Robert Jordan is a dark master.
Look at him. That Gandalf-like beard suggests an intimate familiarity with powers beyond imagining. And what's lurking behind those dark glasses? Eyes scorched by hellfire, perhaps, or seared with forbidden knowledge we humans can barely perceive.
If you had a sword, and Robert Jordan had a sword, and you were both standing an equal distance apart, and someone yelled, "Go!" — you'd try to lift your sword and realize Robert Jordan had already chopped your arms off. And you didn't even see him move.
Robert Jordan could kick your dragon, make fun of your elfin mother, and push your sister into the mud, and there isn't a damn thing you can do about it.
Buy the book. Get the card. Study it. Pray that one day you're as bad as Robert Jordan... even though you never, ever will be.
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