New Robert Jordan series 'Infinity of Heaven'

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I feel it's a bit cheeky of Robert Jordan to publish a new series when he hasn't been bothered to finish his Wheel of Time 'saga'

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Jordan has obviously forgotten how he originaly intended that one to end, so has, like the rest of us given up and moved on
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It says he already "sold the first 3 books to Tor" .... does that mean they are already written, or that he has simply sold Tor the idea and he has yet to write the series? But I agree that if he's already written this series it's a bit of a slap to WoT faithful who have been waiting years for him to finish the series.
 

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I'm not sure Neon, I have been spending some time trying to find another resource. This was psoted on the marti nbaord yesteday but I waited until I saw another source (the one I linked). I'm still looking for more confirmation:)
 

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Isn't he pretty old nowadays? If he starts a new series, I honestly don't think he'll have enough steam to get WoT finished before he kicks the bucket.
 

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Chimeco said:
Isn't he pretty old nowadays? If he starts a new series, I honestly don't think he'll have enough steam to get WoT finished before he kicks the bucket.

Well he has often been quoted as saying that he'll continue to wirte until they nail shut his coffin, so maybe he'll continue afterwards who knows?

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I don't know if he's given up or not but I can understand how he might be dead tired of the world and it's people and felt the need to distract himself for a while so that the rest of the story could 'ferment' in the background. I mean he's been writing that same series for what, 15 years now? I'd be sick of it too. Perhaps he's realized that it has become a bit stale and wants to branch out for a while and then get back to it with 'fresh eyes'. It seems sensible to me. I know of many authors that write several different series at the same time. One could hope that this diversion would breathe new life into the series and have it come to a spectacular end (even if we have to wait - better than him never finishing it at all which may be his fear right now).
 

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Robert Jordan's next fantasy series, entitlted INFINITY OF HEAVEN, will (as of right now) be 6 books long. He will finish THE WHEEL OF TIME before focusing on this new world.

Dragonmount was able to talk to Robert Jordan and get some preliminary info:

DRAGONMOUNT: Is this the "Shipwrecked" series you've been referring to for a while?

RJ: Yes, this is the "Shipwrecked" series, although what I originally thought of as the first volume actually turned out to be the second.

DM: Will you write this before or after you finish the WoT prequels?

RJ: Infinity of Heaven almost certainly will be written before the prequels, though I might do them between the Infinity books.

You know, the reception of New Spring: the Novel surprised me. Some people were upset or even angry that I wasn't getting on with the main story. I even heard people say there was no reason to read the novel if you had read the novella. (That, by the way, is very wrong. There is stuff in that novel that won't ever be anywhere else, including the test for Aes Sedai and the reasons why certain people have the relationships they do in the books among other things.) Anyway, given the reactions of so many people, I decided to shelve the other two prequels for a while.


DM: Any clues to what the title of the series means?

RJ: RAFO. Heh-heh. You didn't think I was going to abandon that, did you?


DM: How many books will there be in this series? (I mean... REALLY...how many? heh heh)

RJ: The plan is for two sets of three books each, much more tightly focused. In many ways, The Wheel of Time is a story of nations and cultures undergoing change as much as it is a story of Rand or Mat or anyone else. I still intend to take you to a very different world -- in some ways MUCH more different than the world of WoT -- but I won't have quite so many story lines running.

Yes, I think it's pretty exciting, too. This thing has been bubbling around in the back of my head since about 91 or 92, so it has had a good long gestation. And more to come, since I haven't finished Wheel yet, and I'm certainly not going to do any work on Infinity until I do.
 

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Hmm 6 books would be nice. And I like the fact he specifically says that this series will be "much more tightly focused." It seems that, in itself, is an admission that he has drawn the WoT out way too much.
 

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I find this news very interesting, I really do like Robert Jordan's style of writing. I was starting to think I was getting tired of the WoT series but then I read that the series was origianlly supposed to be 12 books, thus the 12 increments on a clock face or the Wheel of Time. Anyway the WoT series now makes more sense that it is so long,at least for me, and I am looking forward to its eventual conclusion.


I personally would be upset if he started a new series and did not finish the WoT series first. To me that would be a slap in the face to a fairly loyal fan of his work.


As to his health and age, until he does die we must assume he has the time to at least finish WoT and the new series.


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