Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Book Review: Tripod Trilogy

The White Mountains, The City of Gold and Lead, and The Pool of Fire by John Christopher. These are great science fiction meets historical fiction books about 200 pages in length. I loved the main character because he messed up but learned from his mistakes. Anyone about 10 and up will love these stories!

All 3 books are set in Europe in what at first seems the 18th century, but is actually the future. Giant, 3 legged monsters roam the planet and have enslaved the human population. We follow our adventurous, and very fallible hero, as he joins a group of free-men who attempt to overthrow these aliens!
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While my advanced reading 6 year old could easily read these books, she wouldn't be able to understand the concepts in these books: agency, government, revolutions, and in general I don't know that she would be able to visualize the description of objects like grenades, abandoned underground railways and the deserted city of Paris.

I am actually not a huge sci-fi fan, but I loved these books! If you'd like to read a more in depth review from an actual book reviewer, check out this site!

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