- Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
- Gregor and the Prophecy of Bain by Suzanne Collins
- Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods by Suzanne Collins
- Gregor and the Marks of Secret by Suzanne Collins
- Gregor and the Code of Claw by Suzanne Collins
The plague is killing people in the Underland in a very gruesome and horrific manner. When Gregor and Boots where called to the Underland, Gregor’s mother insisted on accompanying them, but she became ill with the plague while visiting. It is up to 12 year old Gregor, as the warrior, to find the cure and save his mother and friends from death.
This is the third of five books in The Underland Chronicles. It is a fantasy book aimed at 9 to 12 year olds, but can also be classified as Young Adult. The story primarily takes place on earth in the Underland, far below New York City. The story is told in the third person narrative from the point of view of the main protagonist, Gregor. Suzanne Collins has also written The Hunger Games plus a couple of other books written for youths.
This book examines discrimination and it shows the evil that can come about when people are influenced by the terrible belief that others are inferior. Gregor is given hints that the cure for the plague may not be quite what it seems and as the story unfolds we are able to see that this is true. The characters are endearing, especially Gregor and Boots. The story is well told and grabs our attention from the first page and keeps us engaged right up to the last page.
Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods is a standalone story, but it also left a few loose ends. I will be reading the next book in the series to see how these all tie together. I recommend this series, but it is quite graphic and at times sad, so I do not recommend it for young children.