The Fires of Heaven

Hardcover, 702 pages

English language

Published Oct. 15, 1993 by TOR.

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4 stars (2 reviews)

Cover Description: In this sequel to the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Shadow Rising, Rober 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 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 currently in thrall to the handsome Lord Gaebril. For once the Dragon walks the land, the fires of heaven fall where they …

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Review from a Long Time Fan (spoilers for previous books, but not this one)

4 stars

Fires of Heaven is GREAT on its own, but after book 4 it starts off feeling like a bit of a letdown. Perrin is entirely absent, and after his ridiculously good storyline in TSR it's really disappointing not to see him here. But after the rocky first third of the book, the story really takes off and the ending of the book is among my favorites in the series.

These middle three books have, in my opinion, some of the best character development in the series. The main cast continues to grow and change with each challenge they face. This is the book where Mat really starts to shine; for me, he becomes my favorite character here.

This book doesn't add as much to the lore as the previous book did, which is a shame considering how much time we get to spend with one of the Forsaken. I always …

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