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|Author||Pittacus Lore (James Frey and Jobie Hughes)|
|Genre||Young adult, science fiction|
|Media type||print/digital (hardcover and paperback)|
- 1 Lorien Legacies Novel Series
- 2 The Lost Files Series
- 2.1 I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Legacies
- 2.2 I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Secret Histories
- 2.3 I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Hidden Enemy
- 2.4 I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Rebel Allies
- 2.5 I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Zero Hour
- 3 Characters
- 4 Critical reception
- 5 Film adaptation
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Lorien Legacies Novel Series
I Am Number Four
'I Am Number Four' follows the story of John Smith, a 15-year-old from the planet Lorien, and Henri, his Cêpan (protector), as they run from the Mogadorians, another alien race that is hunting John and eight other teenage Lorics residing on planet Earth. These nine teens are members of the Garde, a group of Loric people gifted with special powers called "Legacies". Cêpans (pronounced say-paan), who are also Loric, do not acquire legacies and are assigned as protectors and mentors for young members of the Garde. The teenagers are protected by a charm that only allows them to be killed in numeric order, which works only when they stay apart, with a special factor of a scar forming on every Garde's ankle when another Garde is killed. The Garde each have been gifted a chest from the Lorien Elders containing each Garde's inheritance that can only be opened by the member and their Cêpan together, or in the case of the Cêpan's death, by the member alone. The Cêpan most often chooses the moment to open the chest, usually after their Garde has acquired their first legacy. John gets his first legacy on his first day at school in Paradise, Ohio. His first legacy is Lumen and allows him to be resistant to fire, and have lights in his hands.
The first three have been killed, One in Malaysia, Two in England, and Three in Kenya. They can only be killed in the order of their numbers. Four is hiding in Florida, and while Four is at a party with his friends, a third scar appears in his ankle, indicating that Three has been captured and killed by the Mogadorians. Three was killed in Kenya. John and Henri move to Paradise, Ohio. While here, John falls for Sarah Hart, makes enemies with school bully and Sarah's ex-boyfriend, Mark James, becomes best friends with Sam Goode, and adopts a mysterious Beagle he names Bernie Kosar. Sam finds out John's secret but keeps it and is supportive of him. Sarah also finds out about John when he saves her from a fire in Mark's house, leaping out a two story window and surviving. Near the end of the book, the Mogadorians find John and a frantic battle ensues at Paradise High School. Number Six finds John before the battle starts and she along with John, Sarah, Sam, Henri, Bernie Kosar (who turns out to be a Loric Chimæra who can change forms) and Mark fight against the Mogadorians. The Mogadorians lose the battle, but Henri dies and Six and Bernie Kosar are badly injured.
Because the school is now destroyed and there are dead bodies strewn around town, the blame falls toward John and Henri who are now suspected terrorists. John was forced to leave Sarah behind because of the danger. John, Sam, Six and Bernie Kosar leave Paradise in search of the rest of the Garde and Sam's father, Malcolm, who Sam believes was abducted by aliens years before.
The Power Of Six
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The story is told by two members of the Garde: Number Four (John Smith), who is on the run with Sam, Number Six, and Bernie Kosar, and Number Seven (Marina), who is hiding at a convent in Spain. While John, Six and Sam try to stay ahead of the Mogadorians while searching for the other surviving Loric, Marina searches for news of John after his heroic battle at the school that came at the end of I Am Number Four.
The plot begin's showing what life is like for Marina in the convent. Marina starts to suspect the Mogadorians have discovered her, but believes the charm is what keeps them from attacking her. She keeps seeing the same Mogadorian watching her in various circumstances. A new 7-year-old girl named Ella comes to the orphanage and Marina befriends her. Meanwhile, she tries to convince her Cepan (Adelina) to open her Loric Chest and take responsibility of her role as Cepan, but to no avail. Ella finds the hidden Chest, and she and Marina retrieve it after a scuffle with four women from the convent. In this fight, Ella breaks her arm, and Marina discovers her healing legacy. Later, Marina drugs Adelina and opens her Chest.
Elsewhere, John, Six, BK (Bernie Kosar), and Sam continue evading the police. After a particularly bad chase one night, John finally decides to open his Chest, which he's kept with him all his life and contains special Loric items. He and the others examine its contents but they are unfamiliar with almost all of the Chest's objects. However, by opening the chest, they notify the Mogadorians of their location, and prompt an attack on the house, which they narrowly escape. Later, John reads Henri's letter and finds out the Mogadorians have captured Sam's father. Sam remembers his father telling him of a secret Loric base in his backyard, and they set off to find it. Upon finding it, they are interrupted by Mogadorians, and the party splits up: Six and BK stay and fight, while John and Sam find Sarah. When they meet, the FBI appear and arrest John, putting him and Sam in a prison near Washington DC. They suspect Sarah had notified the FBI while they met. Meanwhile, Marina activates a communication device in her Chest, which alerts both the Mogadorians and the members of the Garde of her location.
As Mogadorians catch up to John and Sam in prison, Six helps them escape, though very angry they left her during the battle in Paradise at Sam's. After escaping, they decide on a plan: Six will go to Spain to help the newly discovered Marina, and Sam, BK, and John will go to the Mogadorian's base in a hollowed out mountain near West Virginia to retrieve Johns chest and possibly Six's. Much to Six's dismay.
