The Garde (excluding Number Five), BK, and Sarah Hart are living in Nine's penthouse, anxiously waiting for something to do. Ella is tormented by repetitive nightmares, while the other Garde discuss whether or not they should search for Five or attack the Mogadorians' mountain base in West Virginia to retrieve Sam. But when they find another member of the Garde, and two human allies, new problems introduce themselves...with lethal consequences.
The Fall of Five is the fourth novel in the New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series by Pittacus Lore. The Garde are finally reunited, but do they have what it takes to win the war against the Mogadorians?
John Smith—Number Four—thought that things would change once the Garde found one another. But he was wrong. After facing off with the Mogadorian ruler and almost being annihilated, the Garde know they are drastically unprepared. 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 important, 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 Lorien symbol—they know they are 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.
I thought things would change when I found the others. We would stop running. We would fight the Mogadorians. And we would win.
But I was wrong. Even though we have come together, we barely escaped from the Mogadorians with our lives. And now we're in hiding, trying to figure out our next move.
The six of us are powerful—but we're not yet strong enough to take on their entire army. We haven't discovered the full extent of our Legacies. We haven't learned to work together. And there's still so much that we don't know about the Elders or their plan for us. Time is running out, and there's only one thing we know for certain: We need to find Number Five before they do.
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THEY brought in their leader.
THEY thought they had won.
THEY were wrong.
THIS fight is far from over.
WE are finally reunited.
WE have more power than ever before.
WE have lost battles.
WE will not lose this war.
LORIEN WILL RISE AGAIN.
The Mogadorians invaded and destroyed the planet Lorien. Some of the Loric, the Garde, had Legacies, powers which they used to help the Nine Garde Children escape, along with their Mentor Cêpans. They came to Earth, seeking refuge, but were hunted.
Number One, Number Two, and Number Three were all found and killed. Number Four moved to Paradise, Ohio. He met a human named Sam Goode, who believed that his father had been abducted by aliens. Four also met a girl, Sarah Hart, whom he fell in love with.
He told them about his real identity, and they helped him. Four's Cêpan, Henri, was killed by the Mogs defending his Garde. Four, Number Six, and Sam fled from Paradise. Sarah was taken by the government soon after. Sam was captured by the Mogs while helping Four break Number Nine out of an outpost. Four and Nine go to a safe house Nine's Cêpan, Sandor, built in Chicago, and then go to New Mexico to save the other Garde.
Number Seven was living in Spain.Because of her Cêpan, Adelina, taking on religious beliefs, Seven was untrained. Seven unknowingly met another Garde, Ella. The Mogadorians attacked them. Marina's Cêpan was died protecting her Garde. Marina, Six, Ella, Ella's Cêpan Crayton, and a human friend, Héctor Ricardo, fought back. Héctor was killed by a Piken. Marina, Ella, Six, and Crayton left for India to find another potential member of the Garde. They met Number Eight, a powerful Garde pretending to be Hindu god Vishnu. Marina fell in love with him.
They go to a Loric cave, full of paintings of the past and the future. There is a painting of Eight's death, which they believe to be true, based on the accuracy of the previous prophecies painted. Crayton is killed when the Mogs attack the cave. The others teleport via the Loralite Stone within the cavern. Six is slingshot to New Mexico alone and is captured by the United States government. Ella contacts her with Telepathy, and Ella, Marina, and Eight travel through various Loralite Stones attempting to get to New Mexico. The Garde unite (except Number Five, and they find Setrákus Ra and fight him.
Eight is stabbed by Ra, believing him to be Six. With Setrákus Ra's ability to drain the Garde's Legacies, they are forced to fight only with the Inheritances found in their Loric Chests. Ella throws a piece of debris at Setrákus Ra, injuring him and allowing the Garde a chance to regain their Legacies. Ella and Sarah are shot, however John miraculously develops the ability to heal them. Marina heals Eight, and believes she has broken the prophecy. The Garde regroup after the battle and fight their way out of the base.
Four, Six, Marina, Eight, Nine, Ella, and Sarah are in Nine`s penthouse in Chicago. They are monitoring the Internet, and find an article about a crop circle with the Loric symbol for Five. Four insists that he and Six are the only ones to go meet Five, but Sarah comes along anyway. Nine is angry.
