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Things You Need to Know About the ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’

Hunger Games truly has a huge fan following all across the world. People who prefer to watch action thrillers have this movie at the top of their bucket list. The premise of this story is set in a land where an annual game of human sacrifice is held with mythological and historical reasons behind it. All rebellions to squash this hegemony have been rendered useless. Now after the publishing of the novel Hunger Games in 2008, the prequel to this book is arriving. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is written by Suzanne Collins. It explores the life of Coriolanus Snow, the chief of Panem. He is the main antagonist to Katniss Everdeen. Here are some details about the book you should know.

No reference of Katniss Everdeen

In this book, there is no reference of Katniss Everdeen. Here Katniss is only used to refer to a flowering plant that grows potatoes. The cause behind this might be that the events are set 64 years before the original novel on the games is published. We also get familiar with the character of Lucretius Flickerman. The name sounds a striking resemblance to a character played by Stanley Tucci in the original movie.

Origin of Hunger Games

In this book, we get to know about the origin of the Hunger Games. This sacrificial event was started by the lord of the land during that time. The snow was a junior mentor to the tribute where the first Hunger Games was organized. In this, the tributes and the volunteers were made to participate in a hunt expedition. There they had to find an objective or a check through point to progress from one level to another. Communication with the participants is possible through live video surveillance. After that these volunteers have to encounter gruesome wild animals let loose into the arena. They have to fight these animals and kill them in order to survive.

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Are You Coming to the Tree Made Popular?

This song was first sung by Jennifer Lawrence in the Hunger Games movie and sprang to the top of the Billboard charts. In this book, we get to know the origin of this extremely popular song with its haunting lyrics.