Meanwhile, the Mogadorians catch up with Marina and Adelina as they try to escape the convent. Adelina is murdered while trying to help Marina. Marina, after being saved by the Mogadorian she had noticed watching her, learns that he is not a Mogadorian, but a Cepan, named Crayton, protecting Ella. He explains that Ella is the tenth member of the Garde, who escaped on a second ship, and has disguised herself through her legacy of age-shifting. Together, they all escape to a lake where Crayton has Loric Chimaera waiting to help them. As they battle the Mogadorians at the lake, Six arrives at the scene and helps them win the battle. Afterwards, Six makes plans with the others to find the other Garde and the rest of the Chimaeras. However, Crayton warns that their successes in battle will alert the Mogadorian ruler, Sektrakus Ra, to join the fight.
Elsewhere, Sam and John use a stone from John's chest to transfer Six's invisibility to them and sneak into the Mogadorian mountain base. They grab both John's Chest and another, which turns out to be that of Nine, who is imprisoned in the mountain. They run out of invisibility, but manage to free Nine and escape the mountain with everyone but Sam, who was caught and had to be left behind. Setrakus Ra arrives, and as Nine is about to attack him, he hides in the base, unreachable. Nine and John and BK head north, with nowhere to go since the address for meeting Six was lost in Sam's pocket.
The Rise Of Nine
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The Rise of Nine is told from the first-person views of Number Four (John Smith), Number Six (Maren Elizabeth), and Number Seven (Marina). The story follows the characters as they continue attempting to evade their destruction.
Throughout the third installment of the Lorien Legacies, the current known members of the Garde are shown to be scattered around the world and placed in various locations. The current known members being Four, Six, Seven, Nine, and Ten, they all venture out trying to obtain certain clearance based on each of their missions.
The Power of Six ended with Sam being held captive within the Mogadorian base in West Virginia and John and Nine having no way to get to him. After that, they travel around the place trying to sort out how to get Sam out of the cave. This, however, was only John's intentions. He was constantly thinking and worrying about Sam and Sarah's well-being, his human friends who are already at the hands of the Mogadorians. The longer Four spent with Nine, the more he realized that he and Nine are completely opposite people. Four has a soft-spot when it comes to his friends and the rest of the Garde, and constantly wanting to prevent injuries and wasted time. Nine, however, has a knack for running into things quickly without thinking them through. He has an arrogant nature but also a bit of big-brotherly love, which Four uncovers later.
Meanwhile, Six, Seven, Ten (Ella), and Crayton head out on a plane for India, where rumors had spread about a resurrected god living in the Himalayas. Once they arrive in New Delhi, they are surrounded by armored vehicles with the number 8 painted on them. After agreeing to go with the unknown army, the four Loric were taken near the Himalayan mountains, but ended up being pursued and shot at by a group of elite people known as the Lord's Resistance. This group was sponsored by various wealthy and well-connected benefactors with guns, helicopters, and various armors that allowed them to attempt to kill the "resurrected god". During the first battle against the group, Marina's chest was open. In America, Four and Nine use the tablet that Four obtained in The Power of Six, and discover it shows all of the Garde's positions.
After a lengthy battle in the mountains against the Lord's Resistance, the four Loric were taken to the "resurrected god" who was later revealed to be Number Eight, a member of the Garde that had been hiding in the mountains for years. After obtaining his chest thanks to Marina, Eight takes the others, excluding the Commander, to an underground cave that acts as a teleporter, which is one of Eight's Legacies. The Mogadorians arrive, Crayton is killed and the remaining four are forced to leave by teleporting. Six is teleported to New Mexico while the other three appear just off the coast of Somalia.
Meanwhile, after their fight atop the John Hancock Center, Four and Nine ended up agreeing to go to New Mexico, based on the shared vision they had while asleep - the two of them fighting together against Setrákus Ra, which leads to a fall into black tunnels, where they hear a voice whispering New Mexico.
Six, meanwhile, ended up in a desert. She soon came upon an American military base, guided there by Ella (Number Ten). Upon being brought into the base, she is drugged and interrogated and later thrown into a cell, where she reunites with Sarah, who turns out to be Setrakus Ra in disguise. After trying and failing to defeat Ra, she is injured and thrown into a cell with the real Sarah, who has been beaten for information about John. She reveals that Sam was in the same cell, but only for a short time, and now she doesn't know where he is.
Meanwhile, Marina, Eight and Ella wind up at Stonehenge, where they are confronted by guards. Ella distracts the guards by reducing her age, which gets rid of them long enough for the group to be successfully teleported to New Mexico by Eight, where they traveled to the mountains that Six mentioned telepathically to Ella earlier on.
Six is given another chance to fight Ra, which she accepts, but she is quickly defeated once again. During the battle, however, the other five Garde members met up and entered the Mogadorian base. John finds Sarah held captive within the base and frees her. During the ensuing battle, Six is rescued, Four obtains a new Legacy of healing, Eight is almost killed and every Mogadorian including Setrakus Ra disappears. The book ends with every Garde member escaping the base and Six vowing that Setrakus Ra will not get away from them the next time.
The Fall of Five
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The Fall of Five, the 4th book of The Lorien Legacies, was released on August 27, 2013. Once again told in the first person perspective, between Sam Goode, John (Four) and Marina (Seven).
