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Hunt for Jade Dragon (Michael Vey Series #4)
     

Hunt for Jade Dragon (Michael Vey Series #4)

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by Richard Paul Evans, Keith Nobbs (Read by)
 

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Michael and his friends must rescue a child prodigy as the thrilling action continues in this electrifying fourth installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling series!

Michael, Taylor, Ostin and the rest of the Electroclan head to China in search of a girl who may have discovered why Michael and his friends became electric. Her name is Lin Julung, or Jade

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Michael and his friends must rescue a child prodigy as the thrilling action continues in this electrifying fourth installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling series!

Michael, Taylor, Ostin and the rest of the Electroclan head to China in search of a girl who may have discovered why Michael and his friends became electric. Her name is Lin Julung, or Jade Dragon, and she’s a child prodigy with an IQ higher than Einstein’s—and Ostin’s.

But Hatch gets to her first, and the Elgen are holding her prisoner in their Taiwan Starxource plant. Now the Voice wants Michael and the Electroclan to go to Taiwan and free her before Hatch can realize his dreams of an army of electric children.

The hunt for Jade Dragon is on, and it’s a race against time!

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
2014-10-08
An autistic genius is in the hands of the enemy, and it's up to Michael Vey and his fellows in the Electroclan to save her. The Electroclan is regrouping on a top-secret ranch after striking a major blow against the villainous Dr. Hatch and the Elgen. The evil empire's flagship vessel, the Ampere, has been blown out of the sky, but Hatch's plans for world domination are still strong. His next nefarious deed is the abduction of the young Jade Dragon, a girl whose special gifts can make all of Hatch's evil dreams come true. The author mixes this sci-fi nonsense with just the right amount of fun, evoking Saturday-morning-cartoon heroics. It's hard not to see the influence of GI Joe and The Transformers in the Electroclan's adventures. Dueling factions and two-dimensional characters never get bogged down in the superserious mumbo jumbo that trips up many teen adventure series. This individual episode has a refreshingly intimate feel. The heroes' main objective isn't destroying a secret base or executing an evil potentate but instead a simple rescue mission. The relatively narrow focus allows for a more tangible, and therefore more satisfying, victory. A brisk pace and smart characterization make this an easily digestible adventure, and the requisite cliffhanger promises larger stakes for the next go-round. A series that is shaping up to be quite a fun ride. (Adventure. 10-14)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442373631
Publisher:
Mercury Ink
Publication date:
09/16/2014
Series:
Michael Vey Series , #4
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
7
Sales rank:
309,591
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Michael Vey 4

My best friend, Ostin Liss, told me that there is an ancient Chinese curse that says:

MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES

My name is Michael Vey, and I’m definitely living in interesting times. Just a year ago that wasn’t true. In fact, my life was about as exciting as one of Ostin’s clogging recitals. I was just an average, no-name freshman at Meridian High School in Meridian, Idaho—a small town where the only thing above average is the cow-to-human ratio. Don’t feel bad if you’ve never heard of Meridian, Idaho. Neither has anyone else.

I lived with my mother, who worked as a checker at the grocery store, in a tiny apartment with eggshell-white walls and green shag carpet. I walked to school every day; avoided bullies, the principal, most types of math, and organized sports; and played video games with my best (and only) friend, Ostin, six out of seven days of the week. And I watched Shark Week twice a year. That pretty much summed up my life.

I suppose the only thing vaguely interesting about me was my Tourette’s syndrome, which isn’t really that interesting because I don’t do any of the fascinating things that some people with Tourette’s do, like shout out swear words in public or make animal noises. I mostly just blink or gulp a lot. I know, boring.

Actually, what I just said about Tourette’s being the only interesting thing about me isn’t really true. There’s something about me that has always been very interesting—I’m just not allowed to tell anyone. I’m electric.

Which is what’s led to my new and very interesting life. For those keeping score, in the last year I’ve done the following:

• Made friends with a group of kids with electric powers like mine.

• Been locked up in a cell and tortured.

• Shut down a private school.

• Scored a really hot girlfriend. (Still can’t believe that one.)

• Flown to Peru and rescued my mother.

• Been tied up and almost fed to rats.

• Blown up a major power plant.

• Made Peru’s list of most wanted criminals.

