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The Underland Chronicles #5: Gregor and the Code of Claw Kindle Edition
The final book in the NYT bestselling Underland Chronicles!
Everyone in the Underland has been taking great pains to keep The Prophecy of Time from Gregor. Gregor suspected it says something awful but he never imagined just how awful: It calls for the warrior's death. Now, with an army of rats approaching and his mom and sister still in Regalia, Gregor the warrior must gather up his courage to help defend Regalia and get his family home safely. The entire existence of the Underland is in Gregor's hands, and time is running out. There is a code to be cracked, a mysterious new princess, Gregor's burgeoning dark side, and a war to end all wars.
A New York Times Bestselling Series
A USA Today Bestselling Series
A Book Sense Bestselling Series
*"Gregor's luminous, supremely absorbing quest takes place in a strange underground land. . . . Creature depictions are soulful and the plot is riveting. Wonderful." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review
*"Collins does a grand job of world-building, with a fine economy of words. Unlike Gregor who cannot wait to leave, readers will likely find [the Underland] to be a fantastically engaging place." -Publishers Weekly, starred review
*"[An] exceptional debut novel, a well-written, fast-moving, action-packed fantasy. [S]ure to be a solid hit with young fantasy fans." -Booklist, starred review--This text refers to the audio_download edition.
From the Author
- ASIN : B0041T52UO
- Publisher : Scholastic Paperbacks (September 1, 2010)
- Publication date : September 1, 2010
- Language : English
- File size : 465 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 430 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 043979143X
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #116,552 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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I loved the book... man I read it in less than 2 days! Except I wasn't quite satisfied with the ending. It's just that the goodbye between Luxa, Ripred, Vikus, and the other was so brief. Gregor just said "goodbye" and slid the rock into place "parting them forever". I guess it was just so disappointing that they just said "goodbye" without any emotion after all they've been through together, after the countless times they saved each others' lives, they just said "goodbye" without even getting emotional. I guess I was just disappointed that there were no twists or anything. I was hoping Luxa would come up to the overland for a couple of days, or if Gregor's family didn't move to Virginia he would promise to make occasional visits to the Underland, or anything that would just assure that Gregor and Luxa lived a happy life and Luxa kept in contact with Gregor. Does anyone agree with me?
——— BIGGGGGGGG SPOILER ALERT———
All the people/animals who died:
And many more :(
What I like the most about this book is that it is full of action and does a really good job finishing the story of Gregor and the prophecies. I like that Gregor is 12 years old because we are almost the same age, and he is a warrior. I also like the talking animals and that they can bond with Gregor and become his best friends.
The only thing I don’t like about this book is that sometimes the story can be a little too slow. Sometimes it seems like the story should be moving on, but it gets a little bit stuck,
I would recommend this series to any kid looking for an exciting adventure with a hero they can relate to. Gregor isn’t perfect, but he learns from his mistakes and is a true hero.
And I love, just love the puzzles and clues the author leaves in the books. I wish the series could be placed in the hands of a director for a series of movies as the Harry Potter and Hunger Games.
But I have to rate this last book four stars because of its conflicting ending.
***WARNING -- SPOILER ALERT***
NEGATIVE POINTS: In this last book, Gregor has a revelation that the prophecies might be false, which I struggle with, because even though Gregor believes they are false, I as the reader do not.
Also, the book's tone is very dark, for kids at least. It's about war, and about growing up, and hard decisions. Not what a child will easily be able to read. It may be hard for them to take, and they may either take it and learn, or finish in tears.
POSITIVE POINTS: However, I do NOT condemn this book for its (for lack of a better word) indecisive ending. I do not really like the confusion and pain of war, but the suspenseful ending, to me, is satisfying. At the end, the reader does not know whether Gregor and co. never see the Underland again. I admit, it does leave the reader feeling slightly cheated. But really, I consider this a positive point because it lets the reader decide. I think Suzanne Collins meant it this way. The reader wants them to move to Virginia, fine! They move to Virginia. The reader wants them to return to the Underland? So be it! The reader can choose.
This series has to be one of the finest I've ever read, despite its dark tone and conflicting ending. The characters are endearing and unforgettable, and the world the Collins creates is beautiful.
Choose for yourself whether you read it. I promise you will not regret it. But be careful with small children; the ending will not go well with them.
-- the Underland Chronicles' greatest fan