Only gets leadership of the team once when everybody else is out cold. Forceful Kiss : Amelia tends to run into these. Also see Crowning Moment of Funny. Hidden Depths : Every character. Hidden in Plain Sight : "Terrance Miles" wears punk gear and conceals knives and throwing stars among the zippers and chains on his clothes. In this universe, moral laws have definite weight, which is why every supernatural species is leery of breaking them.
Olympians, however, can define and change morality and destiny, which means they don't have to pay heed to them. At all. And, as it turns out, the beginning as well. Love Triangle : Amelia, Victor and Colin. Malicious Slander Mama Bear : Echidna. Manipulative Bastard : Headmaster Boggin can usually play the orphans like violins. This became quite important towards the end. Fanservice : Amelia from necessity, so she keeps insisting , Vanity far more enthusiastically Mutually Exclusive Magic : There is a sophisticated system involving four paradigms of power, each with a specific weakness to a different paradigm and the power to trump another.
Plus two composite paradigms. Orphanage of Fear : Though there's an unusual amount of education going on in this one. All of whom are, in fact, alive, but had to surrender their children as hostages to the Olympians. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Fugitives of Chaos by John C.
John C. Wright established himself at the forefront of contemporary fantasy with Orphans of Chaos , which launched a new epic adventure. Wright's new fantasy, continuing in Fugitives of Chaos , is 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 orpha. The orphans have been kidnapped from their true parents, robbed of their powers, and raised in ignorance by super-beings: pagan gods, fairy-queens, 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 around him; Vanity can find secret passageways through solid walls; Colin is 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.
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They must learn to control their strange abilities in order to escape their captors. Something very important must be at stake in their imprisonment. Get A Copy. Mass Market Paperback , pages. Published June 26th by Tor Fantasy first published More Details Original Title. Chronicles of Chaos 2. Other Editions 4.
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Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Fugitives of Chaos Chronicles of Chaos, 2. Sep 05, Linda Gallagher rated it it was ok. Same reaction as to Orphans of Chaos I wanted to love this book, with all the mythos, but I was bothered by the sexism and the pompous intellectualism. As before, maybe I think it was pompous because I didn't "get" some of the physics or math.
But it gave me the same feeling as talking with someone who is overly impressed with their own intelligence. Wright is an amazing writer. You cannot pick up any of his books without realizing so - usually shortly after the realization that you have been completely swept away with the story he has woven.
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Fugitives of Chaos is nothing less than another brilliant work - but it should only be read in the context of Orphans of Chaos and Titans of Chaos, because the trilogy of books forms one complete story, each picking up almost exactly where the previous book left off. Fugitives of Chao Wright is an amazing writer. Amelia retains more of their escape attempt than the others, but Quinten, Colin, Vanity and Victor have all had their memories hidden from them.
But even as forces known to them work to keep them captive, other forces, also unknown scheme for their freedom at the same time as others plot their utter destruction. This is not a book which just moves a story from point A to point B. The narrative which unravels within more than doubles the stakes revealed in the first portion of the trilogy.
The cosmos itself is at stake, and the freedom the children desire and strive for will be the very thing which destroys all they know and love. If you are a fan of any level of fantasy or even of science fiction, this is a must-read. One could take a fraction of Wright's vision for this book and create an entire series from the potentials therein. Just stop wondering about it and grab yourself a copy! Jun 14, Bruce rated it really liked it Shelves: sf-fantasy. After my enjoyment of the first book in this series, it didn't take long to dive into and finish the second.
Nor is this book a dissappointment. And yet, four stars instead of five for the first. As I mentioned in my review of Orphans of Chaos , these are not three books but one big book broken into three parts. As at the end of Orphans, there is little or no closure.
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As the middle part of a long story, this book has a rather flat narrative arc. While it was just a After my enjoyment of the first book in this series, it didn't take long to dive into and finish the second. While it was just as dandy as Orphans, in essence this is a rather long chase scene. Sure, there is incremental character and plot devlopment, but nothing happens really differently than similar portions of the first book. In my review of Orphans I compared the setup of this trilogy to Roger Zelazney 's standard plot of the godlike amnesiac enslaved hero who gradually comes back to his power, escapes, etc.
Unlike Zelazney, however, Wright has not given us enough diversion from the main path of the protagonists to make us feel satisfied at the end of the book.