Synopses & Reviews
Set in the world of Larry Niven's popular The Magic Goes Away, The Burning City
transports readers to an enchanted ancient city bearing a provocative resemblance to our own modern society. Here Yagen-Atep, the volatile and voracious god of fire, alternately protects and destroys the city's denizens. In Tep's Town, nothing can burn indoors and no fire can start -- except when the Burning comes upon the city. Then the people, possessed by Yagen-Atep, set their own town ablaze in a riotous orgy of destruction that often comes without warning.
Whandall Placehold has lived with the Burning all his life. Fighting his way to adulthood in the mean-but-magical streets of the city's most blighted neighborhoods, Whandall dreams of escaping the god's wrath to find a new and better life. But his best hope for freedom may lie with Morth of Atlantis, the enigmatic sorcerer who killed his father!
An ancient city is alternately protected and destroyed by the volatile god of fire, Yagen-Atep. In one of the city's most blighted areas, Whandall Placehold dreams of escaping the god's wrath to find a better life. His best hope for freedom may lie with Morth of Atlantis, the enigmatic sorcerer who killed his father!
About the Author
Larry Niven is the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of such classics as Ringworld, The Integral Trees, and Destiny's Road. He has also collaborated with both Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes on The Legacy of Heorot, Beowulf's Children, and the bestselling Dream Park series. He lives in Tarzana, California.