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Titans of Chaos by John C. Wright

Titans of Chaos

by John C. Wright

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Series: Chronicles of Chaos (3)

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I feel I must justify the falling stars for this series. The wonderful and fascinating ideas about the paradigms of the main characters rocked, all the way through, and never got boring. But there just wasn't much variation in the level of tension through the 2nd book and especially through the last. Not that they were boring... the kids were on their runaway quest from the end of the first book, and it never let up. There was never a good place to put the book down, and it just wasn't sustainable. The series as a whole definitely gets a 3.5 from me, though. ( )
  amaraduende | Mar 30, 2013 |
The title of this book is an apt one, for it is indeed a very chaotic book. The finale of a trilogy, this book tries to wrap things up nicely, but it wasn't as enjoyable a read as the previous two books in the series. As I've mentioned in my reviews for the other Chaos books, the main character's powers are physics-related. Which can at times be very confusing to the casual reader as it sometimes seems as if the author is just making things up in his head.

The parts of the book that weren't smothered in this jargon were very enjoyable and I liked seeing the characters continue to mature, despite the focus being somewhat shifted off of the more familar characters fromt he first two books and onto new characters from mythology.

Oh well. The series as a whole is pretty enjoyable, but this entry had a somewhat weaker resolution than the others. I still deem it worthy a read. Give it a try, you won't know if you like it unless you do. ( )
  Squatch | Jan 24, 2011 |
In which our quintet of demigods gain a mastery of power and personality, play a role in stopping a plot within the ranks of the Olympians to remake creation, and begin to carve out a space for themselves in this world. What I like about this book (and series) is the ambiguities the author leaves us with. What I have to find wanting is that each book in the trilogy feels a bit more clunky in terms of plot in regards to the one that came before. Let's just say that while Wright's filler is better than a lot of writers' best writing, I'm still left with the feeling that this series would have benefited from tighter plotting; particularly when the middle of the third book veers off into urban fantasy territory. ( )
  Shrike58 | Feb 19, 2010 |
Fine ending to a good trilogy, with some thought-provoking ideas on personal paradigms and how they interact and color our world. Note: Although the protagonists are physically teenagers, this is definitely not a series for kids. ( )
  dunyazade | Nov 27, 2009 |
I recommend reading the previous book in this series before tackling this one. The kids come into full power in this action-packed third installment of the series, and left me wanting for more.
  lisa2 | Jan 18, 2009 |
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Titans of Chaos completes John Wright's The Chronicles of Chaos. Launched in Orphans of Chaos--a Nebula Award Nominee for best novel in 2006, and a Locus Year’s Best Novel pick for 2005--and continued in Fugitives of Chaos, the trilogy is about five orphans raised in a strict British boarding school who discovered that they are not human.

The students have been kidnapped, robbed of their powers, and raised in ignorance by super-beings. 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; 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. 

The Chronicles of Chaos is situated in the literary territory of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, and Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, with some of the flash and dazzle of superhero comics.

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Five students - Amelia, Victor, Colin, Vanity and Quentin - have made incredible discoveries about themselves. They have learned to control their strange abilities and have escaped into our world. Now their true battle for survival begins.

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