Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Fires of Heaven

The Fires of Heaven. (Wheel of Time #5) Robert Jordan. 1993. Tor. 992 pages.

I am continuing to love the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. The Fires of Heaven is the fifth book in this fantasy series. If I have one complaint about this book, it is that after spending so much time with Perrin in The Shadow Rising, readers don't get any Perrin at all in this one. I missed him terribly. It just didn't seem fair that we couldn't get his story too. I mean I loved following the characters we did follow. And new characters abounded in this one. But. No Perrin and no Loial. Readers do get a chance to follow Mat more closely, but, that isn't the same.

I really enjoyed reading The Shadow Rising and The Fires of Heaven so closely together, but the action of the two books did blend for me after a few days.

I would say this one focuses more on Rand and his immediate group than other books in the series. But it also paid great attention to our three "main" heroines: Nynaeve, Elayne, and Egwene. I really enjoyed spending time with all of these women, I especially enjoyed some of the Nynaeve/Elayne sections of the novel.

The series continues to be addictive.

Read The Fires of Heaven
  • If you have enjoyed the other books in the Wheel of Time series
  • If you really enjoy fantasy novels and are looking for a good, long series 

© 2012 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


Kailana said...

I read the start of this series, but I just couldn't get into...

Ave said...

This seems to be a very good book. I'll put it in my list.