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Character Ages

A question that is often asked is how old are the main characters. They are older than most people think.  Below you will find the ages of some of the characters. The age listed is the age they are at the beginning of the series.

Since they don’t seem to celebrate birthdays in the series it is hard to pin down precise ages, except for that Ta’veren.  When know when Rand was born and that Mat and Perrin were born within weeks of him.  The series starts in 998 NE and ends 1000 NE.

All ages listed were taken from the Wheel of Time Companion. All art work by Seamus Gallagher

*Rand, Mat and Perrin all turn 20 around the end of The Great Hunt.

** There is evidence in the book that Faile was originally written younger (14-15) but it seems this was changed in later pubications.

Name                          Age                Year Born

Rand al’Thor                    19*                      Danu 978 NE (end of the year)

Matrim Cauthon             19*                      978 NE – born within weeks of Rand and Perrin

Perrin Aybarra                19*                        978 NE – born within weeks of Matrim and Rand

Egwene  al’Vere              16-17                    981 NE

Nyneave al’Meara          23-24                   974 NE

Elayne Trakand              16-17                     981 NE

Min Farshaw                   22-23                    975 NE

Aviendha                          17-18                    980 NE

Moiraine Damodred      41-42                   956 NE

Lan Mandragoran          44- 45                  953 NE

Thomdril Merrilin          Old                       Birth year not given, assumed to be upwards of 60

Tamlin  al’Thor               57-58                    940 NE

Tuon                                   16-17                    981 NE

Faile Bashere                   16 -17**                   981 NE

Siuan Sanche                   40-41                   957 NE

Leane Sharif                     46 – 47                952 NE

Verin Mathwin                148-159               849 NE

Cadsuane Melaidhrin    292-293              705 NE

Logain Ablar                    26-27                   971 NE

Mazrim Taim                   25-26                   972 NE

Loial                                   89-90                   908 NE

Morgase Trakand           40-41                    975 NE

Gawyn Trakan                 18-19                     979 NE

Galad Damodred             27-28                   970 NE

Gareth Bryne                   58-59                    939 NE

Martyn Tallanvor            26-27                   971 NE

Elyas Machera                 54-55                    943 NE

Berelain                             23-24                   974 NE

Elaida                                 47-48                   950 NE

Jahar Narishma               20-21                   977 NE

Jain Farstrider/Noal       72-73                   925 NE

Julian Sandar                   36-37                    961 NE

The Wheel of Time Series

The Wheel of Time is a 14 book series written by Robert Jordan.  WoT is considered High Fantasy.  The story takes place on Earth, two ages into the future. The timeline of the book is 2 1/2 – 3 years.

Robert Jordan passed away in 2007, and Brandon Sanderson completed the series with the help of Robert Jordan’s notes and Team Jordan.

The main 14 books in the series are:

  1. Eye of the World
  2. The Great Hunt
  3. The Dragon Reborn
  4. The Shadow Rising
  5. The Fires of Heaven
  6. Lord of Chaos
  7. A Crown of Swords
  8. The Path of Daggers
  9. Winter’s Heart
  10. Crossroads of Twilight
  11. Knife of Dreams
  12. The Gathering Storm
  13. Towers of Midnight
  14. A Memory of Light

Aside from  the main series there is:

A prologue, New Spring, set 20 years prior to the events in the main series.

The Strike as Shayol Ghul – the story of Lews Therin’s sealing of the Bore

River of Souls – a story of events that took place between books 13 and 14

New Spring and Eye of the World were also made into Graphic Novels.