Thursday, February 5, 2015

Book Review: THE ORPHAN UPRISING by James and Lance Morcan

The Orphan Uprising 
(The Orphan Trilogy, Book 3)

In this explosive conclusion to The Orphan Trilogy, the ninth-born orphan's dramatic story resumes five years after book one, The Ninth Orphan, ends.

Having eluded his former masters at the Omega Agency and escaped his past life as an operative, Nine has married his soul mate, Isabelle. They've carved out a new life for themselves, off the grid, in the remote islands of French Polynesia.

The contented couple have a five-year-old son, Francis, who is a chip off the old block and who has inherited his father's unique DNA. Francis will soon have a sister as Isabelle is about to give birth to a baby girl.

Their idyllic lifestyle is shattered when Francis is abducted by operatives in the employ of the Omega Agency, the shadowy organization that brought Nine into the world and once controlled every aspect of his life. The terrified boy with the unique DNA is dispatched to one of Omega's underground medical laboratories for scientific testing and experimentation.

Nine is desperate to find Francis before Omega can harm him. He soon finds he's up against his fellow orphans - all elite operatives as he once was - who are under orders to kill him on sight. To overcome them, he must call on all his former training and skills. His search takes him around the world - from Tahiti to America, Germany, Greenland and the Congo.

To add to Nine's worries, he has a serious heart condition that requires immediate surgery. The clock is ticking and he knows he's on borrowed time. It's a race against the clock to find his son before Omega can harm the boy - and before his heart gives out.

Written by father-and-son writing team Lance & James Morcan (authors of The Ninth Orphan, The Orphan Factory and The World Duology), The Orphan Uprising is the third book in The Orphan Trilogy. A feature film adaptation of The Ninth Orphan is currently being developed. 

Get your copy of The Orphan Uprising, or get the complete trilogy.

The Review

I have just finished the third, and sadly the last in the series and WOW, WOW & WOW. 

After reading books one and two consecutively I dived straight into the third, and in my opinion, the best.

From page one I was on the edge of my seat; the action is non-stop and explosive.

Nine, Isabell and their son Francis have been living, happily, off grid for five years when Omega returns to their lives and kidnaps Francis. An ageing and out of action Nine knows he's got the fight off his life to get his family back together safely, and knows that if he leaves to rescue Francis, probably from any one of Omegas illegal underground laboratory's, his heavily pregnant wife will also be in danger, but then help comes from the most unexpected of people.

Nine travels the world in search of his son; invading military bases single handedly and taking out many of the elite orphan operatives he grew up with along the way.

The writer is so good, I literally felt like I was dodging every bullet and grenade along with him; I felt the disappointment of a failure and the elation when things went right. I am devastated the series is over; if I could give it more than five stars I certainly would. Somebody really should make this series into film. Please!

- Reviewed by Yolanda D.
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