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After three books about the Earth being captive to the Masters, you open this book and the Earth is free. Read more
Having just read the original trilogy for the first time ever, I just had to read this next. Short but sweet novel which explains how and why the Tripods managed to subjugate the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kay Smillie
Others have recommended reading "The Tripods" trilogy before reading this prequel. Even so, readers should not pass up this book just because they have read the trilogy. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Richard
The photo for this item does not match what arrives. I was planning on completing my set that had the other binding, so that was a disappointment. Read morePublished on July 14, 2014 by Bad Chad
This is an awesome book. It made me turn off my TV for several days, perhaps food for thought. I remember reading one of the books when I was in middle school. It was a good read.Published on August 6, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This is a prequel to John Christopher's excellent Tripod series which I remember being the best science fiction series I could find as a young adolescent. Read morePublished on April 22, 2013 by Emmy King
Read this when I was a kid and had such a huge impact on me. Can't wait to reread now as an adult.Published on December 21, 2012 by Brooke
but worth a read to complete your knowledge of the tripods universe. The universe isn't as detailed as the original trilogy, and the characters aren't as real, 3-DPublished on December 19, 2012 by Robert M. Souders
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This book, in my opinion, is the best in the series. It gives us much wanted answers, and a surprising twist. Read more