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June 6, 2005
Just a few months after his previous adventure in Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane ,(rev. 9/04), Gregor,, almost twelve, finds himself deciphering another enigmatic prophecy from the Underland, "a dark war-torn world miles beneath New York City." In this gripping fantasy novel, Gregor and his two-year-old sister Boots embark on their third epic quest in the strange subterranean land, this time to help find a cure for the deadly plague that threatens to wipe out all "warm-bloods"; i.e., mammals. Gregor cares deeply for a number of the Underiand's pale, violet-eyed humans and giant rats and bats, and his mission takes on even more personal urgency when his mother (who, ill-advisedly, has insisted on joining her children in the Underland) is bitten by a plague- infected flea. This immensely readable installment won't disappoint fans of the first two books. In fact, Collins seems to have hit her stride with this page-turner. Character development, plotting, pacing, and description all shine; suspenseful chapter endings propel the story forward to its shocking and sobering conclusion. Battle-weary Gregor and young Boots must leave their mother behind when they return to our world, making the promise of a future visit all the more compelling. K.F.Book Inc.
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Gr 4-7-This third book continues the saga of Gregor's adventures in the amazing subterranean world under New York City. This time the 11-year-old is trying to save victims of an Underland plague, including Ares, his giant bat bond-mate, and Gregor's own mother. The quest for the cure takes the boy and his friends into new sections of the Underland where plants are carnivorous and a giant lizard serves as a guide. The Overlander is again joined on his quest by Boots, his toddler sister; Ripred, the rat; and Temp, the giant cockroach. As before, the quest is guided by a prophecy that only becomes clear in the later stages of the book. Collins maintains the momentum, charm, and vivid settings of the original title. The characterizations continue to be complex with each new book, revealing new sides to familiar individuals. Fans of this inventive series and new readers alike will be instantly caught up in the action and will look forward to future installments.-Tasha Saecker, Caestecker Public Library, Green Lake, WI
Booklist. 7/1/05 This third installment of the Underland Chronicles picks up right where Gregor and the Prophecy of BaneG (2004) left off. Eleven-year-old Gregor is busy at home in Manhattan deciphering the Prophecy of Blood that calls for him and his younger sister, Boots, to return to the Underworld to find the cure for a terrible plague that threatens all of its warm-blooded inhabitants. Gregor's
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Posted December 28, 2011
I loved the book!!!!!!! I HOPE THEY MAKE A MOVIE OUT OF THIS SERIES! IT HAS EVERYTHING A MOVIE NEEDS!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted April 21, 2012
After reading Hunger Games I went in search of more books by Suzanne Collins and found the Gregor series. I read them all, one after another. Though the series is probably considered for teens...I loved them and was sad when I finished the last book. Great fantasy and interesting "underland" characters!
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Posted January 12, 2013
My favorite series ever!!! These books are so amazing, you need to read them. I prefer them over the hunger games
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Posted March 19, 2012
i absolutely loved the first book! but this.. this is twice as good.Once again, here is my summary of this wonderful book.
Gregor is finally home after his latest trip to Regalia. Thinking there cant possibly be anymore quests..... .............Gregor is right! Later, Gregor finally recieves a letter from Vikus, but instead of Luxa and the oters whereabouts, it is a plea for help.Gregor must attend to a meeting about a terrible plague that is spreading like wildfire all over the Underland.But instead of it being just a meeting as promised, it turns out to be a life threatining quest for them to find the cure themselves.
Follow along with Gregor and the other members of the crew while he fufills yet another prophecy. Really good book
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Posted May 10, 2012
Suzanne Collins is GREAT. I have read all the Overlander books and all the Hunger Games series. I enjoyed them so much. That I'm hesitating to read the adult book/s she wrote. I love to read I am 66 y/o grandmother of 4 and I'm buying these books for them to read in the future as they are too young to appreciate them now.
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Posted July 21, 2012
I wasn't sure that Suzanne Collins could exceed the quality of the first book in the series, but I'm happy to say this third book in the Underland Chronicles series is the best yet. Full of action in an eerie jungle-type setting, this is the point where the series truly makes a big turn in its evolution allowing the villains to look less so as we begin to see the Underland through their eyes. It does get a big preachy with what appears to be an anti-war message, though, it may be best to say it may be certain types of wars and war strategies that Collins is arguing against (in this case biological warfare.) Still, even with the excessive preachiness, it does little to take away from this incredible book in an incredible series. To say the least, I'm hooked. Credit also goes to August Hall for exceptional cover art.
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