Michael Vey, Battle of the Ampere by Richard Paul Evans; 2013; $17.99; 307 pages; Mercury Ink, New York, NY; 978-1-4424-7511-3; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Troutdale; 2/2/15-2/4/15

Michael Vey and the Electroclan have successfully rescued Michael’s mother and some of the other electric children from a Elgen camp in Peru.  Michael escapes into the jungle where he meets up with another of the electric children and a member of a group that opposes the Elgen.  The action is non stop and moving.  Michael and the Electroclan are able to take a measure of revenge against the Elgen for the loss of one of their own.

Did I enjoy it?   Yes it was a exciting read and an emotional roller coaster that caused me to get choked up a few times.


What is with the title of the review?  At one point Michael Vey remembers something his mother said, “All evil needs to triumph is for good people to do nothing.”  This is a quote that I have seen attributed to Dietrich Bonhoeffer.