In Collins' science fiction work, Snow is portrayed as cruel and ruthless in ruling Panem and its districts for a quarter-century. He and Lawrence's character have a difficult relationship that carries through the series.
In September 2008, Scholastic Press released "The Hunger Games," the first book of Collins' trilogy partly inspired by the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur.
It was followed by "Catching Fire" in September 2009 and "Mockingjay" in August 2010.
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