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The Fires of Heaven

Book Five of The Wheel of Time
Série : Wheel of Time, Volume 5
Durée : 36 h et 27 min
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The Wheel of Time is a PBS Great American Read Selection! Now in development for TV! 

Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of listeners and readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters.The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. 

In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. 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 the Amyrlin, Elaida 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....

TV series update: "Sony will produce along with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures. Rafe Judkins is attached to write and executive produce. Judkins previously worked on shows such as ABC’s Agents of SHIELD, the Netflix series Hemlock Grove, and the NBC series Chuck. Red Eagle partners Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon will executive produce along with Radar’s Ted Field and Mike Weber. Darren Lemke will also executive produce, with Jordan’s widow Harriet McDougal serving as consulting producer." (Variety)

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Commentaires

"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)

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great story but...

I just can not understand why the author created his female and male characters with such stereotypes!
All the females are "bossy", so self confident that it is just impossible to get linked to their characters.. they are never thankful, rule all the nations, from villages to kingdom, and never accept to recognize their wrongs.
Men are just not able to stand up to women. The way they are described is almost as much unnerving as the women..
at some point in these books I can't stop reading/listening, such is my interest and love for the story.. But in some chapters, the relationship between the characters, the stubbornness and unfairness, so "clichés", make me hesitate to stop. this has happened several times since the first book, and more than ever in this one...

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  • Jeff
  • 28/05/2005

The fires of Heaven

Possibly the best so far if your following the series. The "Great Hunt" a close second. No matter how they review you cannot pick up this book in the middle. If you've finished 1 thru 4 you should read "New Spring" before you do this one. Much insight and a real good story. In this one people are gone you would never have expected to be gone. Rand is slowly becoming someone you'd never recoginize from the first book. I just wish audible would not offer 9 out of 10 books in a series and leave out #5 for so long. The average member is not looking that far ahead when he/she starts out.
I've been waiting for this book a long time.

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  • Miriam
  • 16/04/2005

Men vs. Women

I have liked all of Jordan's book including this 5th book. The only complaint I have is constant reference that Men think Women are stupid and Women think Men are stupid. I think it is safe to say the there are times when we all share the this viewpoint but he uses it ALL the time in this 5th book. I also had some trouble following all the various path the many characters take. On the whole I have enjoyed Jordan's books and I will buy all the rest if they show up. It so involved a story you can't stop at Book 5. He makes the characters so real you can't help but want to know what happens.

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  • SHB
  • 24/03/2005

Great Series

I've really been enjoying this series, and was overjoyed to see that Audible got the unabridged version of the Fires of Heaven. I enjoyed this book immensely, and look forward to Audible getting the UNABRIDGED versions of the next 3 books (hint hint).

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  • Adam S
  • 04/04/2005

It's about time!

Man...these books are great! Michael and Kate need to hurry up and read FASTER! :) I have to agree that the unabridged versions are SOOOOOOOOOOOO much better than the abridged versions...don't even waste your time with them.

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  • Brian
  • 22/05/2013

Come on with the gender wars already!!

Would you try another book from Robert Jordan and/or Kate Reading and Michael Kramer ?

Oh I'm sure that I will finish the series.

What does Kate Reading and Michael Kramer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Experience and emotion.

Any additional comments?

Please don't take this review the wrong way because I do think that the story is great. I just have a few issues with it.
I am about halfway through this book so far and I have to tell you that I am getting pretty tired of the gender wars. Each gender thinks that the other is COMPLETELY stupid. It was funny in the first book or two, but I'm pretty fed up with it now. The book would be half as long if they just kept to the story and stopped babbling about how they don't understand each other...ever try talking!!?? Just a little miffed about it, sorry for the rant.
The other thing that is starting to get on my nerves is the characters’ inner monologues. I try and think about things in real time. There is no way that somebody can have an inner though that would be 1000 words long when the sentence they are actually saying is 6 words. I just picture in my head a person talking and then, mid-sentence, starring at you with a blank face while they are thinking in their head. Just another pet peeve of mine. Too much inner monologue, just get on with the story. Besides, we know what the characters are thinking because they have had the same inner monologue the whole story; it’s not until the end of each book that it changes so I could do without the author repeating it every few pages.
As I am listening to the book rather than reading it (there is no way I could sit there long enough to read this series) the names are bit hard to remember. There are A LOT of names in the story that sound very similar and it can be hard to keep track of whom the story is referring to. That and the fact that the story jumps from character to character.
The books could have been half as long and still great. I’m not a huge fan of unnecessary writing.

