The City of Gold and Lead

The City of Gold and Lead

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Will and his friends return to the City of the Tripods--and risk their lives--in this second book of a classic alien trilogy ideal for fans of Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave and Margaret Peterson Haddix's Shadow Children series.

When Will and his friends arrived at the White Mountains, they thought everything would be okay. They'd found a safe haven where the mechanical monsters called Tripods could not find them. But once there, they wonder about the world around them and how they are faring against the machines.

In order to save everyone else, Will and his friends want to take down the Tripods once and for all. That means journeying to the Tripod capital: the City of Gold and Lead.

Although the journey will be difficult, the real danger comes once Will is inside the city, where Tripods roam freely and humans are even more enslaved than they are on the outside. Without anyone to help him, Will must learn the secrets of the Tripods--and how to take them down--before they figure out that he's a spy...and he can only pretend to be brainwashed for so long.
Audience: Ages 9-13.
Publisher: New York : Aladdin, 2014.
Edition: Aladdin paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©1967
ISBN: 9781481414753
Branch Call Number: J FIC Chris
Characteristics: xv, 249 pages ; 20 cm.


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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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