Fugitives of Chaos

Fugitives of Chaos

Book - 2006
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Raised in a strict British boarding school, five orphans--Amelia, Vanity, Colin, Quentin, and Victor--discover that they are not truly human, but rather have been kidnapped from their real parents, robbed of their powers, and raised in ignorance by a variety of super-beings, and now they must learn to control their individual unusual abilities in order to escape. 10,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
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.



Publisher: New York : Tor, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765314963
0765314967
Characteristics: 319 p. ; 25 cm

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