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The Fall of Five

(Lorien Legacies #4)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  59,734 ratings  ·  3,948 reviews
The Fall of Five is the fourth novel in the New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series by Pittacus Lore. The Garde are finally reunited, but do they have what it takes to win the war against the Mogadorians?

John Smith—Number Four—thought that things would change once the Garde found one another. But he was wrong. After facing off with the Mogadorian ruler and almos
Paperback, 355 pages
Published July 22nd 2014 by HarperCollins (first published 2013)
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Angelica Zeph From the word expansion itself we can easily conclude what Ra meant that time was that he is the operator or supervisor of the over-all plan of the Mo…moreFrom the word expansion itself we can easily conclude what Ra meant that time was that he is the operator or supervisor of the over-all plan of the Mogs: to conquer the universe and everything within it. As based on the story, the Mogs want power. And in order to accomplish this they need to expand their dominance and control. Since Ra's the leader, that's why he considered himself the "engineer" of their undergoing operation. (this is just my opinion btw depends on you if you listen to my words xx)(less)

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A Anderson
Dec 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
BEFORE THIS REVIEW: I must warn you NOT to read the comments if you haven't read the books. THEY CONTAIN HUGE SPOILERS.

After the Book Four(Coming Soon):



Four. Still awesome as ever!
Five. Was suspicious to me from the start.(I had a theory he was Setkarus Ra, but that theory got kicked away).
Six. Still the same badass.
Seven. Marina's still got it!!
Eight. WHY did he have to DIE?
Nine. That one character that swears too much.
Ten/Ella. Oh my...
Obaid Haroon
Nov 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No way. No F****** way!! My God these books just keep getting better and better. Beware there are ##spoilers## below.

Let me first say HOLY SHIT! Did that just happen? I think it did because I'm waiting for someone to slap me and tell me "stop yo' foolishness". But no one has. So it must have happened.

First off the escape off Sam and his dad with the aid of...wait for it... A Mog wielding legacies. Mind blown. Having only read Rise of Nine once, I can't say for sure, but I'm fairly certain the
I just finished The Rise of Nine and enjoyed it immensely. But I'm certain that each successive book in this awesome series will be better than the last, just like in every other one of my favorite series. I believe I once said August 2012 can't come soon enough. Now I want to develop some kind of time-travel Legacy to jump forward a whole year and see how awesome Book Four will be.

Edit #1: And now the title has been confirmed. ABOUT BLOODY TIME! All we need now is to get a glimpse of the cover.
Nov 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
“If I ever see you again, you traitorous bastard, I'll take out the other fucking eye!”

How could you do this to me ?? My heart was very sore that I wanted to sob quietly after I'd finished this book.

I already knew that Pittacus Lore hardly disappointed me with his books. Likewise, The Fall of Five packed with actions and many riddles waiting to be solved. I still loved Number Nine, he's such a badass boy to me, he also made this book very good with his sense of humor.

The Fall of Five was a
Eric Allen
Mar 24, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The Fall of Five
Book 4 of the Lorien Legacies
By "Pittacus Lore"

A Review by Eric Allen

This was a hard one to get through. I've gotta tell ya. I Am Number Four, the first book of this series, wasn't Shakespeare, but then, few of the things I review are. It was short, fun and generally harmless. The Power of Six had good parts, and it had some really, really bad parts, not to mention it completely and utterly ruined the main character for time and eternity near the end. The Rise of Nine. was awf
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Fall of Five (Lorien Legacies #4), Pittacus Lore

The Fall of Five, the 4th book of The Lorien Legacies, was released on August 27, 2013.

Characters: Number Four, John; Number Seven, Marina; Sam Goode; Number Six; Number Five; Number Nine; Number Ten, Ella; Number Eight; Sarah Hart; Malcolm Goode; Setrakus Ra; Felipe Selle; Peter Whitehead; Hayes Parsa; Charlie Jackson.

This book is also told in the first person perspective, between Sam Goode, John Smith (Four), and Marina (Seven).

The novel ope
Sep 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
But... but... *start whimpering*


One of my favorite characters... Pittacus Lore? HOW COULD YOU?

