The Revenge of Seven is the fifth book in The Lorien Legacies series. It is told from the perspectives of Ella, Number Four, and Number Six. John and the others plot to invade the Mogadorian headquarters, Ashwood Estates. Although they have trouble trusting their new Mogadorian ally, Adamus Sutekh. Meanwhile, Six's group attempts to retrieve Number Eight's body, while also trying to keep Marina's Legacy under control. Ella, stuck aboard Setrákus Ra's warship Anubis, has to watch from miles above the Earth's surface as the Garde fight for their lives against an impending invasion. It is preceded by The Fall of Five.
The worst was supposed to be over. We were reunited after a decade apart. We were discovering the truth of our past. We were training and getting stronger every day. We were even happy...
We never imagined the Mogadorians could turn one of our own against us. We were fools for trusting Five. And now Eight is lost, gone forever. I would do anything to bring him back, but that's impossible. Instead, I will do whatever it takes to destroy every last one of them.
I've spent my entire life hiding from them, and they've stolen everything away from me. But that stops now. We're going to take the battle to them. We have a new ally who knows their weaknesses. And I finally have the power to fight back.
They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
Number Three in Kenya.
And Number Eight in Florida.
They killed them all.
I am Number Seven.
I will make them pay.
The planet Lorien was destroyed by the Mogadorians. An ennead of young children and their Keepers escaped. The first three of this group were killed. Number Four befriended humans. He told him about his Legacies and they aided him and Number Six.
Number Seven met Number Six and Ella in Spain. Sam Goode was captured and tortured by Mogadorians. Over time, all of the Cêpans died, mostly by Mogs but on one occasion from natural causes. Six, Marina, and Ella met Number Eight in India. They met up with Four and Nine in New Mexico.
Number Five eventually joined them, but revealed he was a traitor. He accidentally killed Eight. Marina developed the Major Legacy of Glacen, stabbing out Five's eye as she, Six, and Nine fled. Back in Chicago, Sam Goode, John Smith, Sarah Hart, and Malcolm Goode were attacked, but escaped. John encountered a Mogadorian with a Legacy, Adamus Sutekh. Ella was captured by the Mogs, but was not killed.
Ella's Point of View Edit
Ella wakes up in a strange place. She sees Mogadorians and tries to escape using the Great Book as a weapon. She realizes that she is in a spaceship. Setràkus Ra claims to be her grandfather. He tries to force her to eat and tells her that he used to be an Elder and that he experimented with altering genetics. He also tells her about how Lorien was controlling everything, and he rivaled it. Then, he puts a binding charm over himself and Ella. The Mogadorians try to force Ella to read the Great Book by blasting an alarm at her whenever she doesn't. Ella rips the book apart. Setrákus Ra talks to her, mentioning her "betrothed". Eventually he arrives. Ella is disgusted to note that she is betrothed to the treacherous Number Five. She finds out that Five killed Eight, and is even more upset. Setrákus Ra trains Ella to use her Legacy Dreynen, using Five as the equivalent of a punching bag. She apologizes to him later telepathically. He responds that he deserved it and that they need to escape. Ella wakes up later to find Five talking about how Mogadorians were bad. She and Five decide to escape. She finds out that Five was not aware of their betroth-ment either. Setrákus Ra catches them. Five stabs Setrákus Ra and the blow injures Ella. She loses consciousness.
Ella wakes up dressed formally for the invasion, with a Mogadorian injection of something disgusting where she was stabbed. Setrákus Ra forces her to get up. She sees a message from Phiri Dun-Ra saying that the Garde are at the Sanctuary. Ella accompanies Setrákus Ra to greet the humans. She sees Number Nine and tells him telepathically to break Ra`s staff. She witnesses Ra talking about how the faithful humans will greet him, and then a human leader denying what he said. She realizes that Number Four is there too. Nine breaks Setrákus Ra`s staff, and Ra reverts from his human form to the repulsive genetically-modified Mogadorian one. Ra uses Dreynen when Number Four attacks. Ella stabs Setrákus Ra in the leg and realizes that she is the only one who can kill him. He would have killed her, but Four prevented it. Five stops Four from stabbing Setrákus Ra and killing Ella. They fight. Nine attacks Setrákus Ra but Five stops him from killing Ra also. They fight. Ella is dragged back onto the ship, half-conscious, her fate not known.
