The Pool of Fire

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G.K. Hall, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 205 pages
135 Reviews
Time travel, fantasy and alternate history are themes that capture and hold some very loyal readers. Older fans may need or just prefer Large Print; younger fans are often encouraged to read by Large Print.

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Will Parker has managed to escape from the City of Gold and Lead, where he served as a slave to one of the Masters who rule the modern world. And he has not only discovered what lies behind the Tripods' power, but how the Masters heartlessly plan to destroy the Earth. The free people -- those who have not been Capped and enslaved -- must quickly devise a plan to defeat the Masters. Yet even as they do, they do not think of the most important matter: Who will rule the world once it has been freed?

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Review: The Pool of Fire (The Tripods #3)

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This book was bittersweet. The way Henry sacrificed himself was awe-inspiring. Unfortunately, it is not at all surprising that the human race returns to its warring ways shortly after regaining their freedom. Read full review

Review: The Pool of Fire (The Tripods #3)

User Review  - Lucas Darathy - Goodreads

This was okay. Not bad. Not good. Okay. I think it may have tried too hard to show that we can't get along. It almost seems like the planet was better off with the masters. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

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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