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  • Val
  • 16/11/2018

slowly getting better

slowly getting better. but the author still has fits of going on and on about every little detail in the background. and of course the over bearing women and weak men. This is the first author I've wanted abridged versions from.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Andrew
  • 20/05/2005

Great book for a long ride

I've enjoyed listening to the series so far. Sometimes the names get confusing (like "domaunie" the land and the girl that can channel but is on a leash) but the readers are great. Yes readerS... 2 of them. A woman for the mostly women parts and a man for the mostly men parts of the book. Its quite cleaver and is very enjoyable after you get used to it.
Sometimes Robert gets a little repetitive with the whole "smoothing a skirt" or other traits of a character but then that?s his style.
The story line is great and somewhat original.
I'd recommend this book to those that like Fantasy Books.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Rand
  • 22/02/2011

Half And Half

To be honest this book was exhausting to indulge. The beginning was gradual in its development of characters and scenarios, which don't improve with some sustainable interest until about halfway through. Whit that said, I would still read this book since significant events transpire and at least one meaningful clue is given.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Josh
  • 05/05/2005

Sigh - are you sick of this stuff yet?

I have really tried to like these books, I had a hard time with the first one, but after plowing through it I was pleasantly surprised by books 2, 3 and 4 actually being pretty good. This 5th book unfortunately stalls and when not boring me to sleep it annoyed me back to listening to the radio for a while.

OK, WE GET IT, the men think the women are stubborn and the women think the men are stubborn and stupid. Lay off it already and get back to the plot perhaps? Books 2-4 still had some of this pointless, childish, annoying and now extremely tiring battle of the sexes stuff, but at least it didn't detract from the main storyline. Every time this book switches to the female reader I groan because all Nineveh al'Meara does is annoy me. Jordan should take a lesson from George R.R. Martin and the Song of Fire and Ice series - make the good characters likeable, make the evil characters the annoying ones. This book does the exact opposite for most of the time. Considering that 98% of the point of view is from the good characters perspective it makes for a long read. Nineveh al'Meara finally gets served some humble pie in this book, but even that just makes her more frustrating to read about.

My rating is a 3 instead of a 1 or 2 because there are a couple good, but short chapters from Matt's perspective. He's evolved into the most interesting character.

One other complaint with the series as a whole - do you think it would have been too hard for the narrators to sit down for a coffee and agree on a set of pronunciations for such minor details as character names and geographic locations?

I'll continue to read this series, assuming the rest come out unabridged. But I think a break and a few beers will be needed before reading 5 more books about how stubborn/stupid/arrogant/self-centered men/women are.

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  • sf mommy 99
  • 04/07/2008

This was a great installment

Lots of intrigue and character development (though I could have predicted what happened in the last hour with three of the characters). A few really great cliffhangers for the next book. I miss Perrin and Fayile from the last book - on to book 6 to see if they show up!

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  • Luisa
  • 11/03/2017

Macht wirklich Spaß zu hören!

Mir gefällt die Art der beiden Sprecher sehr, sehr gut. Man fühlt sich teilweise so tief in die Geschichte hinein versetzt, kann die Gefühle der Charaktere so gut nachempfinden, dass man beinahe glaubt, direkt dabei zu sein.

Von dem Spannungsaufbau finde ich den vierten Teil der "The Wheel of Time" Serie allerdings ein wenig zäh. Es geht recht langsam voran, allerdings enttäuscht die Geschichte im gesamten keineswegs. Man sollte jedoch wirklich genau zuhören, da viele Einzelheiten und Kleinigkeiten aus den voran gegangenen Teilen wiederkehren und doch wichtig zu sein scheinen. Ich freue mich schon darauf, den fünften Teil zu hören!