Title: The Fires of Heaven
Author: Robert Jordan
Series: The Wheel of Time #5
Narrators: Michael Kramer and Kate Reading
Length: 36 hours (912 pages)
Publisher: Tor Books
Release Date: October 15, 1993
The fifth book in Robert Jordan’s internationally bestselling epic fantasy series, THE WHEEL OF TIME, now reissued with a stunning new cover design.
The bonds and wards that hold the Great Lord of the Dark are slowly failing, but still his fragile prison holds. The Forsaken, immortal servants of the shadow, weave their snares and tighten their grip upon the realms of men, sure in the knowledge that their master will soon break free…
Rand al’ Thor, the Dragon Reborn, knows that he must strike at the Enemy, but his forces are divided by treachery and by ambition. Even the Aes Sedai, ancient guardians of the Light, are riven by civil war. Betrayed by his allies, pursued by his enemies and beset by the madness that comes to the male wielders of the One Power, Rand rides out to meet the foe.
My favorite in the series so far! Each book gets better and better. I love the characters (even when they’re dumb/annoying), and I am so caught up in the impressive world building. I did NOT see that ending coming, and I may have shed tears for the first time in this series. My only complaint is Perrin’s absence from this book!