Has anyone else read this series by John Christopher? Its young adult sci/fi, written in the late 60s, but it doesn’t come across as dated, due to the material.
Its set in the not-too-distant future, on an Earth where humans are beaten and controlled by an enigmatic alien race, who travel the world in vehicles similar to that of HG Wells’ War of the Worlds.
The series is a quick read: 3 books of less than 200 pages each, plus a prequel he wrote in the late 80s. But while they are quick and short, they tell a great story. Suspense, mystery, fear… elements for a fun read.
The books in this series are: The White Mountains, The City of Gold And Lead, and The Pool of Fire. The prequel is titled simply The Coming of the Tripods
I’ve been on a kids/youth oriented book spree, and I have to say it has really been enjoyable. Maybe its that it doesn’t take the concentration that reading more mature fare takes, or maybe its that the stories are whittled down to their most important elements.
So, if you are able to get your hands on them (your local library is sure to have them in stock), check out the Tripods.