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A Fantasy Sensation: The Fires of Heaven Paperbacks

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The Fires of Heaven paperback, Orbit's September 2021 edition. The cover depicts a wooden door with a stone border.

The flames of destiny will fuel your enjoyment of The Fires of Heaven paperback. Robert Jordan’s epic series continues with all the adventure, magic, and unforgettable characters you love.

Fury and frustration burn through the pages, with Rand facing down Forsaken and Shaido Aiel while Moiraine tries to earn his trust. Mat can’t entirely extricate himself from the Pattern’s ferocity, and a traveling menagerie may be the perfect cover for Nynaeve and Elayne.

The struggle against the Shadow intensifies, leading to a dramatic climax that will sear your heart. So, what are you waiting for? Find a paperback edition that suits your taste, and seize the opportunity to own another piece of this audacious fantasy saga.

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About The Fires of Heaven

The Fires of Heaven was written by Robert Jordan and is the fifth novel in his sensational fantasy series, The Wheel of Time. It is usually in the top five of a reader’s list and is my favorite book in the series.

The Shaido Aiel cross the Spine of the World, and it falls on Rand and Mat to prevent a terrifying massacre in Cairhien. A new Amyrlin Seat is raised while Nynaeve and Elayne aim to find the rebels, taking unlikely cover to avoid the wrath of Moghedien. The Dragon Reborn is spurred to act against the Forsaken, and fires of rage will burn!

The Fires of Heaven was first published in 1993, and you don’t want to miss its heart-stopping climax.

Reading Age

13 to 17-year-olds will devour The Fires of Heaven, which is also fulfilling for adult readers of epic fantasy. Getting this far and completing this novel will give you most of what you need to engage in fan conversations about the series. Welcome to the party!

Reading Order

It would be best to read The Fires of Heaven after finishing The Shadow Rising. It is your gateway to the next magnificent book in the series, Lord of Chaos.

Book Spiel (Spanish Edition)

Cielo En Llamas, the Spanish edition of The Fires of Heaven, uses this ominous book spiel, translated for your enjoyment:

“Rand awaits in Rhuidean, the hitherto forbidden city, for all the Aiel clans to join, but the Shaido chieftain’s attitude may force Rand to change his plans. In the court of Caemlyn, Morgase has to face the reality of an unexpected betrayal, while the White Tower becomes a hotbed of intrigue and scheming. Elaida, ascended to Amyrlin Seat, intends to capture the Dragon Reborn to keep him safe until the time of Tarmon Gai’don, although some believe that is not what she intends.”

Where to Buy The Fires of Heaven Paperbacks

Eager to start reading The Fires of Heaven? Here are some of the most popular places to buy it:


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Most Recent Paperback Edition of The Fires of Heaven

The cover for this 2021 paperback edition of The Fires of Heaven, part of a complete set published by Orbit and designed by Duncan Spilling, features a stone-framed doorway. It might be one of the doors attacked by Darkhounds in Rhuidean, but it is also symbolically perfect for the novel.

Tor Books Paperback Edition of The Fires of Heaven

The striking cover for this 2012 trade paperback edition of The Fires of Heaven shows Moiraine Sedai in battle. The Aes Sedai’s kesiara headpiece and intricate belt look stunning against her hooded, blue cloak. Papers float around Moiraine, burning at the edges, and she holds an angreal bracelet to increase her use of the One Power. The art is by Dan Dos Santos.

Mass-Market Edition of The Fires of Heaven

The cover for this mass-market edition of The Fires of Heaven, published by Tor Books in 2019, partially depicts the snake-wheel symbol trademarked by Robert Jordan. The color is metallic gold.

Older Paperback Editions of The Fires of Heaven

Using the links for these older paperback editions of The Fires of Heaven will direct you to an appropriate page on Amazon if the version isn’t available in your country.

Mass Market 1994 Edition from Tor Books

The cover for the 1994 mass-market edition of The Fires of Heaven has Rand, Mat, and Aviendha in Rhuidean with Trollocs lurking. The art is by Darrell K. Sweet.

1994 Edition from Time Warner Books UK

The cover for the 1994 paperback edition of The Fires of Heaven from Time Warner Books UK has the snake-wheel symbol in a pink-red shade.

2014 Edition from Orbit

The cover for the 2014 Orbit paperback edition of The Fires of Heaven has a sunray snake-wheel symbol on a ruddy brown background.


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Available Formats for The Fires of Heaven

You can find similar posts at The Shining Walls covering these alternative formats for The Fires of Heaven:

The Fires of Heaven Hardcover: Flames of Vengeance

The Fires of Heaven Audiobook: An Epic Tale of Conflict

The Fires of Heaven Kindle Edition: Battles, Balefire, and Menageries

I hope you found the paperback edition of The Fires of Heaven you were after. Let me know in the comments if you need any help.

Until next time, may the Light shine on you, my friends!


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