I will handle each story individually and will keep spoilers to a minimum.
The Tomorrow People must find a way to stop the reptillian Kraatan from invading and conquering the Earth. They must find a way that does not involve the killing of the Kraatan, and does not reveal their own inability to kill. Even if it costs them their lives.
When a boy claiming to be an alien prince arrives on Earth saying he is fleeing from a revolution on his own planet, the Tomorrow People want to help him. But what do you do when the supposed leaders of the revolution claim the boy is nothing but a common criminal?
This story is very similar (almost identical in fact) to the serial that later aired under the same title. The primary difference is that it involves John, Liz, Tyso, and Stephen as opposed to John, Liz, and Mike. In my opinion, the differences in it improve on the story as we get more insight into what the Tomorrow People are thinking. But it does pose serious problems in terms of continuity, and should therefore be consigned to an alternative universe.
Like all the original TP books, this one is virtually unobtainable - I got a copy through the generosity of a member of TPDIS. At the time of publication, it retailed for 40p in the UK and $1.15 in Australia, but obviously you'd expect to pay more today.
This review © 1998 Shaun Hately, but please feel free to link to it, or copy it.
Thanks to Warren Hillsdon
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