The Ninth Orphan by Lance and James Morcan is a book that drew me in instantly. From the introduction of the orphans as children, to the nail biting, how will it all end, ending, I was engrossed in this story.
The book begins with the twenty-three young orphans hiking through the woods with a single adult. The young orphan number nine is called upon to shoot a deer the group stumbles upon. He is handed the rifle and is tasked with ending the creature’s misery, but there is a problem. He is unable to take the lethal shot as he empathizes with the pain the creature is feeling.
The story then jumps several years into the future and focuses on a now grown orphan number nine. This is a story that has it all. The pages fly by as the reader is submersed in a suspense filled story, with plenty of action and many surprises.
I would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a quick read that will not disappoint. This is the perfect introductory story in a trilogy, and I will soon be buying the other two. I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars. Well done, James and Lance. Well done.