1st Book: I am Number Four
2nd Book: Power of Six
3rd Book: Rise of Nine (2012 Release)
10 Lorien Children were sent to Earth to survive and hopefully revive their people after the Mogadorians invaded their home planet Lorien. They were called the Garde of Lorien. The Garde will develop special/superhuman powers (legacies) in their teenage years. Before they were sent to earth, a charm was cast upon them for protection against the Mogodorians. The charms states that the Garde can only be killed in numerical order (one through ten). Thus, the first book title is I am Number Four (the story about FOUR) and the second book, the Power of Six.
Current Tally as of the end of Book Two (Power of Six)
Dead: Number 1,2,3
Number one : Killed in Malaysia
Number two: Killed in England
Number three: Killed in Kenya
Number four: John Smith, the main character in "I am Number Four."
Number five: not yet located. Rumored/Suspected to be in Argentina or India.
Number six: Maren, appeared in the end of "I am Number Four" and a major character in "The Power of Six."
Number seven: Marina, lives in an orphanage in Spain. Saved by Six in Spain in "the Power of six."
Number eight: not yet located. Rumored/Suspected to be in Argentina or India.
Number nine: rescued by Four in a Mogadorian base in "The power of six."
Number ten: Ella, rescued with Marina (number 7) by Six in Spain in "The power of six."
At the end of the Power of Six, 4,6,7,9,10 have now surfaced. The two boys, Number Four and Number 9, are together. While the girls, Number 6,7,10 are on their way to America to join 4 and 9.
Each Garde has their own legacies. They are like the "X-Men" -- with special powers. All the Gardes are on a constant run with the Mogadorians hot on their trail.
Can't wait for the 3rd book. Hope they make a movie out of the 2nd book also as this is quite an action-packed story!!!