Under the Mountain

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Under the Mountain
Under the Mountain (Maurice Gee book).jpg
AuthorMaurice Gee
CountryNew Zealand
GenreChildren's literature
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)

Under the Mountain is a 1979 children's book by New Zealand writer Maurice Gee. It has been adapted into a 1981 television miniseries and a 2009 film.


Beneath the extinct volcanoes surrounding the city, giant creatures are waking from a spellbound sleep that has lasted thousands of years. Their goal is the destruction of the world.

Rachel and Theo Matheson are twins. Apart from having red hair, there is nothing remarkable about them - or so they think. They are horrified to discover that they have a strange and awesome destiny. Only the Matheson twins can save the world from the terror of what is under the mountain.