When the Tripods Came by John Christopher [FIRST EDITION / 1988]
When the Tripods Came by John Christopher
FIRST EDITION / THIRD PRINTING  E.P. DUTTON
Refurbished ex-library hardcover with dust jacket. Dust jacket is excellent. Book itself makes for a nice reading copy; some tape marks to cover and a small code written on title page. All library materials have been removed for a cleaner presentation.
Long ago, the Tripods--huge, three-legged machines--descended upon Earth and took control. Now people unquestioningly accept the Tripods' power. They have no control over their thoughts or their lives. But for a brief time in each person's life--in childhood--he is not a slave. For Will, his time of freedom is about to end--unless he can escape to the White Mountains, where the possibility of freedom still exists.
The Tripods trilogy follows the adventures of Will and his cohorts, as they try to evade the Tripods and maintain their freedom and ultimately do battle against them. This prequel, When the Tripods Came, explains how the Tripods first invaded and gained control of the planet.