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Pittacus Lore
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23 Aug 2011 Lorien Legacies

We are the last defence.

I've seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened to John Smith. To the world he's a mystery, but to me ... he's one of us. Nine of us came here, but sometimes I wonder if time has changed us, if we all still believe in our mission.

There are six of us left. We're hiding, blending in, avoiding contact with one another, but our Legacies are developing and soon we'll be ready to fight. Is John Number Four - and is his appearance the sign I've been waiting for? And what about Number Five and Six? Could one of them be the raven-haired girl with the stormy eyes from my dreams? The girl with powers that are beyond anything I could ever imagine? The girl who might be strong enough to bring the six of us together?

They caught Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya. They tried to catch Number Four in Ohio ... and failed. I am Number Seven. And I'm ready to fight.



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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Michael Joseph (23 Aug 2011)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 071815648X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718156480
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.2 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (177 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 203,223 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A franchise set to eclipse Harry Potter and moody vampires (Big Issue) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Pittacus Lore is Lorien's ruling elder. He has been on Earth for the last twelve years preparing for the war that will decide Earth's fate. His whereabouts are unknown.

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46 of 49 people found the following review helpful
By Andromeda Descendent TOP 500 REVIEWER
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I remember concluding my review of "I Am Number Four" by saying I enjoyed the book, but I would not be buying the sequel. But sometimes the passage of time makes you realise that there was more that you liked about a book than the things you didn't, and overall my experience of the book was a good one. So when I found myself with the chance of receiving a free advance copy my immediate reaction was to jump at it, because I genuinely wanted this second book to be better so I could enjoy without any disappointments finding out what happens to the characters.

Thankfully, The Power of Six is a big step up in terms of plotting and pacing, and although you know there has to be a big battle of some sorts at the end, there's no "read this all before" feeling, and there are some interesting turns along the way, whereas in the first book if you took a guess at where a plot point was going, you were usually right. The best thing about this second venture into what is now being called the Lorien Legacies series is that it focuses much more on character, and for the most part it gets it right. I felt with the first book that I only really got to know part of John's character, largely because when it focused on his relationship with his CÍpan / adoptive father Henri, the characterisation was well realised, but when away from Henri it followed the well trodden path and, though fairly enjoyable, was predictable and didn't always ring true. Second time around, the writers have fixed this and for the first time really allow the reader to really get to know the characters of John, Sam and Number Six and how they relate to each other.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great follow-up, better than the predecessor. 15 Aug 2011
By Clashcity Rocker TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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I originally took a punt on the first book, and enjoyed it, but it felt somewhat cut short, clearly it was always designed to be a series of books. Glad to say the second improves on this, really enjoyed it, although again at 300-odd pages it still feels like it could fleshed out more. I would say you should try and read the first book (or watch the movie), before this, as there are quite a few references and plot-lines that would make little sense. My main concern before reading this, was it would be "too samey", thankfully it's not the case.

All in all, a very worthy successor to the original and if you liked the first in the series, you will love this one.
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent Part 2 to this series 10 July 2011
By Joanne K. Pilsworth VINE VOICE
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This is the second of the Pittacus Lore series, which is supposed to be the recounting of Garde of the planet Lorien, who were sent from their planet as young children, with a view to protecting them, and their developing gifts or Legacies from the invading Mogadorian race, a warlike race out to destroy Lorien and any other world that takes their fancy. Pittacus Lore is alleged to be a Lorien elder, which adds to the telling of the story.

This book follows on from the fantastic "I am Number Four", which has now been turned into a movie. The timeline is immediately after the events of the first book, with Number Four having met up with Number Six. The Mogadorians have to kill the Garde in their numerical order, so having killed Numbers One to Three, Four was next on their list. If they attempt to kill a Garde out of numerical order, whatever they are doing rebounds onto them, leaving them rather dead instead. Each Garde has a Chest, which contains essential items relating to their developing Legacies, which was in the keeping of their accompanying Cepan (adult guardian). Four's Cepan was killed at the end of Book 1.

In this story, he and Number Six are trying to retrieve her Chest. At the same time, the book has a dual story, which is that of Number Nine and, latterly, Number Ten, who are on the other side of the Atlantic in Spain.

The book deserves five stars because there is a lot more about the Legacies and how they work, how the individual Garde have found out about their Legacies, and what they do with them. It also introduces a bit more about why the Elders of Lorien sent the ten Garde and their Cepan away and what they hoped to accomplish by doing so.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sequel! 22 Jun 2012
By Kirsty
Format:Kindle Edition
I read 'I Am Number Four' and at the end of it I couldn't wait for the next installment and I'm the same with 'The Power of Six' - Pittacus Lore has such an amazing way of writing it just leaves you always wanting more!

If you enjoyed 'I Am Number Four' then you will love this!
It is a love story but it is so action packed at the same time, you will grow attached to all the characters in this book and you will want to know what happens to them.

A great book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 14 April 2012
Format:Paperback
This book has everything that's suppose to be in there, suspense, drama... A bit of romance. I love how there were 2 different viewpoints, that is number four and seven, it really adds to the experience of Loriens travelling and training.
Recommended for anyone who loves sci-fi! :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Lorien Legacies just get better! 13 April 2012
Format:Paperback
Like the prevoius review on this item, I also bought this book on release date in hardcover and was the first person to buy it in my local store. It truly is an un-putdownable read and the action scenes here are incredible and there are loads of unexpected twists and turns at every given oppurtunity. The atomsphere Pittacus Lore creates remains suspenseful throughout the story. Unlike the first book, The Power of Six is written from two viewpoints (Number Four and Number Seven), and this helps a great deal with understanding the characters and keeping track of the plot. Well worth a read whether you like sci-fi or not.
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