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Beyond the Burning Lands

by John Christopher

Luke encounters rage, treachery, and revenge in the second book in the post-apocalyptic Sword of the Spirits trilogy from the author of The Tripods series.As the Prince in Waiting, Luke has been protected by the High Seers since his father's murder and his half-brother's ascension to the throne of Winchester. But after hiding for months in the underground Sanctuary, Luke discovers a shocking secret: in a world where mechanical devices have been forbidden, the Seers themselves are secret technologists. Now restless, Luke seizes the chance to explore the world around him. His quest leads him to unimaginable dangers and unexpected delights...but the most dangerous part of his journey awaits him at home.

Beyond the Burning Lands (The Sword of the Spirits, Book 2)

by John Christopher

Luke returns from exile to Winchester, a city of a future England ruled by patterns from the past, and sets out on a journey through the Burning Lands, a volcanic wasteland. US edition.

The City of Gold and Lead (Tripods #3)

by John Christopher

The second book (in The Tripods Trilogy) is as effective as the first.

A Dusk of Demons

by John Christopher

Ben must uncover the secrets of his home, the strange demons that lurk in dark corners, and his destiny as the Master of Old Isle in this adventure from the author of the Tripods series.Ben lives a carefree life on Old Isle, far away from horrible demons that terrorize the people on the mainland. He shares his home with Mother Ryan, Antonia, Paddy, and the Master. They're not his real family, but they're the only family he's ever known. Then, in a single day, Ben's quiet existence is turned upside down. After the Master dies and reveals a startling connection, Ben becomes the new Master of Old Isle. And when demons burn his house to the ground and his family leaves their home, Ben is forced to stay behind. Soon Ben manages to escape and begin a journey across the sea and the countryside to learn the secrets of his heritage. But he is being pursued by people who wish to use his power for their own selfish purposes, and time is running short for him to make things rights.

The Guardians

by John Christopher

In a world where two nations rule all, Rob must find a way to live among them both in this futuristic story from the author of the Tripods series.In the future, the world has been divided into two societies. One is the Conurb--a sprawling, modern city where technology rules and people live with only the bare minimum they need to survive. The other is the County--a land of green fields and beautiful mansions, where the people have turned back the clock to a pristine past. Rob has always lived in the Conurb, but after he is sent to a terrible boarding school, he decides his only option is to take a chance and cross the Barrier into the unknown world of the County. There he meets another boy who introduces Rob to the very different society, and all the wondrous things that come with it. But even though Rob wants to believe that the County is a utopia, he begins to learn about the darkness that lurks beneath the smiles of his new family and friends. And when sinister secrets are revealed, Rob is forced to make a choice: stay in the County, where everything is a perfect lie, or return to the Conurb, where life is hard, horrible, and real.

The Lotus Caves

by John Christopher

Two boys discover a series of caverns underneath their moon colony home in this futuristic story from the author of the Tripods series.Marty and Steve may live on the moon, but that doesn't mean they don't want to get away every once in a while. So when Steve makes the suggestion to skip school and take a lunar car out to explore the moon's surface like real astronauts, Marty thinks it's a great idea. But the fun quickly ends when the lunar car crashes, stranding Marty and Steve beneath the moon's surface. There, in a bizarre, cave, Marty and Steve find the unexpected: a world filled with various plants, food, and life...including a man who supposedly went missing more than one hundred years before. The boys think that they've found the most wonderful place in the galaxy...but they soon learn that the joy comes with a price. The strange creature that is keeping them alive also wants to control them, and when Marty and Steve decide that they want to leave, the creature might have something else in mind.

The Pool of Fire

by John Christopher

Will has escaped from the City of the Tripods to deliver terrifying information to the colony of free people: The Masters are planning to change the earth's atmosphere to that of their own planet, exterminating the human race. There isn't much time to stop them, but Will and the others have no alternative but to try. Will they succeed in freeing the world from the control of the Tripods? And if they do, what will a free world be like after centuries of domination?Thirty-five years after its original publication, we are proud to offer this anniversary edition of The Pool of Fire, featuring a new preface from John Christopher, as well as the author's fully revised text, available in the United States for the first time.

