Titans of Chaos
The five have made incredible discoveries about themselves. 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; and Quentin is a warlock. Each power comes from a different paradigm or view of the universe. They have learned to control their strange abilities and have escaped into our world; now their true battle for survival begins.
- Hardback | 320 pages
- 157.5 x 236.2 x 27.9mm | 521.64g
- 16 May 2007
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
About John C. Wright
John C. Wright, an attorney turned SF and fantasy writer, has published short fiction in "Asimov's SF" and elsewhere. This is his second fantasy series, after "Everness "and the SF trilogy, The Golden Age.
Praise for "Orphans of Chaos, " Nebula Nominee 2005, A "Locus" Year's Best 2005 "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. If it wasn't as well written as it is, it would still be a nice antidote to the generic fantasy that lurks behind most new covers lately, and it's a lot more than that as well." --"Chronicle" "In the first installment of the Chronicle of Chaos series, common associations of high school with prison prove spectacularly well founded. . .Wright's growing fandom will revel in his overlapping frames of reference." --"Booklist" "Wright has written a modern-day fantasy that borrows from many traditions and mythologies and has the feel of an epic. A solid selection for most libraries." -"Library Journal" "Formidably erudite, a stylist capable of moving prose poetry and hilarious rodomontade and many measures between, a master of exceedingly complex plotting, and astonishingly fecund with ideas. These qualities are abundantly present in "Orphans of Chaos." . . . Orphans is thus an excellent book, a splendid exercise in high-concept metaphysical romance." --"Locus" "Start of a complex mythology-based series from the author of the astonishing far-future Golden Age trilogy . . . . Fascinatingly, dazzlingly, almost pointlessly erudite fantasy that trends inexorably toward science fiction; addicts will pounce." -"Kirkus," starred review "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. . . . Those who like sophisticated fantasy withl