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Gregor: La Segunda Profecía (Underland Chronicles #2)

4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  20,692 ratings  ·  1,246 reviews
Esta nueva aventura reúne a Gregor con su murciélago, Ares, con la princesa rebelde Luxa y con otros insólitos aliados. Todos juntos seguirán el peligroso y letal Canal en busca de una temible rata blanca, protagonista de la Segunda Profecía. Gregor tendrá que enfrentarse a la posibilidad de sufrir su mayor pérdida y tomar decisiones sobre la vida y la muerte que determina...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published November 3rd 2011 by Molino (first published September 1st 2004)
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Jackie
Okay, so after finishing Gregor the Overlander, I couldn’t wait to get to the second installment. I was left wondering at the aftereffects of Gregor’s return. How did he tell his mom about his adventures and how did she react? By the end of the first book I was just as worried as Gregor was about his return.

Unfortunately, home life hasn’t gotten any easier for Gregor and his family. Economically, they’re still struggling and emotionally they’re still dealing with the mysterious happenings of Un...more
Adama
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9 3/4

Suzanne Collins is a masterful author. The Hunger Games trilogy is a masterpiece. One of my most favorite books. I do believe that in a few years it will become a classic. When I was done with the Hunger Games trilogy with the release of Mockingjay I was thirsty for more books by her. So I decided to try her first series, the Underland Chronicles. When I opened the pages of Gregor the Overlander last year, I admit it: I was affraid. Not because it is a book that appeals to children, since I love...more
Kwoomac
I wish I knew a 10-12 year old boy I could recommend this series to. The story line is great. Our hero Gregor who is probably about 12 discovers an underground world filled with pale humans who haven't seen the light of day in forever, along with lots of giant rodents, roaches and bats. Pretty cool. Not too scary. This is Book #2 in a series so you know the hero survives. He's flawed and his family life is far from perfect. My favorite character continues to be Boots. Love her interactions with...more
Lucy
An absolutely brilliant sequel to Gregor the Overlander. Anyone doubting Suzanne Collins' storytelling prowess should definitely give this series a try. I'd love to see Collins write a book for adults, since she's proven with this series and The Hunger Games that she's capable of writing fantastic, engaging stories for both children and young adults with ease.

I ordered the third book before I'd even finished this one and I'm very glad I did - there's a few loose ends at the end of this one that...more
August Busch
If half stars were available I would actually rate this a 3.5. I find the Underland Chronicles interesting and enjoy Gregor's adventures. This book was good, even though I had a few issues with the characters. I felt 50 percent of the book dwelled on characters emotions and their reaction at the end of the first book. If you look pass the repetitive explainations and emotions, the book was entertaining. Clearly the issues I have with this one was not crucial because I plan on starting the third...more
Lindsey
Why is NO ONE talking about this series?!?!?

It's not quite as "adult" as the Hunger Games trilogy but I think that this series is so so so much better. You follow a boy and his sister as they fight rats in the Underland.

This book actually had me on the edge of my seat towards the end. AND it left off on a cliffhanger so I'm glad that when I found this book I got the next one in the series as well.
MsKim
What a cliffhanger!
I really like this as a middle grade (and even older) series, because it fits into the whole "hero's journey" type of coming of age genre. It's neat to see how Gregor is shifting in his perspective about the Underland. Finding out that the crucial aspect of his character, that he is a Rager (won't tell you what that is), complicates his own internal conflicts. It was an ominous ending to the book, and then when I saw the title for book 3 it all made sense.

Sorry these reviews...more
Becky
After staying up until 1 in the morning to finish book 1 I was eager to dig into book 2. I was at work today and had to go out in my lunch break, but luckily I finished early today so once I got home at 3.30 I got to sit down and get stuck in. By 5.00 I was over halfway through. This one is 50 pages longer than book 1, coming in at 308 pages, but that is still not a lot for me.
I stopped for dinner then picked the book up again and was finished by 7.00. Once again I had powered through it, swept...more
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This book takes place underground where spiders are 6 feet tall, and cockroaches are 8 feet tall. Rats are 10 feet tall and are very scary. Gregor is sent for and goes down there once again...
Charlotte
In this sequel to Gregor the Overlander, Gregor returns to the Underland to find and kill the Bane. It's a quick, easy read that took me slightly less than 2 days to finish.

