The Fires of Heaven

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The Fires of Heaven
Author Robert Jordan
Cover Artist Darrell K. Sweet
Series The Wheel of Time (#5)
Publication Date 15 October 1993
Pages 704 (U.S. Hardback edition)
ISBN-13 978-0312854270
Preceded by The Shadow Rising
Followed by Lord of Chaos

The Fires of Heaven is the fifth book in Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time series. First published on October 15, 1993 by Tor Books, US, it consists of a prologue and 56 chapters.

The audiobook, narrated by Kate Reading and Michael Kramer, is 36 hours and 27 minutes long.


Rand leads the Aiel out of the Waste, following Couladin, who is leading his Shaido to pillage the rich wetlands. Read a brief plot summary of Fires of Heaven here: Brief Plot Summary.

A more detailed plot summary can be found here: Plot Summary.

Chapter Summaries

The volunteers at TarValon.Net have written very extensive summaries of each chapter in the book. Feel free to go through them here:


For a list of all the characters that appear in The Fires of Heaven, check:

Other Issues

  • The Bulgarian edition was first released in 1999 by BARD publishing house (ИК "БАРД"), translated by Valerii Russinov (Валерий Русинов). There is no audiobook in Bulgarian.
  • The Norwegian edition was first published in 2000 by Tiden Norsk Forlag AS and it was translated by Berit H. Løken.

Titles in Other Languages

  • Bulgarian - Nebesniat ogan - Небесният огън
  • Norwegian (issued in single volume): Himmelens flammer
  • Norwegian (issued in three volumes):
    • Klanenes Oppbrudd
    • Over Verdens Ryggen (Over the Spine of the World)
    • Til Caemlyn (To Caemlyn)
  • Serbian - Nebeski oganj
  • Swedish (issued in two volumes):
    • Klanernas uppbrott (The Breaking of the Clans)
    • Stormen vaknar (The Storm Awakes)

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