18
Dec

Review: Michael Vey: Rise of the Elgen

   Posted by: Garrett   in Path

I hate Richard Paul Evans for not releasing the third book in the series right now 😉

This was a good follow up to the first novel. Evans was able to remind me of the important points of the plot unobtrusively throughout the story. Evans also upped the stakes effectively and even concluded this part of the series with a generally satisfying ending. Of course, it is obvious that there is much more to come, but the main plot point of rescuing his mother was resolved (most likely – there is still a little bit of uncertainty around that).

In this part of the story, Michael and his Electroclan try to find Michael’s mom using the help of a mysterious stranger. They end up in Peru and get to battle a rain forest in addition to the bad guys.

While the characters are fun and the interplay is interesting, Dr. Hatch stands out as having no real redeeming quality or qualities. I had a difficult time empathizing with him or even understanding how he could think anything that he does is okay – and we got to be in his POV for part of the story. Perhaps Evans is making him this way on purpose, but I think it would be so much more troubling if the character were a little more gray.

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