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[[caption-width-right:210:[[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids Yeah, it's a children's book]]. And yes, the lizard is a good guy.]]

->''Aurora the Flier, I bond to you/Our life and death are one, we two/Through dark, through flame, through war, though strife/I save you as you save my life.''
-->--'''The bonding ceremony between flier and human'''

''The Underland Chronicles'', abbreviated fondly as TUC, was written by author Creator/SuzanneCollins as her debut series of novels. The books consist of:

* ''Gregor the Overlander''
* ''Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane''
* ''Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods''
* ''Gregor and the Marks of Secret''
* ''Gregor and the Code of Claw''

When a kid named [[KidHero Gregor]] follows his little sister, Boots, through [[DownTheRabbitHole a grate in the laundry room]] of their New York apartment building, he hurtles into the dark [[AbsurdlySpaciousSewer Underland beneath the city]]. There, humans live uneasily besides [[NightmareFuel gi]][[AnimalsNotToScale ant]] [[GiantSpider spiders]], [[GentleGiant bats]], [[DumbIsGood cockroaches]], and [[RodentsOfUnusualSize rats]]--but the fragile peace is about to fall apart. Of course, Gregor [[LittleHeroBigWar wants no part of a conflict]] between these creepy creatures. But when he discovers that a [[BecauseDestinySaysSo strange prophecy]] [[ChosenOne foretells a role for him]] in the Underland's uncertain future, [[spoiler:not to mention find his DisappearedDad]], he knows there's no other choice. Little does he know his [[TheQuest quest]] will change him forever.

Though it sounds like [[AirportFantasy your run-of-the-mill fiction]], the books are surprisingly good and feature great characters. And, yes, [[TalkingAnimal the animals talk]]. Big time.

The series has a small but devoted fanbase, which has become slightly larger following the success of her other series, ''Literature/TheHungerGames''.
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!!This series includes examples of:

* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy and His Bat]][=/=][[ABoyAndHisX A Girl and Her Bat]]:
** Henry is bonded with the bat Ares.
** Luxa and her bond bat, Aurora.
** At the end of ''Gregor the Overlander'', Gregor bonds with the bat [[spoiler:Ares]].
* ActionGirl:
** Queen Luxa. Pretty much a requirement, with the humans nearly always at war with the rats.
** Solovet.
** Okay, pretty much all female characters save [[WaifProphet Nerissa]], [[CheerfulChild Boots]], and Lizzie.
* AdultsAreUseless:
** Gregor, Boots, and Lizzie's parents are not completely useless, and never by choice, but they are rarely able to help Gregor with his unique problems. Averted in ''Gregor the Overlander'' when his dad manages to steer them back to Regalia.
** Averted with Vikus, though he usually plays more of a supporting role.
* AerithAndBob: The humans have both typical English names--Henry, Howard, York, Susanna, Judith--and more fantastic names like Solovet, Nerissa, Vikus and Mareth. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d when Gregor is introduced to Henry--he almost laughs that "among all these strange names, there's a Henry".
* AmbiguouslyBrown While never directly said, and on first read through it can be totally overlooked, as Gregor's darker skin seeming to be in comparison to the Underlander's. Later in the series, as more becomes known about his family, there are potential hints to them being of Hispanic origin.
* AnyoneCanDie: Even characters that have been part of the story for multiple books, like Solovet.
* AppliedPhlebotinum So...many....prophecies. Not to mention [[spoiler:the plot-helping mutations].
* ArcWords: Certain phrases from the various Prophecies get repeated over and over again in the story before it's revealed what they mean:
** "Two Over, two Under, of royal descent, two Crawlers, two Fliers, two Spinners ascent. One Gnawer beside, one lost up ahead, and eight will be left when we count up the dead" from the Prophecy Of Grey in ''Gregor the Overlander''.
** "Die the Baby, die his heart, die his most important part" from the Prophecy Of Bane in ''Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane''.
** "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", and "If the flames of war are fanned, all Warmbloods lose the Underland" from the Prophecy Of Blood in '' Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods''.
