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The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy Book 2) Kindle Edition

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★★★★★ "The escapades of Nine as a new teenager, away from the structure of the orphanage, are interesting and completely believable." -C9C Reviews
★★★★★ "Buckle up for another wild ride in the Orphan Trilogy" -My Scribe World
★★★★★ "In Book 2 many questions are answered"
-Lynelle Clark (author of 'A Pirate's Wife')
★★★★★ "Never a dull moment in this conspiracy suspense" -Review of Books For You
★★★★★ "Riveting right to the book's last page" -J.B. DiNizo (author of 'Comings and Goings')
★★★★ "Answers a lot of questions while also opening other doors for the final book in the trilogy" -The Kindle Book Review
★★★★★ "I especially enjoyed the quantum physics I encountered" -Greg Kuhn (author & quantum physicist)
★★★★★ "An extremely thought provoking premise" -Phoenix Book Review
★★★★★ "A wonderful story!" -A Bit Of Everything Reviews
★★★★★ "An eerily relevant lesson in our media-saturated world."
-Gapers Block Book Club, Chicago, Illinois
★★★★ "Exciting story" -Zoltan Istvan (author of 'The Transhumanist Wager')
★★★★★ "Black ice and black ops perhaps have a lot in common. You don't see'em coming until you spin out."
-WelcomeHomeSoldier Reviews

About the Author

Lance & James Morcan are a father-and-son writing team based Down Under. Lance is a novelist/screenwriter/film producer living in New Zealand, while James is an actor/novelist/screenwriter/producer based in Sydney, Australia. They have co-authored five published novels which include the international thriller series THE ORPHAN TRILOGY (The Ninth Orphan / The Orphan Factory / The Orphan Uprising) and the historical adventure series THE WORLD DUOLOGY (World Odyssey / Fiji: A Novel). The Morcans' first non-fiction title, THE ORPHAN CONSPIRACIES, was published recently. Their production company, Morcan Motion Pictures, is developing The Ninth Orphan and Fiji into feature films.

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  • File Size: 1242 KB
  • Print Length: 397 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling Gate Books (July 16, 2012)
  • Publication Date: July 16, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008M9WWKW
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This second book in the Orphan series is a prequel telling us about the program and its aims. The book opens with the births of the orphans, then jumps forward ten years to a point where they are now in training. The conflict between Nine and Seventeen started early.

Nine has established a sanctuary of sorts for himself and somehow manages to fall in love with the girl next door. This unrequited relationship drives him to attempt an escape.

I found this book to be even better than the first. The escapades of Nine as a new teenager, away from the structure of the orphanage, are interesting and completely believable.

Normally I always recommend reading a series in the order they were written. If for no other reason than the author may have (intentionally or inadvertently) included some foreknowledge of events. But in the case of the Orphan Trilogy 1 and 2, I'm not sure that I wouldn't recommend reversing the order. But either way, this is a very enjoyable read, and as I said, I thought it better than the first.

The only point where the energy went out was the end, where the Epilogue almost rushed to bring you up to speed for where the first book starts. I thought the Epilogue could have been omitted with no ill effects.

I read the Kindle Edition (Sterling Gate Books, July 2012, 385p) provided by the authors for review.
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Truth.
We are raised to tell the truth.
We are raised to not lie.
What are the truths that we learn in school? Are they absolute; are they colored by the history of the victors?
We are told to not color outside the lines; that trees are not pink, or purple, or red.
But there are red maples, there are pink and yellow orchid trees. Lilac trees come pretty close to purple.
When we are confronted with a problem, we are told to think outside the box; in effect, color outside the lines.
So wherein does truth lie? Oxymoron there? Truth. Lie

Genetic engineering. Secret government operations. Genetically enhanced children, twenty-three of them, raised in an "orphanage"; trained as assassins to do the wet work for a global conspiracy to dominate the world in the hands of the chosen few, who, well yes, have chosen themselves to be chosen.
No job too horrid if it enables the plan to proceed.
No where to go; no one to go to; all hours programmed. Called by numbers rather than names. Everything, everything, sub rosa.
Trained, and trained, and trained some more. Sharing one birth date on New Year's Day.
And given special medications to see to it that their enhancements are supported.
And told that they are the ones who are guarding the rights of the people; that they are the resistance to those who would forward self-serving evil empires. Bred to the task; born to the task; lock stepping each day into being "ready" to go out there and do what must be done. Protect the rights of the people by doing away with the bad guys; protect the existence of the "program" by making sure that those who stand in the way of its clandestine operations and its funding are eliminated.
No questions; follow orders; do the job; 'ret up for the next job.
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Buckle up for another wild ride in the Orphan Trilogy. Nice touch expanding the prologue from the first novel. Tech that would give Bond a run for his money. I'm glad we saw the history of The Omega Agency and Dr. Pedemont. I loved the backstory on Orphan' parents. Insight into the personalities of Nine and his fellow orphans.
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This book is the perfect complement to the first faced paced thriller.

It's a well written coming of age story for Nine who loses his innocence as his masters break down every part of him to mould him into an unquestioning killer.

They are unable however to break his spirit, which enables him to prevail against insurmountable odds.

I particularly liked the pace of this book, which takes you from Nine's tender young beginnings, right through to his first kill.

This book is packed full of heavy artillery, espionage and bloodlust while also an honest portrait of the maturing perspective of a once self absorbed teen who entering manhood is coming to grips with the reality that their are consequences to his actions.

Awaiting eagerly for the next installment.
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After reading the Ninth Orphan, I was eagerly awaiting this instalment. It didn't disappoint. This is not normally the sort of book I'd read, but I've enjoyed both books so much that I couldn't put them down until they were finished.
This book gives us an even better insight into Nine's life and his personality. As soon as I'd finished it I wanted to go back and read the previous book, so I could better understand his decisions/motives as an adult. The book has a good mix of both fast-paced action, and detailed background description - allowing the reader to really build a picture of the characters and settings.
I'm liking the fact this is part of a trilogy - I want more!!!!!
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Thoroughly enjoyed this second in the series (I actually think I would have preferred to read this first). A tight plot and excellent character development makes this a book you want to read non stop. Having read the 9th Orphan first, I found myself wondering how this prequal would slot into what was already known about Nine (and the others) and the author has done well not to try and bend this story too much to fit what is known from the first book. In fact it would seem this, The Orphan Factory, could lead to a second prequal??

Grab this book for a top notch read and lets hope there is another in the series in the pipeline.
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