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The Legacies

(Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files #1-3)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  8,171 ratings  ·  403 reviews
A book combined with Six's, Nine's and The Fallen's Legacies all in on paperback. (Legacies originally published as eBooks.)

You know we're out there, living among you.

You know we're waiting for our day to come.

You have seen the power of our legacies.

You know this is why they hunt us.

You may think you know our stories.

You are wrong.

We each have our own story.

We know the tim
Paperback, 416 pages
Published July 10th 2012 by HarperCollins
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Leigh Herondale
Sep 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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I honestly did not know what to expect when I bought I Am Number Four: The Lost Files by Pittacus Lore. Six and Nine's background stories but I think the addition of The Fallen Legacies was a game changer. Anyway, the book focuses more on Six and Nine plus Adamus/ Adam a Mog with a heart.

Okay, so let's start with Six's story. I love the fact that she was actually one of the characters given her own novella. I like the fact that they gave her a back story that coul
Aug 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Amazing. Completely amazing. The Legacies are split into three stories. All three can be bought on any e-reader, but due to complaints from I Am Number Four fans about not having e-readers, this limited edition book was released containing Six's Legacy, Nine's Legacy, and The Fallen Legacies.

Six's Legacy review
-An inside look on Number Six's backstory before she met Four. Beginning with Six and her still alive Cepan, Katarina, shows how Six was a bit more easygoing then how she presently is. Th
Aug 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
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I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Legacies is an omnibus containing the 3 novellas in the series so far (Six's Legacy, Nine's Legacy and The Fallen Legacies). I really was excited when they released this omnibus because I didn't want to shell out $3.99 for each novella. The Legacies is an excellent companion to the Lorien Legacies because it helped me understand Number Six, Number Nine and Mogadorians better.

For those of you who haven't read I Am Number F
Short stories told around the main stories of 'I am Number Four'

I didn't read more of these. I didn't think they were all that good. More of a money grab.
I re-read the first two short stories cause I read them a long time ago and I didn't remeber them. I read the third one for the first time.

- The lost files #1 Six's Legacy 3/5 ⭐⭐⭐
This one should be read after the first book I Am Number Four. Six's life before she met Four. This was interesting.

- The lost files #2 Nine's Legacy 4/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This one should be read after the second book The Power of Six. Nine's life before he met Four. It was longer and I really liked it.

- The lost files #3 The Fallen
Darius Murretti
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WEll HECK !!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is NOT the first 3 books of the "Lorien Legacies series" !!!!!!!(as my library website said it was !!!) ITS ACTUALLY THE FRIST #3 BOOKS IN THE "Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files Series " There are 7 books in the (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files Series ) but only the first 3 have been made into an audio book (total 7:55) Which audio book I am reviewing here

OK this is really weird but he did a lot of sequential Lorien series and the best way to see them in order

Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Morgan Chodzicki
Dec 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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This was a fascinating collection of novellas. Lots of times, novellas don't interest me, and I feel as though they are completely unnecessary. However, these were fascinating. I loved getting into the heads of both Six (whom I adore) and Nine (a Garde I absolutely despise). In addition, we got to meet a completely new character, one on the opposite side of the war. I loved reading from the perspective of a conflicted Mog. The ending was suspenseful, and I can't wait to see if Adam's story conti ...more
Jamie Coudeville
I really liked getting to see a bit more of Six' and Nine's past. And I loved seeing more of the first 3, since we know so little about them. And this really made me appreciate Adam more as well. ...more
Joseph Renicker
Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
How far would you go to save a loved one? I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Legacies is a science fiction action adventure story split up into three stories. The stories take place in different countries on earth in the present. The main conflicts in this story can’t really happen in real life but some of the smaller struggles such as being forced into isolation could. The story is based around Six and her cêpan Katarina who are forced to move after two of the nine other aliens that were se ...more
Stacy Kersteter
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Definitely worth the read!
I didn't read the stories in order, I started with The Fallen Legacies first because I was really curious about how Numbers One, Two and Three were discovered and annihilated. Imagine my surprise when I found out the entire story was told in a Mogadorian's point of view! I was expecting a recap of the Garde members' final moments but was instead introduced to a Mogadorian who, despite being the son of a very powerful and controlling General, had lost sense of his purpose and had begun to sympath ...more
Siddhesh Krishnan
Dec 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Pittacus Lore first introduced the world to the Lorien legacies in I AM NUMBER FOUR, and the battle to save the world began. Number four and number six decided to work together and fight back against the evil Mogadorian’s, the alien race who threaten to take over the earth. Now, as the remaining Loriens attempt to find each other and provide a united front, the pieces to their mysterious existence and presence on earth are slowly falling into place. A few questions remain, however, and THE LOST
Sasha (bahareads)
Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it

Originally, I was going to rate each of the short stories individually but now I'm kinda like 'screw it'. The Lorien Legacies are great books but I'm usually not into short stories like that. So I was surprised that these short stories are were so good. And each of stories are about some of my favorite characters!