** "[[spoiler:Father, mother, sister, brother, off they go, I do not know if I'll see another]]" from the [[spoiler:Prophecy Of Secrets]] in ''Gregor and the Marks of Secret''.
** "What she saw, it is the flaw, in the Code Of Claw" and "When the Monster's blood is spilled, when [[spoiler:the Warrior has been killed]]" from the Prophecy Of Time in ''Gregor and the Code of Claw''.
* BadassNormal: Gregor. And Luxa. And Ripred. Pretty much everyone here can kick butt.
* BeneathTheEarth: The series is all about this trope. More than 90 percent of the books take place in an underground world beneath New York called the Underland.
* TheBerserker:
** In ''Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane'', Gregor learns that he's a [[spoiler:"rager": a person with instinctive highly-developed warrior skills, a natural-born killer. He has a natural capacity to go into this state when his life is in danger. It's not always voluntary, which is ''really'' bad for a character who hates to kill]].
** [[spoiler:Ripred is also a rager.]]
* BigApplesauce: The Underland is located directly underneath New York. Of course.
* BigBad: Pearlpelt, or [[spoiler:the Bane. Literally]].
* BittersweetEnding: Every single book except the first, verging on DownerEnding by the fifth one.
* BlackAndGrayMorality: verging on GreyAndGrayMorality before [[spoiler:[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything the systematic extermination of the nibblers]]. Even afterward, individual rats on the Bane's side are portrayed in a sympathetic light]].
* BlessedWithSuck: Everyone in this series has some sort of tragic past.
** More specifically, Twitchtip the "scent seer", whose sense of smell is so accurate that she can smell secrets--not a fast track to the popular crowd.
** Also Nerissa. Funny how a society built on one man's prophecies treats their own personal prophetess so poorly.
** Turns out being the Warrior of the prophecy isn't much fun for Gregor. [[spoiler:At the end of the series, Gregor is warned that with his rager abilities it will be much easier for him to kill people, so he'll always have to keep an eye on himself]].
* BondCreatures: The Underlander humans and the bats are the only species with this. [[spoiler:Until ''Gregor and the Code of Claw'']].
* CallARabbitASmeerp: The assorted oversized creatures of the overworld are given simpler names, allegedly by the people who live there. (Rats are known as "gnawers", spiders as "spinners", and so on.) This is what the creatures of the Underworld actually call themselves in their own language, just translated into the nearest thing in English. Humans have one of these names too among the Underworld creatures[[note]][[HumansAreTheRealMonsters "killer"]][[/note]], [[FantasticRacism but they don't like to hear it]].
* CharacterDevelopment: Oodles of this. It's quite refreshing, actually. Gregor goes out of his way to point this out in Luxa when she goes to Temp for advice in later books.
* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase: The series starts off with ''Gregor the Overlander'', then continues to ''Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane'', then ''Curse of the Warmbloods'', and so on.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: The reason [[spoiler: Gregor doesn't kill the Bane]] in the second book.
* CoveredWithScars:
** Ripred.
** By the end Gregor's racked up an impressive total. He gets an ointment to help with the ones on his arms and legs from the Vineyard after ''Curse of the Warmbloods'', but often forgets to use it. After [[spoiler:his fight with the [[BigBad Bane]]]], he basically gives up the idea of even coming up with an excuse for them.
* CypherLanguage: A major plot point in ''Gregor and the Code of Claw''.
* DeathIsSuchAnOddThing:
** The KillEmAll ending leaves Gregor in a state of emotional distress about many characters, many of whom were absolute {{jerkass}}es toward him. Particularly in ''Gregor and the Code of Claw'', when faced with [[spoiler:the Prophecy of Time that foretells his own death]].
** On a smaller scale, the TrueCompanions have a very confused, not-quite-stunned reaction to the death of Tick in ''Gregor the Overlander''.
* DeathWorld: The Underland jungle. Scratch that, the entire Underland may count. Besides that, the humans have to deal with intelligent races of RodentsOfUnusualSize and BigCreepyCrawlies. This isn't to mention the earthquakes, volcanoes, eyeless plesiosaurs, giant squid, and the occasional plague outbreak. Good thing the humans have the [[GiantFlyer bats]] on their side--otherwise they probably would have been goners long ago.
