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eBook cover art for THE FIRES OF HEAVEN

Guest Jason


Tor Books has released the cover art for the upcoming ebook release of THE FIRES OF HEAVEN, the fifth book in the Wheel of Time series. Each month, beginning this past October, Tor will release the next book in the series in a variety of electronic formats. See below for a full list of links to the released books, as well as a schedule of the upcoming releases.


With each eBook, Tor is including brand new artwork for the "cover". A different artist has been selected for each one, giving the art team at Tor a chance to provide us fans with a variety of styles.


This month, the artwork is by Dan Dos Santos. The ebook will be released on February 16th.


As with the previous covers that were released for the ebooks, Tor Art Director Irene Gallo has done a write up about the process behind creating this image. Be sure to check out the full article. Here's an excerpt:

The trick, it turned out, was showing a lead character in an atypical moment: a fight scene. Dan’s answer was to go beyond the actual fight and into Moiraine’s thoughts prior the sequence — where she envisions placing several key elements into play that aid other characters in their journey.


Wheel of Time eBook News and release schedule

Tor Books plans to re-release each one of the Wheel of Time novels as ebooks according to the schedule below. Each will have new cover art, specially commissioned for the eBook format. Each will feature a different artist.


  • The Eye of the World: Buy from Amazon
  • The Great Hunt: Buy from Amazon
  • The Dragon Reborn: Buy from Amazon
  • The Shadow Rising: DM news
  • The Fires of Heaven:Tor.com feature
  • Lord of Chaos - 03/16/10
  • A Crown of Swords - 04/20/10
  • The Path of Daggers - 05/18/10
  • Winter's Heart - 06/22/10
  • Crossroads of Twilight - 07/20/10
  • Knife of Dreams - 08/24/10
  • New Spring - 09/28/10
  • The Gathering Storm - 11/2/10
  • From Two Rivers - 11/16/10
  • To The Blight - 11/16/10
  • The Hunt Begins - 11/16/10
  • New Threads in the Pattern- 11/16/10


So what do you think of this new image? Leave your comments below. Remember, we'll have a more detailed report on the overall future of the Wheel of Time print-edition covers at a later time.


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