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I thought things would change when I found the others. We would stop running. We would fight the Mogadorians. And we would win.

But I was wrong. Even though we have come together, we barely escaped from the Mogadorians with our lives. And now we're in hiding, trying to figure out our next move.

The six of us are powerful?but we're not yet strong enough to take on their entire army. We haven't discovered the full extent of our Legacies. We ...

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The Fall of Five (Lorien Legacies Series #4)

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Overview

I thought things would change when I found the others. We would stop running. We would fight the Mogadorians. And we would win.

But I was wrong. Even though we have come together, we barely escaped from the Mogadorians with our lives. And now we're in hiding, trying to figure out our next move.

The six of us are powerful—but we're not yet strong enough to take on their entire army. We haven't discovered the full extent of our Legacies. We haven't learned to work together. And there's still so much that we don't know about the Elders or their plan for us. Time is running out, and there's only one thing we know for certain: We need to find Number Five before they do.

They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
I am Number Four. I was supposed to be next.
But I'm still alive.

This battle is far from over.

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Editorial Reviews

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Somehow the Garde narrowly survived the onslaughts recounted so vividly in The Rise of Nine, but disorganized and outnumbered, they realize that they might have just postponed their annihilation. To save earth from the ruthless Mogadorian hordes, they must match the powers and cleverness of their oppressors and fight for a better day. A new installment of one of the most popular teen fantasy adventure series.

Chicago Tribune
“There’s genuine suspense…it’s easy to get lost in the world of the sweet teen from another planet.”
Booklist
“Terrifically propulsive.”
The Horn Book
“Riveting.”
Michael Bay
PRAISE FOR THE I AM NUMBER FOUR SERIES:“Number Four is a hero for this generation.”
Chicago Tribune

“There’s genuine suspense…it’s easy to get lost in the world of the sweet teen from another planet.”

Booklist

“Terrifically propulsive.”

The Horn Book

“Riveting.”

Kirkus Reviews
2013-09-01
"Lore" (aka James Frey) moves his ponderous, jumbled science-fiction epic forward an inch by dropping a traitor into the band of superpowered refugees charged with saving Earth from evil aliens. The tale has already become so complicated that even confirmed series fans may welcome the long, sluggish stretches of hanging out, fretting, flirting, bickering and undisguised recaps. These are packed in between the paltry number of violent but widely spaced encounters with brutish Mogadorian invaders. Here, the already indigestibly large cast of teenage Loriens and their human helpers gains three and loses one as two chancy new allies, multiple gems with mystical properties, prophetic visions of terrifying doom, ravening monsters, mysterious scars and hints of new powers arrive to add more flimsy trinkets to the literary flea market. Confusingly, three of the Loriens switch off as first-person narrators but are given (whether from authorial inertia or incompetence) indistinguishable voices. Following the climactic denouement, the young heroes end up more or less where they were in the previous episode: split up and on the run. Sample chapters, not labeled as such, from three spinoff novellas are appended. Likely headed for the best-seller lists--but not on its merits. (Science fiction. 12-14)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061974618
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/27/2013
  • Series: Lorien Legacies Series , #4
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 19,069
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Pittacus Lore is Lorien’s ruling Elder. He has been on Earth preparing for the war that will decide Earth’s fate. His whereabouts are unknown.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    It pains me to leave a mediocre review for a book series that i

    It pains me to leave a mediocre review for a book series that i have come to love, but the fact remains that this installment pales in comparison to its predecessors. I finished this book extremely fast because it was without a doubt the shortest installment of the main series. The story line lacked the action pack, suspense filled writing that fans have come to know and love from this series. I hope that the next installment will be better than this one.

    23 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2013

    I cant wait much longer!!!

    The suspence is killing me!

    22 out of 45 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Cannot Wait!

    The others booksin this series are thrilling and have an amazing plot to each book. I cannot wait for this book!

    18 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2013

    Very disappointing. For the past three years my sons and I have

    Very disappointing. For the past three years my sons and I have looked forward to getting the next installment of this series. Not so much anymore. The Fall of Five is not well focused. It seems to wallow around in uncertainty and angst. There is no real character development. All the characters that we have come to like so much in the first three books never do anything in this book. They do not grow. They are not particularly interesting (possible an argument can be made that Marina is not quite as flat as the other characters in this book). Cookie cutter, cardboard, flat.
    Lots of cursing in this book. The characters curse so much their IQs drop 20 points. The F bomb is even dropped a couple of times. Really, if the author thinks this is the only way young people communicate, he needs to meet some classier young people. If the author communicates this way, he/she fails again. Hey Pitticus, get some class. You created some noble characters, let them act nobly.
    This book is worth the time to read if you are invested in the characters, but if the next book has the same failings, I will likely discontinue reading the series.

    17 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2013

    I dont know what the book is like but it sounds freakin awesome

    OMG I want to read this book soooo much. It sounds AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

    15 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2013

    This book was an overall good read. However it was not the best

    This book was an overall good read. However it was not the best in this wonderful series. The book was mostly just a filler book trying to transition between the battle in New Mexico to what the future may bring. The point of view changed constantly but I kind of liked that. The story was told through the perspectives of John, Sam and Marina and it was easy to identify whose eyes we were looking through. The changing views really helped to move the story along. There were a lot of love scenes that I didn't particularly like except for the ones between Marina and Eight. What this book really lacked was an epic fight scene at the end. The previous books all ended with a huge battle (Paradise High School, West Virginia/Spain, New Mexico). Although this ending didn't go out with a huge battle it did leave you with a cliffhanger and an immensely sad loss.
     Overall, I enjoyed this book and it leaves me waiting for book five.

    12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

    Great series but...

