|The Fall of Five|
|Publication date||27 August 2013|
| Preceded by|
The Rise of Nine
| Followed by|
The Revenge of Seven
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.
They caught Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya. I am Number Four. I was supposed to be next. But I'm still alive.
This battle is far from over.
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.
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. 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.
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.
Four chooses healing Malcolm over stopping Ella from being kidnapped. Four meets a Mogadorian who can cause earthquakes and realizes that he is Adam, the one Malcolm and Sam talked about. The book ends with Four saying:
"Alright, Adam. You`re gonna help me win this war."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, and Nine`s penthouse is attacked.
Six's Narration - Bonus Chapter
- Main article: The Scar
- Main article: The Fall of Five - Book Trailer
The Audio version of The Fall of Five is performed by recurring voice cast of Neil Kaplan, reading Four's narration, and Marisol Ramirez, reading Marina's narration. Liam Aiken joins the voice cast, reading the narration for Sam Goode. The Audiobook runs at 9 Hours and 7 minutes.
- The first book to have a Human narrator.
- Adamus Sutekh and Malcolm Goode make their first appearences in the main book series.
- Number Five makes his first appearance.
- The remaining Garde are united for the first time since arriving on Earth.
- The phone conversation between Adamus Sutekh and Sam Goode in The Forgotten Ones was repeated.
- A number of prophecies were released on the official facebook page, giving an insight into what will happen to the main characters. It confirms the re-appearance of Sam Goode and that he is narrator for The Fall of Five. It also confirms the first novel appearance of Malcolm and Adamus.
- In the USA, copies of the Fall of Five were accompanied by a piece of paper with a hidden bit address leading to a translated audio transmission from the Mogadorains. Here.