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When Monsters Escape (Underworlds #2)

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  209 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
An action-packed, mythological chapter book series from Tony Abbott!The underworld is in our world now. . . .Owen, Jon, and Sydney managed to rescue Dana from the underworld. But if they don't fulfill their end of the bargain with Hades, she might be headed back -- forever. As if that wasn't bad enough, some very creepy, very one-eyed mythological beasts are on the loose. ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Scholastic Inc.
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Steven R. McEvoy
May 27, 2012 Steven R. McEvoy rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2012
If I thought book one The Battle Begins was a race from start to finish, book two is even more so. This story continues on the heels of book1, with our four friends - Owen Brown, Dana Runson, Sydney Lambertti, and Jon Doyle. These four fourth graders know what is really going on. Loki has launched a war in the underworlds and it is spilling over into our world. Loki has one goal, to take over not just the underworlds and earth, but through the power gained in that process to take over Ragnorok. ...more
Feb 13, 2017 Rogerio rated it liked it
Kidz book with lots of action and monsters. Mythology learning is in there as well. This second book is more focussed on the Norse myths.
Nov 18, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it
Constant action and kids with creative solutions to an unpredictable situation make for a good read for kids.
Jan 07, 2013 Jenevieve rated it it was amazing
The 2nd book in the Underworlds series for kids by Tony Abbott. They've gotten Dana out from the Greek Underworld but only by promising Hades that they would return the Cyclopses that were released into their world within a week. Brave words and now even braver deeds must follow if they are to pull that off and keep Dana free until her appointed time to travel to the Underworld. However finding out that the Cyclopses are making armor for Loki which will make him invincible and they have a whole ...more
Mark Buxton
Jul 16, 2015 Mark Buxton rated it really liked it
These books are great for middle grade, reluctant readers. They're full of action and adventure, and they're pretty short; this book was only fifty-six pages long. The author doesn't spend a lot of time developing the characters personalities, so the action moves along quickly. Actually, the whole series of books could be combined to create one entertaining novel. Owen is the narrator of the story, and he learned to use a magical lyre in the first book. It gets them out of many problems, but Lok ...more
I think this is a great alternative to Percy Jackson for younger or reluctant readers. I would actually give this a 3.5 rating if I could.

Owen, Jon, and Sydney have rescued their friend Dana from the underworld--you can read that story in the first book--but if they don't fulfill their bargain w/ Hades, she'll have to go back. But it's not just Greek mythological monsters they have to deal with, but one's from Norse mythology as well. And not only that, but they get to visit not one, no
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Sep 12, 2013 Books Kids Like rated it really liked it
Cyclops take over the town's power plant so they can manufacture a powerful suit of armor for Loki, the Norse shape-shifter. As part of their deal with Hades, Owen, Jon, and Sydney not only find them, but follow them back to the Underworld where Loki takes one more step closer to world domination. Abbott sure knows how to spin a good story!
Apr 27, 2012 Alison rated it it was ok
My younger dd got excited about this book, I think because it's quite similar to the Percy Jackson series that older sis and I have read but more on her level. I'd recommend it for kids (6-9 maybe) who can handle a lot of action and monsters. That said, the plot was nothing to brag about for adults.
Ritz ☾
I can see younger kids really enjoying it-- but I personally just kept getting hung up on things that were just glossed over and not answered. Part of it, I suspect, is a result of it being the second out of four books.
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Aug 16, 2014 Vipul Rai rated it really liked it
Same thing as last review except this book contains even more adventure.
Aug 30, 2012 Angel added it
i love this series i wish they had more.
david w. rong
Jun 14, 2015 david w. rong rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jun 14, 2013 Mickie rated it liked it
Reading this series with my son . . .great book for boys (and moms) who love adventure!
Apr 08, 2015 Amanda rated it it was ok
Did not finish. The series isn't really for me.
Grace Strong
Jul 22, 2016 Grace Strong rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
I am not ashamed to have read a book way to easy for me.
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It was an great book
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Tony Abbott (born 1952) is an American author of children's books. His most popular work is the book series The Secrets of Droon, which includes over 40 books. He has sold over 12 million copies of his books and they have been translated into several other languages, including Italian, Spanish, Korean, French, Japanese, Polish, Turkish, and Russian. He has also written the bestseller "Firegirl".
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Other Books in the Series

Underworlds (4 books)
  • The Battle Begins (Underworlds, #1)
  • Revenge of the Scorpion King (Underworlds, #3)
  • The Ice Dragon (Underworlds, #4)

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