Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

by Suzanne Collins Book 2 of the Underland Chronicles

In this exciting sequel to Gregor the Overlander , eleven-year-old Gregor finds himself... read more

In this exciting sequel to Gregor the Overlander , eleven-year-old Gregor finds himself headed back to the Underland, a huge territory beneath the earth that is populated by all manner of giant animals who have adapted over the years to living in perpetual darkness. The first time, he went to rescue his father, and he vowed never to return after surviving and succeeding on his quest. But now he must rescue his sister Boots, who has been kidnapped as a way to lure him back to the Underland. The Underlanders believe he is the one who has been prophesied to kill The White Rat and prevent an Underland world war. Gregor is again thrust into the role of reluctant hero. Scenes featuring amped-up species such as bats and roaches range from fast to funny to deliciously frightening. Gregor also faces several moral choices. As in the first volume of The Underland Chronicles , there is plenty of humor and plenty of intense action in this riveting, fast-paced novel. (Ages 9–14)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2005

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