The Pool of Fire

by John Christopher

Will must defeat the Tripods once and for all in this third book of a classic alien trilogy ideal for fans of Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave and Margaret Peterson Haddix's Shadow Children series.After being held captive in the City of Gold and Lead--the capital, where the creatures that control the mechanical, monstrous Tripods live--Will believes that he's learned everything he needs to know to destroy them. He has discovered the source of their power, and with this new knowledge, Will and his friends plan to return to the City of Gold and Lead to take down the Masters once and for all. Although Will and his friends have planned everything down to the minute, the Masters still have surprises in store. And with the Masters' plan to destroy Earth completely, Will may have just started the war that will end it all.

The Pool Of Fire (Tripods #4)

by John Christopher Joe Burleson

Will has escaped from the City of the Tripods to deliver terrifying information to the colony of free people: The Masters are planning to change the earth's atmosphere to that of their own planet, exterminating the human race. There isn't much time to stop them, but Will and the others have no alternative but to try. Will they succeed in freeing the world from the control of the Tripods? And if they do, what will a free world be like after centuries of domination?Thirty-five years after its original publication, we are proud to offer this anniversary edition of The Pool of Fire, featuring a new preface from John Christopher, as well as the author's fully revised text, available in the United States for the first time.

The Prince in Waiting

by John Christopher

A thirteen-year-old's expectations of royalty give way to adventure in the first book in the post-apocalyptic Sword of the Spirits trilogy from the author of The Tripods series.In Winchester, roles are clearly defined. Warriors fight battles every spring. Dwarfs make the swords and the shields. Grotesque mutants are the servant class. Seers interpret the wishes and predictions of the spirits. And the Prince is the ruler of the city. Thirteen-year-old Luke has no reason to suspect that any of this will change. It's been this way for centuries...at least since the year 2000. But things are not what they seem, and soon Luke is thrown into a story of ambition and adventure in the primitive world of the future, expertly crafted by critically acclaimed Tripods author John Christopher.

The Prince in Waiting (The Sword of the Spirits, Book 1)

by John Christopher

A curious chain of circumstances leads Luke to a rich prize -- he is named Prince in Waiting when his warrior father becomes Prince of Winchester. Luke's elevation arouses bitter jealousy and hatred, but his future seems both assured and powerful until treacherous enemies strike, and he is left desperately vulnerable.

The Sword of the Spirits

by John Christopher

The fate of Luke--and the civilized world--is at stake in the tumultuous and explosive conclusion to the post-apocalyptic Sword of the Spirits trilogy from the author of The Tripods series.Following the death of his brother, Luke has now ascended to the throne of Winchester. And with the success of his first campaigns he is crowned "Prince of Three Cities," finally fulfilling the prophecy made by the Spirits years before. Luke knows that the power of the Spirits is nothing more than a hoax to advance the Seers' plans for a scientific revival. Their deception is the reason Luke has his crown. But as old rivalries and new alliances emerge and chaos sweeps through Winchester, can Luke stop death and disaster from plunging the civilized world into darkness?

The Sword of the Spirits (The Sword of the Spirits, Book 3)

by John Christopher

Although he returns triumphant from his expedition in the North, Luke loses the three things he cares about most. British edition.

When the Tripods Came

by John Christopher

Experience the beginning of the Tripods' reign in this prequel to the classic alien trilogy ideal for fans of Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave and Margaret Peterson Haddix's Shadow Children series.When it comes to alien invasions, bad things come in threes. Three landings: one in England, one in Russia, and one in the United States. Three long legs, crushing everything in their paths, with three metallic arms, snacking out to embrace--and then discard--their helpless victims. Three evil beings, called Tripods, which will change life on Earth forever.

When The Tripods Came (Tripods #1)

by John Christopher

The beginning of an alien invasion of tripods leaves a English schoolboy struggling to save himeself and the world.

The White Mountains

by John Christopher

On an Earth where the Tripods -- huge, three-legged machines -- have ruled for as long as anyone can remember, thirteen-year-old Will harbors fears about the Capping ceremony he will soon undergo. Capping marks the transition from childhood into adulthood, but it also has a more sinister meaning: It is the Tripods who attach the metal headpieces to people's skulls, and once Capped, a person is forever a slave to them. As Will learns the truth, he realizes that he must escape while his mind is still his own. With two companions, he begins a journey across Europe to find the stronghold of the last free people in the world -- in the White Mountains of Switzerland.

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