The novel opens with Sam's imprisonment in New Mexico by the Mogadorians. Sam is being held incommunicado except for Mogadorian guards and fed a daily diet of stale cheese sandwiches and dirty water. Through a flashback, we learn that Sam was transported to New Mexico by human co-conspirators of the Mogadorians shortly after the battle in West Virginia. Before he was moved, he was tortured by the Mogadorian leader Setrakus Ra while suspended via chains from the ceiling. An acidic black goo crawls down the chains and burns Sam's wrists, a pain only relieved by being touched by Ra's oddly shaped golden cane. Sam fortunately does not know much, as he was the only one who had Six's plan post-West Virginia in a letter that was seized by the Mogs.
After the flashback, the base is attacked by the Garde, as related in the end of the third book. However, it is not the Garde that discover Sam, but surprisingly his long missing father. In a further twist, we discover that Malcolm Goode is accompanied by Adam, a good Mog teenager with Legacies. Adam is able to cause localized earthquakes, an effect he uses to break the back of Sam's cell, allowing Malcolm and Sam to escape. Apparently Malcolm and Adam, having learned where Sam was being kept, decided to attack at the same time as the Garde. Adam stays behind to cover their exit. Sam and Malcolm sneak out during the chaos unnoticed by both the Mogs and the Garde.
John (Four) begins to narrate and takes up the story while the remaining Garde (Six, Seven, Eight, Nine and Ten) plus Bernie Kosar (BK) and Sarah are all safely at Nine's penthouse apartment in Chicago. Initially aimless while healing, John is struggling to determine what next step to take. Ten (Ella) has been having nightmares, similar to the nightmares shared by John and Nine prior to going to New Mexico. John discusses the dreams with Ella. During the conversation John recalls how Ella hurt Ra by throwing a glowing piece of metal at him and speculates that it might be a new Legacy developing for her. He attempts to get her to practice, but she resists, declaring it "wrong." She relates the dream is of the fight with Ra, except in this version Ra realizes who Ella is and kneels before her, asking if she has read the letter. She tells John she knows of no letter and the conversation ends. After a short detour for Sarah and Six to have target practice, it is then discovered via an old scanning program written by Nine's Cepan that the Loric symbol for "five" has been burned into crops in South Carolina. Five next leaves a message on the Internet, in spite of the fact that the Mogadorians regularly monitor it. After much discussion and fearful for the safety of the missing member of the Garde, John, Six, Sarah and BK leave for Arkansas to meet with Five before the Mogadorians arrive.
Marina (Seven) takes over narration duties after the away team departs. After nudging Ella to read the letter her Cepan left her, she leaves the penthouse with Eight to go sightseeing. Scolded by Nine on their return, they agree to train with him and thereby sharpen their skills. At the culmination of this fight, Ella returns having read the letter from her Cepan. It reveals that unlike the other Loric, she is not to become one of the Elders. Instead, her father comes from the family that once held the position of the tenth elder, but had since had it taken away. Her escape from Lorien was a fluke, a byproduct of her father's fascination with artifacts. He loaded her, her Cepan and his menagerie of chimaera onto an old, fuel-powered ship and sent it off planet. He stayed with her mother, who was Garde, to defend the planet, and fell with it. Ella's initial shock at this revelation makes her feel a fraud, but the other Garde reassure her and she decides to stay.
John takes over narration as the away team is driving to retrieve Five. On the way, John and Six resolve their tension over the kiss they shared in book two. After this, they go on to meet Five, who is waiting to meet them. On arrival they discover Five is ignorant of the danger he created with the crop circle and the Internet message. Five wishes he could meet all of the Garde together and his mind is "officially blown" when he meets Sarah, their human ally. Just then they are attacked by the Mogadorians, who arrive in a cloaked ship. Five does not participate in the battle, and appears shell-shocked at what he says is his first time seeing Mogadorians. Five demonstrates his Legacy, Externa, that allows him to take on the properties of things he touches. Six uses her weather powers to cause the ship to crash, and Sarah, Four and Six mop up the Mogadorians. Just as they think they have won, a new monster—much larger than the piken—appears, chasing Six. It is a centipede the size of a tanker truck, covered in cracked and leathery skin with hundreds of tin arms. John remembers creatures like this caged in West Virginia. Five then demonstrates his power of flight, and John climbs on his back above the monster and uses his lumen-powered fireballs to attack the creature. John falls off of Five and lands in front of the creature. Just as he is about to be eaten, a red dot appears on the creatures massive single eye and then a rifle shot blows that orb apart in a grisly fashion. John kills the creature, and turns to discover he has been rescued by Malcolm, with Sam in tow.
With Sam, Sarah, John and Six reunited, and accompanied by Malcolm and Five, they return to the penthouse to meet up with Marina, Eight, Nine and Ella. Sam takes narration duties just in time to be hugged by Six and overwhelmed by it. Five continues to be both clueless and churlish, culminating in an evening where each of the Garde tell their stories. Five says he lived on the islands with his Cepan and remained hidden until his Cepan took ill. Five didn't believe he really was Lorien until he started to develop Legacies. After his Legacies had come in fully, he fulfilled his Cepan's dying wish and went to the US to join with the other Garde. After this story, Malcolm tells his own, about meeting Pitticus Lore. Struggling to undo the effects of the Mogadorian torture that left holes in his memory, Malcolm reveals that each chest holds a key to contact Lorien again. Malcolm also reveals that there are two kinds of Mogadorians—the disposable vatborn, and the more rare trueborn that form the ruling class. He also revealed Adam—a trueborn son of a Mogadorian general—had One's memories downloaded into him, which caused him to rebel. Malcolm also revealed Adam's abilities were a "gift from the Lorien." They theorize that One gave her legacies to Adam. John declares that they will seek out Adam if he is still alive. Five expresses suspicion about the humans, given how many stories of human collaborators he has heard and their recent contacts with the Mogadorians, but John talks him down.
