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Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (The Underland Chronicles, Book 2) (original 2004; edition 2005)

by Suzanne Collins

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Title:Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (The Underland Chronicles, Book 2)
Authors:Suzanne Collins
Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (2005), Paperback, 304 pages
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I thought it was ok but I still want to know what happened to Luxa. They should have sent someone to go find her instaed of waiting to see if she'd show up. I wish there was an illustrator for this book because it was a tiny but hard to visualize. ( )
  Brinlie.Jill.Searle | Nov 23, 2016 |
Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane, by Suzanne Collins is a fantasy that is a continuation of Gregor the Overlander, Gregor learns about his role in yet another prophecy in the underland. he promises to never return the the underland until his little sister gets taken. he returns the underland to be reunited with all of his allies as well as some new one. He makes life and death decisions as he tries to find his sister and to take out a rat known as Bane.
Personal Reaction: I liked this book much more than the first.
Classroom extension ideas:
Read book and leave off at good cliffhangers.
Let them guess by drawing what they think will happen next.
  TimmyC91 | Oct 27, 2016 |
I liked this book and I still think that Suzanne Collins is an awesome writer even though this is a children's book I love it! And I can't wait to get the next book in the series. ( )
  LaBla | Feb 6, 2016 |
Gregor is back in the Underland due to a new prophecy that pits Gregor against the Bane, a white rat that could be the undoing of the entire Underland. The way the prophecy is interpreted it looks as though either the Bane will die or Boots so there is a lot riding on this quest. This time Gregor must travel by boat through the waterways and reach a labyrinth.

This book was a lot more introspective then the previous Underland Chronicles book. Many of the characters are still dealing with the aftermath of the previous Quest and you can easily see how it affects them. Luksa and Ares are easily the most affected as both of them were dealt the biggest blow by Henry's betrayal. Because of the aftermath from the last story and because of horror of potentially losing Boots this story felt much darker then the last tale. There was still a lot of horror but the heaviness of the story definitely made it lose a little bit of the humor caused by the gross out factor from the last book.

Although the ending is a little bit happier and lighter there are obviously still more adventures to come and it does seem as though the series will continue on a darker bent. This feels like a trend with Collins after reading the Hunger Games books. I am curious to see whether I am right or not so I have already ordered the next book in the series from the library.

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  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
Gregor is back in the Underland due to a new prophecy that pits Gregor against the Bane, a white rat that could be the undoing of the entire Underland. The way the prophecy is interpreted it looks as though either the Bane will die or Boots so there is a lot riding on this quest. This time Gregor must travel by boat through the waterways and reach a labyrinth.

This book was a lot more introspective then the previous Underland Chronicles book. Many of the characters are still dealing with the aftermath of the previous Quest and you can easily see how it affects them. Luksa and Ares are easily the most affected as both of them were dealt the biggest blow by Henry's betrayal. Because of the aftermath from the last story and because of horror of potentially losing Boots this story felt much darker then the last tale. There was still a lot of horror but the heaviness of the story definitely made it lose a little bit of the humor caused by the gross out factor from the last book.

Although the ending is a little bit happier and lighter there are obviously still more adventures to come and it does seem as though the series will continue on a darker bent. This feels like a trend with Collins after reading the Hunger Games books. I am curious to see whether I am right or not so I have already ordered the next book in the series from the library.

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  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439650763, Paperback)

The action and adventure continue for Gregor in this stunning fantasy from a rising literary star.

Gregor learns of his role in another Underland prophecy, yet he swears he will never return to that place. But his vow crumbles when his little sister, Boots, is snatched. Gregor knows it is a ploy to lure him to the subterranean world, but he gives in and heads back underground, where he is reunited with his bat, Ares, the princess Luxa, and new allies. Together, they descend into the deadly Waterway in search of an ominous rat known as Bane. But Gregor must face the possibility of his greatest loss yet, and make life and death choices that will determine the future of the Underland.

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In his second adventure, eleven-year-old Gregor returns to the world beneath New York City to rescue his kidnapped sister, Boots, and fulfill a prophecy that will restore peace to the people, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders who populate the underworld. Gregor is summoned back to the Underland by the terms of a second prophecy. Spies have reported the sighting of a Rat King, a character who has been legendary since the Middle Ages. Recognizable by its tremendous size and snow-white coat, the Rat King is destined to bring a World War to the Underland. Gregor eventually comes face to face with the Rat King, and to his surprise, he finds he is unable to kill this creature. His heart tells him he's making the right decision. Will it be a decision he lives to regret?… (more)

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