The more I read of Suzanne Collins' books, the more impressed I am with her as a writer. These are Junior Fiction books, but the stories carry an emotional heft & maturity that is sometimes lacking in fiction written for tweens. (Ok, I admit to crying again in this one!) I love that the hero is faced with difficult choice...more
Kimberlee
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Alicia
Lots of excellent character development and further fun in this sequel to Gregor the Overlander. I loved learning a bit more about Gregor's other sister, Lizzie, and the mysterious, insightful Mrs. Cormaci. In some ways this book only became sillier than the first, adding mercenary fireflies to the already well-rounded cast of talking animals and insects, but I can sense that Collins wrote with a hidden sense of humour. I get the impression that she wouldn't be too uptight to laugh at herself an...more
Cayden E.
I just started the second book of underland chronicals it is a really good series.I think this book is a action packed novel but if you read them out of order you will not understand whats going on.So in the book these huge roaches took his little sister named boots.Gregor finds another gateway near central park that gateway leads to the underland.He thought it would be his last time ever going there well he was totally wrong.He starts to search for his sister and he is walking down a tunnel and...more
Brad
I give this book a five star rating not because it is "great literature" in the sense that The Count of Monte Cristo or A Tale of Two Cities is great lit, but because it is an awesome story told very well. With this novel, Suzanne Collins has secured her entry in my list of favorite authors. I hadn't planned to finish it last night, but it was too good not to and so I stayed up late.

Great characters, particularly Gregor. He's realistic, but a good example for kids who read about him. I love seei...more
Jenben8426
Just as good if not better than the first in the series. I'm really enjoying this one. I can't wait until my boys are a little older--this is such a good boy book--giant bats and rats, sword fights, swimming dinosaurs, mazes, man/bat/anything eating gnats, just all around "boy" stuff.

Gregor has been home from the Underland for only a few months, when he is forced to go back when his little sister Boots disappears. Gregor soon learns that there is another prophecy that he must decipher and fulfil...more
Sonic
I loved the book because there were a lot of twists and turns. The bane was a baby rat and I thought the bane was going to be Huge. When Gregor and Arise returned from the Labrynth Gregor heard boots in the hall of the castle near the room that he was staying in for the night. When he arrived at the door he could hear his sister at, he opened the door and saw boots and 6 cockroaches all around her. Gregor heard that Luxa and Aroaru did not make it back. Next trip Gregor will help Vikus find his...more
ryan
The book Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane by Suzanne Collins is the second book in the Underland Chronicles. This novel follows from the last book, Gregor the Overlander, where Gregor falls into a crazy world known as the Underland. After vowing to never go back, Gregor somehow finds himself back in the Underland when another prophecy calls for him. This prophecy is called "The Prophecy of Bane". It entails the warrior, which the Underlanders believe is Gregor, killing the great monster known as...more
lateme
I'm loving this series so much. To be perfectly honest, there are some reasons to knock a star off the rating, most of them simply relating back to the fact that it's a middle grade book. I mean, it is surprisingly layered and deals with some big consequences for it's main character, Gregor. There was a bit of repetition in the story telling and the communication of his emotions that I can see wearing on a more adult reader.

For me, personally, I just loved Gregor so much, that I didn't mind. He...more
Kelly
From School Library Journal 10/1/2004

Gr 5-8-Readers are quickly drawn into this sequel to Gregor the Overlander (Scholastic, 2003), which concluded with Gregor and his toddler sister, Boots, returning from the Underland, an underground realm populated by humans and giant creatures. When Boots is kidnapped and taken back to the Underland, Gregor follows her to the city of Regalia, where he is reunited with Luxa and her wise grandfather. Vikus tells the boy of the "Prophecy of Bane," which foretol...more
Jen
This is the second installment of the Underland Chronicles, centered around Gregor the Overlander and his adventures beneath New York City. This review is for the audio version of this book.

The kids enjoyed this book, maybe even better than the first. I as an adult found it to be a bit more engaging and there wasn't much recap at the beginning (something I have a personal pet peeve about) to slow things down. The story fit pretty well coming after the first and there wasn't a lot of need to depe...more
Jennifer Margulis
"It was awesome," my 10-year-old son says of this book. We both liked it MORE than the first one in the series, "Gregor the Overlander," which we also read aloud together. Suzanne Collins really knows her characters at this point, the story zips along, and the reader doesn't get distracted trying to understand what the world is that Gregor has come back to.