Five continues to be churlish and flips to steel to break Nine's hands in response to Nine's constant bullying. Bernie Kosar goes nuts over an antler artifact from a chest, trying to use it to call the other chimaera. A capture the flag game ensues in the newly restored training room where Marina wins the day. John and Sarah go out on a date to the zoo and discover three Mogadorian spies collecting an envelope, filled with notes unhelpfully written in Mogadorian. Malcolm whips up a translator to figure out what was said. Sam attempts to ask Six out, but is interrupted by Eight, who claims there is an emergency. The emergency is that Ella's bad dreams have gotten worse. John touches her to try to wake her up and is sucked in, falling into a coma-like state. Urged on in part by Five's story of a healing prism in his lost chest, the rest of the group go off to get the chest to help their friends.
While gone, the wheels start to come off the Garde's security. First, the translation software determines the encoded notes were none other than Malcolm's notes on the Garde Legacies. He begins to wonder if the damage to his memory is so bad that he has been turned into a double agent. While Sam has his doubts, Malcolm consents to be willingly locked up. When the long dead disposable cell phone that connects Malcolm to Adam rings, Sam answers and is warned by Adam that the Mogadorians are coming to raid their safehouse in the penthouse of the John Hancock building.
In Florida, Five, Six, Seven, Eight and Nine arrive and acquire a fanboat to go pick up Five's chest. Five flies up to get an aerial view, but fails to return with his chest, instead saying the group should go there together. Just as Five pulls his chest out of the mud, the group is attacked by a three-headed monstrosity initially mistaken for three alligator heads. At one point the narrator sees the letter "S" carved in the creatures foot, like a signature. While the group struggles with the creature, Five retrieves a glove with a retractable blade and a pan flute from his chest. He plays the flute and the creature subsides. When asked if he can put the creature out of its misery, Five says gladly, saying he made the creature. The "S" is an upside down 5. Without warning, he strikes Six in the head and keeps Marina back with telekinesis. He then starts to strangle Nine with his rubberized, stretching body and drowns him. He then declares to Seven and Eight that "they should talk."
Meanwhile, back at the penthouse, Mogadorians land on the roof and rappel into the penthouse. Sam notes it is a relatively small force, as if they were not expecting much resistance. Like they didn't expect the comatose Garde to be guarded by their human allies. Bernie Kosar and Malcolm keep them at bay while Sarah and Sam go to get weapons. More Mogadorians come in, and Sam baits them into the training room by declaring that the girl they are looking for—Ella—is this way. He then turns on the newly restored training software to "insanity" and watches as the room deals with the Mogadorians. Sarah and Sam shoot the stunned Mogadorians and then rejoin Bernie Kosar. They hear wave two getting ready to come and attack. Bernie Kosar tries to hold them off, but Sam discovers his dying father and is unwilling to leave him. They are s
The Revenge of Seven
The book is narrated in first person, with Number Four (John), Number Six, Number Seven (Marina) and Ella as narrators.
Ella wakes up in a strange place. She sees Mogadorians and tries to escape using the Great Book as a weapon. She realizes that she is in a spaceship. Setràkus Ra claims to be her grandfather. He tries to force her to eat and tells her that he used to be an Elder and that he experimented with altering genetics. He also tells her about how Lorien was controlling everything, and he rivaled it. Then, he puts a binding charm over himself and Ella. The Mogadorians try to force Ella to read the Great Book by blasting an alarm at her whenever she doesn't. Ella rips the book apart. Setrákus Ra talks to her, mentioning her "betrothed". Eventually he arrives. Ella is disgusted to note that she is betrothed to the treacherous Number Five. She finds out that Five killed Eight, and is even more upset. Setrákus Ra trains Ella to use her Legacy Dreynen, using Five as the equivalent of a punching bag. She apologizes to him later telepathically. He responds that he deserved it and that they need to escape. Ella wakes up later to find Five talking about how Mogadorians were bad. She and Five decide to escape. She finds out that Five was not aware of their betrothal either. Setrákus Ra catches them. Five stabs Setrákus Ra and the blow injures Ella. She loses consciousness.
Ella wakes up dressed formally for the invasion, with a Mogadorian injection of something disgusting where she was stabbed. Setrákus Ra forces her to get up. She sees a message from Phiri Dun-Ra saying that the Garde are at the Sanctuary. Ella accompanies Setrákus Ra to greet the humans. She sees Number Nine and tells him telepathically to break Ra's staff. She witnesses Ra talking about how the faithful humans will greet him, and then a human leader denying what he said. She realizes that Number Four is there too.
