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Fires Of Heaven

by Robert Jordan

Tor | August 6, 1997 | Hardcover

Fires Of Heaven is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 6.
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...

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 702 pages, 9.56 × 6.5 × 1.69 in

Published: August 6, 1997

Publisher: Tor

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312854277

ISBN - 13: 9780312854270

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Way too long! This big boy weighs in at a little more than 900 pages and I regret to say, most of that could be removed. I like Jordan's characters and setting but he spends far too much time on subplots and too little time advancing the story. In all that space, there was a small battle and a final showdown (the last sixty pages or so). Everything else dealt with characters standing around waiting for something to happen - no suspense! Wanting to know what happens next is what you need to move along a book of this size. Seldom did I feel a strong urge to pick this up right away. That's why it took about 5 months to finish it. Remember the masters like Leiber and Moorcock - they were given only two or three hundred pages to do their magic. Even Tolkien only spent a few pages describing the pivotal battle of Helm's Deep. Jordan spends chapters on a move across the countryside or on how the wise women conduct dream travel. It seems gratuitous to me. I'll keep reading this series but I am going to take a break (a year or two) to psych myself up for it.
Date published: 2008-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Give Me More! i just finished the book and im just dying to get my hands on the next. this series has it all, suspense, romance, adventure, and all this other stuff. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone who can read.
Date published: 2008-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Grammar mistakes I have really enjoyed this series. I'm actually half way through book 10 and am waiting for the 11th to come out in paperback. My only complaint about the series is about the grammatical errors I found throughout the books. It gets annoying when I'm paying for these books to find lots of mistakes. Most of them are either incorrect prepositions or bad spelling, but they still bug me. The publisher should really review the books more closely.
Date published: 2006-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I love this book thw whole series is great but im on this book at the moment the only thing i don't like about it is that Perrin and Faile aren't in it. I would reccomend this book to anyone who liked Lord of the rings and Harry Potter or to people who just plain like andventure and magic 8D
Date published: 2003-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fires of Heaven The fires of heaven was a wonderful book that just leaves you wanting more. When they say that Jordan is the new Tolkien...they're right! The series thus far has been fantastic. Breathtaking Imagery and thought provoking questions, Jordan truly is a master of words. I have no money to buy the next book though so I hope I win that gift certificate. Enjoy!
Date published: 2000-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Is A Great Book! This is the best book I've read in my life. Better than anything Tolkien (J.R.R. Tolkien) ever wrote in his lifetime. The battles scenes create perfect pictures in your mind of snarling trollocs and snaking Myrddraal fighting soldiers with loses on ethier side, The evil weaved into everything good, the characteres are brilliant, A sign of a magnificent book and series that I would reccomend to anyone.
Date published: 2000-04-06

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Fires Of Heaven

by Robert Jordan

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 702 pages, 9.56 × 6.5 × 1.69 in

Published: August 6, 1997

Publisher: Tor

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312854277

ISBN - 13: 9780312854270

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CHAPTER 1   Fanning the Sparks   The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose in the great forest called Braem Wood. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning. South and west it blew, dry, beneath a sun of molten gold. There had been no rain for long weeks in the land below, and the late-summer heat grew day by day. Brown leaves come early dotted some trees, and naked stones baked where small streams had run. In an open place where grass had vanished and only thin, withered brush held the soil with its roots, the wind began uncovering long-buried stones. They were weathered and worn, and no human eye would have recognized them for the remains of a city remembered in story yet otherwise forgotten. Scattered villages appeared before the wind crossed the border of Andor, and fields where worried farmers trudged arid furrows. The forest had long since thinned to thickets by the time the wind swept dust down the lone street of a village called Kore Springs. The springs were beginning to run low this summer. A few dogs lay panting in the swelter, and two shirtless boys ran, beating a stuffed bladder along the ground with sticks. Nothing else stirred, save
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From the Publisher

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...

From the Jacket

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, Flaida do Avriny a''Roihan, is weaving new plans. ... Into Andor, where Siuan Sanche and her companions, including the false Dragon Logain, have been arrested for barn-burning. ... 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....

About the Author

Robert Jordan was born in 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina. He taught himself to read when he was four with the incidental aid of a twelve-years-older brother, and was tackling Mark Twain and Jules Verne by five. He is a graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army; among his decorations are 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. A history buff, he has also written dance and theater criticism and enjoyed the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing, and sailing, and the indoor sports of poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting.
Robert Jordan began writing in 1977 and went on to write The Wheel of Time®, one of the most important and best selling series in the history of fantasy publishing with over 14 million copies sold in North America, and countless more sold abroad.
Robert Jordan died on September 16, 2007, after a courageous battle with the rare blood disease amyloidosis.

From Our Editors

In the sequel to The Shadow Rising, Rand, The Dragon Reborn, defends himself against the many Aiel who reject him and ignites the purging fires of prophesy.

Editorial Reviews

"The Wheel of Time [is] rapidly becoming the definitive American fantasy saga....A fantasy tale seldom equalled and still more seldom surpassed in English." --Chicago Sun-Times

"Jordan''s multivolume epic continues to live up to its high ambitions. Complex plotting, an array of strong characters, lavish detail, and a panoramic scope make this series a feast for fantasy aficionados." --Library Journal
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