* DieLaughing: A certain type of carnivorous plant in the Vineyard of Eyes emits a [[ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin euphoric gas]] that makes you laugh at ''everything'', rendering you helpless to the attacking vines.
* DisappearedDad: The father of the titular character in ''Gregor the Overlander'' vanished when he was eight. [[spoiler:They find him in the first book, though]].
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Subverted. Fairly early in ''Gregor the Overlander'', Luxa slaps Gregor across the face and is immediately reproved--first by [[CheerfulChild Boots]], then by [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Vikus]].
* TheDragAlong: Temp and Boots. Averted in ''Gregor and The Curse of The Warmbloods''. Temp [[spoiler:kept on warning them, first suggested the idea that the cradle/cure might not be where they thought it was, and Boots did her dance]].
** {{Lampshaded}} by Ripred in the same book:
--->'''Ripred:''' And if Temp is right, it would explain one thing...The point of having a [[CallARabbitASmeerp crawler]] on this whole hellish trip! Honestly, how has he added to anything of significance? No offense, Temp, you've been a real champ about babysitting, but what have you contributed? Nothing! Maybe this is it! Your big moment!
* DudeWheresMyRespect: The Underlanders will spend centuries meditating on the possible meanings of Sandwich's prophecies, but they won't give a second thought to whatever [[WaifProphet Nerissa]] says. Sure, Nerissa is [[TheOphelia not all there]], but her visions ''are'' accurate[[note]]The problem is she doesn't know the time her visions take place. They could be ten years into the future or five years before she was born for all she knows[[/note]]. Gregor at least gives her the respect she deserves.
* DysfunctionJunction: Where to begin? Start with [[PromotionToParent Gre]][[TheChosenOne gor]], whose [[DisappearedDad father]] mysteriously vanished when he was eight and who gets dragged into a war at the age of eleven for no reason other than BecauseDestinySaysSo, then add in [[RebelliousPrincess Luxa]], who [[BrokenBird broke]] when both her parents were killed and suffered even more when [[spoiler:her cousin and close friend Henry betrayed her]] in the first book. Gregor's best friend is [[LonersAreFreaks Ares]], who is unfairly stigmatized from [[spoiler:Henry's betrayal, which left him in the unpleasant position of [[ToBeLawfulOrGood choosing to save his bond or Gregor]]]]. [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Ripred]] is a DeadpanSnarker FairWeatherMentor at the best of times, something of an outcast [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch among his own kind]], whose [[spoiler:wife and children died years ago]]. Even {{Nice Guy}}s [[TheMedic Howard]] and [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Vikus]] have to deal with ever-increasing amounts of horribleness as the series goes on. The most normal person out of all of them is [[CheerfulChild Boots]], who is ''three'', and even ''she'' is forced to deal with some of the realities of death and war [[ChildrenAreInnocent more than her family would like]]. Most of the time it's not anybody's ''fault'', exactly, it's just the natural result of living in a CrapsackWorld where EverythingIsTryingToKillYou.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Ripred [[spoiler:and eventually Gregor]] spin during fights. It is implied that all [[spoiler:ragers]] can.
* EvilAlbino: The Bane. This could also apply to some of the humans in the series, but every single Underland human is a [[PurpleEyes violet-eyed]] albino and a majority of them aren't that despicable.
* EyeScream: Happens to a rat in ''Gregor and The Prophecy of Bane''.
* FailureKnight: Poor Hamnet. [[spoiler:He shouldn't have listened to his mother and let the flood gates open so that everyone would drown]]. Later we discover that [[spoiler:Ripred is this for his dead mate and pups]].
* {{Fandom}}: A rather small one, considering, but the [[FanFic fanfiction]] for the series has a few exemplary pieces that rival the original works.
* FantasticRacism:
** Even though the crawlers/cockroaches, gnawers/rats, spinners/spiders, fliers/bats, etc. that coexist with humans in the Underland are not human, they are sentient and treated as full characters on the same level as humans. Prejudices held among human characters towards these species are even treated as equal to any intrahuman bigotry.