John, Sam, Sarah, Malcolm, and Adam, as well as a bunch of Chimærae are staying in an abandoned textile factory. They figure out that the surviving Garde are in Florida, except for one of them, whose dot on the tablet is bouncing everywhere. But Adam suggests going to Ashwood Estates instead of predictably going to Florida. The others agree, Four with a bit of persuasion required. They find a website titled They Walk Among Us with information about the Mogadorians and Sarah goes to meet Mark James. Malcolm, Four, Sam, and most of the Chimærae go to Ashwood Estates. The Chimærae carry cameras. They survey Mogs carrying equipment, and kill them. Adam admits that the General residing at the Estates is his father. Four attacks him, and his shield bracelet is broken. The Chimærae also attack. The General and Four wrestle. Adam stabs his father through the back, and takes up his father's old sword. Adam uses Mogadorian surveillance to help Seven, Six, and Nine break into the base. Adam hacks a ship and uses its guns to kill all of the Mogadorians.
Number Six, Number Seven, and Number Nine are trying to escape the swamp. They find a form of town and see that the Chicago penthouse was destroyed. Marina finds a man who claims that there is an old NASA base in the swamp with UFOs flying around it. She believes that Eight's body is there and decides to have the man lead them there. Nine and Six agree. Marina tells Six that she can feel Eight somewhere. They see Mogadorians from their boat and kill them. The man who was leading them is frightened and flees the boat. Nine, Seven, and Six find a huge Mogadorian base. They turn invisible and enter it. Nine uses his animal telepathy to tell a beast controlled by the Mogadorians to cause a distraction. It obliges but is killed, but it has given them enough time to make it into a greenhouse. They find Number Five lurking, as well as Number Eight's body. Five stabs a Mogadorian telling him to bring Eight's body to a ship. Six, Seven, and Nine are left with Eight's body. Five apologizes out loud. A huge Mogadorian ship appears in the doorway and kills all of the Mogadorians. They hear Number Four's voice coming out of the ship and board it. Six "pilots" it to Ashwood Estates, with Adam's instruction. Six and Sam kiss.
Shortly after Seven, Six, and Nine come to Ashwood Estates, Agent Walker and some FBI agents arrive. They have realized that the Mogadorians are villainous and want to help the Garde. They have seen what happens when someone stops taking the Mogadorian augmentations and they tell the Garde about the Mogadorians plan - to assassinate the secretary of defense, Bud Sanderson, who was working for the Mogadorians. They believe that his assassination will help stop Setrákus Ra's invasion plan. The next day, Malcolm gathers footage of his mind being dredged. He shows them what he said, that Lorien is not a planet, but an entity, and that it can be awoken in Earth when their Inheritances are put in Calakmul. Four, Sam, and Nine decide to proceed with Walker's plan and go to New York. Marina, Six, and Adam decide to go to Calakmul.
Marina, Six, and Adam decide to go to Calakmul. They collect much of the Inheritances to "commit to the earth" and also bring Henri's ashes and Eight's body. On the plane, Marina is hostile toward Adam. When she finds out that he killed his Mogadorian father, she stops. They find a Mogadorian ship trying to contact them. Adam acts authoritative and their ship is allowed entry. When they leave the ship, Phiri Dun-Ra pretends to bargain with him, but hits him on the head. Six and Seven kill the Mogadorians, except for Phiri Dun-Ra. Six, Seven, and Adam pass through a force field and climb. They open a door with three pendants and are transported to a place with Loralite everywhere. They see a cylinder in the ground that looks like a well. They dump the contents of the Chests, their pendants, and Henri's ashes down it. Eight's body reanimates. But it isn't him. It's Lorien speaking. It speaks cryptically and annoys Six, but it temporarily resurrects Eight. He kisses Marina one last time before disappearing again. But they find out that the Lorien entity is spreading.
Sam, Four, Nine, and Walker are driving. On the way, Nine tries to interrogate Sam about Six. Four stops him. Nine claps, wearing a pair of gloves from Marina's Chest, and generates a huge noise. The Mogadorians, of course, find them and attack. The heroes are trying to get bystanders to flee. One bystander takes a video of Four using his healing power. They enter the hotel where Sanderson is staying to find him. He looks awful and has clearly been taking Mogadorian augmentations. He says that it is too late and then shoots himself in the head. Four somehow stops the bullet with telekinesis and heals him. Sanderson tells them that it is too late to prevent the invasion. A spaceship arrives soon after. Sanderson gives Walker names of politicians working for the Mogadorians. They arrive at Setrákus Ra's planned invasion site. Nine breaks Setrákus Ra's staff, and Ra reverts from his human form to the repulsive genetically modified Mogadorian one. Ra uses Dreynen when Number Four attacks. Ella stabs Setrákus Ra in the leg and realizes that she is the only one who can kill him. He would have killed her, but Four prevented it. Five stops Four from stabbing Setrákus Ra and killing Ella, and he later stops Nine when he attacks as well. Ella is dragged back onto the ship, half-conscious, her fate unknown. The warship starts to fire. Sam and Four are separated from everyone else except for a group of human survivors being pursued by a piken. It was knocked down with telekinetic force. Number Four realizes he didn't do it, but Sam presumably did.
The Fate of Ten
The Fate of Ten is the 6th book in the series, and was released on September 1, 2015. Its title was revealed on 23 January via the Facebook page for the series. It was also revealed that there will be seven books in the series, rather than the previously believed six. The cover for the book was released on the 23rd of April, 2015, via an interview with MTV.
The book is primarily narrated in first person, from the perspectives of Four (John), Six and towards the end of the book, Ten (Ella). A prologue in third person narrates briefly the story of an unnamed human-turned-Garde (later known as Daniela) as she survives a Mog attack on New York.
