The Fall of Five (Anglais) Relié – 27 août 2013
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“I Am Number Four is a breathless page-turner....So, gear-up sci-fi fans, the battle for Earth is on and there’s a new kid in town!” (Amazon.com)
“There’s genuine suspense…it’s easy to get lost in the world of the sweet teen from another planet.” (Chicago Tribune)
“Terrifically propulsive.” (Booklist)
“Action-packed.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Riveting.” (The Horn Book)
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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 almost being annihilated, the Garde know they are drastically unprepared. Now they're hiding out in Nine's Chicago penthouse, trying to figure out their next move.
The six of them are powerful, but they're not strong enough yet to take on an entire army—even with the return of an old ally. To defeat their enemy, the Garde must master their Legacies and learn to work together as a team. More important, they'll have to discover the truth about the Elders and their plan for the Loric survivors.
And when the Garde receive a sign from Number Five—a crop circle in the shape of a Lorien symbol—they know they are close to being reunited. But could it be a trap? Time is running out, and the only thing they know for certain is that they have to get to Five before it's too late.
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THE FALL OF FIVE is the fourth book in the Lorien Legacies saga, and why would you think the author(s) would take the foot off the pedal? Sure, there are moments of respite. Even these alien teens need to catch their breath. But I love the overall pacing of the book. And those times when things do pick up, the pace achieves this hurtling locomotion. As the book opens, the Garde is back in Chicago and has sort of recovered from their collective butts getting handed to them by Setrákus Ra, terrifying leader of the Mogadorians. Some of the kids are getting restless (looking at you, Nine) and are once more, to quote an older generation, full of beans. John Smith a.k.a. Number Four - now the team's uncontested leader - decides to sanction a field op to go fetch the elusive Number Five.
I never thought I'd say this - and maybe this'll touch off a raw nerve - but the last time I was this invested in a YA series with such a huge cast, it was Harry Potter. I care what happens to John Smith and to Six and Marina and the others (yes, even Nine who somehow grew on me). The story doesn't waste time in picking up a plot thread that had been dangling since the end of THE POWER OF SIX. "Pittacus Lore" - of whom collaborators Jobie Hughes and James Frey deny knowledge - weaves in some nice character beats. The characters' distinct personalities make for dramatic (and combustible) interplay. For example, Nine's innate combativeness plays off in interesting ways against Four's take-charge mentality and Eight's fun-loving nature. It's also gratifying that John's human girlfriend, Sarah Hart, evolves into someone who can handle herself in a melee. So, yeah, it says something positive that I don't at all mind those scenes in which the Garde are just hanging out in Nine's massively tricked-out Chicago penthouse, whether squabbling or fretting, training, or striking up friendships.
Make no mistake, this series' calling card is the epic, cinematic fighty fight. It's when that crazy superhero flavor really kicks in, and you salivate about seeing this transferred to the big screen. (Is it too masochistic to hope for a film sequel or a remake? Teresa Palmer as "Six" was awesome!)
Fourth book in a projected set of seven, FALL OF FIVE resolves a plot thread or two but then introduces several new story arcs (the intro of Five, Ella's crippling nightmares, a surprising Mogadorian, etc.). More is revealed about the Garde's legacies and the contents of their heritage chests. You should anticipate a doozy of a cliffhanger. You should realize that these stories wouldn't mean as much if there weren't shattering consequences. The narrative is told from the alternating perspectives of John Smith, Marina, and Sam Goode. If you're as immersed into the story as I was, you won't have any trouble keeping track of who's narrating at any given moment. I did note a few grammatical lapses, but, mostly, the editor's been on his P's and Q's. FALL OF FIVE had me tearing thru the pages, even during those slower "day in the life" moments. And when things do heat up, it's such a propulsive read. "Pittacus Lore" advances the narrative well enough and develops further story conflicts that should keep the series from going stale. Don't be surprised if your heart breaks a little.
As ever, Bernie Kosar is freakin' awesome!
Noticed that most of the bad reviews this book got we're from people dissapointed in some of the results. C'mon guys, they are fighting a war! Can't expect it to be all unicorns and rainbows!
Highly recommend for anyone of any age.