Simon and Brad face their greatest danger yet—and discover the secret of the fireball—in the third book of the alternative history Fireball Trilogy, from critically acclaimed Tripods author John Christopher.
When Simon and Brad were caught in the mysterious fireball—a whirling ball of light that sucked them into a bizarre alternate world—they knew a terrifyingly different future was ahead. The world on the other side was geographically identical to their own, but the societies and history were completely new...and full of danger.
Discovering a pagoda in California was strange enough, but when Simon and Brad are captured by slavers headed to China, the future seems even more hazardous. Especially when they are banished to a remote mountain retreat with the mysteriously powerful Bei-Kun...and come face-to-face with the secret of the fireball.
John Christopher was the pseudonym of Samuel Youd, who was born in Lancashire, England, in 1922. He was the author of more than fifty novels and novellas, as well as numerous short stories. His most famous books include The Death of Grass, the Tripods trilogy, The Lotus Caves, and The Guardians.