Prologue: A unnamed 15-year-old girl and her 57-year-old stepfather is watching the news of the Mog invasion on TV (the girl is hinted to have a crush on Four) when they hear the Mog soldiers breaking into the apartments on the lower floors of their building. Despite his poor relationship with his stepdaughter, the man sacrifices himself to save her and she flees via the fire escape. Cornered by Mogs, she discovers her telekinetic abilities and manages to kill her three attackers.
Four (John) narrates chapter 1, which picks up after the end of the previous book, Revenge of Seven. Together with Sam Goode and other survivors, they flee from the Mogs but Four is exhausted from excessive use of his healing legacy. A cop leads the group to safety but Sam and Four stay behind to continue looking for Nine, who was last seen fighting Five in front of the UN. John realises that the videos posted online by Sarah and Mark about the Mog invasion have made him into a celebrity, the face of the resistance against the Mogs. Sam and Four seek refuge in a deserted apartment where Sam experiments with his telekinesis. They watch the news on TV and are see Nine and Five both battling the Mog soldiers, but they are also fighting each other. Four and Sam leave for Union Square to find him.
Six narrates chapter 2, where Six, Seven (Marina) and Adam the good Mog are leaving the Sanctuary, having recently awoken the Entity, or the spirit which previously dwelled on Lorien and now on Earth. They note that nothing else seems to have changed after the Entity woke. As they try operating a Skimmer (Mogadorian ship) to depart for the US they realise that Phiri Dun-Ra (evil Mog girl) has sabotaged all the Skimmers by removing an important part from each of them. They decide to hunt her down to retrieve the components.
Four narrates chapter 3 and 4, where he and Sam are on their way to find Nine and Five. They avoid a Mogadorian patrol which Sam convinces Four not to antagonise. They notice a few Mog soldiers (and a Skimmer) outside a bank, who are disarmed through telekinesis by someone inside the bank. They kill all the Mog soldiers but not before one radios for reinforcements. They enter the bank to find the girl from the prologue called Daniela who recognises Four immediately. Daniela is disinterested in joining forces with them as she only focuses on surviving. They are in the midst of bickering when Setrakus Ra's ship, Anubis, comes into view, demolishing buildings left and right. Daniela guides Sam and Four to the subway to hide, and Four notices that the duffel bag Daniela carries is stuffed with cash from the bank. They flee into the tunnels but the ceiling collapses, and all three work together to hold it up with telekinesis until they are out of danger. Four collapses and in his dreams he witnesses Mogadorian augmentation surgery performed on Ten (Ella).
Six narrates chapter 5 and 6, where Six, Seven and Adam and planning on how to catch Phiri Dun-Ra and retrieve the Skimmer engine parts. They successfully bait her and Marina binds her with ice shackles. Adam tortures her briefly, just enough to find out where the Skimmer parts are hidden. However, the bag is rigged with explosives and blows up in their faces. Adam and Six are badly injured with Adam almost dying but Marina heals both of them in time. Phiri Dun-Ra survives. Adam uses one of the Skimmers to tap into Mog communications where they hear that the Garde's resistance in New York has been apparently crushed.
Chapter 7 is a continuation of Four's dream from chapter 4, which is revealed to be telepathically induced by Ten (Ella). Ten takes him on a virtual tour of the Anubis from her memories where they see Setrakus Ra throw four Loric pendants into a vat of sludge. Four and Ten talk about Ten's prescient visions of the future. Ten believes that she will have to be killed in order to harm Setrakus Ra because of the Mog charm causing her to bear injuries inflicted upon Setrakus. She tells Four that he is likely to be the one who kills her. As the telepathic vision breaks apart due to the Anubis moving too far out of range, Ten tells Four to warn Six that Setrakus Ra is on his way to the Sanctuary and that they should flee.
Chapter 8-9: Four wakes up in an abandoned subway car with Daniela and Sam. Only Daniela is awake and she has illuminated the place with the light of cellphones left behind by the passengers when they ditched the train. She tells Four that the duffel bag actually belonged to bank robbers who had robbed the bank she was hiding in, when they fled and she thought the bag would be useful. She and Four talk some more about the whole saving-the-world-from-Moggies thing and she describes to him the video posted by Sarah and Mark. Sam wakes and they are about to leave for the civilian evac point at Brooklyn bridge when human soldiers find them in the subway car. They take the three to the Bridge anyway to meet Agent Walker, an ex-MogPro agent from a previous book. Daniela leaves the duffel bag behind in case they arrest her. Four meets with Agent Walker who has been designated as the middleman for the cautious government's communication with the Garde. She tells him of the dire invasion situation all over the world and also tells him about Setrakus Ra's threat to the government to surrender all the Garde and humans-turned-Garde to the Mogs in 48 hours. Walker tells Four that the government might actually consider the bargain.
Chapter 10 snaps back to Six's perspective in New Mexico where Adam is having trouble scraping together repairs for the Skimmer with his limited materials. Phiri Dun-Ra taunts them and attempts to sow discord but they gag her. Six gets a call from Four who has obtained a satellite phone back in New York. Sam, Four, Six and Seven chat happily with the revelation of Sam's Legacies but Sam urgently warns them of Setrakus Ra's incoming ship.
