“It begins in a version of England, where people live what is almost a medieval life, but there are artefacts left over from what we might think of as modern life…In the story, Earth has been taken over by H.G. Wells-ish ‘Tripods’, which enslave people by ‘capping’ them. When you reach the age of 14, you get taken up into one of these Tripods and they put a ‘cap’ on your head, which makes you very submissive and obey the will of the Tripods. It’s about a boy called Will who is about to become 14 and be capped.” Read more...
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