Suzanne Collins

GREGOR AND THE PROPHECY OF BANE: BOOK TWO IN THE UNDERLAND CHRONICLES

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES

A BOOK SENSE BESTSELLING SERIES

A BOOK SENSE CHILDREN’S PICK

2005 CONNECTICUT BOOK AWARD FINALIST--CHILDREN'S LITERATURE



"Collins crafts another edge-of-the-seat quest... Gregor’s resolution of the prophecy will surprise and delight readers--who will be equally delighted to see a new prophecy in Gregor’s luggage when he returns home. Yessss!”
--Kirkus Reviews

"...fans will not be disappointed with this exciting, action-packed sequel, whose ending suggests more adventures to come."
--Booklist

"As in the first book, the questers face adventure, danger, death, loss, and change on their journey, and the surprising conclusion leaves room for another sequel. Interpersonal conflict and old enmities among the well-developed characters add depth, and the hazards and beauties of the subterranean Underland are fully realized and clearly presented. An urgent mood and a sense of impending danger are conveyed. This is a strong choice for fantasy fans, including reluctant readers, even if they're not familiar with Gregor's first adventure.”
--School Library Journal

"Along with many Underlanders [rats notwithstanding], Gregor’s fans will cheer the promise of future visits."
--The Horn Book Magazine

"Danger abounds, calling for courage and ingenuity. Gregor consistently makes the right choices and triumphs. Fast-paced adventure and endearing characters make this book an excellent selection for younger fantasy readers."
--VOYA

Selected Works

Picture Book
"Important and necessary."
--Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
"A clever, humorous story in rhyme."
--School Library Journal
Sci-Fi
"...every bit as original and thought provoking, as The Hunger Games. Wow."
--Los Angeles Times
“...doesn’t disappoint when it segues into the pulse-pounding action readers have come to expect.”
--Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
“...a superb tale of physical adventure, political suspense, and romance."
--Booklist, STARRED REVIEW
Fantasy
“...readers will likely find [the Underland] to be a fantastically engaging place.”
--Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
“Yessss!”
--Kirkus Reviews
“...immensely readable installment..."
--The Horn Book Magazine
"...will leave readers gasping..."
--Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
"...excellent acquisition for any library."
--VOYA