Also known for the ill-fated movie adaptation “I Am Number Four”, The Lorien Legacies series found more success in the libraries.

What’s the Lorien Legacies series?

Written by James Frey and Jobie Hughes under the pen name Pittacus Lore, The Lorien Legacies is a young adult/Sci-Fi book series.

The story began with the introduction of John Smith. He seems like an ordinary teenager, living a normal life with his guardian Henri in Paradise, Ohio. But for John, keeping a low profile is essential, because he is not an ordinary teenager. He’s an alien from the planet Lorien, and he’s on the run. A group of evil aliens from the planet Mogadore, who destroyed his world, is hunting for anyone who escaped.

Lorien Legacies Books in Order:

Only the novels

There are seven novels and multiple novellas. What follows is only about the novels. If you want to read the novellas in order with the books, you need to scroll down a little bit to find a reading order.


  1. I Am Number Four – Nine Loric children were sent to Earth to live in hiding until they grew up and developed their Legacies, powers that would help them fight back – and help them save us. Three of them are now dead. John is Number Four, and he knows he’s next….
  2. The Power Of Six – John has joined forces with Number Six, and they are on the run. But they are not alone. Already John and Six have inspired Marina, Number Seven, who has been hiding in Spain. She’s been following the news of what’s happening, and she’s certain this is the sign she’s been waiting for. It’s time to come together.
  3. The Rise of Nine – John’s best friend, Sam Goode, was lost and taken captive by the enemy. In order to save him – and our world – John and Nine must join forces with Six and Seven who have been battling the Mogs in Spain, and who are now trying to locate Number Eight in India. The Garde must come together before it is too late. They are Lorien and Earth’s only hope.
  4. The Fall of Five – After facing off with the Mogadorian ruler and almost being killed, the Garde realize they are drastically unprepared. Now they’re hiding out in Nine’s Chicago penthouse, trying to figure out their next move. To defeat their enemy, the Garde must master their Legacies and learn to work together as a team. And when they receive a sign from Number Five they know they are close to all being together finally.


  1. The Revenge of Seven – In Chicago, John makes the unlikeliest of allies: a Mogadorian named Adam, who has switched sides. Adam knows the Mogs secrets, and he knows where to hit them: their command base near Washington, DC. But during the assault, John learns he and the Garde might be too late. The Mogadorians have commenced their ultimate invasion plans.
  2. The Fate of Ten – For years the Garde have fought the Mogadorians in secret, but now the invasion has begun. John is on the front lines in New York City. The odds are against him, but his best friend, Sam, has just inexplicably developed a Legacy – and he isn’t the only one. As the pair tracks down Five and Nine amidst the chaos, they meet another teen with powers. But is she a friend or foe?
  3. United As One – The Mogadorians have invaded Earth and the Garde are all that stand in the way, but they’ll need an army of their own to win this fight. They’ve teamed up with the US military, but it might not be enough. The Garde need reinforcements, and they’ve found them in the most unexpected place.

Lorien Legacies Reborn

This is a new series in the same universe, but also a follow up focusing on the human garde.

  1. Generation One – It has been over a year since the invasion of Earth was thwarted in Pittacus Lore’s United as One. But in order to win, our alien allies known as the Garde unleashed their Loric energy that spread throughout the globe. Now human teenagers have begun to develop incredible powers of their own, known as Legacies.

Novels & Novellas Reading Order

If you want to read the novellas in order. The novellas can be found in The Lost Files series paperbacks.

  1. I Am Number Four
  2. Six’s Legacy – collected in The Lost Files: The Legacies.
  3. The Power Of Six
  4. Nine’s Legacy – collected in The Lost Files: The Legacies.
  5. The Fallen Legacies – collected in The Lost Files: The Legacies.
  6. The Rise of Nine
  7. The Last Days of Lorien – collected in The Lost Files: Secret Histories.
  8. The Search for Sam – collected in The Lost Files: Secret Histories.
  9. The Forgotten Ones – collected in The Lost Files: Secret Histories.
  10. The Fall of Five
  11. Five’s Legacy – collected in The Lost Files: Hidden Enemy.
  12. Five’s Betrayal – collected in The Lost Files: Hidden Enemy.
  13. Return to Paradise – collected in The Lost Files: Hidden Enemy.
  14. The Revenge of Seven
  15. The Fugitive – collected in The Lost Files: Rebel Allies.
  16. The Navigator – collected in The Lost Files: Rebel Allies.
  17. The Guard – collected in The Lost Files: Rebel Allies.
  18. The Fate of Ten
  19. Legacies Reborn – collected in The Lost Files: Zero Hour.
  20. Last Defense – collected in The Lost Files: Zero Hour.
  21. Hunt for the Garde – collected in The Lost Files: Zero Hour.
  22. United As One
  23. Generation One – New series: Lorien Legacies Reborn.