In this sequel to the phenomenal New York Times best seller 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 Amyrlin, Flaida 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.
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"Jordan deftly weaves details from previous books into this narrative." (Publishers Weekly)
"Fires of Heaven upholds the very high standards of this major fantasy epic, with battle scenes, comic interludes, and character development all reaching perhaps the highest point in a work that has lacked for none of these." (Booklist)
"Jordan's epic saga of a world threatened by evil incarnate builds steadily as separate strands of a complex plot begin to come together. Fans of this richly detailed and vividly imagined series will not be disappointed." (Library Journal)
I really enjoy the wheel of time and this book is up there among the best of them. Yes it does slow to a crawl at times, but the payoffs are always worth the while.
The story is good. The constant over descriptions a bit tedious but that may be the performance, which is simply awful, as per usual. Exciting and important events are always read by these two performers as if nothing more important than grass is growing is going on. Listeners really miss out on the sense of intensity, excitement, and in general the differing emotional tones of the story. Bland on bland with a side of bland performance. I'd absolutely love to listen to a better, more creative, more lively performance with clearly different voices for different characters, and well done mood of the story transitions.
Though I really missed Perrin, the events in this book and the development of each character is very satisfying and enjoyable. RJ does it again!
I always listen to audio books while I drive and never have I read or listened to a series that has pulled me in and kept me going through 5 whole books and kept me begging for more. I drive anywhere from 30-60 hours a month for work and I usually only listen when I'm driving so I'll have something to do and knowing that I'll get the free book in a week it's not soon enough I had to buy 3 credits for $35 (which is actually an amazing deal as 1 book in the wheel of time is no less than 30 and up to 45) just click your credit button and then the get more credits button, it's worth it. IN CLOSING THIS BOOK IS AMAZING TO THE POINT I WAS TRYING TO GUESS WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, SAYING WHAT I WOULD WANT TO HAPPEN ( MOST OF THE TIME IT DID) AND SCREAMING IN MY CAR IN ANGER, FEAR FOR THE CHARACTERS AND JOY FOR THERE SUCCESSES. MR. JORDAN, I TIP MY HAT OFF TO YOU YOU ARE AN AMAZING AUTHOR AND I CAN'T WAIT TO FINISH THE SERIES(I WISH IT WOULD NEVER END) AND FIND MORE BOOKS BY YOU. AUDIBLE RULES!!!
Another episode in the journey of rand al Thor and friends. I found the book to be a bit dry in some places. The author would go on describing rooms and what people were wearing for far too long sometimes. There were parts in the book where it felt like a boring exhaustive filler. Overall though it was an enjoyable listen and would recommend the book and the series to anyone.
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