The Fires of Heaven

The Fires of Heaven The fifth book in Robert Jordan s internationally bestselling epic fantasy series THE WHEEL OF TIME now reissued with a stunning new cover design The bonds and wards that hold the Great Lord of the

The fifth book in Robert Jordan s internationally bestselling epic fantasy series, THE WHEEL OF TIME, now reissued with a stunning new cover design The bonds and wards that hold the Great Lord of the Dark are slowly failing, but still his fragile prison holds The Forsaken, immortal servants of the shadow, weave their snares and tighten their grip upon the realms of men,The fifth book in Robert Jordan s internationally bestselling epic fantasy series, THE WHEEL OF TIME, now reissued with a stunning new cover design The bonds and wards that hold the Great Lord of the Dark are slowly failing, but still his fragile prison holds The Forsaken, immortal servants of the shadow, weave their snares and tighten their grip upon the realms of men, sure in the knowledge that their master will soon break freeRand al Thor, the Dragon Reborn, knows that he must strike at the Enemy, but his forces are divided by treachery and by ambition Even the Aes Sedai, ancient guardians of the Light, are riven by civil war Betrayed by his allies, pursued by his enemies and beset by the madness that comes to the male wielders of the One Power, Rand rides out to meet the foe.

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  1. Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.Robert Jordan was the pen name of James Oliver Rigney, Jr under which he was best known as the author of the bestselling The Wheel of Time fantasy series He also wrote under the names Reagan O Neal and Jackson O Reilly.Jordan was born in Charleston, South Carolina He served two tours in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970 with the United States Army as a helicopter gunner He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with bronze oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with V and bronze oak leaf cluster, and two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses with palm After returning from Vietnam he attended The Citadel where he received an undergraduate degree in physics After graduating he was employed by the United States Navy as a nuclear engineer He began writing in 1977 He was a history buff and enjoyed hunting, fishing, sailing, poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting He described himself as a High Church Episcopalian and received communion than once a week He lived with his wife Harriet McDougal, who works as a book editor currently with Tor Books she was also Jordan s editor in a house built in 1797 Responding to queries on the similarity of some of the concepts in his Wheel of Time books with Freemasonry concepts, Jordan admitted that he was a Freemason However, like his father and grandfather, he preferred not to advertise, possibly because of the negative propaganda against Freemasonry In his own words, no man in this country should feel in danger because of his beliefs On March 23, 2006, Jordan disclosed in a statement that he had been diagnosed with cardiac amyloidosis, and that with treatment, his median life expectancy was four years, though he said he intended to beat the statistics He later posted on his Dragonmount blog to encourage his fans not to worry about him and that he intended to have a long and fully creative life.He began chemotherapy treatment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, in early April 2006 Jordan was enrolled in a study using the drug Revlimid just approved for multiple myeloma but not yet tested on primary amyloidosis.Jordan died at approximately 2 45 p.m EDT on September 16, 2007, and a funeral service was held for him on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Jordan was cremated and his ashes buried in the churchyard of St James Church in Goose Creek, outside Charleston.

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  1. ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.For being such a long book nearly 1000 pages in my trade paperback copy , amazingly little happens in The Fires of Heaven, and this is why so many readers have abandoned this otherwise interesting story Approximately the first third of the novel contains so much recap and repetition that, if I d had my hair in a proper braid, I would have been yanking it as often as Nynaeve does.The formula for the first 100 pages or so goes something like this One or two [...]

  2. Storms rumble beyond the horizon, and the fires of heaven purge the earth There is no salvation without destruction, no hope this side of death The White Tower is shattered by a brutal struggle for power The remaining Forsaken enter the fray, as kings and queens dance to their tunes in secret And the greatest army the Westlands have seen in thousands of years emerge from the Waste, as the clans of the Aiel cross the Spine of the World at the command of He Who Comes With The Dawn.The Fires of Hea [...]

