|Burning City, the (2000) [Novel]|
by Larry Niven Jerry Pournelle
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Series: Magic Goes Away
(From the publisher):
Set in the world of Larry Niven's 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!
Original title: The Burning City
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Sword and Sorcery