It was mentioned in comments, but I wanted to make a post on the passing of one of Fantasy’s most influential authors during our lifetime, Robert Jordan. The fact that it was written up in USA Today of all places testifies to the amazing popularity of his books. I was obsessed with this series when I was a teenager, insisting we buy them in first edition hardback, reading them all in a row many times. This series created my love for fantasy novels, and I was so sad to read of his passing. There is something keenly tragic about a genius not fulfilling his life’s work. Best wishes Mr. Jordan. We loved you well.