I really enjoyed learning more about Six, you get more of her background story and feel a softer side of her. I was excited to learn more about Nine, Sandor and their relationship

May 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
I thought The Lost Files of Six's Legacy, Nine's Legacy, and The Fallen Legacies were three good short stories to read before I read The Rise of Nine. Unlike some people I do not own any type of tablet for eBooks, so I was super excited for these books to come out for print, so I can be more informed before I read the third book.

Six's Legacy:
Six's Legacy was my favorite from all of the short stories. I really enjoy reading about Six because even though Six is super strong she's not selfish like
Aaron Batten
Oct 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Personal response:I liked this book, and I gave it four stars. I gave it four stars, because the garde of Lorien were always in a spot where they could have be in danger or captured.I also liked how it showed how the Mogadorians thought and why they continued to hunt the garde.It showed the story from multiple point of views.

Plot: This book was three separate stories about one war that was being fought between two alien races on Earth. There was an alien race called the Mogadorians and they were
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Apr 10, 2012 rated it really liked it

The Legacies has three novellas that were first released in eBook. Finally, the novellas are released in paperback.

SIX'S LEGACY: 5/5 stars
I enjoyed Six's adventures before going to Paradise and meeting John. It's narration is similar to I Am Number Four, except that it is told by Six's point-of-view. Like this one, the others were written in 1st person, present tense. I like present tense. It's cool to read the adventure through it happening in the p
Mar 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
I can't describe how I'm feeling right now. It's a mixture of gratefulness for being able to read this book; quiet contentment in finally understanding the characters; learned helplessness for the inevitable doom of Numbers One, Two and Three; and deep sadness for the many other deaths that had occurred. The story was beautifully written but I can't help but feel dejected by the events that had happened to the Garde.

I've always wondered about the characters' back stories, especially the fallen G
Oct 02, 2013 rated it liked it
This book focuses on three different legacies stories. The three different stories are numbers 6 and 9 and then The Fallen Mogadorian. Numbers 6 and 9 are basically the names of two of the Lorien Garde. This may sound a little complicated but trust me, the book sorts it all out quick and simple so you are not confused! The stories give a brief background of the character before going into the story of their encounter with the Mogadorian, in 6 and 9's cases, or the Garde, in The Fallens case.

This book consists of #1: Six's Legacy. #2: Nine's Legacy. #3: the Fallen Legacies. I really enjoyed this book and it might have something to do with the fact that Six and Nine are my top two Garde members, so I really had a great time reading about their past.

This book is about Six before she met John Smith and all her adventures and how she lost her chest. About Nine before he met John Smith and how different his life was before. About One, Two and Three and how they meet their deaths.

Six: Six
Rissa Flores
Jan 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: with-review, owned
A fantastic read. The Legacies is split into 3 different stories- Six's Legacy, Nine's Legacy and The Fallen Legacies.

I enjoyed how action-packed Six's Legacy was. Also, I loved learning more of Six's backstory. In Six's Legacy, we get a short glimpse of her struggle before eventually finding Four. We also get to see more of her relationship with her Cepan, Katarina, before she died. I love how I also got to see a different side of her character. She was still the strong-willed Garde that was in
Jan 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Four month ago when I read this, I felt strongly about writing some deeply insightful literary criticism about the series and about Pitticus Lore’s writing style. Now of course, I don’t remember any of that. I will say that if you are a fan of the series, I definitely recommend reading this. Six’s story isn’t particular exciting as it is mostly covered in the other books. Nine’s story and the fallen legacies help fill out and supplement the overall plot. I haven’t read the other companion pieces ...more
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Mong Lau
May 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I personally think this is one of the best books I have read so far. I have not read a lot of book in my past years but now that I have read "I am number four", I realize that in order to read a good book, you have to give it a chance. The phrase "never judge a book by it's cover" is true because before I read this book, I honestly had no idea of what to expect. But now that I have finished this book, I absolutely look this book and plus the movie, I am just speechless. ...more
Dec 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
“I want to get away from everything. From my entire life. But I feel like any decision I make, I’ll just end up regretting.”

The Fallen legacies.
I hope Adam absorbs One’s powers, so he can back-up & help the Garde.
La Tisha Wammack
Jul 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Love this series! I think the author writes a great story, and I love to see how it will unfold.
I enjoyed this book simply because of Adam the Mogadorian. He was so far my favorite character in the whole series.
Danielle Emmie
Sep 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
I want to know more about Eight :(
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This may contains spoilers, so yeahhh.

This book contains three side-stories from the I Am Number Four series. The first one is about Six, our brave heroine. I really love how she narrates the story, since she was still having Katarina around until her escape from West Virginia. Even though most of us probably knew the story already cause Six told it in one of the main books in the series, it's still enjoyable. I really love the relationship between Six and her Cepan, Katarina. I love how they tr
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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.

Other books in the series

Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files (1 - 10 of 16 books)
  • Six's Legacy (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files, #1)
  • Nine's Legacy (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files, #2)
  • The Fallen Legacies (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files, #3)
  • The Search for Sam (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files, #4)
  • The Last Days of Lorien (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files, #5)
  • The Forgotten Ones (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files, #6)
  • Five's Legacy (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files, #7)
  • Return to Paradise (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files, #8)
  • Five's Betrayal (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files, #9)
  • The Fugitive (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files, #10)

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