** The bats, humans, and mice are allies with each other and hate the rats, who hate just about everyone, but especially the humans and mice. The insects, especially the ants, pretty much hate all the mammals, although the spiders are willing to play both sides, and the cockroaches are considered stupid by just about everyone.
** Luxa getting over her tendency to hate rats and look down on/dismiss other species is part of her CharacterDevelopment.
** Vikus is one of the few Underland humans who doesn't have it.
** Like Luxa, Henry mocks the cockroaches. [[spoiler:He even attempts to kill Ripred]].
* FinalBattle: [[spoiler:Almost all of Underland's species come together against the Bane's army on the Plains of Tartarus]].
* FirstNameBasis: Gregor, Boots, and Lizzie's last name is never mentioned. Their mother's first name is Grace.
* FriendToAllLivingThings:
** Boots. Even (especially) the creepy-crawly ones. Kind of her "[[HeartIsAnAwesomePower superpower]]". She speaks fluent (as fluent as a three-year-old can get, anyway) Crawler by the end of the series.
** Vikus is one of a very few Underland humans who would willingly work with a rat.
* FromBadToWorse: The entire series can be summed up like this.
* GardenOfEvil: The Vineyard Of Eyes in ''Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods''.
* GoodIsNotNice: Especially characters who [[LadyOfWar may]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold not]] [[GreyAndGreyMorality quite]] qualify as "good".
* GoodWithNumbers: The mice, judging by their ThemeNaming, and [[ChekhovsGunman Lizzie]] in ''Gregor and the Claw of Code''.
* GreyAndGrayMorality: The human/rat war is FULL of this.
* GutFeeling: Happens a lot.
* HappilyMarried: Vikus and Solovet. [[spoiler:Though it's ''strongly'' implied that her participation in the creation of [[SyntheticPlague the plague]] made things rocky between them]].
* HeroicBSOD: More than once.
** Gregor suffers from one in ''Gregor and the Code of Claw'' when [[spoiler:the realization that [[YourDaysAreNumbered if the prophecy is true, he's going to die]] hits]].
** Luxa [[spoiler:becomes essentially catatonic when her cousin betrays her]].
** Vikus [[spoiler:suffers a stroke after his wife dies]].
* HeroicSacrifice: Used in almost every book--and not just from Gregor. Everyone wants to die for their loved ones. Sometimes this [[SenselessSacrifice doesn't help all that much]].
** In ''The Code of Claw'', Cartesian the nibbler dies protecting his sister's babies from the rats when they break into the palace.
* ICanStillFight: ''Gregor and the Code of Claw'' has everyone doing this.
* ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin: Some of the carnivorous plants in the Jungle subdue you by getting you high.
* InsistentTerminology: "Fo-Fo? Fo-Fo? I am he called Photos Glow-Glow and will answer to no other name!"
* IronicNurseryTune: ''Gregor and the Mark of Secret'' features a nursery rhyme that turns out to be [[spoiler:a ''prophecy'' detailing the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Holocaust-esque genocide]] of a group of innocent mice]].
** Also, the nursery rhyme features the line "Some will slice and some will pour". This sounds like an innocent tea party, but turns out to be [[spoiler:a description of the medieval-style warfare used in the Underland. "Slicing" refers to the use of swords and "pouring" refers to the pouring of boiling oil over the walls of a fortress or castle to stop a siege]].
** Given [[spoiler:the "revelation" that Sandwich's prophecies are either nonsense or so vague as to be practically so]], this seems a lot less significant.
* JustFollowingOrders: In ''Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods'', [[spoiler:Doctor Neveeve]] says this line while being arrested.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane:
** [[spoiler:Ripred points out that Sandwich's prophecies may well just be coincidence or [[SelfFulfillingProphecy self-fulfilling]], and he doesn't believe in them. They seem to be pretty accurate, but only after a book of trying to decipher them, and you can see how they could be reinterpreted to fit other explanations/events]].
