The Rise of Nine

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The Rise of Nine
The rise of nine official book cover.jpg
Author Pittacus Lore
Country United States
Language English
Series Lorien Legacies
Genre Young Adult
Teen Fiction

HarperCollins (US)

Penguin (UK)
Publication date
August 21, 2012
Media type Hardcover
Pages 360
ISBN 978-0-06-197458-8
Preceded by The Power of Six
Followed by The Fall of Five[1]

The Rise of Nine is a young adult teen fiction novel by Pittacus Lore and the third novel in The Lorien Legacies. It is published by HarperCollins, & was released on August 21, 2012, in the US and by Penguin on August 30, 2012 in the UK.[2] It is the first book in the series to be written after Jobie Hughes left the project.[3]

The Fall of Five continues the Lorien series.[1]


John Smith (Four), Maren Elizabeth (Six), Marina (Seven), Joey (Eight), Stanley (Nine), Ella (Ten), Crayton (Ella's Cepan), Setrakus Ra (Mogadorian leader), Sam (John's best friend), and Sarah Hart (John's girlfriend)


The Rise of Nine suffered brief setbacks after the departure of Hughes from the project, stating differences of opinion for the direction of the series.[4] In August 2012, ghostwriter Greg Boose issued a tweet that contained a photograph of a hardcover copy of The Rise of Nine, hinting that he was the ghostwriter of the series.[3]

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly it was confirmed that there would be at least six books in the series, with the series continuing "until the war ends".[5]


Reception for The Rise of Nine was positive, with the book garnering praise from Teenreads and Digital Journal.[6][7]


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  2. ^ Lee, Stephan. "Read five chapters of 'The Rise of Nine', the sequel to 'The Power of Six' and 'I Am Number Four' -- EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Is this the new author of the I Am Number Four sequels?". io9. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Mozes, Suzanne. "James Frey’s Fiction Factory". New York Magazine. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Lee, Stephan. "An extraterrestrial interview with 'Rise of Nine' author Pittacus Lore -- EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Boche, Benjamin. "Review: The Rise of Nine". Teenreads. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  7. ^ Cooper, Kristal. "Review: The Rise of Nine". Digital Journal. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 

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