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4.0 out of 5 stars The Thrilling Tale of a Changing-Face Dragon with a Heart
The Ninth Orphan ranks amongst the best thrillers I have ever come across and I am really pleased to have been given the chance to read it as I would never have naturally picked it up. With every emotion from pure fear to grief to even a little romance, this novel hits all the bases and doesn't disappoint.
The Ninth Orphan is an extremely fast paced thriller as we...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible childish unskilled rubbish
Enid Blyton's Famous Five books had more plot and depth than this book. I can't believe previous reviewers found this book to be good. It was just awful! There were more holes in the story than a Swiss cheese and absolutely no depth to the characters at all. I kept reading it until the end (I'm embarrassed to admit) and it never got any better. It was a long drawn out...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced thriller., 1 May 2012
This review is from: The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
Our hero, Nine, is one of a collection of orphans, created and raised by a secret society bent on running the world from behind the scenes. These children are destined to be top assassins, but Nine is going against his programming despite being the teachers favorite.

When he has the opportunity to try and leave the organization with enough money to live out his life, he takes it. His bosses are not happy about this and send his mentor and Seventeen, a female orphan, to bring back the money he is making off with.

Mix in a beautiful girl who is first a hostage and then a lover, and the story has a nice mix of directions it can go.

This book is fast paced, and I mean fast. It read much like a TV episode, with lots of scene changes. Detail is sacrificed to keep the story moving at breakneck speed. I could have used a little more detail, but this did not significantly detract from my enjoyment.

The eBook formatting and editing was good.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible childish unskilled rubbish, 29 May 2013
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This review is from: The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
Enid Blyton's Famous Five books had more plot and depth than this book. I can't believe previous reviewers found this book to be good. It was just awful! There were more holes in the story than a Swiss cheese and absolutely no depth to the characters at all. I kept reading it until the end (I'm embarrassed to admit) and it never got any better. It was a long drawn out comic strip of the lowest quality and I went and bought the trilogy based on other reviews! Stupid me. Don't waste your money if you are a reader of anything other than children's books.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible book, 9 May 2014
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Repetitive, childish and badly written. I've read ladybird books with more authority and depth. Another book that I had to bin after 50 pages.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful!, 29 Mar 2013
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I read the reviews and bought the book thinking I'd found a good new author. What a disappointment. Who's writing these reviews?
Very amateurish writing with absolutely no depth in the characters. Loads of plot discrepancies from the first chapter - he's an agent with a microchip tracker in him and Omega don't know where he's been looking for the lost treasure - yes, you heard right, lost treasure!
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star, 1 Sep 2014
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The improbable co-incidences are extremely annoying
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