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Publisher's Summary

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. Danger on the roads means no trade; no trade means the extinction of Tep’s Town.
Sent to discover the source of the terror birds, Lord Sandry and his beloved, Burning Tower, must travel into a world where magic is still strong - and where someone or something waits to destroy them.
Filled with the sweeping adventure, memorable characters, and imaginative world-building that have defined the novels of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, Burning Tower is another triumph.
©2005 Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

“A splendid adventure, full of colorful characters and cultures, frustrated romance, and just a hint of cautionary satire.” ( Locus)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Ian Warrender on 08-21-17

Wait for greatness

It's hard to recommend this book when the first two thirds are about the setup for what is an exceptional last third. 'The burning city' was so unique I had no idea where it was heading the disappointment here is that everything feel as if it's sign posted. Yes it's good to return to the same world but it feels too soon after the first book and it's all a bit too contrived to get everyone where they need to be to tell the real story which is in the last third.
In many respects it feels like a good second part in a great trilogy it's just that we don't have a 3rd book 'yet'.

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