When Suzanne Collins first confirmed the Hunger Games prequel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes in 2019, followers had been ecstatic to go back to Panem. That passion dissipated after the very first excerpt for the guide arrived. As as it happens, the Hunger Games prequel facilities around President Snow.
The ‘Hunger Games’ prequel happens a long time before Katniss had been born
Collins verified the prequel straight back in October 2019. While many for the protagonists for the Hunger Games trilogy and motion picture franchise tend to be beloved by followers, this brand-new tale occurs many years before Katniss was created.
“With this book, I wanted to explore the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival,” stated Collins about The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.
“The reconstruction period 10 years after the war, commonly referred to as the Dark Days — as the country of Panem struggles back to its feet — provides fertile ground for characters to grapple with these questions and thereby define their views of humanity,” she stated in a news release.
The ‘Hunger Games’ prequel centers on President Snow
On Jan. 21, 2020, Entertainment Weekly introduced 1st excerpt from The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Based from the items for the excerpt, it seems the primary personality is President Snow, the main villain of Collins’ initial trilogy. Not just is a new President Snow a principal personality, he could be referred to as a hero.
Obviously, this revelation is surprising to fans. EW also defines President Snow as “a manipulative tyrant, a brutal killer,” with its preview for the excerpt. However, the preview continues on to spell it out a new Coriolanus Snow as a hero, or at the very least a short-term one.
“Last June, Scholastic launched that Collins had written a prequel set 64 years before the occasions of The Hunger Games, titled The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (out May 19). And today EW could offer eager followers a taste of what to anticipate with this particular very first excerpt — and expose Snow as our brand-new protagonist, a teen created to privilege but seeking anything more, a country mile off through the guy we realize he can come to be. Here, he’s friendly. He’s charming. And, for the present time anyhow, he’s a hero,” reads EW’s preview.
Fans aren’t delighted about President Snow’s tale range into the ‘Hunger Games’ prequel
The excerpt then shows that at one stage, Snow had been assigned to mentor a new woman from District 12 into the Hunger Games. This acts as a parallel to President Snow’s future antagonistic relationship with Katniss.
However, a big set of Hunger Games fans didn’t such as the notion of going back to learn about Snow whenever there have been various other figures’ backstories that may happen investigated. Other followers don’t that way the guide might accept the trope of humanizing a male villain.
“everyone being so hypеd for the new hunger games book just to find out it’s about president snow…… i gtg,” wrote a Twitter individual.
“you’re telling me I waited YEARS for a new hunger games book just for it to be a president snow origin story,” an admirer tweeted.
One fan tweeted, “you mean …. to tell me …. I’ve waited years and preordered the hunger games sequel …. thinking it was abt mags … for it to be a president snow origin story … about a rich white boy becoming an authortarian who loves *checks notes* genocide?”
“Of all the characters in The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins decided to humanize President Snow. Like we need another story about some tortured white boy. I hate it here,” a Twitter individual wrote.