Fractal Mode

Fractal Mode

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Saved from death at the hands of the Emperor Dwng, would-be lovers Colene and Darius stumble into yet another reality where despots rule with a heavy hand. With their friends Provos and Sequiro they break free from captivity in a daring escape that leads them from adventure to more

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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 159 x 240mm | 637g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Collins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0246138610
  • 9780246138613

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Anthony's latest series (beginning with Virtual Mode, 1990) started life as a fantasy involving parental neglect and child abuse, but here it meanders off into standard reality-hopping adventure. Our heroes - abused 14-year-old Colene from Earth; Darius of the sympathetic magic; Seqiro the telepathic horse; and Provos, who remembers only the future - fall across the "modes" (realities) to magic-world Oria, where the highly magical Nona, the ninth child of a ninth child, hopes to overthrow the "despots" by transforming their male "animus" magic into female "anima" magic. To achieve this, Nona must journey to Earth (where Colene will save a friend from special abuse and torture) to learn about fractals - Oria, you see, is part of a fractal universe, and Nona must be able to orient herself in order to effectively wield her magic. Not too much more than a fantasy Time Tunnel - our heroes fall away into a new adventure at the end of each episode - displaying the usual Anthony rewards and drawbacks. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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