April 09, 2016

Review ~ The Fate of Ten (Lorien Legacies #6) by Pittacus Lore

The Fate of Ten cover

The sixth book in the thrilling, action-packed, New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series! For years the Garde have fought the Mogadorians in secret. Now all of that has changed. The invasion has begun. If the Garde can't find a way to stop the Mogs, humanity will suffer the same fate as the Lorien: annihilation.

There is still hope. When the Elders sent the Garde to Earth, they had a plan—one which the Garde are finally starting to understand. In the climax of The Revenge of Seven, a group of the Garde traveled to an ancient pyramid in Mexico known to their people as the Sanctuary. There they awoke a power that had been hidden within our planet for generations. Now this power can save the world . . . or destroy it. It will all depend on who wields it.

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The Fate of Ten really kicked things into gear. It's fast-paced, action-packed, and almost outstanding. Almost.

For a second there, I thought things were really going to start uphill, but then the authors had to ruin it by dragging the plot into another book. This book is the perfect platform for the ending of the series, and I don't understand why the authors felt the need to prolong it. Since The Rise of Nine, things seemed to be moving really fast, but if you stop to think about it the fast-paced narration doesn't really do anything to help in the progress of the plot. We are already six books far in this series--more than 2000+ pages already--but it feels like we aren't really going anywhere. To be honest, if I stop to consider the progress of the plot, I'd have to say that we're just going through everything over and over. Fighting endless Mogadorians, developing new Legacies, finding more allies, losing people along the way. . .and so on. I can't believe the buildup for the moment had to take five books. Plus, I don't know why the authors feel the need to drag this whole thing into another book. It could have easily ended in this book--we had the momentum for it. Alas, there's a seventh book and I really don't understand why this has to happen.

However, I did like this book--probably because we're finally seeing a real bloodbath between the Mogadorians and the Loric. I like it that the Loric are finally becoming real characters--not the invincible kids they seemed to be in the past books. I like it that we're finally seeing weaknesses. There's not a boring page, despite the slow progress of the plot. I was very entertained while reading.

~ Zee


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