Will, Beanpole, and Henry have managed to escape the Ripods. 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.
My oldest son read this and loved it in 5th grade. Good reading.
This is the second installment in the Tripods trilogy. It is my favorite book of the trilogy and is still as much fun 20 years from when I first read it.
Will, Beanpole, and Henry are training for the games in hopes that one of them will make it into a city of the Tripods and be able to escape to provide vital intelligence to the human resistance.
The description of what happens in the Tripods city is amazing and interesting. I remember reading this when I was younger and finding it absolutely fascinating. The end of the book leaves you hanging and wondering what will happen. It is a fast-paced book with amazing detail as to the Tripod race
This is a wonderful creative series; that still inspires curiosity of the unknown. It is a trilogy that seems to withstand time. I can't wait to read the last book in the series.
Reviewed by Kira M for TeensReadToo.com
When Will and his friend, Beanpole, are able to infiltrate the Tripods' city, they get more than they bargained for.
With inhospitable living conditions, Beanpole's cruel master, a threat from the Tripods that will extinguish the human race, and no sure escape route, things start to look hopeless. When Will accidentally kills his master, the two, however, must fight against all odds to escape or risk being captured by the Tripods.
Will they be able to escape the City of Gold and Lead? Can Will and Beanpole save the human race?
An intriguing science fiction adventure. The line between good and evil is grayed and the author does a great job of developing not only the main characters, but the enemies, as well. The plot is slower moving than the first book, but provides a lot of intrigue and mystery that will interest avid and reluctant readers alike.
Readers who like science fiction, adventure, mystery, and the TRIPODS series will enjoy reading THE CITY OF GOLD AND LEAD.
John Christopher's compelling science fiction sage about the interplanetary Tripods and Masters who threaten all life on earth.