Fugitives of Chaos

Fugitives of Chaos

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Wright's new fantasy, which began with "Orphans of Chaos", and continues in "Fugitives of Chaos", is a tale about five orphans raised in a strict British boarding school who begin to discover that they may not be human beings. The students at the school 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 no more human than they are: pagan gods or fairy-queens, Cyclopes, sea-monsters, witches, or things even stranger. The five have made sinister discoveries about themselves. Amelia is apparently a fourth-dimensional being; Victor is a synthetic man who can control the molecular arrangement of matter around him; Vanity can find secret passageways through solid walls where none had previously been; Colin is a psychic; Quentin is a warlock. Each power comes from a different paradigm or view of the inexplicable universe: and they should not be able to co-exist under the same laws of nature. Why is it that they can? The children must experiment with and learn to control their strange abilities in order to escape their captors.
Something very important must be at stake in their imprisonment.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 107 x 171 x 24.89mm | 176.9g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765353873
  • 9780765353870
  • 460,658

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"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 "Wright keeps the tension high as the students struggle to outwit the teachers and their minions, but never lets us forget his characters are teenagers, prone to all the usual teen troubles as well as the problems posed by their secret "higher" identities. . . .This fantasy adventure reads a bit like J.K. Rowling meets Roger Zelazny, and should be of particular interest to youthful fans looking for something less predictable than the usual YA fare." -"Publishers Weekly" on "Fugitives of Chaos"
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About John C. Wright

John C. Wright lives in fairytale-like happiness with his beloved wife and fellow author L. Jagi Lamplighter, and their three children, Orville, Wilbur and Juss Wright.
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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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