  3. What I like to call Volume 1 in the Women Hating Men trilogy At almost no point in these three books did women interacting with men consist of anything beyond insulting men, assaulting men, sniffing at men, or thinking about how stupid men are compared to all the omniscient women I almost didn t finish this book because of all the negative energy towards men.Lessons I learned from this trilogy.1 It is always a man s fault Always.2 Women are always smarter than men.3 It is okay to break your prom [...]

  4. 4.5 A sprint to catch up with the buddy read at BBB WoT crowd This is an amazing Epic Fantasy full of excitement, drama, wonderful as well as ridiculous situations, very flawed main characters, and a feeling of enchantment which is almost unattainable for most authors Robert Jordan has made us already fall in love with all our thick headed leading boys, creatures, and girls, but in this book he tests our patience with them as readers, because he shows how VERY FLAWED they can get At times I thou [...]

  5. Another month and another Wheel of Time book down.This is epic high fantasy at its best Rich engaging world with a lot of different PoVs and exciting happenings everywhere.A few points of interest Rand gets his groove on with a special lady and Lanfear looses her mind over it But he also becomes of a strong leader everyday.Nynaeve Unfortunately almost all the female characters in this get a personality change and spend most their time bickering and postering with each other enough to drive me c [...]

  6. This book was published in 1993 I was born in the same year as The Fires of Heaven released It took me 24 years later to read The Fires of Heaven I am so please to come back reading The Wheel of Time I love this book a lot same as I love the first four books of The Wheel of Time Alhamdulillah.It is a very engaged world to live in and there is a lot of different viewpoints in the book and there is a full of excitement in the book too I love the world building a lot I would recommend these people [...]

  7. Full review to come, but for now, here are some random observations The book started out strong, with those tricky Forsaken up to their shenanigans, which is always fun to watch.But as Rand and company traveled without getting anywhere, things got slowerd slowerd sllllllllloooooooowwwwwwwer But then Nynaeve and Elayne met a circus menagerie, which was really cool And the Forsaken started causing trouble again, so my interest was once again piqued But then a battle that had been built up for hund [...]

  8. The Wheel weaves as The Wheel wills this is Moiraine s favorite saying In this book all of the Forsaken plot against The Dragon Reborn practically in broad daylight, high lords and ladies in different kingdoms pursue their own interests the Dark One be damned, and the troubles in the White Tower split the Aes Sedai into two fractions The interesting part about the latter is that I counted exactly two arguably three full Aes Sedai who try to support The Dragon Reborn with only one of them Moirain [...]

  9. Like all the rest of the Wheel of Time books this was an enjoyable and engaging read It was not quite as well paced as the 4th book in the series, but Jordan has a knack for keeping my attention even when not a lot is actually happening A sure sign of a master storyteller The biggest shock was that this book did not feature Perrin at all That left Rand and the pairing of Nynaeve and Elayne as the main POV characters Luckily that worked out well enough as both story arcs were good Rand and the Ai [...]

  10. It s funny, because if you read other s reviews of this book, you ll notice that folks start to split into two camps They re either ridiculously addicted and love it, or they re getting frustrated They don t want a 400 plus page book in a series that should have been a trilogy They don t like the fact that Jordan is getting all epic on your ass in this continuing study of the adventures of our characters They don t like the fact that there are 1239724897923489084 books after this one in the ser [...]

  11. To this point, I ve enjoyed my re read of THE WHEEL OF TIME, but I struggled at times to wade through this one The length nearing 1,000 pages in the mass market paperback edition wasn t so much the problem as the character Nynaeve.To this point in the series I ve been mostly positive about Jordan s use of women There s no disguising the fact that WHEEL OF TIME is heavily inspired by LORD OF THE RINGS, and seeing Jordan correct one of Tolkien s weaknesses the role of women in his stories seemed l [...]

