Prophecy of the Underworld

3.8 rating
Prophecy of the Underworld
Publish: 2022
Publisher: Penguin Books
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9789814954167
Pages: 220
Language: English

Prophecy of the Underworld

3.8 rating

Filled with wacky humour and surprising twists and turns, this spoof of hero-adventure narratives follows a misguided hero and his three friends on a hilarious romp through a parallel world in a quest to save their own from destruction.

When the prophesied hero unexpectedly dies on the eve of the quest to save the world from a series of natural disasters, thirteen-year-old Julian Kee is randomly chosen as a last-minute replacement. With absolutely no world-saving skills whatsoever, he must nonetheless lead his friends to journey into a parallel world underneath the earth's crust (known as the Underworld) and retrieve a magical rock that can save their world.

The problem is that the ruling council of the Underworld objects to their quest, and access to the rock can only be obtained by passing through a series of terrible trials, including navigating an unsolvable maze, enduring unspeakable tortures in the dungeons of the council’s citadel, and facing a really cute bunny. And is the Underworlder who cheerfully volunteers to risk her life to help them simply a girl with a very kind, selfless heart, or is she really a spy for the council?

A fast-paced adventure filled with lots of exciting twists and turns, this hilarious spoof of adventure/hero stories will be enjoyed by both the young and the not-so-young!


Books By This Author

Low Ying Ping - Books SG
Author Details:

Low Ying Ping is the author of the MOUNT EMILY novels, a middle grade / young adult fantasy series featuring friendship and time travel. The second novel, Mount Emily Revisited, won the Singapore Book Awards 2017 in the Middle Grade / Young Adult category. The books have also been shortlisted for other awards such as the Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award and Singapore’s Popular Readers’ Choice Awards. Mount Emily was also selected for inclusion in the National Arts Council of Singapore’s “Read Our World: SingLit Book Gift for Schools” in 2018 and 2019.

Her most recent publications are an English adaptation of Journey to the West for children aged 7-10 years old, and Prophecy of the Underworld, a middle grade adventure/quest novel filled with humour and exciting twists and turns.

Her short story, “The Age When Magic Begins”, won second prize in the British Fantasy Society’s Short Story Competition 2018. Her poems and critical essay have appeared in Singa, the journal of the National University of Singapore Centre for the Arts and QLRS (Quarterly Literary Review Singapore).

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