Book Description: Will, Beanpole, and Henry have managed to escape the Tripods. But instead of living in safety in the small Swiss community of free people, they have chosen to embark upon a mission that may cost them their lives. Each year, a series of games is held in Germany. Those who win the competitions win the honor of serving the Tripods. Those who are Capped consider this the highest honor . . . and those who are free know that it is an ideal opportunity to infiltrate the City -- and, perhaps, free the world.