I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Nine’s Legacy (Lorien Legacies) by Pittacus Lore
A teenage boy loses everyone he cares about, and by doing so, becomes a valiant warrior.
This is the story of Nine, who was first introduced to us in The Power of Six. In Nine’s Legacy, we meet a restless boy who pushes the limit and feels as if he is ready for action, but is still young enough to be beguiled by a beautiful girl. Nine acts out against his Cepan (or guardian) but still desires his approval. He longs to move closer toward his destiny, yet is shaken the first time he has to take the life of his enemy. Pittacus Lore reveals the tragedies that Nine undergoes to become the fierce warrior that readers eventually meet.
This is not a full novel. Rather, it is a brief glimpse into what happened to Nine before I am Number Four. If you love the Lorien Legacies, then Nine’s Legacy is a must read. Hints of this story have been revealed in previous works, but reading about it from Nine’s perspective brings a depth to the character that is otherwise impossible.
The Lorien Legacies are written under the pseudonym Pittacus Lore, but the actual authors are Jobie Hughes and James Frey. More information on these authors can be found at their websites listed below.