The Fires of Heaven (Wheel of Time Series #5)

The Fires of Heaven (Wheel of Time Series #5)

by Robert Jordan
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Fires of Heaven (Wheel of Time Series #5) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 631 reviews.
DimLee More than 1 year ago
I am a huge Robert Jordan fan but this book was not very good for one reason alone, the focus on the female characters relationships. If you buy this book be ready for a heavy handed dose of female melodrama. This book definitely has it bright spots but they are almost always eclipsed by the female characters constant back and forth banter. If you buy this book you would be better served skip large portions of the book when ever Egwene or any other of the female characters goes on a rant.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great story telling, rich characters,.. but I'm convinced that Jordan has some HUGE issues: do all of his female characters have to be harping witches? Are we to believe that the male characters are effecting changes in the world that will rock it to its very foundation, yet they can't tell these women to get off their backs? The rare (and I mean RARE) women in these books that are straight-shooters always seem to get the shaft.
FoxxxNightshade More than 1 year ago
Robert Jordan was always a skillful artist with a pen, and he proves it yet again with this fifth installment to The Wheel of Time series. As things are heating up in the White Tower with the christening of a new Amyrlin Seat, and the hunt for Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, time is of the essence. And not just in Tar Valon, but the other side of the Spine of the World, as a rogue group of Aiel are rampaging toward the Dragonwall under the leadership of one claiming to be He Who Comes With The Dawn himself. Rand, Moraine, Lan, Egwene and the other Aiel must rush to stop them if they are to save those behind the lengthy mountainside called the Spine of the World. This next book in the WOT series will grab you in the first few pages, and spark the fires for Robert Jordan's classic series of a simple shepherd and his friends who will shape the world more than they know, or break it in trying to stop the Father of Lies from being released from Shayol Ghul.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series and when i started this book i did not feel so good about it because o many of the reviews but as i read i thought that this was a very good book and the conclusion i very good so dont get discouragded by the reviews that talk about ho its only romance and all of the women arguing all of the time because its not its actually mostly plot and yes there is some romance with a good action packed ending so if you have read the other books i would definitly reccomend to continue with the series!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In my opinion the plot in this book was wonderful; however, Perrin and Loial were completely left out. The characters in this book (Nynaeve, Elayne, Moghedien, Rand, Egwene, Moiraine, Lan, etc.) were explained well, and all had their own wonderful story. Overall, this book was quite impressive.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a man I think Robert Jordon has great insight into the human condition, both male, as well as female. I for one appretiate his detailed story telling. I always come away from his book with satisfaction in getting my moneys worth.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Great story, but don't be tempted by the $3 discount over the other version. This one has constant misspelled and missing words, formatting issues, and worse. Appeared typed out hurriedly and never so much as glanced at or proofread. Save some headache and DO NOT BUY this version of the book by Digital LTD. 0 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not understand writing; it may be the format, but I tried everything and found that I wasted my money because it is impossible to decipher the meaning of this story with all of the improper grammar and missing chunks. I want my money back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first time reading the book. I would highly recommend the book and series to any Fantasy Adventure enthusiast.
Big_Boy More than 1 year ago
This is an incredible read! The continuing saga unfolds further in this edge of your seat read. You won't want to put it down!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow--does Robert Jordan have issues with women, or what?! Someone needs to sit him down and explain the difference between a strong woman and a harping b***h. Ninety-five percent of his female characters are the latter. The few that aren't always seem to get the shaft. As usual, fabulous story-telling. Lots of action, intricate plot; a great read.
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I have read the series 4 timeshare and still enjoy rereading it.
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ShieldWolfJRS More than 1 year ago
My review today is for The Fires of Heaven (The Wheel of Time #5) by Robert Jordan. I find it hard to review these books. How do you review books that are Fantasy classics? These are books that everybody already knows are good. I find it difficult to express how great these books are. I mean besides Lord of the Rings this has to be considered the best classic Epic Fantasy right? Well I guess I will just take it book by book and see what happens. This is yet another great book in this series. What a wonderful story. Awesome characters. The worldbuilding is just fantastic. Robert Jordan deserves his reputation as the outstanding author he was. This series deserves it’s place near the top of all epic fantasy. The adventures of Rand, Perrin, and Mat are truly epic. Classic fantasy at it’s best. You have reluctant heroes, Dark powers, magic, diverse people, and great battles. I said in my last few reviews that if there was any downside to those books It was the lack of Rand, Mat, and Perrin and To much Aes Sedai. Thankfully that seemed to be just those books. Although I think Perrin was gone entirely from this book. Which was a bummer, but there was plenty of Rand and Mat. I guess it is just harder for me to relate to the female characters, I don’t know, but when there is to much Aes Sedai I seem to start tuning out. I am getting better at staying tuned in when the story goes to a Aes Sedai point of view. Maybe reading this series will help me get over those feelings. Character development seemed to be the biggest theme in this book. It felt like all of the main characters went though many areas of growing and changing. For example it seems as though Rand and Mat were struggling to find a balance between who they are and who they once were, as well as who they were expected to become. The only regret I have with this book, and the series is that I did not read it sooner! I can see now that I am going to be obsessed with this series. I finally know what all the hype was about from all the WoT fans out there. Now I am one of you. Now if I can just read the whole series this year (I am already behind). On to Lord of Chaos. 4/5 Stars - mightythorjrs
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I can't believe how good these books are. I can't stop reading them. Jordan's writing and his character and story development are great.
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UncleCT More than 1 year ago
I've read a great many books in my life and I can say that this is the best series of books I've ever read.  Hands down.  The character developement and attention to detail are incerdible.  I feel as though I know all so many of these characters personally.  I just finished reading the series for the second time and it was probably better in many ways.  There is so much to take in with this series that you can read them again and again and continue to learn more.  Give it a try