Four narrates chapter 11 and 12, where Walker tries to alleviate some of his stress. She shows him Sarah's video, and Sam prompts him to give her a call. They chat for a while with Sarah ultimately encouraging him not to give up fighting when he updates her on the round-the-world Mog invasion. She tells him that she has met GUARD in person and fills him in on the details, but GUARD's information is not revealed to the reader until later in the book. Four feels reinvigorated by his talk with Sarah and leaves the tent to find Sam advising Six not to fight Setrakus Ra at the Sanctuary by themselves. Sam asks Four to help but instead Four discusses with Six and Adam on how they can board the Anubis when it arrives at the Sanctuary. After the call ends, Sam argues with Four briefly but Four says Ten's vision depends on it (having misunderstood her warnings for Six and the others to flee instead of fight). Four walks off and Walker shows him footage taken by a civilian of a capsule dropped from the Anubis into the river. He tells her that Setrakus Ra doesn't do anything on accident. Suddenly, human soldiers turn up, one of them heavily injured. They are discovered to have been attacked by Five after mistaking him for an ally. They note that Five has taken an unconscious Nine hostage and that Five will expect Four to meet him at the Statue of Liberty at sunset, lest he give Four a new scar. Everyone expects Five to kill Nine if Four doesn't turn up.
Six narrates chapter 13-15, where Six, Seven and Adam are fretting and arguing about the importance of protecting the Sanctuary. It escalates quickly into full-blown quarrelling with insults thrown everywhere, but they manage to resolve the issue and decide to set up traps in order to ambush the Mogs when they arrive at the Sanctuary. At the start of a new chapter, a non-Mog and non-human ship appears, and Sarah and Mark disembark. Six realises that it is the same Loric ship that brought the nine Garde and their Cepans to Earth. After some nostalgia, they meet Lexa, a Loric woman previously known as GUARD. She piloted the antique ship which brought Ten and Crayton to Earth. Mark and Sarah are mildly disappointed that they don't have Legacies. Mark comments on the traps as they finish setting everything up. Six and Seven start to hear Ten's voice in their heads, screaming at them to run or die as the Anubis draws closer, way before schedule. Ten panics but Six and Seven assure her that they have everything under control. The massive Anubis appears and instead of landing, blasts the Sanctuary apart. Six and Mark and badly injured by shrapnel and Seven moves to heal then.
Four narrates chapter 16 and 17, where he borrows a human boat and leaves for the Statue of Liberty with Sam, Daniela and a squad of human soldiers. Five is waiting for them and seems badly weakened. He hands over a badly weakened Nine to Four, who heals him almost immediately. Four starts to leave, fed up with Five's theatrics, but Five reveals that he was never going to kill Nine all along, and takes off his shirt with difficulty, revealing that Nine had shoved a steel pole through him while he was still in metal form. Five asks Four to heal him, and turns back to flesh without warning. Four is forced to heal him against Sam's wishes, so Daniela helps him instead. Five is disarmed and Four heals the rest of Nine's injuries. He's about to call Sarah when a military submarine sent to investigate the Mog capsule is hurled out of the water onto land, followed by a massive beast created by Setrakus Ra's use of four Loric pendants. They dub the beast the Mogasaur, and seem unable to do it much damage. Out of the blue, all Garde.
United As One
United As One is the 7th and final book in the series. The title was revealed on October 26, 2015. It was released on June 28, 2016.
The fact that John (Number four) has Ximic may hint at the fact that he is Pittacus' descendant, as Ella is Setrakus'. Other clues include physical features, such as blonde hair, and Pittacus' Lumen.
United as One is told in first perspective of two characters, Number Four (John Smith) and Number Six.
The book opens with brief descriptions of the state of some characters, describing them as "a girl" or "a boy" but can be determined who it is told about. It first describes Marina standing on the edge of a cliff in a dream. In The Fate of Ten she was left unconscious after a fight with Setrakus Ra. She sees Setrakus Ra taking the appearance of Eight, convincing her to let go and be with Eight, but she refuses and chooses to continue to fight. Next a scene is described of Five in a padded cell, locked up by Nine and John. Setrakus Ra also comes to him in a dream to convince him to come back on his side. Five refuses. Next scene is Mark walking the football field of his old school in Paradise, clutching a photo of Sarah. He is met by Setrakus Ra who tries to tell Mark he can bring Sarah back and they can fight together.
John is sitting in his room in a bed and breakfast in Patience Creek. He is called out by Sam and Daniella for the arrival of Ella, Marina, Six, Mark, Adam, and Lexa.
The Lost Files Series
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Legacies
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Legacies, was released on July 24, 2012. It is a paperback edition of the three previously released Lost Files novellas—Six’s Legacy, Nine’s Legacy, and The Fallen Legacies. Originally published as individual e-books, this was the first time they were available in print. All the included stories can be found under these names: I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Six's Legacy, --- I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Nine's Legacy, --- I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Fallen Legacies. 
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Six's Legacy
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Six's Legacy was released on July 26, 2011. It is told from the first person perspective of Pittacus Lore's character, Six. Before she met John in Paradise, Ohio, she lived with her Cepan Katarina. They were captured by the Mogadorians in NY. Katarina was killed after Six gives the Mogs false information. While in prison, Six developed her legacy of invisibility and used it to escape. Before leaving she took revenge on the Mogadorian who killed Katarina. After years, she hears of Number Four in Ohio and takes a bus there.