Sam is being tortured by Setrákus Ra. He tells whatever he thinks will not hurt the Garde. He is rescued by his father, Malcolm Goode, and a Mogadorian with a Legacy, Adam. Adam is separated from them. Sam and Malcolm flee.
Ella and Marina talk, about Ella`s nightmares. Ella also talks about who she thinks is a couple, including Marina and Eight and herself and Nine. Marina and Eight go to the waterfront and wander around happily, with Ella`s approval. They joke around and relax. When they return, Nine is angry and they train. They enjoy themselves and Marina punches Nine in the face. The training also helps their skills. Ella says that she is leaving, because she found out that she was not chosen by the Elders to escape Lorien. Marina, Eight, and Nine talk her out of it.
Four, Six, and Sarah find Number Five. He is untrained and naive, but has cool Legacies of Flight and Externa. They fight a massive monster and are pretty much saved by Malcolm and Sam. Sam and Six hug extremely awkwardly. They return to the penthouse and all share dinner. Sam talks about the Mogadorian with Legacies who rescued him. Nine makes fun of Five as soon as he sees him. Ella was having nightmares with Setrákus Ra in them. She developed Telekinesis when a nightmare woke her up.
The Garde play Capture the Flag. The Garde find some Mogadorians with documents. Later, Ella is unable to wake up from a nightmare. Four is pulled into her nightmare when she grabs him. Marina is distraught. Eight comforts her. The remaining Garde decide to go get Five`s Chest from Florida, against Marina`s better judgement.
Sam translates the documents they found the Mogadorians carrying. He discovers that they contain the address of Nine`s penthouse and Malcolm`s notes. Sam is bewildered. Malcolm`s penthouse is attacked.
Four is in Ella`s vision. He hears her voice in his head asking for help and sees her in a throne next to Setrákus Ra. Ella orders Six and Sam to be executed, looking dazed. As Six is beheaded, Four wakes up with a new scar.
Five, Marina, Nine, Eight, and Six meet a monster. Eight eventually kills it, but is injured. Marina heals him. He says that he could kiss her. She responds suggesting to kiss later. Five attacks and subdues Nine and Six. Six is knocked out and Nine is being held underwater. He says that the Garde cannot beat the Mogadorians, and that Marina and Eight would listen, but Nine and Six wouldn`t. Marina says to stop drowning Nine, but as soon as Nine is above water, he starts goading Five. Five eventually tries to stab him to death. Eight teleports and is killed instead. Even Five is upset. Marina develops Cyrokinesis and pokes out one of Five`s eyes, freezing Eight`s body.
Four chooses healing Malcolm over stopping Ella from being kidnapped. Four meets a Mogadorian who can cause earthquakes and realizes that he is good. The book ends with Four saying:
"Alright, Adam. You`re gonna help me win this war."
A number of prophecies were released on the official Facebook page, giving an insight into what will happen to the main characters. It also provides a nice list of the characters.
- Sam Goode - We've taken too long and Bernie Kosar wasn't able to stop them. The second wave is upon us.
- Number Four - It has only been a few hours, but already John's skin has taken on a pallor similar to Ella's. Dark circles forming around his eyes. It's almost as if he's being drained some how.
- Sarah Hart - I hear Sarah scream. Her gun is making an empty clicking sound and, realsing that she's empty, the Mogs have started ascending on her. One of them reaches through the doorway and buries a dagger deep into her shoulder.
- Number Six - "Do you think we're going to fight an entire army of Mogadorians without a few casualties?"
- Number Seven - Something inside me snaps. I've never felt an anger like this before and it's almost comforting. The icy feeling of my legacy spreads through me, but it's different somehow, freezing and bitter and dead.
- Number Eight - The beast swivels around and sinks its teeth into Eight's shoulders.
- Number Nine - Bubbles break the surface of the swamp where Nine is still underwater. He's been pinned down there for almost a minute.
- Ella - She's only just started getting her legacies. Who knows what she might be capable of.
- Malcolm - Sam is cradling Malcolm, who has a massive blaster wound in his midsection. His breathing is shallow and he's barely conscious; It doesn't look like he has long left.
- Bernie Kosar - "BK went ot the roof to hold of the Mogs," Sam says. "He didn't come back."