Gregor and the Code of Claw

After the fourth novel in the series by Suzanne Collins, the most awaited last installment from the Underland Chronicles was published. Gregor and the Code of Claw came to be as a final book in which all the prophecies would come to an end and the story will be concluded.

Gregor and the Code of Claw is a continuation of the previous novel of Suzanne Collins Gregor and the Marks of Secret. It was noted in the Fourth book that no one is talking about the Prophecy of Time and even when Gregor inquires about it he gets no response. This is because the prophecy of Time which is the final Prophecy demands Gregor’s death. It demands the death of the warrior. Gregor is tired, exhausted, injured and unhappy by what Prophecy foretells but he is a fighter and is ready to fight his destiny.

The army of rats is ready to attack the humans and the humans want a final combat which will decide who will rule the Underland. Gregor’s aim is to fight for Regalia and to get his family safely back home.

A code is to be cracked for the humans to survive in the Underland, there is so much going on and Gregor has to face the biggest challenge. Underland and the Gregor are both in danger and only the time will decide what is written in their fate. Thus Gregor and the Code of Claw proved to be a thrilling and full of suspense experience.

The book Gregor and the Code of Claw has received News York Times Best Selling series and Book Sense Bestselling Series. It was listed as USA Today Bestseller and was also acclaimed as A Book Sense Children’s Pick. Gregor and the Code of Claw was a CCBC Choices 2008 and the audio version of the book was acknowledged with 2009 ALSC Notable Children’s Recording.

Being the last book of the series, a lot of expectations were attaches to the book. People anticipated Gregor and the Code of Claw to be the better and full of adventures with fresh and innovative plots and ideas. Fans seemed to be happy with Suzanne’s performance as a writer and it was reviewed in positive words by most of the critics but still a few people had different opinions. A few people think that there are still some unanswered questions in the novel Gregor and the Code of Claw and a Suzanne should proceed with the sixth part to overcome those left out points.

Gregor and the Code of Claw has a realistic conclusion and gave a message of hope. The novel’s ending emphasized on the importance of peace and trust. The whole series was exemplary in the detailed warship scenes, military mechanism, action scenes and characterization. The way the strategies and plots were implanted in the story was commendable. The continuation and smooth move from one book to another, without disturbing the story line is a credible effort.