The Tripod Series, by John Christopher, is the story of three friends fighting back against an occupying force. Since it was published in 1999, this series of four books has maintained its action packed science fiction appeal for young and not so young readers. The first book, When the Tripods Came, explains how the appearance of mysterious three-legged structures and a hypnotic television show subdued humanity. The second round of three-legged creatures were welcomed to Earth and a losing bargain was struck between humans and their alien overlords. The second book, The White Mountains, begins the tale of Will and his friends who band together and begin an epic journey which will either save the world or destroy themselves. The next two books The City of Lead and Gold and The Pool of Fire continue the tale. The action is riveting, the friendships are believable and the story flows well from book to book. The Tripod Series is a classic science fiction adventure for all ages.
Collects the classic science fiction trilogy and its prequel featuring young Will Parker and his struggle against the Tripods, huge, three-legged machines that enslave human beings through brainwashing.