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Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods is an epic fantasy children’s novel by Suzanne Warmbloodz. It is the third book in The Underland Chroniclesand was first published by Scholastic in The novel takes place a few months after the events of the preceding book, in the same subterranean world known as the Underland. In this installment, the young protagonist Gregor is once again recruited by the Underland’s inhabitants, this time to help cure a rapidly-spreading plague.

Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods has been published as stand-alone hardcovers and paperbacks, as well as part of a boxed set. It was released as an audiobook on December 13,read by Paul Boehmer. The Underland Chronicles was first conceived by author Suzanne Collins while working as a television screenwriter for Generation O!

Proimos also recommended her to his literary agent, Rosemary Stimola. Rowling ‘s Harry Potter series. After the publication of Gregor the Overlander inCollins moved with her family to rural Connecticut. There she focused more on her writing than her other pursuits, and published five books in four years, including the rest of The Underland Chronicles.

Collins has listed two main sources of influence in her writing of The Underland Chronicles. First is her M. This writing warmbloos resulted in her structuring books “like a three-act play”, and paying close attention thr the plot’s pacing.

Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods

Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods has a lexile score of L. Despite the difficulties it has caused for his family, Gregor finds it hard to distance tbe from the Underland.

When he receives word that a plague has broken out and his bond Ares is one of the victims, he heads down to help with yet another of Bartholomew of Sandwich’s prophecies. His motherhowever, hates the Underland and only allows Boots and Gregor below on the condition that she comes with them. Neveeveexplains that there is a plant called starshade growing deep in the Vineyard of Eyes which can be distilled into a cure. In the midst of the meeting, a dying bat infected with the plague inadvertently infects one of the delegates—Gregor’s mother.


Gregor immediately joins a group of creatures on a quest to find the starshade, as described in “The Prophecy of Blood”. Hamnet, his Halflander son Hazard, and their hisser companion Frill lead the motley crew through the dangerous Jungle and numerous setbacks.

During a near-death experience with a pool of quicksandthe group encounters Luxathe heir apparent of Regalia who was assumed to be dead after the quest in Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane. After Hamnet warmblopds Aurora’s wing, the bonds accompany the questers.

They arrive at the Vineyard of Eyes, but an army of cutters antswho would like to see all warm-blooded creatures gone destroys the starshade and kill both Hamnet and Frill. The group’s hopes are crushed until they realize a new possibility: The group hastens home, and find their theory proved correct by the humans’ new medication, developed without the supposed “cradle cure”.

Luxa furiously exposes the covert military project.

Neveeve is executed for her participation and Solovet, the project’s head, is imprisoned in preparation for a trial.

Following up on a promise to RipredLuxa sends doses of the cure to the gnawers while the Regalian hospital treats as many human and bat victims as possible.

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Though she is healing, Gregor’s mother is too weak to go home, and so the book ends with Gregor confiding his problems to his neighbor Mrs. The “Prophecy of Blood” is unusual in two ways: In Gregor and the Marks of SecretBoots begins dancing to a song Sandwich carved “in the nursery, not the room of prophecies” after the characters witness the mass execution of a ccurse of nibblers and becomes “totally convinced” that the song is actually yet another prophecy.

Turn and turn and turn again. You see the what but not the when. Remedy and wrong entwine, And so they form a single vine. Gregor hypothesizes that Sandwich included a cryptic repeating segment in the prophecy to drum the meaning of these lines into the heads of his readers, or to emphasize their importance. The prophecy’s other stanzas describe the plague and who it affects, call for the warrior’s return, explain how to find the cure and win allies amongst the nonhuman species, and warn strongly against allowing a war to start in the Underland.

The book was originally released as an individual hardcover inthen as a paperback rgegor July Random House Audio released an audiobook version in December It was read by actor and narrator Paul Boehmer.


Since its first printing in gfegor, a number of alternate editions have been produced. Scholastic advertised the second English edition, released exactly one year after the first, as having “fresh new cover art” by August Hall. Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods has been positively reviewed by professional and amateur critics alike.

Warmbliods fact, Collins seems to have hit her stride with this page-turner. Kirkus mentioned the novel’s more serious plot and themes with the review’s comment, “This offering takes on an even darker tone than the earlier ones, delving into meaty questions of territorial expansion and its justification.

If you look at ‘Gregor’, it has all kinds of topics. There’s biological warfare, there’s genocide, there’s military intelligence. But it’s in a fantasy. A review published in The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books makes the claim that Gregor’s “evolution from a scared, unwilling combatant in the first book to a morally responsible, talented warrior From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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