  12. In a series as long as The Wheel of Time you get a lot of ups and downs And my reaction to reading a series changes each time I read it Where the previous book, number four of fourteen, is one of the greatest in the series, this follow up drops in pace and all around quality The way I would consider this book is like this Start first 200 pages slow, very dry and missing that touch of magicMiddle 200 400 pages picked up the pace but a lot of filler content focusing on politicisingEnd 400 900 page [...]

  13. I m sorry, but by this point, if I had to read once about smoothed faced ageless women and insert many other repeated phrases of your choice here , I was going to lose my mind I kept reading the books for the sake of completion, but by book 5, I was rapidly losing patience and interest I think these books suffered from the syndrome of many long running book and TV series the lack of an overall cohesive plotline and the presence of far too many characters to keep active in an otherwise entertain [...]

  14. The Wheel of Time series represents, for me, the perfect example of a guilty pleasure in the world of fantasy.This series is not actually written very well Robert Jordan was not a very good wordsmith, and he really only knew how to say and describe things one way His characters are generally unbelievable, and have ridiculous dialogue The plot is tremendously predictable, and is heavily influenced close to the point of being unoriginal by the fantasy works that came before The whole story is much [...]

  15. Executive Summary I liked this a lot on a second read than I did on my first.Audiobook Another fantastic job by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading.Full ReviewI really liked Wheel of Time as a whole on my first read through, but I felt like things slow down a lot during the middle books On my first read Perrin was my favorite character and Nynaeve annoyed me for much of the series.This book had no Perrin in it whatsoever Probably because much of the last book focused on him It also had a lot of Nyn [...]

  16. Tricksy review This is my second attempt at trying to review The Fires of Heaven I ve got some pretty mixed feelings about the book First of all, this is obviously a massive story, and most of what happens here underlines that fact However, something that detracted from the epic sweep of the proceedings is the way the women are portrayed For one thing, grown women going around strapping other grown women on the backside Considering that about half, if not , of this tome is dedicated to the femal [...]

  17. Another solid entry in the WoT series Minor quibbles here and there, but otherwise highly enjoyable fantasy.SPOILERS PEOPLE.Highlights view spoiler Da, da, dum dum, dum another one bites the dust Forsaken, that is Padan Fain gets reunited with his long lost love And then disappears for the rest of the book Morgase is pronounced dead o_O Like anyone fell for that Mr Jordan Mat s BATTLEMASTER skills are revealed Bye bye Couladin Rahvin kills Mat, Asmodean Aviendha WHAT Siuan vs Gareth Salidar road [...]

  18. I cannot speak highly enough of this series Its sweeping epic storytelling just blows so many other fantasy series out of the water This is the fifth book in the Wheel of Time series We don t see any of Perrin and Faile in this book, it mostly goes back and forth between Elayne and Nyneave fighting to get to Salidar unseen by Moghedian so they can seek the aid of the Aes Sedai, and Matt, Rand, Moiraine, Egwene, and Aviendha leading the Aiel from the Three Fold Land into cities like Cairhen and C [...]

  19. The Fires of Heaven is a seamless continuation of the Wheel of Time Saga It is most definitely not a stand alone novel, and while certain points are re explained I think that remembering what happened in the previous novels enriches the ability to predict what will happen, analyze characters actions and thoughts Including picking up on events that were foreshadowed While I expected much of what happened and what was revealed, I was not disappointed with the predictable There were things that are [...]

  20. This is the first Wheel of Time book I haven t enjoyed than the last I was hoping the loss of narrative control I d been warned about would start later for me than book five It varies from person to person, from all the reviews I ve read some people note a decline starting with this one, others as late as eight, some never though those are rare, at least in my friends GR reviews Even though I ended up enjoying this book than I enjoyed the first book in the series which I thought very derivativ [...]

