Will & Beanpole join a children's circus.
Beanpole pulls Will out of the river and they set off for the White Mountains.
With Will's master dead, Will and Fritz decide to escape from the city.
Fritz returns to the power station where there is an unusually large demand for power.
Fritz is interrogated by the Black Guards; Will discovers Eloise.
Will and Fritz exchange information; Will forms a closer relationship with his master.
Fritz steals clothes and gets inside the control room of the city's power station.
The athletic champions are taken to the City of Gold and clothed to protect them against the lethal air.
Will, Beanpole, Zerlina and Papagena arrive at the games just in time to register.
Beanpole helps Will escape from the pit.
Several athletes are killed in a Tripod attack while on their way to the games.
Young free men and women train for the annual games; a raiding party tries to steal food.
The Tripods hunt for the boys, who are caught by the Black Guards.
The boys escape their trial but a truck ride takes them under a Tripod.
The boys escape capture from villagers and Black Guards after stealing food, but run into wild vagrants in the woods.
The boys help with the grape harvest but decide they must resume their journey.
The three boys escape a trap by sending the button off on Will's horse.
A broken-hearted Will tries to follow his friends after Eloise has been taken to the City of Gold to serve the Tripods.
Will plans to follow Henry and Beanpole to the White Mountains after the tournament taking place at the Chateau.
Will discovers Eloise has been capped as they fall in love; Henry and Beanpole decide they must leave.
The three boys are given refuge at a chateau where daughter of the house befriends them.
Will, Henry and Beanpole encounter the ruined city of Paris in their quest to find the Free Men.
Will and Henry end up in a French prison while attempting to cross the Channel.
Will Parker and his cousin Henry begin a journey to find the Free Men rumored to be in the White Mountains.
A small village in 2089 A.D. England anticipates the traditional ceremony of capping day.