The themes of cooperation and teamwork are very prevalent in the novel. The main protagonist in the story, Mr Karle and other characters like Buddha represent the dark side of human nature, whose focus is to inflict pain in other people. On the other hand, the main character Nathaniel and his friends represent light and peace and aim at defeating the evil propagated by the protagonists. The conflict between these two sides calls for a collaborative effort on either side in order to ensure one of them emerges as the winner in the battle. Nathaniel and his friends form a powerful team called The Chain, which fights to restore peace in Cheshunt. Nathaniel, together with other members of “The Chain” work together to overcome different challenges as they fight to defeat evil in their community.