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Pittacus Lore

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Pittacus Lore is the collective pseudonym for James Frey and Jobie Hughes. They write the I am Number Four (Lorien Legacies) series. (Bowker Author Biography)

(eng) Pittacus Lore is a pseudonym of James Frey and Jobie Hughes, used when writing the Lorien Legacies works. Greg Boose has also contributed under the name (as per I Am Number Four Wiki).

Foto taget av: Both Jobie Hughes (on the left) and James Frey (on the right) jointly wrote under the pseudonym 'Lore Pittacus'.


Verk av Pittacus Lore

I Am Number Four (2010) 6,011 exemplar
The Power of Six (2011) 2,965 exemplar
The Rise of Nine (2012) 2,086 exemplar
The Fall of Five (2013) 1,458 exemplar
The Revenge of Seven (2014) 1,093 exemplar
The Fate of Ten (2015) 838 exemplar
United as One (2016) 757 exemplar
The Legacies (2012) 338 exemplar
Six's Legacy (2011) 256 exemplar
Secret Histories (2013) 191 exemplar
Fugitive Six (2018) 181 exemplar
Hidden Enemy (2014) 153 exemplar
Nine's Legacy (2012) 127 exemplar
The Fallen Legacies (2012) 115 exemplar
Return to Zero (2019) 105 exemplar
The Search for Sam (2012) 102 exemplar
The Last Days of Lorien (2013) 96 exemplar
Rebel Allies (2015) 88 exemplar
The Forgotten Ones (2013) 77 exemplar
Ashfall Legacy (2021) 73 exemplar
Five's Legacy (2014) 64 exemplar
Zero Hour (2016) 61 exemplar
Return to Paradise (2014) 57 exemplar
The Fugitive (2014) 46 exemplar
Five's Betrayal (2014) 45 exemplar
The Navigator (2015) 43 exemplar
The Guard (2015) 40 exemplar
Legacies Reborn (2015) 31 exemplar
Last Defense (2016) 29 exemplar
Ashfall Prophecy (2022) 25 exemplar
Sam's Journal 20 exemplar
Hunt for the Garde (2016) 18 exemplar


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Frey, James [1] (part of the shared pseudonym)
Hughes, Jobie (part of the shared pseudonym)
Boose, Greg (part of the shared pseudonum)
Pittacus Lore is a pseudonym of James Frey and Jobie Hughes, used when writing the Lorien Legacies works. Greg Boose has also contributed under the name (as per I Am Number Four Wiki).



I saw the trailer for the movie around a month ago and decided to read the book before the movie came out. I had very high hopes that this book would be nothing less of amazing but I was saddened to learn that it was just mediocre. I really enjoyed the first half of the book. During the second half of the book I found that I kept getting more and more frustrated with each chapter.

Four and his guardian, Henri, are constantly moving around the US to keep from being found by their enemies, the Mogadorians. The Lorien childrien that came to earth had a spell placed upon them that meant that the Mogadorians had to kill each child in order unless 2 of the Lorien children come near each other, then the spell is broken and the Mogadorians can kill them in any order they please. Each time a Lorien child is murdered all the remaining Lorien children receive a scar that forms around their ankle. Each Lorien child lives in a different part of the world to keep the Mogadorians from finding them so easily.

Four and Henri decide to move to a small town in Ohio this time around. He is supposed to lay low and to blend in. You would think that Four would take this serious considering he carries 3 scars around his ankle as a reminder of the 3 Loriens that have already died, but it seems as if he could care less. On the first day of school he gets into an altercation with the school bull and accidentally shows people his first legacy. Even after that he still remains to be careless throughout the entire book. He gets a beautiful (Surpise!) girlfriend and a best friend. Several times his guardian wanted to leave town because not only were the Mogadorians we're close, but also because Four has messed up time after time, leading the Magadorians towards them. Four uses his new powers to his advantage and forces Henri to stay against his better judgement. Even when he knew the Mogadorians had found him he still refused to leave, endangering everyone he cares about.

On the front of the book there is a blurb from Michael Bay that says "Number Four is the hero of our generation" I'm actually baffled at that statement. Four lies through his teeth and puts his own selfish needs before the safety of anyone else, and in the end, it backfires getting people hurt and killed.... But yet we're supposed to sympathize with him? NOT A CHANCE. At one point in the book there is a war going on, a war that he knew was coming if he didn't leave town, and he tells Henri he "didn't know this was going to happen" even though through the whole book Henri is telling him this is exactly what would happen if he wasn't careful.

I also couldn't get past all the holes in the book that left me with lingering questions. For example, If the Loriens sent the kids to earth so that they could come back one day and repopulate their planet, why did they only send 9 kids? Shouldn't they have sent an even number of people? 5 boys and 5 girls? It was made clear that Loriens are monogamous. They find their love and stay with them until they die. So, assuming that they would hope for the best and none of the kids died, why would they send an odd number?

I didn't hate the book, but I didn't like the book either. I still want to see the movie and I honestly think it's going to be better then the book which is a bid deal for me because the book is always better.
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earthglows | 320 andra recensioner | Nov 18, 2023 |
I listened to this book as an audiobook.
The story was good but it was either the writing style or maybe It was the way it was read that didn’t sit right with me. I would give the movie four stars.

I’ve seen the movie and liked it. I like that the book went into more detail on some things but on others it felt like it just drags on. The guy reading it made the girls sound ditzy and not like strong characters that they were in the movie.
Ro1350 | 320 andra recensioner | Jun 22, 2023 |
TW/CW: Violence, death, fantasy violence, language

RATING: 3.5/5

REVIEW: Generation One is the first in a series of books spun-off from The Lorien Legacies. It follows the human Garde as they train to make sense of their powers after the war with the Mogadorians.

While I enjoyed this book and will definitely read the next ones, I didn’t find this series to be quite as engaging as The Lorien Legacies. I did appreciate that the characters were more diverse, and it was interesting seeing the new legacies that they’ve discovered. I also liked the school atmosphere. But it just seemed to be lacking some of the spirit of the Lorien Legacies. Maybe the series will get better on the second book, and I’m definitely not giving up on it.

Although there were some short cameos by characters from the original series, I wish there’d been more, to kind of tie the two series together more. I’ve heard that there are more of them in future books, so here’s hoping. 🙂

I would recommend this book to fans of The Lorien Legacies and YA science fiction/fantasy.
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Anniik | 1 annan recension | May 29, 2023 |
Pretty good book. Introduces 2 more of the garde.. Can't wait for the next installment in 2012
Ivy_Skye | 86 andra recensioner | Apr 5, 2023 |



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