Series: The Tripods

Author: John Christopher

When the Tripods Came (2003)
3.72 of 5 Votes: 1
A nice stand-alone novel that is a prequel to the more-famous "Tripod trilogy." Reading this doesn't really enhance the reading of the Tripod trilogy, but it is a good story in its own right. It's a bit like reading Bujold's Barrayar prequels, Dickson's Dorsai prequels, Moran's Emerald Eyes, or e...
The Pool of Fire (2003)
3.99 of 5 Votes: 4
I don’t think my passion for these books can be overstated.When I was in 6th grade, the day after reading that a character previously thought dead at the end of “The City of Gold and Lead” was, in fact, alive, I told my teacher that I was “partying in my head.” The thrill upon re-reading that se...
The City of Gold and Lead (2003)
4.04 of 5 Votes: 4
One foot follows another, steady, against gravity, hardship. Overall sad struggle for boy. Hero plods, writing does not. Friends, old and new, are killed by aliens. In few years, Earth will be converted to poison. Fate of mankind looks bleak. We suffer events to see impetuous boy grow patient, cr...
The White Mountains (2003)
3.93 of 5 Votes: 4
“Massive alien machines called the Tripods had ruled Earth for hundreds of years and enslaved the minds and bodies of most adults through the silvery caps they made them wear. Determined to escape the ritual Capping ceremony, Will Parker runs away, heading for the distant White Mountains and the...