The Fires of Heaven

The Fires of Heaven

Book - 1993
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The Wheel of Time ® is a PBS Great American Read Selection! Now in development for TV!

Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters.

The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

Into the forbidden city of Rhuidean, where Rand al'Thor, now the Dragon Reborn, must conceal his present endeavor from all about him, even Egwene and Moiraine.

Into the Amyrlin's study in the White Tower, where the Amyrlin, Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan, is weaving new plans.

Into the luxurious hidden chamber where the Forsaken Rahvin is meeting with three of his fellows to ensure their ultimate victory over the Dragon.

Into the Queen's court in Caemlyn, where Morgase is curiously in thrall to the handsome Lord Gaebril.

For once the dragon walks the land, the fires of heaven fall where they will, until all men's lives are ablaze.

And in Shayol Ghul, the Dark One stirs...

TV series update: "Sony will produce along with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures. Rafe Judkins is attached to write and executive produce. Judkins previously worked on shows such as ABC's "Agents of SHIELD," the Netflix series "Hemlock Grove," and the NBC series "Chuck." Red Eagle partners Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon will executive produce along with Radar's Ted Field and Mike Weber. Darren Lemke will also executive produce, with Jordan's widow Harriet McDougal serving as consulting producer." -- Variety

The Wheel of Time ®
New Spring: The Novel
#1 The 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

By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
#12 The Gathering Storm
#13 Towers of Midnight
#14 A Memory of Light

By Robert Jordan and Teresa Patterson
The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time

By Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria Simons
The Wheel of Time Companion

By Robert Jordan and Amy Romanczuk
Patterns of the Wheel: Coloring Art Based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time

Publisher: New York : TOR, 1993
ISBN: 9780312854270
Branch Call Number: JORDA
Characteristics: 702 p. : maps ; 25 cm


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Jul 02, 2018

The Fires of Heaven is really...slow. Nothing particularly interesting or important happens until about the last 80 pages of the book.
I noticed that most of the Wheel of Time books that I've read usually start off good, get slow in the middle, and get interesting toward the end, but this was just too slow (unnecessarily slow, even by Wheel Of Time standards!).
Anyways, The Fires of Heaven starts right off from where The Shadow Rising left off and has Rand and company doing something with the Aiel, Nynaeve, Elayne, and company wandering around until they join a circus where they end up staying for awhile, and Min, Siuan, and company hanging around an Aes Sedai village. I feel that this could have been a lot shorter and I wish that Robert Jordan would not spend so much time on what the female characters feel about what they're wearing. I also disliked that some of the guy characters were just so dirty minded. But things that I did like were scenes with Galad, scenes with Rand, and the last 80 pages of the book.

Apr 23, 2017

Love the part when Lanfear freaks out. The forsaken are all power hungry, but it seems like Lanfear had different priorities. Awesome book!

Jun 10, 2013

This is so good!

Mar 01, 2012

Such a good book. The Mat parts are my favourite. I would recommend to keep reading this series! It gets better and better.

Sep 20, 2011

I've read this series so many times. Classic fantasy epic

Sep 23, 2010

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Jul 02, 2018

Sexual Content: Sex scene between Rand and Aviendha. Fortunately, it's not graphic and is just about a paragraph long.

zerasaw Jul 05, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: One suspense scene in the dark.

zerasaw Jul 05, 2013

Violence: Fighting with brute force, descriptions of gore, maiming, typical Wheel of Time violence.

zerasaw Jul 05, 2013

Sexual Content: Sex scene is very drawn out but not coarse and is the first one of about three in the entire series. There is much sexual content that can be inferred from some points of view (specifically of the Forsaken) but may also be interpreted differently.


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Jul 02, 2018


Chasing the Shaido Aiel, who are pillaging Cairhien, Rand al'Thor, titled Dragon Reborn and Car'a'carn, leads his Aiel to the Second Battle of Cairhien. Mat Cauthon saves some troops from a Shaido ambush; wins numerous battles, relying on the memories of past generals, transferred telepathically to himself; and personally kills the Shaido leader, Couladin, whereupon the Shaido Aiel retreat.

Falsely believing that Queen Morgase Trakand of Andor died at the hands of the Forsaken, Rahvin, masquerading as Lord Gaebril, Rand prepares to invade Caemlyn with a small Aiel strike force. Before he can do so, Lanfear attempts to kill him; but Moiraine Damodred grabs Lanfear and both topple through a ter'angreal, which is then destroyed, and both presumed dead. Thereafter Rand attacks Caemlyn. Shortly after arrival, Rand's companions are killed by Rahvin, and Rand attempts to eradicate Rahvin in Tel'aran'rhiod. Nynaeve al'Meara and Elayne Trakand travel through lands filled with Seanchan, Dragonsworn, bandits, and Whitecloaks, attempting to find the base of the rebel Aes Sedai. In Salidar, Nynaeve traps the Forsaken Moghedien in Tel'aran'rhiod with an a'dam. In Tel'aran'rhiod, Nynaeve distracts Rahvin, whereupon Rand destroys Rahvin with a tremendous burst of balefire, and thus revives Mat, Aviendha, and Asmodean.

Sep 20, 2011

Rand in the Aiel Waste, discovers the People of the Dragon. Perrin defends the Two Rivers. Elayne and Nyneave learn something crucial and go on the run. The Aes Sedai face an unprecedented crisis.


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