  21. At my gym, we treadmill drones watch several television screens We used to have ESPN, but it s been cut in favor of another Faux I mean Fox News screen There are also several CNNs It s quite frustrating because neither CNN nor Fox reports the news.It s all theater.Both stations have an obvious formula to grind Fox s spin will always involve a plot on the left to overtake and corrupt America, followed by an impotent but self righteous two minutes hate session against NPR or the New York TimesN tr [...]

  22. The Wheel of Time weaves complex plots in each book, but the main plot centers on a young country boy named Rand Al Thor His friends become intricately involved in the plot, and new characters come to them by attractions of fate, called the Wheel of Time The Wheel centers on Rand, The Dragon Reborn, a reincarnation of an ancient hero reborn to save the destiny of all things, the eternal wheel of birth and rebirth Thirteen Forsaken like gods break out of enslavement, and a Last Battle will end th [...]

  23. Reviewed by Rabid Reads4.5 starsNOTICE this reread is in preparation for finally biting the bullet and reading book 14 That means I HAVE NOT read book 14 yet Please be mindful of this in the comments, both for me and for others who may or may not have progressed past this point in the series Thank you Most of my favorite things in this series are in play now I m particularly fond of the time spent in Ebou Dar and a couple of other things that are still in development, but, yeah, we are well on o [...]

  24. Part 6 Why Does A World With A System Of Cyclical Reincarnation Have A Word For Heaven This is a reread of the entire Wheel of Time, and there may be spoilers ahead for the whole series It s also pretty long and disjointed, in what I m going to pretend is a clever meta commentary on the series itself.Aw yeah That s the good shit That s the Wheel of Time I remember Or is it Well, kinda.First off I need to tell a little story This was the first Wheel of Time book I ever read You see, back in the d [...]

  25. I read the majority of this book for the 2014 Booktubeathon and ended up giving this 4.5 s despite the fact that I haven t read any wheel of time books for a while so took some time becoming re immersed, and that the beginning of this book was a little on the slow dragging on forever side Why, therefore, did I give this a 4.5 rating Because I enjoyed being back in this world and once I had remembered where all the characters were and what had been happening to them and so on, I really found myse [...]

  26. Some say that this is where the series begins to slow down, but to be honest, this book was incredibly important for me because of that, and how it fleshed out the world and connected me to the Wheel of Time.See, I m a fan of slow world building and character development, and I recognize this series for what it is Sure, for smaller trilogies and stand alone novels, you need a faster plot don t get me wrong, I quite enjoy that, but I also understand and enjoy this book s pace Yes, parts of it can [...]

  27. Holy crap, this was good The last few chapters especially Had only the story arcs and characters I actually wanted, and that too in the perfect quantity and amazing quality I made a typo in the spoiler tag earlier, so sorry if I spoiled it for someone P view spoiler FUCK Moiraine dead Lanfear Dead Rahvin dead Asmodean dead Damn.I mean, I don t give a crap about Rahvin or Lanfear, but Moiraine And well, Asmodean was kinda cool too I actually thought he d come around Well Well, I still have hope t [...]

  28. Mu bien Opini n de fil logo.Se nota que es un libro que est a mitad de una serie, no hay un conflicto as que t puedas decir HALA, SE EST ACERCANDO EL CL MAX DE ESTE LIBRO, es m s bien como ver un cap tulo de una serie de televisi n a mitad de la temporada, cuando empiezan a subirle la intensidad al argume vale, no, es exactamente eso Me est flipando la capacidad que tiene Robert Jordan siempre me equivoco con el nombre y escribo Patrick Jordan para ir desarrollando los personajes Si bien en esta [...]

  29. Blood and bloody ashes Mat I actually say this on a regular basis I know that some of them will find me boring for always putting the Met s sentences in my reviews of the books of the Wheel of Time series, but PI m no lord I ve respect for myself than that MatClassic Mat Luck is a horse to ride like any other Mat Cauthon, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 3 Pale ShadowsDoes Daughter of the Nine Moons mean anything to you Mat Cauthon, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 3 Pale ShadowsAll he wanted from life [...]

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