The third book in the Underland Chronicles is one of the better ones so far in this series.
Gregor is called back down to the Underland when a horrible plague breaks out among the Underlanders. Upon arrival in the Underland Gregor finds himself swept up in yet another prophecy; The Prophecy of the Blood. Can Gregor and others find the cure for the plague in time? Or will all of the warmbloods be destroyed?
This was a quick read and a fast-paced novel. I continually find the presence of Boots as the two-year-old Princess of the crawlers (as I have a two year old son, I find that Boots' character is spot on). Gregor grows quite a bit as a character in this novel as do the people he travels with. There is a lot to wrench your heart in this novel and a lot of hope too. All of my favorite characters rejoined and it was nice to see Gregor's mom play a larger role in this book. There is also a ton of action and some great new characters that make an entrance.
I thought this was a really good book in this series. It made me really look forward to the next book in the series. I also think when my son gets a bit older these would be great books for us to read together.
Fantastic series...this book, however, took a slightly darker turn and was not one of my favorites. Still, a very solid YA fantasy.
This was my favorite of the series so far. I thought the story was exciting and the danger intriguing. Chemical warfare is interesting. I did feel like Gregor wondering if the quest was for nothing since the cure was back at the city all along.
we totally love this book and the whole 5 books. My boys and I enjoyed read it and they are still reading it over and over again. Thanks!
This is the third book in the Underland Chronicles. As with any series of books, you wonder if each book will get better or worse. Well so far with this series I can say it is only getting better. My kids and I loved this book as we did the first two. This time Gregor goes on a quest to find a cure for the plague that has hit the Underworld. Not only are his friends infected but his own mother is too. They are quickly on their adventure without fully understanding the prophecy. It is only at the end when they fear all hope is lost do they start to understand what it really is trying to say.
Gregor and Boots must return to the Underworld. This time his Mom goes with him! Gregor, Boots and a party of Underworlders are sent on a quest to find the cure for a plague that threatens to kill all warmblooded creatures, including Gregors Mom! They find the cure, then lose it and must return emptyhanded...but do they?