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Tripods

The City of Gold and Lead

Written By:John Christopher - 1967

  • The City of Gold and Lead  - John Christopher cover
  • The City of Gold and Lead  - John Christopher cover

    Aladdin - 1999

  • The City of Gold and Lead  - John Christopher cover

    Collier - 1980


Synopsis

Will, Beanpole, and Henry have managed to escape the Tripods. But instead of living in safety, in the small Swiss community of free people, they have chosen to embark upon a mission that may yet again cost them their lives.

Each year, a series of Games is held in Germany. Thos who win the competitions win the honor to serve the Tripods. Those who are Capped consider this the highest honor. And those who are free know that it is an ideal opportunity to infiltrate the City—and, perhaps, free the world.

Blurb

"The writting has pace, the plot is successful, and the setting is filled with exotic charm and horror." —Saturday Review

"John Christopher has taken the measure of science fiction." —New York Times Book Review

Aladdin - 1999

"The world of the Masters is beautifully developed, the story is kept within a tight framework, and the suspense is masterfully maintained." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"The writing has pace, the plot is successful, and the setting is filled with exotic charm and horror." —Saturday Review

Collier - 1980

John Christopher's compelling science fiction saga about the interplanetary Tripods and Masters who threaten all life on earth

"While keeping the mysterious invaders at horizon's length, it was not hard for the author to make them dreadful. Now at grips with them, he makes them plausible without diminishing their dreadfulness." —Book World

"Humane characters reacting realistically to bizarre events mark this novel for special attention. John Christopher has taken the measure of science fiction." —The New York Times Book Review

Catastrophe:

extraterrestrial

Type:

Other Titles in the Tripods list

1     When the Tripods Came

2     White Mountains, The

3     City of Gold and Lead, The

4     Pool of Fire, The