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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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This second book in the 'Underland Chronicles' introduces (young) readers to how, if you want something to be 'destroyed' by general consensus and popular vote, you demonize it to a point that is larger than life. Once a belief like that (however, well-intentioned) is unleashed and goes viral, it feeds upon itself and grows exponentially. However, if and when, like when the young hero comes face to face with the bane and finds that it is not as (vicious as) has been proclaimed, which is the right thing to do: To follow through with the responsibility that has been relegated to him to perform, or does he follow his heart and instinct, and so risk incurring the ire of those who entrusted the task to him? A good story line, and written in a non-cliched manner. ( )
  MomsterBookworm | Jul 14, 2014 |
When cockroaches abscond with his baby sister, Gregor once again finds himself in the Underland, once again risking life and limb to fulfill a prophecy. Mostly this book was just okay. While I can see my younger self enjoying this, as an adult I found the prophecy angle far less interesting than it tried to be. Yes, the prophecy will come true but not in the way you expect it to. That's just how it always go. And I'd be more forgiving except that that's exactly what happened in the previous book in this series. I guess if you adored the first book and want that all over again, then you'll like this one. As for me, I think I'll be giving the rest of the series a miss. ( )
  melydia | Mar 28, 2014 |
The second book in a great series. Can't wait to read the rest. ( )
  jamesfallen | Feb 7, 2014 |
The second book in a great series. Can't wait to read the rest. ( )
  jamesfallen | Feb 7, 2014 |
The second book in a great series. Can't wait to read the rest. ( )
  jamesfallen | Feb 7, 2014 |
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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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