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"You know our stories are true. You know why we fight. You must discover their secrets. You must learn from our mistakes. They are hiding, just like us. They plan to destroy your planet. They destroyed ours. We cannot let this happen again."

©2013 Pittacus Lore (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

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Not what I expected - it was really great!

Surprisingly good - I thought this was just going to be a random facts type filler book but it has great backstory not told from the main story line. It answers many questions I had that the main books didn't directly address...now I see why! Definite must read for the Pitticus fans! Can't wait till September for the next book!

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  • Bob-o
  • CHARLESTON, SC, United States
  • 04-24-14

Not as entertaining as the novels in the series

You won't be missing anything if you don't purchase this book. This book contains 3 short stories that I gather are basically prequels. I enjoyed it, but I'm left feeling unfulfilled. I think it would have been better if the author had just written a true prequel to the series. There are two narrators and one was really pretty good, but the other not so much. Save your credit for something better.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Really Great, Edge of My Seat Stories

I really wanted to review these backstory books because there is so little information in the descriptions and little idea of what you are buying. I wasn't sure where to start with these or if they would really be worth it. Let me tell you something - this book is completely one you don't want to miss. (I'd recommend starting with "The Lost Files: The Legacies" first, though.)

So this book is comprised of three stories. The second of the Adam backstories, a backstory on Nine's Cepan, Sandor, and the third of the Adam backstories - in that order.

I have really been wanting more backstory on Adam for a while, so I was excited to dive into this book. The two stories are great and I very much enjoyed getting more of his background including the rescue of Sam and what was going on when he went missing after Sam's rescue.

The great treasure of this book, though, was the second story, Sandor's backstory, which I would classify as mind-blowing. I tend to listen to audiobooks as I work on other things, and set them down when I have projects to work on that I have to concentrate on. I couldn't put this down though, and had to postpone several things I needed to get done because I couldn't stop listening to this story. Of all the backstories in this series so far, this one is my absolute favorite. I won't say more, but Sandor has now been added to my favorite character list and I gain new appreciation for Nine as well. He and Nine are really meant for each other. I'm not sure anyone else could have done as good a job mentoring the wild child that was Nine. And the somewhat tragic overtone to both of their stories adds a deep poignancy to it all. (And now I really want more stories of the adventures of Sandor and Nine.)

Don't miss this one! Seriously!

Just a note, I think of this book as the Second book in the Lost Files series. Adam's first backstory and Nine's backstory in "The Lost Files: The Legacies" should really be listened to first. Go listen to those then come back to this one. :)

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A snack between meals.

I liked the book, it was fun and easy to read, could be used as a break from harder books.
It was somewhat predictable however.
Enjoy!

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Great additions to the series.

It is great to hear more of the back story stuff that usually gets left out of a series.

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  • Marissa
  • CLAREMONT, NH, United States
  • 05-29-15

Tied up loose ends!!

I loved it- just like I did all the rest of the books!! I wish there were more books!

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Brilliant

Kept me on the edge of my seat! Pittacus lore is amazing! Hope they come out with another book soon!

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  • ROBERT
  • ST. LOUIS, Macau
  • 04-18-15

Terrific Addition

I found these stories a terrific addition to the main "I am Number Four" books. I really enjoyed the additional background on Adams and Nine's Saigon.

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Read this several times. Great stories. Entertaining.

I like the way audible combined these 3 books into one. I am anxious for the next "The Next Lost Files.' It will be out soon.

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