Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (Underland Chronicles Series #2)

Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (Underland Chronicles Series #2)

by Suzanne Collins

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The action and adventure continue for Gregor in this stunning fantasy from Suzanne Collins, bestselling author of the Hunger Games. New cover art coming July 1st!

Gregor swears he will never return to the Underland, that strange world below New York City. But he is a key player in another prophecy, this one about an ominous white rat called the Bane. The Underlanders know there is only one way to lure Gregor back to their world: by kidnapping his little sister, Boots.
Now Gregor's quest reunites him with his bat, Ares, and the rebellious princess Luxa. They descend into the dangerous Waterway in search of the Bane. If Gregor does not fulfill the prophecy, his life, and the Underland, will never be the same.

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ISBN-13: 9780439650762
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2005
Series: Underland Chronicles Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 39,754
Product dimensions: 7.36(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Suzanne Collins' debut novel, Gregor the Overlander, the first book in The Underland Chronicles, received wide praise both in the United States and abroad. The series has been a New York Times bestseller and received numerous accolades. Also a writer for children's television, Suzanne lives with her family in Connecticut.

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Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (Underland Chronicles Series #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 375 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This second book in the Underland Chronicles is a masterpiece- just like the rest of its series! The first book have you hooked on the first page, until the end- even the end of the whole series, and number two is no different. Very action-packed, exciting, and unexpected (I don't think many people can fully well expect giant roaches, rats and humans living under the earth in a story! The author has created a unique, vivid world that will enthrall all readers; Someone should REALLY sign the series up as a movie contract!)- all you could ask for in a book! You'll laugh at the main character, Gregor's silly situations, cry (or almost!) when you read of the tragedies and predicaments, adore its lovely characters, may they be good or bad...the Underland Chronicles = AWESOME! I recommend you TOTALLY read it! You'll be hooked!
Amajorbibliophile More than 1 year ago
"Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane," by Suzanne Collins is the second installment in the captivating Underland Chronicles. Readers will find themselves unable to put this book down because it is overflowing with suspense and mystery! "Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane" definitely won't disappoint anyone who reads it and makes the reader excited to begin the next book in this one-of-a-kind series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This a great book. If your a fan of the hunger games i suggest you read this .THANK SUZANNE COLLINS FOR YOUR TALENT IN WRITING. I would recommend this for anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The twists amd turns in this book will leave you starstruck and screaming out for more. The underlands are a magical and dangerous place fullied with mythicl beings amd giant versions of just about every thing. An astoundimd book full of emotions ranging from fear to utter joy. Reading this book is absolutely worth your time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great for children and adults. Although it has some parts that are quite violent this book is EPIC!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever!!!!!!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Refill More than 1 year ago
The follow-up to the outstanding "Gregor the Overlander" is less enthralling than its predecessor, but is still full of excitement and a showdown that goes totally unexpected. Suzanne Collins continues to deliver the goods as the characters of the Underland continue to fill our imagination. We also get to meet some new interesting characters, although it would be helpful if there names were not so similar (Solovet and Stellovet) so I didn't have to turn back in the book to make sure I knew which character is which.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is realy good if you like fantcey kinda vilont than it is awsome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Underland Chronicles is a gripping and fascinating series - but isn't it weird that Gregor happens to be a Rager, when in the first book it doesn't say anything about him having incredible fighting skills? Still, I have to rate this 5 stars - more if I could!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Collins is one of the most subtile, yet persuasive anti-war propagandists I have ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well developed plot, great action and believable dialogue. This book has everything that I have come to expect from this author. Gregor has been tricked into rescuing his sister Boots. He is lured back to the Underland and is told he is to fulfill another prophecy. This time they want him to be a killer and kill the "Bane" before it can destroy the Underland. He is again aided by his friends and led by his instincts and sometimes misleading advice of his companions. Gregor makes a really tough decision in his installment of his adventures and his decision is put to the test. This is a great book that won't disappoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series isnt as good as the hunger Games, but they are still really cool! I<3 Boots so much shes amazing!
