For decades, Hudich, the leader of an evil army, had been held prisoner in a world called Pekel. Before releasing him last summer to save Max's friend Cindy, Max's grandfather neutralized Hudich's magical powers with the aid of an advanced high-tech collar.
Unfortunately, Hudich's escape allowed him to relay a centuries-old secret to his followers that helps them find a powerful weapon. With the aid of this new weapon, an ancient magical gateway, the enemy kidnaps Max's mother and forces him to do their bidding by threatening to kill her. To keep his mother alive, Max will embark on another perilous adventure into new worlds with hidden dangers.
Convinced there is a spy among his friends, Max must decide who he can trust, if anyone, in his attempts to rescue his mother and destroy the enemy's plans. His failure could free Hudich from the collar and leave innocent lives across the universe at the mercy of ruthless beings.
Once again Max is given a situation that he would not have thought to be in. Before he gets to leave for summer break, Max's mother has been kidnapped by Hudich's men and Max is trying anything to get her back. Through the book is is skirting the line between obeying his mother's captives and doing what is right for his grandpa's cause.
Like the first book, I did not want to stop listening to it. The story flows wonderfully and was extremely fast paced. This is a series I would recommend to anyone!
This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge.