Summary: With two prophecies fulfilled, Gregor is now focused on the Prophecy of Blood, which calls for Gregor and Boots to return to the Underland to help ward off a plague. But this time, his mother refuses to let him go . . . unless she is allowed to travel with them.
When they arrive in the subterranean city, the plague is spreading -- and it claims one of Gregor's closest companions. Only then does Gregor start to understand how the illness plays with the fate of all warm-blooded creatures. But how can he help combat it?
Thoughts: And we're back! I've finally found the last three books recently and tore through them so here is #3!
Fantastic! Even after months in between it was easy to dive right back into the Underland and follow along with the story. Characters, old and new, are introduced and I was reminded of how much I love this series! Fabulous writing, amazing development, and a mind blowing plot that will have you either laughing or crying and always on the edge of your seat!
The story itself gets a bit darker than its predecessors and moves along swiftly until it begins to skip out of the children's genre all together. Even so, a fantastic and honestly deep read for anyone!
Content: Like I said, it gets darker than the first two very easily with mature themes of war, violence and death. Children might find many of the descriptions of fights disturbing or frightening. Otherwise, perfectly clean!