** Mrs. Cormaci, who tends to send just the right objects at just the right times and gives tarot readings. Gregor at one point wonders if she can see what he needs in her tarot cards, and, given that psychics and {{seers}} exist in this series, he could be right.
* MissingMom: [[spoiler:When Gregor's mom gets the plague]] in ''Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods'', [[spoiler:she spends most of the rest of the series recuperating in the Underland, since it's an Underland plague and Overland doctors would have no idea how to treat it]].
* MoreThanMeetsTheEye: Everyone seems to have HiddenDepths in this series.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast:
** Ripred, the Bane ([[spoiler:whose real name is Pearlpelt]]), Twirltongue, Lapblood, Mange, Razor...the rats have some scary names.
** A [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace place version]]: The Arch of Tantalus.
* NeverGotToSayGoodbye: Everyone dies unexpectedly.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Multiple times, perhaps most pointedly when [[spoiler: Gregor's refusal to kill a baby Bane ultimately results in the war between humans and rats]].
* NoodleIncident: A conversation between Vikus and Ripred in ''Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods'' gives us this little gem:
-->'''Ripred:''' Well, you have to at least credit her [Nerissa] with a certain instability. Remember when she told you I was plotting to take over the Fount with an army of lobsters?
-->'''Vikus:''' You did try and take over the Fount with an army of lobsters.
* TheNoseKnows:
** The rats demonstrate this quality in their first appearance by accurately calculating what Gragor and Boots ate for dinner hours earlier, right down to the tiny bowl of greens. They also are shown to be able to estimate human emotions and navigate and fight in complete darkness.
** In ''Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane'', we meet Twitchtip, who has such a sensitive nose that she is called a "scent seer". Among other things, she can detect the scent of [[spoiler:a rager]], newly-hardened volcanic rock, secrets, a whirlpool, and the color of Boots' pink shirt from outside the castle tower Boots is in.
* OneManArmy: It takes four hundred soldiers to take out [[TheBerserker Ripred]]. [[spoiler:Gregor qualifies as well by the end of the series]].
* PatchworkMap: In the Underland, there are plains, jungles, maze-like tunnels, small seas, arable land, and desolate areas all within one or two hundred miles of each other, and no transitions.
* ThePlague: ''Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods'' has the disease known as...um...[[TitleDrop the Curse of the Warmbloods]].
** [[spoiler:SyntheticPlague: TheReveal at the end of ''Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods'' is that the disease called "[[TitleDrop the Curse of the Warmbloods]]" was a biological weapon that escaped from a Regalian lab. Its creator didn't tell anyone she had the cure because she didn't want to admit she'd created the plague.]]
* PropheciesAreAlwaysRight: [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Maybe.]] While the wording of the prophecies is at times vague, and more than one character attempts to manipulate them, it ''is'' established that there are real seers in this universe. Whether the prophecies were accurate or not is ultimately left unclear.
* ProphecyTwist: Happens all the time. Then it is subverted in ''Gregor and the Code of Claw'', when Ripred points out that the prophecies could be loosely interpreted to cover a variety of situations and that people are often adapting what happens in reality to fit the prophecy so that it is fulfilled (their society is strongly based around the prophecies their founder wrote). He then gets ''really'' GenreSavvy by [[spoiler:deliberately giving himself a wound that will fulfill yet another prophecy]].
* RealityEnsues: [[BittersweetEnding In the worst possible way, usually]].
* ReleasedToElsewhere: The rats are "relocating" all the mice in the Underland. Turns out that [[spoiler:they're actually leading the mice to their doom without them suspecting anything]]. Not surprising, considering that the story is based on [[spoiler:the Holocaust]].
* ReluctantWarrior: Gregor, who spends the first book trying to convince everyone that he [[RefusalOfTheCall can't be the warrior]] everyone's talking about. Hamnet in the third book, who makes it clear he considers violence a last resort.
* RodentsOfUnusualSize: The series has these as main characters--not to mention the giant insect and bats....
