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ISBN13: 9780312854270
ISBN10: 0312854277
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The fifth audio volume of the Wheel of Time series is now available in unabridged format on CD

In this sequel to the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Shadow Rising, Robert Jordan again plunges us into his extraordinarily rich, totally unforgettable world:

...Into the forbidden city of Rhuidean, where Rand alThor, now the Dragon Reborn, must conceal his present endeavor from all about him, even Egwene and Moiraine.

...Into the Amyrlins 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 Queens 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 mens lives are ablaze. And in Shayol Ghul, the Dark One stirs...

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The New York Times bestseller, available in trade paperback for the first time—featuring new cover art

Synopsis:

The Wheel of Time®, Robert Jordans internationally bestselling fantasy series, has captured the imaginations of millions of readers worldwide. Now The Fires of Heaven will be available in trade paperback for the first time. This new edition will feature cover art from award-winning artist Dan Dos Santos. This stunning cover art debuted on the e-book and will now grace bookstores for the first time on this handsome new edition.

Synopsis:

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and go. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.

About the Author

Robert Jordan was born in 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina. He taught himself to read when he was four with the incidental aid of a twelve-years-older brother, and was tackling Mark Twain and Jules Verne by five. He is a graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army; among his decorations are the Distinguished Flying Cross with bronze oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with "V" and bronze oak leaf cluster, and two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses with palm. A history buff, he has also written dance and theater criticism and enjoyed the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing, and sailing, and the indoor sports of poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting.
Robert Jordan began writing in 1977 and went on to write The Wheel of Time®, one of the most important and best selling series in the history of fantasy publishing with over 14 million copies sold in North America, and countless more sold abroad.
Robert Jordan died on September 16, 2007, after a courageous battle with the rare blood disease amyloidosis.

 

Kate Reading is the recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been named by AudioFile magazine as a “Voice of the Century,” as well as the Best Voice in Science Fiction & Fantasy in 2008 and 2009. Her audiobook credits include reading for such authors as Jane Austen, Robert Jordan, Edith Wharton, and Sophie Kinsella. She has performed at numerous theaters in Washington D.C. and received a Helen Hayes Award for her performance in Aunt Dan and Lemon.

 
Michael Kramer has narrated over 100 works for many bestselling authors. He has received Audiofile magazine's Earphones Award for the Kent Family series by John Jakes and for Alan Fulsom's The Day After Tomorrow. He has also read for Robert Jordans epic Wheel of Time fantasy-adventure series. His work includes recording books for the Library of Congresss Talking Books program for the blind and physically handicapped.
 
Michael also works as an actor in the Washington, D.C. area, where he lives with his wife, Jennifer Mendenhall, and their two children. He has appeared as Lord Rivers in Richard III at The Shakespeare Theatre, Howie/Merlin in The Kennedy Centers production of The Light of Excalibur, Sam Riggs and Frederick Savage in Woody Allens Central Park West/Riverside Drive, and Dr. Qari Shah in Tony Kushners Homebody/Kabul at Theatre J.

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nrlymrtl, January 17, 2014 (view all comments by nrlymrtl)
In this installment, Rand is still trying to sway the Aiel to unite under him, hence the trip to their holy city of Rhuidean. Mat is with him, and rash Mat makes some questionable choices (much to my amusement). But out of this we have Rand showing leadership skills, and Mat just beginning to realize his potential.

Additionally, we have Elayne and Nynaeve traveling around. One of them gets a Warder! But I won’t spoil it and say who. There is also a circus involved.

Alas, this book has no Perrin and no Loial, so that makes me a little sad. And there are some lengthy scenes that focus on clothing. Sigh…..But Nynaeve turns one of those scenes around with her defiant chat with the person who founded the fanatical religious order that flies a flag in Rand’s name (without his consent).

If you’ve been following the series, then you know Lanfear. Lanfear makes some crucial decisions, and they have lasting, detrimental affects. I won’t spoil it, but one of the best scenes of the series so far lies at Lanfear’s feet.

Near the end, there is a little plot twist that didn’t sit well with me. It’s probably a minor thing in the bigger scheme of things, but it still rubbed me the wrong way. There’s a bit of a battle at the end and we are lead to believe 2-3 characters die, but then they don’t. I definitely become more invested in a series when characters can be, will be hurt, even killed. Not nearly hurt or nearly killed. Not reversed by some previously unknown mystical mechanics. Anyway, just my 2 cents on that one.

Overall, a fun installment in the series even if I did miss Perrin, wondering how things turned out in Emond’s Field.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312854270
Author:
Jordan, Robert
Publisher:
Tor Books
Author:
Kramer, Michael
Author:
Reading, Kate
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Rand al'Thor (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Edition Number:
1st trade ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Wheel of Time (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
No. 5 of 14
Publication Date:
19931031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
29 cds, 38 hours
Pages:
832
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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"Synopsis" by ,

The New York Times bestseller, available in trade paperback for the first time—featuring new cover art

"Synopsis" by ,

The Wheel of Time®, Robert Jordans internationally bestselling fantasy series, has captured the imaginations of millions of readers worldwide. Now The Fires of Heaven will be available in trade paperback for the first time. This new edition will feature cover art from award-winning artist Dan Dos Santos. This stunning cover art debuted on the e-book and will now grace bookstores for the first time on this handsome new edition.

"Synopsis" by ,
The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and go. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.

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