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Orphans of Chaos (original 2005; edição 2006)

por John C. Wright

Séries: Chronicles of Chaos (1)

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John C. Wright burst onto the SF scene with the Golden Age trilogy. His next project was the ambitious fantasy sequence, "The Last Guardians of Everness."Wright's new fantasy 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 children begin to make 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 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 than this. The children must experiment with, and learn to control, their strange abilities in order to escape their captors.… (mais)
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Título:Orphans of Chaos
Autores:John C. Wright
Informação:Tor Science Fiction (2006), Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
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On average this series is going to get 4 stars from me, because each book gets one fewer star than its predecessor. I loved the hints at what's going on in this one, but I thought that the more we learned, the less interesting it actually became. Oh well.

Still, they're worth a read for any Zelazny fan. ( )
  JohnNienart | Jul 11, 2021 |


I read this series due to coming across a reference to it. Average IMHO. Definitely a good weekend read If it falls into your hands but I wouldn't go seeking it out ( )
  Damiella | Aug 18, 2020 |
I wish this were executed better than it was. The premise itself is incredibly interesting–it’s a unique twist on mythology and fantasy that I really enjoyed. The worldbuilding is fantastic and while I was confused for a good first half of the book, it’s fun to unravel the mystery of who these characters are as the characters themselves learn more about who they are and why they’re at this boarding school.

There is, however, misogynistic overtones that just did not need to be added to the story. I’m not sure why the main character, Amelia, keeps getting tied up, assaulted by old men, and is somehow turned on by it because of some weirdness a magical old guy did to her brain? In general, most of the male characters’ interactions with the female characters feels incredibly gross and skeevy. Even when they’re supposed to be friends or “good guys.”

While the world is interesting, there are too many great mythology books out there that aren’t misogynistic to waste your time on this one.

Also posted on Purple People Readers. ( )
  sedelia | Mar 23, 2020 |
I only started reading this because it was a free download from Tor.com. Once I started, I couldn't put it down. Even as the first volume of a 3 volume story, I found it a satisfying read. The characters are engaging, and the plot is fascinating, and the pacing is just right. I'm eagerly anticipating getting to read book 2 and 3.

Just a warning - don't read the cover text. It gives too much away. It's more fun if you figure it out as you read ( )
  hopeevey | May 19, 2018 |
The beginning is bewitching, but then it gets messy and weird and confusing. I gave up about 1/3 through. Of the first book, that is. I might have finished if it were just one, but since I was actually only 1/9 through all told - ack, no.
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 5, 2016 |
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John C. Wright burst onto the SF scene with the Golden Age trilogy. His next project was the ambitious fantasy sequence, "The Last Guardians of Everness."Wright's new fantasy 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 children begin to make 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 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 than this. The children must experiment with, and learn to control, their strange abilities in order to escape their captors.

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