Abigail Packard


Dependable, Intermediate, Young Adult, Richard Paul Evans, Electricity, Adventure, Friendship, Betrayal

Document Type

Book Review


Michael and his friends are to capture the Joule to cut off the Elgen’s money and power. Michael and the Electroclan go to Taiwan to rescue Hatch’s ex-right-hand man, Welch, who has extensive knowledge of Elgen protocol. They also rescue Tara, Torstyn, and Quentin, three of Hatch’s rogue electric children. Michael and the crew head to Hades, a newly rechristened island that hosts the Elgen’s main headquarters. But on the way, Gervaso’s friend betrays them and their plan is compromised. The team is able to make it to Hades and into the prison that dominates the island. They recruit the inmates, natives of the islands that Hatch has taken over, and the three Glows to battle against the Elgen. Michael and his friends manage to capture the Joule and drive the Elgen away, but at great cost: Gervaso’s dies. In the final moments of a terrible lightning storm, Michael harnesses the electricity from a bolt of lightning and disappears.