Book Review: The Fall of Five
By: Pittacus Lore
Published By: HarperTeen
Publication Date: August 27, 2013
Page Count: 352
Source: Kindly Provided by Publisher
Audience: Young Adult - Science Fiction
In The Fall of Five all but one of the Garde from Lorien are united, and thinking seriously about how to tackle the Mogadorians who are trying to exterminate them and take over the Earth. After a showdown with Setrakus Ra, the chief Mog, in the last book they are feeling a little under prepared. They didn't quite have their butts kicked, but they need to work as a team if they have any chance.
John Smith—Number Four—thought that things would change once the Garde found each other. They would stop running. They would fight the Mogadorians. And they would win.
But he was wrong. After facing off with the Mogadorian ruler and almost being annihilated, the Garde know they are drastically unprepared and hopelessly outgunned. 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 importantly, 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 Loric symbol—they know they are so 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.
The Garde may have lost battles, but they will not lose this war.
Lorien will rise again.