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A slow burner, but worth it in the end,
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This review is from: The Fires Of Heaven: Book 5 of the Wheel of Time: 5/12 (Paperback)
Fires of Heaven was always going to suffer, really, simply for following on from the brilliant forth novel. And, unfortunately in my view, Perrin does not make an appearance, a shame because I always found him a refreshingly honest POV. This book does drag on a little, but Rand's storyline certainly ends on a massively high note. This is something I have found Robert Jordan to do incredibly well.
However, there is one thing he has done wrong with this book. Perrin does not even make an apperance, but Nynaeve and Elayne are constantly brought back to the fore with, as far as I can tell, minimal advancement over hundreds of pages. And worse, is Nynaeve's constant bad attitude towards men. I would not mind it in small doses, but it seems that Robert Jordan is deliberately trying to make us hate a character who does have some very positive traits.
Fires of Heaven is not as entertaining as Shadow Rising, and it fails to execute the same chaotic, epic finale that made the Great Hunt and the Dragon Reborn such fantastic reads. However, it is still a great read nonetheless, and worth trundling through all the usual guff for true fans of the series