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The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies, Book 3) (edition 2012)

by Pittacus Lore

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Title:The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies, Book 3)
Authors:Pittacus Lore
Info:HarperCollins (2012), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 416 pages
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Bit of an improvement on the last one. Nine is a new character with a new way of dealing with things and we finally have an injection of humour into the series which was almost non existent in the first two movies. ( )
  areadingmachine | Jul 6, 2015 |
I devoured this book. I opened it up, started reading and didn't stop until I finished. Then I had to go back to figure out some parts since I was confused at times by who exactly was speaking. I realize that the different type symbolized different characters voices however it still took me some time to figure out who was talking.

The first in the series, I am Four, was a great read and focused on Four, giving a detailed back story to who these people, and I use the term lightly, are and why they are here on Earth. The second story, The Power of Six continues the drama introducing us to several more members of the Garde. I didn't feel as much interest in this story so I wasn't paying particular attention when I read it, which was another reason why I was also confused reading The Rise of Nine. I now wish that I had reread The Power of Six prior to the 3rd installment.

I felt mislead by the title thinking it would focus more on 6 in the 2nd book and more on 9 in the 3rd as the first was mainly about 4...were you able to follow all those numbers?! However, I'm still going to anxiously await the next book in the series to see who the last remaining Garde member is and what they can contribute...though I wish there was a list posted in the front of the book saying what legacy each member currently has in each book to help keep them all straight! ( )
  slsmitty25 | Feb 11, 2015 |
The Rise Of Nine is the third book in the Lorien legacies. In this book number four and number nine have traveled to Brooklyn were number nines luxury condo in the Willis tower. Mean while in India number 5, 6, 7, and 10 are are using a teloporter to get back to the other Garde. But it goes wrong, six gets separated from the others and is telopoted to the middle of the new mexico dessert. Mean while nine and four have figured out how to use the Lorien tablet which shows were every Garde is at all time and they see that number six is so close they get in nines car and head for new mexico. Mean while at Stonehenge the others are now teleporting finally to new mexico after going to the amazon. In the car four and nine see that the others are now in new mexico. mean while six has been captured bye the government were she discovers that the U.S. government is helping the Magadorians capture the Garde in exchange for alien tech and weaponry and also finds fours girl friend Sara who he thinks rated him out and led to his capture a little while but she didn't. Now four, nine, seven, eight, and ten have now met up and are fighting ther way into the secret millitary base were six is being held. As there going threw there base they find Sara who tells them that the Magadorian leader Shakrasra is waiting for them to come free six. They find Shakrasra in a giant arena with other special forces Mogadorian soldiers and six has been encased in a stone shell. They fight Shakrasra and his soldire using all the powers they can and win but Shakrasra escapes and now the Garde are being hunted by the government and the Magodorians.

I like this book because it was another book in The Lorien Legacies but also because of the action. This book was extremly action packed and there wasn't any slow part the book was go go go. Also I like this book because its scy-fi. Scy-fi is great because there can be a lot of stuff that dose not exist but exist in the story, and there are aliens. It is also a medium size book so you don't get over whelmed with pages which isn't a bad thing. Finally it gives god visual images for the reader. ( )
  JacobDb1 | Jan 11, 2015 |

I hate getting to the part of a book where you know there aren't enough pages to finish the story. I wonder how many will be in this series? ( )
1 vote Karyn_Ainsworth | Dec 29, 2014 |
Number Four is the first Lorian to tell the story. He has been on the run his entire life with his Cepan (guide) moving him from town to town across the US. Four (John is his human name) hides in plain sight in small towns until life there becomes compromised in some way and then they move on. They end up in Paradise for longer than usual and it is there that Henri (the Cepan) begins to tell John what his life is really all about - how he was sent from Loric as the planet was consumed with 9 other children and the legacies of Lorian. These legacies are special talents that grow as the children mature and will be used to defend themselves and remake Loric in the future.

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Following a fiery explosion and the heart-breaking death of Henri, Four meets the next of his group, Six. She is completely different from Four - confident and in control of her legacies in a way he only wishes. Four, Six and Sam, a friend from Paradise, escape Paradise and hit the road. They find an abandoned house and heal and train and grow their abilities.

But, the unknown Mogadorians and Sam's missing father haunt them. As do the scars burned in their legs. Each time one of the original Garde is caught and killed by the Mogadorians, a scar is seared into their legs.

The story shifts a bit in the next book and more of the Garde are introduced - the story telling moves between the characters until they all end up in the penthouse apartment of Six at the top of the John Hancock building in Chicago. As the Garde gather and train and learn from one another more and more of the story comes out. It is their responsibility to carry on their legacy. But, at what cost? They are after all only children. All of them have lost their Cepan's and some have lost the chests of their Loric tools. But the end of this book the group is: Four, Six, Eight, Nine and Ten plus Sarah (Four's girlfriend) and Sam his friend.

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The story shifts as Five joins the Garde. He adds a layer of darkness and tension. Sam also is able to reunite with his Father who disappeared long ago - he was one of the Greeters who welcomed the Lorian spaceship to earth. I found this book harder to understand. The storytelling switches between characters - each using the first person. I was sometimes a bit confused by who was talking. The font is different for each - but not drastically. I found it distracting from the storyline.

I like parts of these - but get so tired of the teenage angst that is layered in these stories. They remind me of the Series of Unfortunate Events in that Pittacus Lore is also a character in the story. He is the one that Sam's father met on earth - but how can that be since only the children made it to the planet. Each book leaves unanswered questions. I am not sure how dedicated I am to stick with these though. It would be much easier to just wait and read them all at once... ( )
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Until the day I met John Smith, Number Four, I'd been on the run alone, hiding and fighting to stay alive.

Together, we are much more powerful. But it could only last so long before we had to separate to find the others. . . .

I went to Spain to find Seven, and I found even more, including a tenth member of the Garde who escaped from Lorien alive. Ella is younger than the rest of us, but just as brave. Now we're looking for the others—including John.

But so are they.

They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They caught me in New York—but I escaped.
I am Number Six. 
They want to finish what they started.

But they'll have to fight us first.
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