All in all, this is a solid 5 star book with some very occasional slow - but not boring - pages. In Tel'aran'rhiod, Nynaeve distracts Rahvin, whereupon Rand destroys Rahvin with a tremendous burst of , and thus revives Mat, Aviendha, and. Full Review I really liked Wheel of Time as a whole on my first read through, but I felt like things slow down a lot during the middle books. In the end, I liked it well enough, but cannot in good conscience give it more than three stars. She requires aid in a desperate quest to prove the truth of a vague and largely discredited prophecy - one that speaks of a means to turn back the shadow, and of a child who may be the dragon reborn.
The Fires of Heaven 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:. This series is not actually written very well. Into the luxurious hidden chamber where the Forsaken Rahvin is meeting with three of his fellows to ensure their ultimate victory over the Dragon. Sometimes they fought among themselves and sometimes it was others who bore the tantrum thrown by these silly oafs. She is arrogant, stubborn, and willfully blind, like a petulant child that thinks it knows everything. The Wise Ones said the knowledge had to come from within, and none of the Aes Sedai had been any more help.
I actually appreciated re-focusing on Rand, who has grown into his role as the Dragon Reborn, while still retaining enough of his earlier personality. There goes twenty years of spelling and reading that incorrectly also. 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. I suppose they were all too wrapped up to notice that she seemed to know there was little time left. Against the Shadow rising stands the Dragon Reborn.
This book needed some energy! Expect major power shifts by the end of it. Another solid entry in the WoT series. True, at some it felt like story is stagnant but soon he threw in some action and I was hooked again. I can't believe what has happened in the end. The Prophecies demanded his blood. Into the luxurious hidden chamber where the Forsaken Rahvin is meeting with three of his fellows to ensure their ultimate victory over the Dragon. The Fires of Heaven- A slow two stars Fifth book in the series and I must say Jordan is still keeping things interesting.
Rand is also a more interesting character in Fires, as he begins to deal with the onset of madness, and attempts to transform himself into a colder, harder man. He lived in a house built in 1797 with his wife Harriet McDougal, who works as a book editor currently with Tor Books; she was also Jordan's editor. And in Shayol Ghul, the Dark One stirs. If his bonds to the Dark One had shielded him from the taint on saidin, there had to be another way to do it. The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend.
Though, that being said, Jordan could have done a lot more with this story thread. Nothing after Artur Paendrag Tanreall, and nothing before Maecine of Eharon. A few points of interest: Rand - gets his groove on with a special lady and Lanfear looses her mind over it. He later posted on his Dragonmount blog to encourage his fans not to worry about him and that he intended to have a long and fully creative life, working for another 30 years. Most of my favorite things in this series are in play now. And then disappears for the rest of the book.
She does not yet understand the price that others--and she herself--will pay. . I would argue that The Wheel of Time and what I've read of The Malazan Book of The Fallen series are better works overall and the books that have fuelled interest in fantasy to a greater extent. Sex recurs repeatedly as a theme, as well as nudity, especially female breasts. Is it just me, or do basically all of the male Forsaken suck? We don't see any of Perrin and Faile in this book, it mostly goes back and forth between Elayne and Nyneave fighting to get to Salidar unseen by Moghedian so they can seek the aid of the Aes Sedai, and Matt, Rand, Moiraine, Egwene, and Aviendha leading the Aiel from the Three Fold Land into cities like Cairhen an I cannot speak highly enough of this series.
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. Mazrim Taim, leader of the Black Tower, is revealed to be a liar. The main thing that is really starting to bug me, and which stands out much more when things are slow, is the battle of the sexes thing. However, something that detracted from the epic sweep of the proceedings is the way the women are portrayed. At almost no point in these three books did women interacting with men consist of anything beyond: insulting men, assaulting men, sniffing at men, or thinking about how stupid men are compared to all the omniscient women. Thom and Juilin were staring at the strange animals almost as hard as the horses were. I kept reading the books for the sake of completion, but by book 5, I was rapidly losing patience and interest.