He did not deserve that.

I am just heartbroken right now.
Dec 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Fall of Five is the fourth book in the Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore.

Oh, it was awesome! The writing style has developed. I liked it better than the last three books. Also, it was filled with action, filled with drama, and filled with everything else that shouldn't be missed. Now I really, really, really, really want the fifth book, but I have to wait until next year.
Aj the Ravenous Reader
One of the Garde dies and I guess after reading Allegiant, any death among characters will always be slightly more bearable. (Sorry for the really lousy spoiler...just being bitter about Tris' death.)

The story is both fun and not. Fun, because the members of the Garde finally get together and not because just when the members of the Garde are starting to find strength in numbers, one of them dies.

It is also interesting to know the story in different points of view now including that of Sam's. A
Ashley Daviau
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I find that when a series has more than three books, I start having difficulty reviewing them. It's not because the books are any less stellar than the previous ones in the series, it's that I start to become at a loss for what to say.

Like with this series for instance, I can only say how action packed and interesting it is and how it gets better with each book so many times before it starts to get redundant and I start sounding like a broken record. But obviously those aren't the only things I
Oct 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own

So much to say... let's start on a surprising note. SAM! I was so happy to see him. However, I was not so happy with the person he brought with him. Sam's father was just too... In charge for my taste. It really bugged me. I like my Loric alone and confused, thank you very much. I think I would have preferred it if he never showed up. I also didn't like Sam as much in this book as I had in the others and that made me really. He was so sweet in I Am Number
Jan 04, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heard a lot of good things about this one. It has a lot of action. But I thought the whole thing was a pretty obvious setup. I didn't find the ending much of a surprise at all. So I didn't love it but it was an okay read. ...more
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This installment was had some crazy reveals. A couple were predictable but that did not take away from the enjoyment of the read. I can't believe I only have a few more to read in the series. Bought the first book in the spinoff series this week so hoping it is as entertaining as this series has been so far! ...more
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMFG!!! So I found out the title for any of you out there that doesn't know: 'The Return Of Lorien'. There's gonna be six books in the series.

I cannot wait... August 2013!!! How will I survive? I'm gonna go to BEA just to pick up a review copy. If I can't go, I will become an emo person and cut myself and die of blood loss. And when the book is actually published, I will resurrect myself [just to read the book].

I am dying here, Pittacus Lore! You will have a deadly mob chasing you if you don'
Sep 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2-finish
This book killed me. It literally ripped my heart out and then attempted to put it back in.
Jackie Zhou
May 07, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Four= Awesome! Might be Patticus Lore?
Five= Hope he's alive
Six= Doing Great. Go out with Four! After all 6+4=10!
Seven= Meh
Eight= Cool
Nine= Lol too weird and funny
Ten= So far ok
Patticus Lore= Where are you?
Sam= where are you too hope your alive...
Sarah= HATED her... Want Four just Ditch her.

My prediction of how Sarah dies:
Setresakus Ra will one of the the most dangerous weapon of humanity "Jealousy" to use Sarah... And I'll every guess what next :)

Lindsay (pawsomereads)
After reading the first three books of this series back in 2014, and now doing a reread this year, I finally made it to the fourth book!! I’ve been listening to the audiobooks for these and they’re really well done. I love the cast they’ve used and built over the books thus far.
This book had so many twists, the cliff hangers kill me every time!!
On to the next one!
The title is a huge spoiler… just saying. I wasn't expecting what just happened, or maybe I was in denial. What an explosive installment to this series that just won't quit!

In The Fall of Five, the Lorien Guards find number five and they hope to add more fuel to their arsenal as they train to fight the Mogadorians. Five's powers include flight, invincibility, externa and a few more tricks he hides up his sleeve.

In this installment, they also find Sam and his father. When the Guards practice tog
Jan 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
I love this series so much!