Gregor's father is very ill. There is almost no food in his house. Gregor is doing his best to take care of his sisters, Lizzie and Boots, an...more
Jonathan Gatus
In the second book of the Gregor the Overlander series, Gregor blocked the hole in the grate that led to the Underland. After all the things that happened the first time he fell down the grate, he wanted absolutely nothing to do with the Underland anymore. He wanted to just forget the Underland like it never existed. So he acted the same, just as he usually did. He did chores and tried to keep busy so he wouldn't think about it, but then, one day he took Boots to the park. She was playing and ha...more
Carrie Slager
Just like in the case of The Iron Daughter, this is a book that does not suffer from Book 2 Disease. In fact, I like it even more than the first book because there are many interesting new characters (Photos Glow-Glow, Zap and Howard, for instance) and a great plot that throws many twists and turns at you, especially at the end. Gregor also becomes a much more interesting character as he braves even more dangers to help protect a land he owes no true allegiance to.

What I like about this book is...more
Kaethe
Gregor leads a somewhat trying existence in NYC. He's gotten his father back, but his father isn't well, and his mother is strained to the limit trying to keep the family fed and sheltered. He really doesn't want to go on another disastrous adventure underground.

And yet, here he is, at least in part because of another prophecy which no one can ever understand until after the fact. I don't like "chosen one"s very much. I can understand Gregor's problems, but he's pretty sullen and unlikeable here...more
Anton
A phenomenal sequel to Gregor the Overlander!! It is fast paced and always left me on the edge of my...couch! Gregor develops so much in the course of this book and with him, I found out more about Gregor, Luxa and her family tree, Ripred and all of the other characters; aswell as the Underland itself! One of the themes of this book is anthropocentrism and it is great how our main character is always fighting against it. He believes that these (may I say awesome) giant creatures that help him, h...more
Fictionboy
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Wow! This is just the book to change my view of the series! It had me crying, laughing, and questioning a lot of decisions, but HOLY COW this book!

- Loved the characters Photos Glow-Glow and Zap! They added so much humor to this book!
- Really loved how Suzanne Collins layered (if that word makes sense) the ending of this book!
- Was actually able to look forward to what was coming next! (Compared to the first book)
- And finally I think my favorite concept of this book, is how Christmas wa...more
Мила
Когато един път те нарочат за герой, тази репутация ще те следва цял живот. Грегор нямаше никакво намерение да става такъв, когато започнаха приключенията му в Подземната страна. След като Сивото пророчество е изпълнено и изчезналият му баща – спасен, Грегор се сбогува с Подземната страна и бе готов никога повече да не се върне там. В крайна сметка гигантските хлебарки, кръвожадните плъхове и подлите предателства са твърде много за едно единадесетгодишно момче.
Но съдбата (и нейният слуга, яснови...more
Michelle
I am not a huge fantasy lover. I get bored easily when there is a quest or journey of some sort the main character needs to take. This story (and series) doesn't have that endless feel of a 'quest' or 'journey'. I truly want to know what will happen next to Gregor and Boot and everyone else! I can't wait to read the next book is the series, "Gregor the Overlander and the Curse of the Warmbloods".
Soobie's confused
Ok. La serie mi piace parecchio: si legge velocemente e i personaggi sono diversi dal solito. Ogni tanto, però, ci sono cose che non stanno né in cielo, né in terra. Come può Gregor, che è pur sempre un undicenne, portarsi dietro la piccola Boots durante la missione?! Come portare un bambino in guerra, caspita!

Di questo secondo volume, il mio personaggio preferito è stato senza dubbio Twitchtip. Principalmente per il modo in cui ha trattato le lucciole, mi sa. Ma anche come si è comportata nei c...more
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Since 1991, Suzanne Collins has been busy writing for children’s television. She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains it All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. For preschool viewers, she penned multiple stories for the Emmy-nominated Little B...more
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“Oh, be quiet, Fo-Fo.” 36 likes
“If Under fell, if Over leaped,
If death was life and Death life reaped,
Something rises from the gloom,
To make the Underland a tomb

Hear it scratching down below,
Rat of long forgotten snow,
Evil cloaked in coat of White,
Will the Warrior drain your light?

What could turn the Warrior week?
What do burning Gnawers seek?
Just a barely speaking pup
That holds the Land of Under up

Die the baby, die his heart
Die his most essential part
Die the peace that rules the hour,
Gnawers have their key to power”
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