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ISBN: 014031685X
Author: John Christopher
Language: English
Publisher: Puffin Books; New Edition edition (1984)
Pages: 160
Category: Science Fiction
Subcategory: Fantasy
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 233
Size Fb2: 1106 kb
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Six The City of Gold and Lead. And possibly the most famous: in the thirties Orson Welles made extraordinary use of the book to terrify radio listeners across a large tract of North America into thinking the story was real.

Six The City of Gold and Lead. Seven My Master’s Cat. Eight The Pyramid of Beauty. If I had understood the source of the Tripods earlier, I would never, of course, have used such a device; but with The White Mountains finished and on its way to publication, I realized I was stuck with the borrowing.

This book is a work of fiction. Any references to historical events, real people, or real locales are used fictitiously. Summary: Three boys set out on a secret mission to penetrate the City of the Tripods and learn more about these strange beings that rule the earth. Other names, characters, places, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, and any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. ISBN 978-1-4814-0912-4 (eBook).

As time passed, his hopes that one of us might get away dwindled. He had no notion of what things were like inside the City: we might have been discovered on the first day as falsely Capped, and killed. He stayed on, more, he said, because leaving would mean abandoning the last shred of hope than because hope had anything to feed on. Now, with the autumn, he realized that he could not delay much longer if he were to get back to the White Mountains before the heavy snows.

There were eleven of us in the training cadre being prepared for the first move in the counterattack against our enemies. Some of us, one at least; must penetrate into the City of the Tripods, study them, and bring back information

There were eleven of us in the training cadre being prepared for the first move in the counterattack against our enemies. Some of us, one at least; must penetrate into the City of the Tripods, study them, and bring back information. The plan was this: the City lay to the north, in the country of the Germans. Each year some of the newly Capped were brought there to serve the Tripods.

2 The City of Gold and Lead (1967). Books by John Christopher. The White Mountains (1967)

2 The City of Gold and Lead (1967). The Pool of Fire (1968). When the Tripods Came (1988). The White Mountains (1967). The City of Gold and Lead (1967).

The second book of the Tripods Trilogy, The City of Gold and Lead continues the science fiction adventure that began . John Christopher set the standard for children's dystopia books with this series, and this book is no exception

The second book of the Tripods Trilogy, The City of Gold and Lead continues the science fiction adventure that began with The White Mountains. The world has been taken over by aliens who rule in large, three-legged machines. John Christopher set the standard for children's dystopia books with this series, and this book is no exception. It's brief, but every word is well chosen, and it's not serious or cute. It feels a little bleaker than the first book, with the capped no longer being entirely cheerful, and the ultimate plan of the aliens for the future of mankind being very grim.

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John Christopher was one of the greats. The Tripod trilogy (later he wrote a prequel) begins with the White Mountains. Start by reading The White Mountains, proceed to The City of Gold and Lead, then read Pool of Fire. Sometimes kids have trouble with the time it takes for world building. The premise of the trilogy is that humans are begin subjugated by mind control. imaginative and thought provoking, the series will please science fiction lovers from middle school/young adult to adult. A fun summer reading diversion.

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Good Condition: A book that has been read, but is in good condition. Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged with some creasing or tearing, and pencil underlining of text, but this is minimal. No highlighting of text, no writing in the margins, and no missing pages. Don’t worry, it’s still perfectly readable and our expert team have made sure there is no major damage – you’re getting a great book for a great price!

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Comments:

Akinonris
This review will cover the original trilogy. I read these over 40 years ago and reread them recently. I was surprised, from my perspective, how well they have held up and how much I enjoyed reading them again as an adult. They are short in length, but therefore concise, with very little that draws away from the tension of the central conflict. As an aside, the abysmal BBC series adaption is available on Youtube, and did I already say abysmal? This series merits a serious and mature adaptation to film. I am left the rare feeling of wanting more, and note that I have read the prequel as well. It's still satisfying after all of these years.
Lemana
The second book in this trilogy finds Will, Beanpole and a boy named Fritz embarking on a dangerous journey to participate in a contest being held in a distant town. Basically it's an Olympic type of challenge where the strongest contestants win the dubious honor of serving the Masters inside their domed city.

