Speculative fiction is a broad umbrella category of narrative fiction referring to any fiction story that includes elements, settings and characters whose features are created out of imagination and speculation rather than based on attested reality and everyday life. That encompasses the genres of science fiction, fantasy, science fantasy, horror, alternative history, and magic realism.
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
John Smith — Number Four — thought that things would
change once the Garde found one another. They would stop running. They
would fight the Mogadorians. And they would win.
But he was
wrong. After facing off with the Mogadorian ruler and almost being
annihilated, the Garde know they are drastically unprepared and
hopelessly outgunned. 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 Loric symbol — they
know they are so 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.
The Garde may have lost battles, but they will not lose this war.