* SadisticChoice: ''Gregor and the Code of Claw'' has one when they find out that Solovet's route home to Regalia will cause her to fly into a rat ambush. To let her go would mean her death, to keep her from going would cause the rats to realize that the humans have cracked their code and make the humans give up their greatest advantage.
* ScarsAreForever: Ripred. Later [[spoiler:Gregor]] as well, which he realizes in part of his BittersweetEnding.
* ScreamingWarrior: York, Howard's father. Gregor's first impression of him is that he's huge, wields a [[{{BFS}} two-handed sword, and shouts a lot.]]
* ScrewDestiny: In ''Gregor and The Code of Claw'', Ripred tells Gregor to do this when [[spoiler:a prophecy says he's going to die]].
* SecretKeeper:
** Lizzie is often required to explain why her family members have disappeared for extended periods of time.
** [[spoiler:Mrs. Cormaci]] becomes this for the family starting in ''Gregor and the Marks of Secret''.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: In ''Gregor and the Marks of Secret'', Gregor and Luxa are going to investigate the Nibblers' situation, but, since no one can know about it, they pretend that they are going on a picnic. Of course, Howard shows up and offers to join them, so Gregor, looking for an excuse, tells him that they're going on a date. Even when Howard finds out that Gregor was lying, he still chews him out because seeing as Luxa's a princess and Gregor's not even an Underlander, they couldn't possibly be married. Gregor states several times that he and Luxa aren't like that and marriage is thinking ''way'' too far ahead, since they're twelve or thirteen, but then Howard asks Gregor why he thought Howard might believe it in the first place, rendering all his arguments useless.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Gregor by the end of the series. He's [[KidHero twelve]]. Ripred is an older version of this.
* ShipperOnDeck:
** Very much averted with Howard, who seems hellbent on making sure Gregor and Luxa never go on a date.
** And there's Gregor's mom [[spoiler:who secretly approves of Luxa because she's "got attitude"]].
* ThemeNaming:
** All of the bats have names taken from Greek mythology.
** Luxa's mother is named Judith, Judith's twin is named Hamnet, and their sister is named Susannah. William Shakespeare had a daughter named Susannah and twins named Judith and Hamnet.
** The mice are named after famous mathematicians and mathematical principles.
** The rats tend to have compound names, usually violent--Ripred, Lapblood, Makemince.
* TonightSomeoneDies: In the ''Gregor the Overlander'', an ancient prophecy states that twelve will set out on a quest "and eight will be left when we count up the dead". Sure enough, by the end of the book, [[spoiler:Tick, Gox, Treflex, and Henry]] have all met their maker.
* UnstoppableRage: Ripred [[spoiler:and Gregor]] as a result of [[spoiler:being [[TheBerserker ragers]]]].
* WellExcuseMePrincess: Gregor seems to love mocking Luxa's stiff conduct and all that. Has some pretty funny moments.
* WhatTheHellTownspeople:
** The Regalians still scorn Gregor even though he's saved their lives multiple times.
** The ending of ''Gregor and The Code of Claw'' has Gregor [[spoiler:tell off what amounts to the ENTIRE Underland. The Bane's dead and the humans and rats are ready to live together peacefully. Luxa then announces that the rats are being sent to live in the most hostile region of the Underland. Ripred isn't amused, and both sides are ready to go to war right then and there. Gregor tells all of them off not just for being so stupid and short-sighted after both sides have been devastated, but also for Ripred having come all this way with them and Luxa treating him like dirt]].
* WhamLine: That encoded message in ''Gregor and the Code of Claw''? It says [[spoiler:"Twitchtip died in pit"]]. Also, Luxa's [[spoiler:declaration of war against the gnawers]].
* WhenTreesAttack: Lots of the plants in the Jungle are carnivorous.
* YouCantFightFate: Brought home in ''Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods'' when [[spoiler:his mom contracts the plague]]; Gregor acknowledges mentally that there was no other way to ensure the prophecy would happen the way it needed to.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Averted, mostly. This happens a bit in the first book, but then [[spoiler:Gregor goes on this quest to find his missing dad and all that]]. [[spoiler:Otherwise they want him to go home. And then come back for the next 4]].
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