This book is much more grim than the first. The boys are no longer on an adventure to a hazy place in the distance. Their eyes have been opened to the world as it really is and with that knowledge comes the loss of a good deal of childhood. This journey will be more harrowing than the first in many respects.

They learn harsh lessons along the way. Such as when they must learn that someone being nice it doesn't necessarily make them a friend. That they must not allow the lure of an easy life turn them aside from their goal. And, perhaps the most dispiriting lesson of all, that all too often people are perfectly willing to stay on the sidelines, believing it's best to fit in and not make waves.

One of the things I recognize and appreciate more now is the author's belief in the power inherent in children. The great thing about kids is their ability to think beyond the norm. Since they don't already think they know how things are supposed to work they naturally think outside the box and will keep at it, which leads to action. Their lack of education and experience allows them to believe that anything is possible.

Perhaps even bringing about the downfall of their alien overlords.
Kezan
I enjoyed this, and I think the novel stands well on its own. Although this series is generally considered "juvenile" or "young adult" sci-fi, it has surprising depth and moral ambiguity about it. The heroes have flaws and sometimes do bad things for the right reasons, and other good guys turn out to be not so good at all. There is a sense of peril and forboding throughout, without much humor or levity to balance it out.

For whatever reason I was not as taken with this as I was with "White Mountains". Perhaps because I first read "White Mountains" as a young adult, so there was some nostalgia there when I re-read it as an adult. However, that novel also follows the classic motif of three young men on a long journey. This novel is something different. It has a bit of the "on the road" aspect at the beginning, but that's a minor part. The bulk of this book is set in the Masters' city. Will is much more passive in this outing, and doesn't have much choice but to persist while events unfold around him - as such there is less action. I also found "The Games" to be kind of a strange setup for the main plot of the story.

The depiction of the Masters and their city and lifestyle is quite imaginative - well, downright weird actually - and also complex with their own quirks and their own moral ambiguity. Much different than what I had expected.

Overall this was a good read, and I look forward to reading the conclusion.
Prorahun
John Christopher was one of the greats. The Tripod trilogy (later he wrote a prequel) begins with the White Mountains. I would suggest a reading level of about 8th grade with comprehension ability to match. Sometimes kids have trouble with the time it takes for world building. The premise of the trilogy is that humans are begin subjugated by mind control. City of Gold and Lead is the second in the trilogy and takes the reader into one of the cities of the Masters. The third book, Pool of Fire brings the epic battle for freedom on earth to a close.
Light out of Fildon
I recently reread The City of Gold and Lead and enjoyed it just as much as I did when I was a middle schooler in the late 1960's. I am writing a book that incorporates events from the 1960's and 1970's, so was prompted to read many of the books that I was reading at that time. John Christopher, the author of the Tripod series of books, skillfully creates a world of repression where aliens have ruled the earth for over 100 years. In The City of Gold and Lead, the reader is shown what life is like within the alien bases here on earth, for both the aliens and their human slaves. Start by reading The White Mountains, proceed to The City of Gold and Lead, then read Pool of Fire. imaginative and thought provoking, the series will please science fiction lovers from middle school/young adult to adult. A fun summer reading diversion.
Delari
This story had some nice touches. The boy hero of the first book (this is the second of the series) sneaks with another into the city of the Tripods. Mysteries are revealed and adventures are had.

But I had two problems with it. First, it's slow. Journeys are described in detail and the buildings and food are also explained carefully. These stretches really slow tue story down. An author once said that good stories are life with the boring parts taken out. He forgot to take out a few boring parts in this book.

The other issue was that I didn't admire or respect the main character. His laziness and selfishness aren't countered with any special redeeming features. Worst of all, a passive lead character makes for a passive story.

The underlying ideas make it good. The slow execution keeps it from being great.
SupperDom
great book

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