The City of Gold and Lead

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Aladdin Paperbacks, 1988 - Juvenile Fiction - 218 pages
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Will Parker, who had escaped the Capping ceremony - the Tripods way of controlling people's minds - in the previous book, is now part of a resistance group. This book relates Will's adventures as he and his compnions make the first vital moves in the attempt of the free men to rid the world of the extra-terrestrial invaders.

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Hero plods, writing does not. - Goodreads
It had a very big twist at the ending. - Goodreads
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Review: The City of Gold and Lead (The Tripods #2)

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“The City of Gold and Lead” (1968) is the second novel in John Christopher's Tripods trilogy, the post-apocalyptic story a young resistance movement confronting an invading alien race. Christopher's ... Read full review

Review: The City of Gold and Lead (The Tripods #2)

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I've recently read the Tripod trilogy again and it brought back memories of how enthralled I was by John Christopher's titles when I was a youth. I read several of his titles over several times and I ... Read full review


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About the author (1988)

Christopher Samuel Youd was born on April 16, 1922, in Knowsley, Lancashire, England. He entered the Royal Signals corps during World War II. He published a dozen novels while working at an office job in London, writing in the evenings and on weekends. The success of a 1956 novel, The Death of Grass (titled No Blade of Grass in the United States), allowed him to become a full-time author. He wrote under the following pen names: Stanley Winchester, Hilary Ford, William Godfrey, William Vine, Peter Graaf, Peter Nichols and Anthony Rye. Under the pen name John Christopher, he wrote the Tripods trilogy, The Sword of the Spirits trilogy, and The Fireball trilogy. He died from complications of bladder cancer on February 3, 2012 at the age of 89.

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