Fugitives of Chaos

Fugitives of Chaos

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Wright's new fantasy, continuing now in "Fugitives of Chaos", is about five orphans, raised in a strict British boarding school, who begin to discover that they are not human. The students do not age, while the world around them does. The orphans have been kidnapped from their true parents, robbed of their powers, and raised in ignorance by super-beings: pagan gods or fairy queen., Cyclopes, sea monsters, witches, or things even stranger. Amelia is apparently a fourth-dimensional being; Victor is a synthetic man who can control the molecular arrangement of matter; Vanity can find secret passageways through solid walls; Colin is a psychic; Quentin is a warlock. Each power comes from a different paradigm or view of the universe: and they should not be able to co-exist under the same laws of nature. They must learn to control their strange abilities in order to escape. Something very important must be at stake in their imprisonment.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765314967
  • 9780765314963
  • 1,222,746

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"Wright's myth-infused fantasy looks like something older Harry Potter fans might enjoy with its creaky British boarding school setting and its five ageless orphans--Colin, Quentin, Victor, Vanity, and Amelia each with a supernatural gift." -"Publishers Weekly" on "Orphans of Chaos""" "Wright's "Orphans of Chaos" is a stylish roller-coaster ride through the best loops and swerves of science fiction and fantasy. Zelazny lovers in particular ought to love this book as much as I did." -Sherwood Smith "A bit like C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia updated by half a century, but with more gusto." -"Locus" on "Orphans of Chaos" "I don't know if John Wright's intent for "Orphans of Chaos" was to write a Harry Potter for grownups. But that's what he's accomplished. . . .highly enjoyable." --"SFsite" "An exciting, unusual, and very satisfying ride through the author's imagination, and the results are certainly going to make Wright even more of a hot property." --"Chronicle" on "Orphans of Chaos" "Start of a complex mythology-based series from the author of the astonishing far-future Golden Age trilogy . . . . Fascinatingly, dazzlingly erudite fantasy that trends inexorably toward science fiction; addicts will pounce." -"Kirkus," starred review on "Orphans of Chaos""
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About John C. Wright

John C. Wright established himself at the forefront of contemporary fantasy with the War of the Dreaming cycle, and then topped it with ORPHANS OF CHAOS, which launched a new epic adventure.
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1,241 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 31% (386)
4 37% (453)
3 25% (311)
2 5% (62)
1 2% (29)
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