Number Four's Point of View Edit
Number Four, Sam, Sarah, Malcolm, and Adam, as well as a bunch of Chimærae are staying in an abandoned textile factory. They figure out that the surviving Garde are in Florida, except for one of them, who`s dot on the tablet is bouncing everywhere. But Adam suggests going to Ashwood Estates instead of predictably going to Florida. The others agree, Four with a bit of persuasion required. They find a website titled They Walk Among Us with information about the Mogadorians and Sarah goes to meet Mark James. Malcolm, Four, Sam, and most of the Chimærae go to Ashwood Estates. The Chimærae carry cameras. They survey Mogs carrying equipment, and kill them. Adam admits that the General residing at the Estates is his father. Four atackss him, and his shield bracelet is broken. The Chimærae also attack. The General and Four wrestle. Adam stabs his father through the back. They observe the decomposition of the General`s augmented parts. Adam takes up his father`s old sword. They stay at the Estates. Adam uses Mogadorian surveillance to see Seven, Six, and Nine break into the base. Adam hacks a ship and uses its guns to kill all of the Mogadorians.
Shortly after Seven, Six, and Nine come to Ashwood Estates, Agent Walker and some FBI people arrive. They have realized that the Mogadorians are villainous and want to help the Garde. They have seen what happens when someone stops taking the Mogadorian augmentations and they tell the Garde about the plan of the Mogadorians. And that their plan is to assassinate the secretary of defense, Bud Sanderson, who was working for the Mogadorians. They believe that his assassination will help stop Setrákus Ra`s invasion plan. The next day, Malcolm gathers footage of his mind being dredged. He shows them what he said, that Lorien is not a planet, but an entity, and that it can be awoken in Earth when their Inheritances are put in Calakmul. Four, Sam, and Nine decide to proceed with Walker`s plan and go to New York. Marina, Six, and Adam decide to go to Calakmul.
Sam, Four, Nine, and Walker are driving. On the way, Nine tries to interrogate Sam about Six. Four stops him. Nine claps, wearing a pair of gloves from Marina`s Chest, and generates a huge noise. The Mogadorians, of course, find them and attack. The heroes are trying to get bystanders to flee. One bystander takes a video of Four using his healing power. They enter the hotel where Sanderson is staying. And they see Sanderson. He looks awful and has clearly been taking Mogadorian augmentations. He says that it is too late and then shoots himself in the head. Four somehow stops the bullet with telekinesis and heals him. Sanderson tells them that it is too late to prevent the invasion. A spaceship comes. Sanderson gives Walker names of politicians working for the Mogadorians. They arrive at Setrákus Ra`s planned invasion site. Nine breaks Setrákus Ra`s staff, and Ra reverts from his human form to the repulsive genetically-modified Mogadorian one. Ra uses Dreynen when Number Four attacks. Ella stabs Ra. He would have killed her, but Four prevented it. Five stops Four from stabbing Setrákus Ra and killing Ella. Four and Five fight, but Five tells Four about the charm on Ella. They see Nine about to stab Ra. Five stops him too. Five and Nine fight. Four prevents a wave of bullets from hitting Ra and Ra drags Ella back onto his ship. The warship starts to fire. Sam and Four were separated from everyone else except for a group of human survivors. A piken was after them. It was knocked down with telekinetic force. Number Four didn`t do it. The implication is that Sam did.
