The Burning City
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Burning City by Larry Niven
Book DescriptionEach an acclaimed author in his own right, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle have collaborated on some of the biggest bestsellers in science fiction history, including the No. 1 "New York Times" bestseller "Footfall, " as well as "Lucifer's Hammer, Inferno, Oath of Fealty, " and "The Mote in God's Eye." Now Niven and Pournelle have combined their award-winning talents and imaginations to produce a masterpiece of epic fantasy that rivals the works of Robert Jordan and David Eddings. Set in the world of Niven's popular "The Magic Goes Away, " "The Burning City" transports readers to an enchanted ancient city that often bears a provocative resemblance to our own modem society. Here Yagen-Atep, the volatile and voracious god of fire, holds sway, alternately protecting and destroying the city's denizens. In Tep's Town, nothing can burn indoors and no fire can start: by accident -- 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 alone 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! Both gritty and exotic, "The Burning City" is unique fantasy vision unlike any you have read before.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781416575085
(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Atria Books
Publisher: Atria Books
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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