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Gregor und der Schlüssel zur Macht (Underland Chronicles #2)

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Gregor fasst es nicht. Eben noch hat er mit seiner kleinen Schwester Boots im Central Park gespielt und auf einmal ist sie verschwunden. Ein riesiges Kakerlakenbein weist ihm den Weg ins Unterland - jenes Land unterhalb von New York, in das Gregor nie wieder zurückwollte. Dort warten schon seine Fledermaus Ares, die rebellische Prinzessin Luxa und eine neue Prophezeiung au ...more
Hardcover, 301 pages
Published February 2006 by Oetinger (first published 2004)
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Filipe Miguel
Jul 05, 2016 Filipe Miguel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gregor, O Sobreterrestre

“Gregor, A Segunda Profecia” (A Profecia de Bane) é o segundo de uma série de cinco livros escritos por Suzanne Collins, actualmente reconhecida a nível mundial devido a outra personagem: Katniss Everdeen (”Hunger Games, Os Jogos da Fome).

Escrito poucos anos antes da trilogia de Everdeen, Gregor partilha alguns traços da escrita apresentada com a menina do Distrito 12, sendo a linguagem simples e acessível, marcadamente para um público jovem-adulto, a sua característica m
Ahmad Sharabiani
Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (Underland Chronicles, #2), Suzanne Collins
عنوان: تاریخ اعماق زمین - کتاب 2 - گریگور و پیشگویی بین؛ نویسنده: سوزان کالینز؛ مترجم: عاطفه احمدی؛ تهران، ویدا، چاپ اول و دوم 1392؛ در 242 ص؛ شابک: 9786002910196؛ موضوع: داستانهای علمی تخیلی از نویسندگان انگلیسی قرن 20 م
Jan 05, 2014 Lindsey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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.
Darren Hagan aka snazzlebooks
These books are just freaking awesome! Also, the story finished on Christmas Eve and I finished it on Christmas Eve, nice little coincidence :D
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
Sep 29, 2015 Amber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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It has been a few months since Gregor and Boots traveled to the Underland to save their father and finish the last prophecy. When Boots is kidnapped, Gregor must travel back to the Underland and undertake a quest of a new prophecy where he must kill the bane that threatens to destroy all. Can he accomplish this task? Read this and find out for yourself.

This was a pretty good read. It had tons of adventures and learning to believe in yourself. I look forward to continue this series with Book 3 in
(9 3/4) Gerasimos
May 02, 2013 (9 3/4) Gerasimos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Jaqueline Miguel
Dou os meus sinceros parabéns à Editorial Presença pela capa fantástica deste livro, bem como por todo o trabalho de edição realizado no seu interior. A capa é simplesmente maravilhosa e sei por experiência própria que tem um impacto positivo em quem a vê. Além disso, agradeço imenso pelo envio deste livro para opinião. Foi mais uma leitura absolutamente deliciosa.
A nossa querida Suzanne Collins não desilude neste segundo livro das Crónicas da Subterra, mas confesso que não gostei tanto como d
Apr 03, 2012 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 04, 2013 Jackie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
juan carlos
Mar 05, 2016 juan carlos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


¿Para qué leer la profecía de la destrucción de collins?

1. Los personajes principales, nos muestran una evolución al enfrentarse a algo muy dificil. Lo que dicta le corazón del gente.
2. En este tomo hay una enfrentamiento marino, que te va a dejar sin a
Sep 10, 2011 Lucy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Nilin Börekçi
Oct 21, 2015 Nilin Börekçi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bu kitap da, ilk kitap gibi kendisini çok severek okuduğum değerli bir kitap oldu. Keşkeee keşkeeee diyip neredeyse bir buçuk yıl kitaplığımda bekletmeseymişim diyorum. :') Hareket hiç azalmadı ve Gregor ile çevresindekilerin yaptığı her şey çok mükemmeldi. Tek bir sorun vardı ki, bunu kusur olarak görmüyorum; birinci kitaptaki olaylar gibi 'bir grupla yolculuk etme' gibi bir unsur vardı. Bu beni rahatsız etmedi hiçbir şekilde ama ilk kitabı büyük ölçüde anımsattı diyebilirim. Ama yinede çok sev ...more
Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
Another great book in this series.
Read to my son who is enjoying it.
Better than the first, in my opinion.
Przemysław Garczyński (
AAAAaaaa! Dajcie mi trzeci toooom! :D
Jun 24, 2010 Timo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just keep scrolling down. The review is at the bottom. ;)Please watch for random words.

froggly, vrogly

boggely, croboly

skitter patter

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...
Claudia {SparrowHawk}

Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane was an engaging read and served more as a gradual process of revelations to pave the way for the following three books in the series. It was long enough to adequately flesh out its characters and the atmosphere in the Underland – this along with the emphasized significance of the plot consistently impressed me – I liked it!
+ All of the familiar tropes from the middle-grade/fantasy genres are piled up in this book
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Oct 07, 2016 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the series that should have made Suzanne Collins famous before The Hunger Games. It's such a pleasure to read something so different, but so good from a beloved author.
Jul 08, 2012 Adama rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Moataz Ibrahim
Apr 04, 2015 Moataz Ibrahim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Prophecy of Bane predicted the return of Gregor the overlander to the underland world to take the light of the Bane and return the light to Regalia. That's the one-sentence layout of the book.
But to try and describe the amount of emotions this book contains, it'd be challenging to try to describe it.
In this book, Collins made an improvement. She took more care of the psychological profiling of the main characters and some of the side characters.
Boots is still my favorite character.
This book'
Jun 24, 2014 Ms.Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Aug 08, 2014 Sonic rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
I kept hoping that there would be more bloodshed and death ala Game of Thrones right around the corner but then I would remember that I was reading a children's book and chastise my hunger for violence.

But I still kept hoping anyway. Lather, rinse, repeat.
What can I say --I like my books a bit fucked up.
Деница Райкова
Nov 23, 2015 Деница Райкова added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Първата книга от "Подземните хроники" завършва с обещание за завръщане.
Или не, не обещание, а пророчество. Както в началото на първата книга едно пророчество обявява уж случайно попадналия в подземната страна хлапак за велик воин, призван "да върне светлината", така в края й друго изисква неговото завръщане. А той, с присъщата на всички хора - и най-вече деца - склонност да се бунтува срещу неоспоримото, неизбежното, предопределенот
I have been stabbed right in the feels.


I'm not screwing around here. A novel intended for freaking Tweens has me emotionally drained. This is almost as bad as watching "the good dinosaur" & let me tell you, I was fucking bawling at that.

I have only truly cried while reading twice. During "the knife of never letting go" in the "chaos walking" trilogy & durning "still life" the final book in "the books of elsewhere". I've teamed up in a few. "Past sins" "undivided" "Gregor the
Oct 08, 2016 Jeffrey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Sep 13, 2012 Kimberlee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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Underland Chronicles (5 books)
  • Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles, #1)
  • Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods (Underland Chronicles, #3)
  • Gregor and the Marks of Secret (Underland Chronicles, #4)
  • Gregor and the Code of Claw (Underland Chronicles, #5)

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“Oh, be quiet, Fo-Fo.” 39 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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