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MICHAEL VEY: RISE OF THE ELGEN (2013) Book Review

  • By Cara Buckley
  • 07 May, 2013
Michael Vey’s story continues with the search for his mother, and it leads them on a dangerous journey to where they uncover a much bigger plot than the Electroclan could have imagined. Not only has the evil Dr. Hatch been using their powers for high priced assassinations, but also he has been experimenting in using it to control the energy sources throughout the world.
The Electroclan’s journey to  is an action packed, emotional roller coaster that tests the endurance of every teenager in the group. It strengthens them and forces them to go beyond their limits. They find abilities they never thought they had.
Despite Michael’s reluctance the group looks to him for guidance, and he is thrown into the role as group leader. Because he loves his mother he puts on a brave face and leads them straight into battle against their captors.
This is also a story about sacrifice. Reformed assassin Zeus is so powerful that water burns him. He cannot ever take a shower, because is would kill him. None of that matters when the lives of his friends become endangered. In order to save them, he must activate the sprinkler system and risk electrocuting himself in the process.
I always find the selfless act of sacrifice very moving in these kinds of stories. It is a perfect example of the sacrifice made for mankind by Jesus Christ. Not to save our lives, but to save our immortal souls. Without Christ’s salvation we are doomed to face an eternity of death. Christ sacrificed himself because of how much he loves his children; just as the Electroclan loved their families enough to travel to  to save Michael’s mother.

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