Return to the vivid and unusual (Kirkus Reviews) world of Larry Niven and Jerry PournellesThe Burning City, where the fire god has retreated into myth, leaving the residents of Teps Town unprotected for the first time in their history. Unfortunately, a fiery fate isnt the only danger Teps Town is facing. Monsters are coming forth from the desertgreat 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 Teps 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 strongand where someone or somethingwaits 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 Toweris another triumph.