距離在地底國的那場冒險已經過了好幾個月時間，葛瑞格和他的家人也恢復平靜的生活，直到聖誕節前夕，爬行族在他帶小靴去中央公園玩雪時乘機綁架了她！ 不得不重返地底的葛瑞格，在預言中扮演阻止齧齒族建立暴政時期的關鍵角色。如果他不能及時橫渡凶險的水路區，在錯綜複雜的迷津城找出那隻雪白巨大、名為災難的老鼠首領，不僅小靴會有危險，整個地底世界都將落入鼠輩手中。 然而，就在大敵當前之際，葛瑞格卻感受到體內有股神祕的力量主導了他的意志，事情的發展也逐漸失去控制…… The action and adventure continue for Gregor in this stunning fantasy from a rising literary star. Gregor learns of his role in another Underland prophecy, yet he swears he will never return to that place. But his vow crumbles when his little sister, Boots, is snatched. Gregor knows it is a ploy to lure him to the subterranean world, but he gives in and heads back underground, where he is reunited with his bat, Ares, the princess Luxa, and new allies. Together, they descend into the deadly Waterway in search of an ominous rat known as Bane. But Gregor must face the possibility of his greatest loss yet, and make life and death choices that will determine the future of the Underland. ★本書中譯版《地底王國 2 災難預言》由奇幻基地出版 作者簡介 蘇珊．柯林斯 Suzanne Collins 蘇珊．柯林斯早年從事電視編劇的工作，因受經典名著《愛麗絲夢遊仙境》的啟發，構思出「地底王國」（The Underland Chronicles）系列。她成功創造出一個具幻想色彩的地底世界，書中的角色勇敢迷人又具有教育意義，出版後獲得廣大回響，除了蟬聯《紐約時報》排行榜，更獲選為《紐約時報》最佳讀物、「紐約公共圖書館100本值得閱讀與分享的好書」、新大西洋獨立書商協會（NAIBA）年度最佳小說等多項大獎。 2008年9月，新作「飢餓遊戲」出版，不僅得到驚悚大師史蒂芬．金和《暮光之城》作者史蒂芬妮．梅爾等知名作家的肯定，甚至被《時代雜誌》遴選為年度「百大影響力人物」，成為全球知名的暢銷作家。 儘管寫作功力不斷獲得肯定，但是柯林斯始終保持低調，目前與家人一起住在美國康乃迪克州。 Thinking one day about Alice in Wonderland, author Suzanne Collins was struck by how rural the setting must seem to kids who, like her own, lived in the city. In New York City, you're much more likely to fall down a manhole than a rabbit hole and, if you do, you're not going to find a tea party. What you might find...? Collins's musings led to the creation of The Underland Chronicles. "I liked the fact that this world was teeming under New York City and nobody was aware of it. That you could be going along preoccupied with your own problems and then whoosh! You take a wrong turn in your laundry room and suddenly a giant cockroach is right in your face. No magic, no space or time travel, there's just a ticket to another world behind your clothes dryer," Collins says. A writer for children's television shows for more than 15 years, Suzanne currently lives in Connecticut with her family and a pair of feral kittens they adopted from their backyard. For more information about Suzanne Collins, visit: scholastic.com/tradebooks and suzannecollinsbooks.com.