Burning Tower (Golden Road)
Go back to the "vivid and unusual" (Kirkus Reviews) world of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle's The Burning Town, where fire god has retreated into myth, giving the residents of Tep's Town unprotected for the first time in their history.
Unfortunately, a fantastic fate isn't the only danger the town is facing. From out of the desert come enemies -- great birds with blades rather than wings, motivated by some unknown push. Whilst they can be slain, the threat these dread birds pose is a whole lot worse than death. Danger on the roads means no trade. No trade means that Tep's Town will be no more.
Sent out by the Lords of Lordshills to have the source of the dread 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 mopping adventure, memorable characters, and imaginative world-building that contain identified the novels of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, Burning Tower is yet another triumph.