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Nine's Legacy
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Nine's Legacy was released on February 28, 2012. It is told from the first person perspective of Pittacus Lore's character, Nine. Nine and his Cepan, Sandor, live in a penthouse on top of the John Hancock Center in Chicago. Nine starts to date a girl. He realizes she was being used to find him and gets captured. The Mogadorians torture Sandor to break Nine. Eventually Nine kills him to put him out of his misery. Nine is held in the West Virginia Mog compound until he's rescued by John. 
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Fallen Legacies
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Fallen Legacies was released on July 24, 2012. It is told from the first person perspective of Adamus Sutekh, a Mogadorian general's son. The book starts with in front of the Washington Monument in Washington D.C. Adam and his adopted brother Ivan are doing homework. Then Adam and Ivan are called by their father. The Mogadorians have found a lead on Number One. Adam and Ivan accompany their father to Malaysia to kill Number One. A vat born soldier (a Mogadorian soldier grown through genetic engineering) kills Number One right as she develops the legacy to create earthquakes. Once back at Ashwood Estates, a Mogadorian compound, Adam is asked by his father to be hooked up to a special machine that is connected to One's body. He falls asleep. In his deep sleep he meets the ghost of One. One takes him through her life on Earth up until she is killed and tries to see doubt in Mogadorian progress. When Adam awakes it has been three years. Adam can't believe he's been asleep that long. But, he is just in time to accompany his father and Ivan on a mission to find Number Two. Adam gets to the apartment where she's staying first. He tells her he's there to help. Just then Ivan arrives. He thinks Adam is trying to trick the Garde and kills her himself. After however Adam deletes a post that Number Two was using to try and contact the other Loriens. Time passes and Number Three is located. The Mogs proceed to Kenya to find him. Adam and Ivan meet a boy named Hannu. He is Number Three. Adam tries to warn him but is too late. His father kills Three. The book ends when Adam falls down a ravine. 
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Secret Histories
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Secret Histories was released on July 23, 2013. I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Secret Histories refers to the second compilation of Lost Files in a paperback book. I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Secret Histories is a collection of three novellas. Originally published as e-novellas, they are now together in one print volume.
The entire book contains three separate stories: I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Search for Sam --- I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Last Days of Lorien --- I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Forgotten Ones 
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Search for Sam
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Search for Sam, was released on December 26, 2012. It is told from the first person perspective of Adamus Sutekh. It picks up where I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Fallen Legacies left off. 
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Last Days of Lorien
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Last Days of Lorien was released on April 9, 2013. Harpercollins describes it as a "stunning prequel novella to the New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series". It is set on Lorien before it was attacked by the Mogadorians, and is told from the perspective of Sandor (Nine's Cêpan). 
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Forgotten Ones
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Forgotten Ones was released on July 23, 2013. It is told from the first person perspective of Adamus Sutekh. It is the third and final of Pittacus Lore's novellas told by the son of a mogadorian general turned to the Loric side. 
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Hidden Enemy
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Hidden Enemy was released on July 22, 2014 in the US and August 14, 2014 in the UK. I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Hidden Enemy is the third compilation of Lost Files in one book. It is a collection of three novellas, originally published as separate e-novellas. The stories are "Five's Legacy," "Return to Paradise," and "Five's Betrayal." 
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Five's Legacy
The seventh Lost Files book, initially scheduled to be released on December 23, 2013, was released as an E-Book on February 11, 2014. Called "Five's Legacy," the novella centers around the origins of Number Five, including the short amount of time he spent with his Cepan, Rey, and his eventual "capture" by Mogadorians.
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Return to Paradise
In this thrilling one-hundred-page prequel companion novella, discover what happened in the aftermath of the Mogadorians' attack on Paradise, Ohio, from Mark James—Number Four's bully-turned-ally.
After Four leaves town to find the rest of the Garde, Mark is left behind to pick up the pieces. His school has been destroyed, his home burned down, and, worst yet, Mark now knows the horrifying truth: aliens live among us and some of them seek to destroy us. Even with the FBI tailing him and Sarah Hart, Mark tries to return to a normal life. But when Sarah goes missing, he knows he can no longer sit back and do nothing. His quest to find her will lead him to new allies and a startling revelation about the Mogadorians' plan for invasion. It was released April 15, 2014 exclusively as an e-Book.
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Five's Betrayal
This sequel to I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Five's Legacy finds Number Five entering the ranks of the Mogadorian army. The Mogs have convinced him that they will be the victors in the war for Earth, and Five decides he would rather be on the winning side, realizing that the only thing that matters is his survival.
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Rebel Allies
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Fugitive
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Guard
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Zero Hour
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Legacies Reborn
I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Last Defense
Reception to the series has been mostly positive. The first two books, I Am Number Four and The Power of Six, both reached #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list, collectively spending ten weeks in the top spot.
In 2009 DreamWorks Pictures bought the rights to I Am Number Four and released the movie on February 18, 2011. The movie was the first DreamWorks film to be distributed by Disney's Touchstone Pictures and received generally negative reviews from critics, with review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes giving a score of 32% based on 156 reviews. The movie had a world-wide gross of $145,982,798 and a budget of $50million, but still fell short of expectations.
Plans for any future installments for the series have been shelved. Director D. J. Caruso confirmed that he would like to direct a sequel, but in an interview with MTV Hollywood Crush Lore has stated that any questions or requests for a sequel should be directed to producer Michael Bay.
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