The City of Gold and Lead

The City of Gold and Lead

Book - 1988
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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.
Publisher: New York : Collier Books, 1988, c1967.
Edition: 2nd Collier Books ed.
ISBN: 9780020427018
Branch Call Number: J SF/CHRI
Characteristics: 218 p. ; 18 cm.
Alternative Title: Tripods trilogy.


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Jan 16, 2021

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.

Jun 15, 2019

Great book, very entertaining read.

Nov 09, 2013

All the action and excitement of a 1960s sci-fi short story … in 200 pages. It’s hard to judge a children’s novel too harshly for adult enjoyment, but this series continues to ride the line of being just not quite boring enough to give up on. It feels exactly like I’m reading a boys’ adventure novel from the 60s, nothing more, nothing less.

Shannonbergmann Jan 31, 2013

My 5th Grader liked this book and requested I get others in the series.


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Violet_Butterfly_482 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99


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