In the Wheel of Time series, Robert Jordan has woven fantastic tales with the imaginative verve and epic sweep of J.R.R. Tolkien and Frank Herbert. In THE FIRES OF HEAVEN, the fifth installment in the series, the Last Battle is approaching rapidly, for the seals of the Dark One's prison are beginning to crumble. Rand Al'Thor, now fully realized as the Dragon Reborn, is closer to ruling the world, while the Forsaken Rahvin is meeting with three of his fellows to ensure their ultimate victory over the Dragon. As always, the stakes are nothing less than cosmic. All civilization depends on the Dark One's defeat. From the Compact Disc edition.