This book really allowed the characters to develop further. It had less action, which provided a chance for the reader to get to know everyone better. There are a lot of different important characters and I feel like they all have their own distinctive personalities. There were also a lot of twists, which I loved! I love the direction that the plot is going and it's going to be crazy! I also really enjoyed all of the Sci-Fi elements. The action scenes are written very
Mιss •kαthєяίиє•  Τhε Emεrαℓd Pяίиcεss®
Dear father Time,
Pretty pretty please could you hurry up and be 2013 already?
I really have a lot of books that are going to get published then... Or if you can't or won't, would you mind letting me into Pittacus Lore's mind while he's writing this book? I truly want to know how Setrakus-Ra loses the war since he has been winning some fights.
Thank you!
The most dedicated fan (and future girlfriend of Number Nine)
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His chest is shredded from where Eight slashed him, he’s got a fresh black eye, and I think I notice a trickle of blood from where I struck him with his staff.

The Lorien Legacies has a little bit of everything for everyone; romance, action, sci-fi elements and a diverse collection of characters. The Fall of Five, which is the fourth and second last in
Sep 16, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to the audiobook of this and I'm not real happy with the casting. Four was all wrong. Too old. It was distracting. And the others weren't right either. Anyway, that aside, I was entertained by this installment, but it is starting to get a bit repetitive. There were a few twist in this one, but nothing so much that I was really shocked. And the writing is formulaic. I kind of wished this would have been a really epic trilogy instead of dragging out into so many books. I think I'm done ...more
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a really enjoyable book. The pages seem to fly by. I know it was a good book because as soon as I finished it I cannot wait for the next book to come out.

Since the last book all is going well for the Grades. They are hiding out in 9's huge luxury Penthouse, complete with its own Danger room (Lecture hall) used for training. They have met up and even managed to re-join with Sam. John has started to accept the leadership role expected of him. Nine is his General, specialising in battle str
Ok. So those of you who have walked my path with the 'youff dudes' that are the Lorien survivors may raise an enquiring eyebrow at the three stars and say 'goodness, how surprising' or should that be 'hey dude you blow me away bro, you ain't giving this book your usual ass-kicking'. Well no, because to my surprise I actually found it a teensy weensy bit more acceptable.

There were still gaping holes of continuity and reason in the thing eg: the Mogadorians are still riotously incompetent; it is
Oct 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Heart-wrenchingly good. But so sad. D:

Review to come!


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EDIT 6/26:
Sam. John (Four). Adam. Sarah. Six. Marina (Seven). Eight. Nine. Ella (Ten). Five. Malc


This book...This book hurt. I mean that wholeheartedly. IT HURT. I'm not sure how the author is going to wrap this mess up. DANGIT! I had such high expectations. I guess it's time to explain why, despite the pain, I still gave it three stars.

I gave it three stars because it was a decent book. If I could forget my expectations and ignore how this book impacted the series, it was an entertaining read. BUT my inner fangirl came out and decimated this book.

This review contains spoilers. Do not
Sep 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What I predict will happen:

1. Malcolm and Sam Goode meet up with the Loric (see the lost files)
2. They find Number 5
3. They start a search for Adamus (see the lost files)

What I predict after the title:


Just read the book... Wow! As of I have to wait for the next one for a full year!!
May 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
UPDATE: Tuesday, August 27, 2013. 5:00 P.M, Eastern Time. So I started typing a long scene by scene review for this book, but I lost it, and I'm pretty pissed. Anyway, here's my second attempt at a review. Major spoilers ahead.

So first I'm going to look at my predictions that I made back in May. Let's see how accurate (or not) I was.

1. The Garde will meet Five. I was definitely right about this, and I would have been stunned if I was wrong. Five was male though, which really surprised me and ma
Cas ❦
I don't think I'll ever forget the Lorien Legacies series. The pull, the urge to continue reading, book after book, is so strong all of the time, it's almost impossible to put them down.

Six is one of the most badass heroines I know, and she is easily my favourite character overall. From when she was introduced, I knew she was special.

When Five was introduced, I smelled something fishy. But later, I realised that I'd misread the clues. Pittacus Lore had played me without me realising. This is a
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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 (7 books)
  • I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1)
  • The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies, #2)
  • The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies, #3)
  • The Revenge of Seven (Lorien Legacies, #5)
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