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3.5 out of 5 stars 30 ratings

The Burning City Publisher's Summary

Each 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 #1 New York Times bestseller Footfall. Here 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 Larry Niven’s popular The Magic Goes AwayThe Burning City transports listeners to an enchanted and ancient city bearing a provocative resemblance to our own modern society. There, Yangin-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. At that time the people, possessed by Yangin-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.

Both gritty and exotic, The Burning City is a fantasy tale unlike any you have heard before.

©2000 Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Burning City

    • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Set in the world of Larry Niven’s popular The Magic Goes Away, The Burning City transports listeners to an enchanted and ancient city bearing a provocative resemblance to our own modern society. There, Yangin-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. At that time the people, possessed by Yangin-Atep, set their own town ablaze in a riotous orgy of destruction that often comes without warning

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Somehow just couldnt get into the book

    • By Anant on 03-10-13

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 2

    • Burning Tower

    • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Return to the “vivid and unusual” ( Kirkus Reviews) world of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle’s The Burning City, where the fire god has retreated into myth, leaving the residents of Tep’s Town unprotected for the first time in their history. Unfortunately, a fiery fate isn’t the only danger Tep’s Town is facing. Monsters are coming forth from the desert - great birds with blades instead of wings, driven by some unknown force. Although they can be killed, the threat these “terror birds” pose is worse than death.

    Regular price: $24.47