep everyone alive.
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Old 20th September 2007, 02:53 AM   #39 (permalink)
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This is just too sad for words, my condolences to his family and loved ones.
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Old 20th September 2007, 09:23 AM   #40 (permalink)
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Here's a nice vid tribute from a fan....

YouTube - Oliver Rigney Jr/Robert Jordan Memorial
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Old 20th September 2007, 04:03 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Here's a nice vid tribute from a fan....

YouTube - Oliver Rigney Jr/Robert Jordan Memorial
Thanks for finding that. It was a very nice tribute.
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Old 20th September 2007, 04:12 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Yes, that's a lovely tribute. Thank you, Gollum.
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Old 20th September 2007, 08:41 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Im in shock, as a huge Jordan fan this is a hammer blow. Another giant has fallen never to rise, others may fill a gap but you can never truly replace a titan in their particular sphere.

My thoughts are with his family and all at dragonmount. As carai'eil, I once spent some time discussing the work of Jordan and now mourn with all those who also do so.
Candles will be lit to float down the river.

Is it not said at the death watch; that it is not recounted how old he was, but how well he lived. Let it be so with Jordan for he lived and wrote well indeed!
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Old 20th September 2007, 09:29 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Assuming that Book 12 is still released, reading it will be a very bittersweet experience for all of us, now.

The last embrace of the mother welcome him home...
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Assuming that Book 12 is still released, reading it will be a very bittersweet experience for all of us, now.

The last embrace of the mother welcome him home...
Book 12 is defintely going to be released. He made sure to inform friends and colleagues of the main plot lines for the final book I assume for this very eventuality. When it comes out who knows BUT there wiill be an ending.
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