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Prophecy of the Underworld

Publisher: Penguin Books (US)
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  • About the Author
  • When the prophesied hero dies one day before the world needs saving, 13-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 into the Underworld to retrieve a magical rock that can save their world.

    The problem is that the ruling council of the Underworld objects to their quest, and 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!

  • Low Ying Ping is the author of the Mount Emily novels, a middle grade/young adult fantasy series featuring time travel and friendship. The first book, Mount Emily, was shortlisted for the Hedwig Anuar Children's Book Award 2018 and the second book, Mount Emily Revisited, won the Singapore Book Awards 2017 in the Middle Grade/Young Adult category. Three of the books have also been shortlisted for 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.
    She has also written an English adaptation of the Chinese classic, Journey to the West, for children aged 7-10 years old. 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). She holds a Master's degree in English Literature from the University of Warwick, UK.


ISBN: 9789814954167
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 220
Year Published: 2022