The Fourth Piece (Order’s Last Play #1)

Young Adult

SCI-FI/FANTASY:  Devon, Lyle, and Lawrence know that in 2022 admitting you have even a little bit of alien blood will label you an outcast faster than you can blink. When the three brothers share a psychic vision of their older brother - on another planet and going to die without help - their suspicions as to their heritage are suddenly confirmed, and with major consequences. Saving their brother isn’t just a matter of alerting the authorities; instead, the four boys must face danger, both at home and in space as they fulfill an ancient prophecy that killed their ancestors. Unless they make the right choices they could destroy not only themselves but all the worlds as well.


An excellent sci-fi story, “The Fourth Piece” is the first book in the series, and it starts off with a bang. There is action galore mixed with plenty of social commentary, distinct characters, a complex world system, Ancient Gods of Order and Chaos playing with champions, some minor romance, and young men with powers they don’t yet fully understand. Readers will find themselves sucked into the plot and rooting for each of the boys as they struggle to understand what is really happening in the world and what they each want to do about the problems around them.  This is a must read for any sci-fi lover!


Sarah E. Bradley