Robert Jordan Dies

Robert Jordan, the pen name of author James Oliver Rigney, Jr., [died earlier today]1. I read many of the books of the Wheel of Time series and it saddens me to hear of the author's passing. My condolences to his friends and family.

While I wasn't a real fan of the aforementioned series I did enjoy reading about the mythology of the world Robert Jordan created and liked to "check in" with the progress of the plot. Apparently Jordan left instruction revealing the intended progression of the story so that when, inevitably, another author is brought in to finish the work they can complete the final volume how it was originally envisaged.