krau0098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins. While I still didn't find this book to be as good as her novel The Hunger Games, I thought that this book was better than the first one in this series. If you liked the first book, you are sure to like this one.Gregor is struggling to deal with life after returning with his father from the first book in the Underland Chronicles. His dad is sick and can't work so his family is struggling to make ends meet. In an effort to give his little 2 yr old sister Boots so semblance of a normal childhood he decides to take her out sledding in Central Park. He looks away for a second and next thing he knows Boots has been kidnapped back into the Underland. Gregor follows her kidnappers and finds that she has been kidnapped to in order to ensure her safety. Apparently him and Boots are part of the next Underland prophecy; one in which all is lost if the baby dies and one in which Gregor is supposed to single handidly destroy the evil white rat called the Bane.I thought that the character development was better in this book and that in general the book was paced better with more engaging action sequences. This book wasn't wrapped up as nicely as the first book; there were still unresolved issues with missing people and stuff like that. A very solid children's book again, with easy vocab, and some violence and scary parts. I liked two of the new characters introduced; both Howard and the rat the accompanies Gregor (I am drawing a blank on her name) really add to the story and are developed as great characters.My only complaints again would be that this isn't the most creative story. It is also a very straighforward story; there was a small twist at the end but it was nothing that couldn't be foreseen. I wish the plots of these books were a bit more complex. I suppose there is some charm in the simplicity of it too and I guess *it is* a children's book.Overall this book is a quick read and it is engaging. A great children's book that I think adult fans of fantasy would like too. I am looking forward to the third book.
ammie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was a fun and quick read. (I read it from midnight to 3 AM last night, while knitting a hat! It sure kept me awake and energized.)I love the characters--their fullness and complexity as well as their variety, and the types of social and familial themes these varieties enable the books to explore. Book 1 GREGOR THE OVERLANDER SPOILER ALERT!!For instance, family life is not made perfect upon the return of Gregor's father, but the father is still a valuable, interesting character. Other adults, like Vikus and Mrs. Cormaci are also strong adult roll models and helps. (We wait with bated breath for Gregor to discover this trust.) Also, I think Collins handles the toddling Boots quite well: she is neither precocious or adult-like nor absent or uninvolved.
wenxin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is book 2, a continuation of book 1. I read it merely because I was proud that I had book 1. However after this I gave up and pulled out from purchasing book 3.
TigerLMS on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Gregor is still recovering from his first adventure in the underland when he takes Boots out for a mid-December sledding adventure in Central Park. But Boots disappears, and he realizes that she has been captured by a crawler (aka Big Bug, or giant cockroack) and taken back to the underworld. Gregor calls home to let his dad know he's going after boots, and with almost no supplies he dives into his second underland adventure. This time, Gregor discovers the Prophecy of Bane, which predicts the warrior will fight a white rat (the Bane) and that a baby will die, destroying the warrior's heart. Gregor of course reads this to mean Boots will die-- and his fears seem to come true when Boots, Luxa, and Luxa's bat drown during a battle with serpents. As with the first book, Collins has written an action-packed, moral-dilemna filled adventure that begs for a sequel (and there is one). This is appropriate for upper elementary and middle school. High schoolers might enjoy it, but the cover will turn most kids away.
99sheriff on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
they say the sequel's always better. this one sure is!
cenneidigh on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Loved this series, each book was better then the last and I hope that she writes more. Gregor is quite amazing for how young he is, but he has had to be the man of the house for quite sometime. Great series for any age.
AmandaCharland on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Surprisingly, book 2 in the Gregor the Overlander series was as good as a second book can get. It kept up the momentum of the first installment, was action packed, carried a consistent 'overlander' story line while the underland story took shape. Given my dislike for fantasy and science fiction, I am impressed by how much I'm enjoying reading the series. The prophecy in this story was alluded to in the first book, so it came as no surprise that this novel is based off of Underland founder Sandwich's second prophecy. If you like talking bats, spiders, roaches and rats, then this series is for you!
andrewfahler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
very good....almost cried when his sister died
JerrodYoung on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Today I am reviewing Gregor overlander and the prophecy of Bane!This book was written by Suzanne Collins. I decided to read this book because my librarian suguested it to me. I thought this book was a thriller.From the begining of the book action happens! As soon as you open the book Gregor (the main character) loses his sister! She gets taken down to the underland and Gregor has to save her! Gregor learns of a prophecy saying that he must kill a large rat or the underland will be taken over by rats! But in the end Gregor doesn't kill it in the end because its a BABY!!!Gregor Overlander is a very good book and I recomend this book to everyone who enjoys a good fiction story! This book most definitly met my expectations!!!!!
jfoster_sf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The second book gets even better, mainly I think because you get to know the character's more- they are more complex and you can relate to them and care about them more. This was an exciting read and I am officially hooked to the series=)
AshRyan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this second book in the Underland Chronicles series, Gregor wrestles with the issues of whether prophecy should be blindly followed or whether he should follow his own judgment of right and wrong. This is interesting material for juvenile fiction to take on, and in this book Gregor does the right thing. But it turns out later in the course of the series that it might not have been the right thing after all, as each successive book becomes ever darker and more gruesome as a result of his choice. So I liked this book, but the rest of the series kind of ruined it for me.
BrianD8 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is book 2 of the underland chronicles, the first being"Gregor the Overlander" He must head back to the underland after they kidnapped his sister Boots, because they know this will bring him back down. They need him to play another part in a prophecy. He must kill a Big white rat called the bane, as they other rats are trying to kill his siter boots.