• Been chased through the jungle by helicopters with flamethrowers.

• Lived with the Amacarra tribe in the Amazon jungle.

• Attacked the Peruvian army and rescued my friends before they could be executed for terrorism.

• Blew up the Ampere, a billion-dollar superyacht, before the Elgen could take over and enslave the entire island nation of Tuvalu (which, like Meridian, Idaho, you’ve also never heard of).

Now we’re preparing to fly to Taiwan to rescue a nine-year-old Chinese girl from the Taiwanese army and a group of Elgen superninjas called the Lung Li.

I have a feeling things are about to get a whole lot more interesting.

Meet the Author

Richard Paul Evans is the #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box. Each of his more than twenty novels has been a New York Times bestseller. There are more than 17 million copies of his books in print worldwide, translated into more than twenty-four languages. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Mothers Book Award, the Romantic Times Best Women’s Novel of the Year Award, the German Audience Gold Award for Romance, three Religion Communicators Council Wilbur Awards, the Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award, and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, Keri, and their five children. You can learn more about Richard on Facebook.com/RPEFans, or visit his website RichardPaulEvans.com.

Keith Nobbs has appeared on Broadway in The Lion In Winter and off-Broadway in Dog Sees God, Romance, The Hasty Heart, Bye Bye Birdie, Dublin Carol, and Four (Lucille Lortel Award, Drama Desk Nomination). His film credits include Phone Booth, Double Whammy, and 25th Hour. Television credits include The Black Donnellys (series regular), Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and The Sopranos.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Date of Birth:
October 11, 1962
Place of Birth:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Education:
B.A., University of Utah, 1984

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Hunt for Jade Dragon (Michael Vey Series #4) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 81 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait until this book comes out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THISIS S EXCITING!!! I READ ALL THREE IN 6 DAYS!! O:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its usually really hard for me to get into a book but Richard Paul Evans has a way of getting me trapped inside the world of MICHAEL VEY! This series has never bored me and has always kept me excited throught reading. If you like this series then i recommend you read the Maze Runner series by James Dashner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read every book in this series at least 4 times, these books do not get boring and I have absolutely been entirely captivated by each one as soon as they came out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So good with thrills on every page!!!Never able to put it down.Richard Paul Evans,You are an AMAZING Author!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So good!!! Read it in 2 days
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book sounds SO good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im only on 59 and its great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing series and each book seems to be better than the last. I am upset that the next book doesnt arrive until fall '15.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book so much!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Review for Michael Vey Hunt For The Jade Dragon MIchael Vey Hunt for the Jade Dragon Is totally mind boggling but not in a bad way. Michael starts to gain powers that he has never had for example he could stop bullets. This Michael Vey Book has a lot of background to it so you don’t have to go back a couple of pages to see what's going on to understand it. It’s one of the best fiction books I have read in awhile. I would rate this book 4 out of 5. When I first heard it was coming out I thought it wasn’t gonna be bad but my estimation was completely wrong.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plz make movie. If you dont't i will kill you. Kidding. Maybe mwahahahahahahahahahah - Brycen
MommaP11 More than 1 year ago
The last part of the book is where all the action is. While the other books had action all the way through, this one, after the review of previous activity which I always appreciate, it seemed a little slow. I understand it provided the preparation for the adventure, but I was glad when I got through it and on to the real story, so to speak.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Michael Vey i read 1,2,3 books and they are interesting in my full opinion Just by reading it makes me want to order it 1000 times!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally its out cant even express how angre i am with my mom she wont even let me get the darned book
DivaLoves2Read More than 1 year ago
Wonderful addition to the Michael Vey series! I was going to wait to read it next year, so I wouldn't have to wait an entire year before book #5 came out, but I kept seeing it on my Nook Shelf, so I just gave in! SO DARN GOOD!! Ahhhhh! I won't spoil it for anybody, but I am so glad that acceptance and forgiveness plays a part in this wonderful novel and I can't wait until they find out what happened at the Ranch! OMG! Good job Richard Paul Evans! Bravo!!! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous 11 months ago
THEY HAVE TO MAKE MOVIES OUT OF THESE!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They realy need to make a movie on these books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plz oh plz make it into a film!!!!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'd give it ten stars!