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I have kept up with the series and starting with the release of Book 5, The Fires of Heaven, I have bought each new volume in hardback on the day of release, and have re-read the series countless times. This is Part 5 of my continuing series of blogs regarding what may possibly be my last re-read of The Wheel of Time, in anticipation of the 14th and final book releasing in Sullivan bookshelves: currently-reading, fantasy […]. Though clearly not at the same time.
This cover is suppose to show Rand's invasion of Caemlyn, but really, it just looks like they're out for a Sunday stroll. Rand still tries to understand Aiel culture, be independent from both Aes Sedai and Wise Ones, and learn something useful from his Forsaken pet while keeping him on a leash. He also has to play the Game of Houses extremely intricate political maneuvering with the best of 'em.
Perrin is not in the book at all; in fact his name was only briefly mentioned twice. Egwene does not have a POV, but she quickly becomes one of the most arrogant characters in the series, being able to outmatch any Aes Sedai of the Wise One in that department - and this says a lot. Moiraine on the other hand suddenly learned humility - probably the first Aes Sedai who really knows the meaning of the word - and I found that I can really sympathize with her in the book; sadly she does not have a POV either. Nynaeve and Elaine try to escape first from a country torn by a civil war and then from Whitecloaks stronghold.
They try to reach the White Tower unaware of the changes in there and the fact that they would be treated like prisoners instead of heroes as the pair hope. To make their life more exciting, they are hunted by remaining known Black Ajah lead by an extremely pissed off Forsaken. Elaine acts sensible and normal for a change; she also does not have a lot of POV in the book.
Nynaeve is the reason why some people complain about this book being a little slow at times. I need to explain some things. Nynaeve in the world of dreams shines and nothing she does in there is boring - and some things are outright heroic - but in the real world she still tries to bully everybody into obedience while doing this with a grace of an elephant in a china shop.
It works fine as a comic relief, but seems like complete waste of pages if you take it seriously. I also need to point out the she is the only Aes Sedai - I am talking about a very broad definition of this term - who actually helped The Dragon Reborn, and she did it without any hidden agenda. In fact, she mentioned several times that the only two reasons she became Aes Sedai are to help him and to learn healing; I can support and understand both.
All in all, this is a solid 5 star book with some very occasional slow - but not boring - pages. Expect major power shifts by the end of it. View all 15 comments. Oct 19, Richard Bray rated it it was ok. And while some of the male protagonists seemed passive, merely reacting to the world around them rather than making proactive choices, Nynaeve, Egwene and Elayne at times drove the plot, making decisions and bringing the fight to the bad guys.
To this point, Nynaeve has mostly been a side character. Anyone who disagrees with her is a fool. All men are morons, except for Lan. Thom is an old fool. Juilin Sandar wears a silly conical hat Nynaeve seems obsessed with this damn hat. In every Nynaeve POV chapter, the first thing she ever says about Juilin is that his hat is silly, yellow and conical. In the end, it drains this book of much of its fun.
View all 9 comments. Apr 16, Gavin rated it really liked it Shelves: fantasy. Like all the rest of the Wheel of Time books this was an enjoyable and engaging read. It was not quite as well paced as the 4th book in the series, but Jordan has a knack for keeping my attention even when not a lot is actually happening.
A sure sign of a master storyteller. The biggest shock was that this book did not feature Perrin at all!
Luckily that worked out well enough as both story arcs were good. Rand and Like all the rest of the Wheel of Time books this was an enjoyable and engaging read. Rand and the Aiel are on the move from Rhuidean. Mostly to save Cairhien from Couladin and his renegade Aiel. Rand also has to deal with attacks from a few of the Forsaken.
Nynaeve and Elayne were on the move from Tanchico to Salidar, where they aimed to join up with the rebel Aes Sedai. Along the way the had to dodge Moghidean and the Black Ajah. Their journey was lengthy and while this was not the best book for Nynaeve as a character, she was a little too crazy at times, I did always enjoy her POV segments. Min, Siuan, Mat, Morgase, and Egwene all had supporting roles in the story. Egwene did not have a lot to do, but I did feel she showed a bit of growth and maturity.
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Mat was an ass for the majority of the book, but had a few good moments towards the end. This was another highly addictive read. I like the balance between the action and the somewhat weird and crazy humor that Jordan favours. Rating: 4.
The Fires of Heaven (The Wheel of Time, Book 5) Book Review and Ratings by Kids - Robert Jordan
Not quite as awesome as the 4th book, but still great. Audio Note: What to say? Krammer and Reading were as awesome as ever. View 2 comments. Dec 31, Adam rated it really liked it. It's funny, because if you read other's reviews of this book, you'll notice that folks start to split into two camps.
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They're either ridiculously addicted and love it, or they're getting frustrated. They don't want a plus page book in a series that should have been a trilogy.
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They don't like the fact that Jordan is "getting all epic on your ass" in this continuing study of the adventures of our characters. They don't like the fact that there are more books after this one It's funny, because if you read other's reviews of this book, you'll notice that folks start to split into two camps. They don't like the fact that there are more books after this one in the series. I'm first-camping it. I personally love the fact that I'm not finished with this book and done with the series.
It ain't over, folks I'd say "Keep 'em coming", but Robert Jordan died and the 12th book is probably being written by someone else, so that phrase isn't likely to be crazy-fulfilled. Still, dang. Keep 'em coming. Mar 06, Dee rated it it was ok Shelves: fantasy-classic. I'm sorry, but by this point, if I had to read once more about "smoothed faced" ageless women and insert many other repeated phrases of your choice here , I was going to lose my mind. I kept reading the books for the sake of completion, but by book 5, I was rapidly losing patience and interest. I think these books suffered from the syndrome of many long-running book and TV series--the lack of an overall cohesive plotline and the presence of far too many characters to keep active in an otherwi I'm sorry, but by this point, if I had to read once more about "smoothed faced" ageless women and insert many other repeated phrases of your choice here , I was going to lose my mind.
I think these books suffered from the syndrome of many long-running book and TV series--the lack of an overall cohesive plotline and the presence of far too many characters to keep active in an otherwise entertaining and creatively built world. View 1 comment.
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Sep 15, Jonathan Terrington rated it really liked it Shelves: fantasy-sci-fi-challenge , wheel-of-time , personal-favourites , fantasy , favourite-series , re-read. In a series as long as The Wheel of Time you get a lot of ups and downs.
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And my reaction to reading a series changes each time I read it. Where the previous book, number four of fourteen, is one of the greatest in the series, this follow up drops in pace and all around quality. The way I would consider this book is like this: Start first pages : slow, very dry and missing that touch of magic Middle pages : picked up the pace but a lot of filler content focusing on politicising End 4 In a series as long as The Wheel of Time you get a lot of ups and downs.
The way I would consider this book is like this: Start first pages : slow, very dry and missing that touch of magic Middle pages : picked up the pace but a lot of filler content focusing on politicising End - pages : the crucial elements fell into place, although they took their time Sadly that's probably Robert Jordan's major flaw as a writer.
He paces his novels so that everything happens in a rush at the end and the best parts are. His other flaws include writing secondary characters which are too numerous, one dimensional and similar to each other as well as his occasionally poor sentence phrasing. However that all said he is incredibly compulsive as a writer in his Wheel of Time novels.