    Like most people have been saying, this is a filler book, which I found very annoying. If you're going to release a filler book, make sure you do so 3-4 months before you release the upcoming one. Because filler books leave people kind of empty handed and authors tend to lose fans at a faster rate. I am still a fan of this series of course, despite the nauseating ongoing romance with Four and Sarah.

    Can I just comment on how needy they are? It's gross and redundant. If anything, Four needs a more relevant love interest and I truly thought something was going to happen with Six--she is a better match in my opinion.

    Five's little "twist" story was actually predictable, the way he was introduced into the series was just weak and it seemed as if the author just threw it up at last minute..

    Eight's death was devastating and I really wish it hadn't been his end. I would have wanted to see something more spark between him and Seven.

    Oh! Another thing that sort of pushes my buttons, why keep a human name? I mean some of the garde haven't kept their human names so what is the point of keeping them. I get the it's supposed to let "John" have a solid identity but he already has one. Wouldn't it be cool if unlocking their real names is some last piece of the puzzle or some element like that. I have really thought about this.

    Twist endings are my favorite, if they are set up phenomenally. Like, what if there was more to the Loric battle than any of the garde or mogadorians think? What if, to preserve the species, not only did the loric rely on the nine garde but maybe...idk finally writing this theory out feels weird and not all together but like maybe they "preserved" some loric people. Haha like kept them frozen. That would give the garde a bigger army and a better chance of reproducing in Lorien. It's a theory..

    10 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2013

    Great book, but way too short.

    This was a great new installment in the series, and satisfied my hunger for more of the series. However, the point of view changes frequently which is quite annoying at some times, but keeps you on your toes. Also, this is a very short book. So short, it took me about two hours to read, and then afterwords it leaves you with a cliff hanger which makes you want to throw the book and the wall in frustration that you have to wait another year for the next book. This book was just way too short..

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    Just finished the whole book in one night. Not good but not bad

    Just finished the whole book in one night. Not good but not bad either. It's like a filler book. 70% dull and about their love stories, 30% about the main storyline. The only parts that has an impact were the last parts. Sad though, too much questions left unanswered when you reach the end. For me, It didn't deserve my one-year wait. Too short

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    I stayed up all night to finish it. A fun and exciting new chapt

    I stayed up all night to finish it. A fun and exciting new chapter of the story. I won't spoil anything but the end is exciting, the next book should be great. I haven't decoded it yet.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    What happened?!? Every book leading up to this was adventurous,

    What happened?!? Every book leading up to this was adventurous, action packed, information filled. This one fell flat, almost empty even. Yeah there was some good moments but the rest of the time I just wished I was done reading it. If this is how the rest of the series is going to run, please just finish it. If you plan on writing in your old format and making it the best it could be then by all means continue but a bunch of dialogue and vague character descriptions in which you can guess their interior motives means nothing to me but a bunch of yawns. It pains me to rate this low when I have always rate a 4/5 on the series but well that's what it deserves.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2013

    The novellas were more satisfying read than this filler. The cha

    The novellas were more satisfying read than this filler. The characters lacked further development. Sarah is the most annoying female
     character i' ve ever read. She's much too weak and one dimensional. 

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

    Eh... not good

    Eight's death was sad but Five was just an idiot. AND PITTACUS IS DEAD!!!!! WHY!!!

    4 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

    This is so unfair...

    It is books like this (well, this series actually but, more than any other, this particular book) that make me wish the author would not publish any books until every book in the series was written so I would not have to wait a whole year! If you can ignore the crappy romance element, the action is riveting though the majority of it was not shocking twist the author intended. Foreshadowing is not the same as subtle nuance. But you have to read this!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2013

    Ok. Here we go.

    *sigh* This book seemed slightly like a filler book. One that prepares you for the next one. I mean the persectives kept jumping around that I found it hard to get attached to the story line. Also all of the charaters were focused on their love lives and and not on defeating the Mogs. Prioritize people. It would do you wonders of good. Also I feel so sad for Eight. WHY! The one thing I loved about this book was how awesome 9 was.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2013

    X

    This book was a little disapointing because it had way too many swear words in it. The first book had a manageble number but this was out of control. Also I didn't like how four and sarah shared a bed. That just took it to a whole new level. I mean they ate only 15 and 16. I'm going to keep on with the series because I'm hooked but any series over three books has the later of the books not living up to par. Of course that excludes the Harry potter series.

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

    Pretty good...warning spoilers

    I enjoyed this book but was unsatisfied with the ending. Spoiler alert: when Marina does the freezy thing with eight after he diea do you think he might come back to life and get healed? Youre probably thinking tough luck but having a legacy thay brings people back to life would be very powerful amd possibly their only chance at defeating Setrakus Ra. If they found 1 2 and 3s bodies they could heal them aand they could heal the Cepans. I really dont think the author would kill off eigt so easily is what im saying. Just an idea. Anyways pretty good book...this is my only concern.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2013

    Fall of Five

    Amazing yet heartbraking.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2013

    Common

    Great book. Only problem is now I have to wait another year to move on from the amazing cliff hanger. Almost makes me wish I waited to read it, I want the next book now.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

    Back an forth

    I greatly enjoyed some parts of the book but the majority of it was unsatisfying. Eight and marinas romance barely progressed before he just died. There was almost no reflection on eights death either. The end of the book came with two climaxes in chicago and florida bt had almost no ending and just stopped with four and adam exchanging a fe words. Also there was a small portion of nine and ella potentially hookin up but she seems like seven years younger. Four and sarah went from romantic to kind of gross. I did not like them sharing a bed even though the author says nothing really happens. Th six sm thing was just weird too. Overall unsatisfying

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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