Number Six's Point of View Edit
Number Six, Number Seven, and Number Nine are trying to escape the swamp. They find a form of town and see that the Chicago penthouse was destroyed. Marina finds a man who claims that there is an old NASA base in the swamp with UFOs flying around it. She believes that Eight`s body is there and decides to have the man lead them there. Nine and Six agree. Marina tells Six that she can feel Eight somewhere. They see Mogadorians from their boat and kill them. The man who was leading them is frightened and flees the boat. Nine, Seven, and Six find a huge Mogadorian base. They turn invisible and enter it. Nine uses his animal telepathy to tell a beast controlled by the Mogadorians to cause a distraction. It obliges but is killed. But they make it into a greenhouse. They find Number Five lurking, as well as Number Eight`s body. Five stabs a Mogadorian telling him to bring Eight`s body to a ship. Six, Seven, and Nine are left with Eight`s body. Nine apologizes out loud. Marina says that she forgives him and they hug. A huge Mogadorian ship appears in the doorway and kills all of the Mogadorians. They hear Number Four`s voice coming out of the ship and board it. Six "pilots" it to Ashwood Estates, with Adam`s instruction. Six and Sam kiss.
Marina, Six, and Adam decide to go to Calakmul. They collect much of the Inheritances to "commit to the earth" and also bring Henri`s ashes and Eight`s body. On the plane, Marina is hostile toward Adam. And then she finds out that he killed his Mogadorian father, and stops being hostile. They find a Mogadorian ship trying to contact them. Adam acts authoritative and their ship is allowed entry. When they leave the ship, Phiri Dun-Ra pretends to bargain with him, but hits him on the head. Six and Seven kill the Mogadorians, except for Phiri Dun-Ra. Six, Seven, and Adam pass through a force field and climb. They open a door with three pendants and are transported to a place with Loralite everywhere. They see a cylinder in the ground that looks like a well. They dump the contents of the Chests, their pendants, and Henri`s ashes down it. Eight`s body reanimates. But it isn`t him. It`s Lorien speaking. It speaks cryptically and annoys Six, but it temporarily resurrects Eight. He kisses Marina one last time before disintegrating in the most depressing manner possible. But they find out that the Lorien entity is spreading.
A multitude of spoiler quotes were released. Edit
- "The nightmare is over. When I open my eyes, there's nothing but darkness."
- "I know that he won’t hurt me—not yet, at least. He’s too vain for that, wants too badly to convert another Loric to the cause."
- "If Mark really had managed to acquire some crucial information on the Mogadorians, and if doing so had gotten him in some kind of trouble, then we needed to help."
- "They have him," Marina hisses, pointing into the dark. "They have his body and I’m not letting them keep it."
- "I imagine the future and I smile grimly. There's only one way to make it happen. It's time to fight." - John/Four
- "Mogadorian progress is more important than even your own life." - Setrakus Ra
- "I don't want you to think of me as your girlfriend right now. I want you to think of me as a soldier." - Sarah
- "Loralite runs beneath our feet even now, circulating through the earth. Like blood coursing through veins, it only needs a heartbeat to give it a purpose. All it needs is to be awoken." - Malcolm
- "Fear is a weapon. Close your eyes and let it flow through you... It is a hungry thing, this Legacy that lives within you, it will feed on what you fear." - Setrakus Ra
- "It's war, Lady! These people need to be prepared!". - Nine
- "You need to understand, my people feel safe here. They are used to being the hunters, not the hunted". - Adam
- "I'm going to write the last chapter in his precious history. Right now." -John/Four
- "Now, just like them, we are linked". - Setrakus Ra
- "Sooner or later , I know, I'll be able to escape. Or I"ll die trying." - Ella
- "The warships are coming down. They're making their move." - Sam
- "I know you won't believe me, but no one was supposed to be to get killed." - Five
- "The Great Expansion has come to earth, at last. We will celebrate Mogadorian Progress Together." - Setrakus Ra
- "He's calling to me. I don't know why, or how, I just know it's happening and that it's important." - Marina