Will Parker has managed to escape from the City of Gold and Lead, where he served as a slave to one of the Masters who rule the modern world. And he has not only discovered what lies behind the Tripods' power, but how the Masters heartlessly plan to destroy the Earth.
The free people—those who have not been Capped and enslaved—must quickly devise a plan to defeat the Masters. Yet even as they do, they do not think of the most important matter: Who will rule the world once it has been freed?
"The book is worthy of its predecessors. No higher praise is possible." —Washington PostCollier - 1980
John Christopher's compelling science fiction saga about the interplanetary Tripods and Masters who threaten all life on earth
Will and the small group of free people carry out a clever and perilous plan to destroy the Masters' three great cities before a space ship destined to doom the planet arrives.
"The book is worthy of its predecessors. No higher praise is possible. The suspense is chilling, and the ultimate triumph is finely salted with a question..." —Washington Post