Orphans of Chaos
What if your teachers taught you everything-except who you really are? For Amelia and her friends, the strict English boarding school she lives in is all she has ever known. The sprawling estate, bordered by unknown territory on all four sides, is both orphanage, academy, and prison. The school... show more
What if your teachers taught you everything-except who you really are? For Amelia and her friends, the strict English boarding school she lives in is all she has ever known. The sprawling estate, bordered by unknown territory on all four sides, is both orphanage, academy, and prison. The school has a large staff, but only five students, none of whom know what their real names are, or even how old they are. Precocious and rebellious, all five teenagers are more than just prodigies. Amelia can see in four dimensions. Victor can control the molecular arrangement of matter. Vanity can find secret passageways where none existed before. Colin is a psychic. Quentin is a warlock. And, as time goes by, they're starting to suspect that none of them are entirely human . . . John C. Wright previous fantasy novels, the Epic Chronicles of Everness, were lavishly praised by both readers and reviewers. Now he embarks on an ambitious new saga that explores the overlapping boundaries of science, mythology, and the imagination.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: October 31st 2006
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Series: Chronicles of Chaos (#1)
I started this book with some trepidation. I first encountered John C. Wright via his [b:Golden Age Trilogy|2973880|The Golden Age Trilogy|John C. Wright|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1280356377s/2973880.jpg|3004199]. The first book of that trilogy was great, ending on a cliffhanger th...
This felt like Old School sci fi to me, an author in love with his technically clever and creative world, and the story getting lost in the process. There were potentially good characters and plots, but I felt that got lost in world building. That may be because it's the set-up book for the series, ...
I love Fantasy novels with a well worked out theory of magic, and Orphans of Chaos has one of the best I have read in a long time. Five students at a boarding school are kept in the dark about their past and their powers. Each student has a unique way of manipulating the forces of chaos. The main...
This could have been so much better than it was. Portrayal of female characters is troublesome. Not going to bother with the rest of the series.
Amelia, Vanity, Colin, Quintus and Victor are the only students at a strict English boarding school. Slowly, they discover that they have secret powers and abilities--and that their teachers are much more than they seem. The adventures, and the tangled Greek mythologies that provide the backdrop, ...