Before she wrote The
Hunger Games trilogy,
Suzanne Collins wrote the Underland
first book of the series, Gregor the Overlander,
Gregor and his baby sister fall through a grate. In just moments, they go
from their apartment building in New York City to a fantastical
This kingdom, known as the Underland, contains fantasy
creatures. Giant roaches, bats, rats, and spiders talk and fight. Gregor
meets a race of people with translucent skin.
One of their leaders, Vikus, announces that Gregor is the
"Warrior" in the 'Prophecy of Gray.' Gregor must follow the the words set
out by the prophecy. He agrees because by doing so he will save father who
has been a prisoner of the rats for over two years. Gregor must make
dangerous alliances. He must also travel over treacherous lands. During
the quest, he must also battle rats. Will Gregor be successful? Can Gregor
rescue his father? Will the Underland race prevail?