The Fires of Heaven
In this sequel to the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Shadow Rising, Robert Jordan again plunges us into his extraordinarily rich, totally unforgettable world:...Into the forbidden city of Rhuidean, where Rand al'Thor, now the Dragon Reborn, must conceal his present endeavor from all... show more
In this sequel to the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Shadow Rising, Robert Jordan again plunges us into his extraordinarily rich, totally unforgettable world:...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...At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.
Publish date: February 16th 2010
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 926
Edition language: English
Series: Wheel of Time (Das Rad der Zeit) (#5)
Jordan's epic continues to thrive, but there are signs of it faltering under its weight. 'Fires of Heaven' finds our victorious Nynaeve, Elayne, Thom, and Julien making their way out of Tarabon assured that they had left it better than they found it. Alas....but that's another plot-line. Nynaeve is ...
Less enjoyable than the previous installment, though still exciting. Rand's development is interesting to watch unfold. I believe that the slow development is somewhat realistic as he comes to grips with his power and responsibility. Mat's story line seems a little repetitive at this point. He's wan...
It's exactly as horrible as I remember it being (surprise surprise, I got at least this far on my first try half a lifetime ago), but I'm still going to keep reading. Misogynistic, racist purple prose won't stop me! I think Scarlet O'Hara said that. Oh, no? Dammit.
No Perrin which is a downside, but a lot of the characters are now heading towards situations I remember them in which is good.
I haven't finished this yet. I will, and the whole damned saga too, for that matter. The overarching saga is interesting enough to listen. My issue, and the part that needs wait no more pages to review, is characterisation. I'm fucking tired of this cast. Of the female side, Nynaeve seems the em...