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A Flash of Hex Mass Market Paperback – 26 May 2009

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 371 pages
  • Publisher: Ace Books (26 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0441017231
  • ISBN-13: 978-0441017232
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 2.7 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,396,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Hooks you from the very first line." -- Keri Arthur

"Battis manages to make the world come alive as a workable universe with infinite complexity."

"Mixes equal parts forensic investigation, modern science, and down-and-dirty magic to create something new and different."

"Battis manages to make the world come alive as a workable universe with infinite complexity."
-"SF REVU"

About the Author

Canadian Jes Battis is from Vancouver, but for the academic year 2007-2008, will be living in New York City and teaching at Hunter College. Jes is an academic, with a concentration in English and Pop Culture Studies, who has had two books published, one on Buffy The Vampire Slayer and one on Farscape.

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This second book in the OSI series is brilliant. It builds on from the first (so would recommend reading that first). I found that all the characters are more fully rounded in this story and it's easy to slip back into their world.
Tess is still working with her best friend/partner Derrick, this time trying to solve the case of a serial killer targeting children of mage families. She can't seem to stay away from the enigmatic necromancer Lucian, with whom her relationship develops further in this book.
Tess has to delve into her past to help solve the case so we found out more about her family. The story is fast paced and well written. A great urban fantasy with a strong female character with just the right amount of humour and 'love' interest. Would highly recommend to people who enjoy Kim Harrison, Mercy Thompson series etc.
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I really did sort of enjoy this - despite how the following sounds! Our heroine is a tad more grown up, her relationship with her gay colleague is nicely drawn, there's a supplementary love interest, we learn more about Tess' background, and things roll along a fair old lick with suitably nasty things happening to various unfortunate innocents .
But... the end is daft with the final showdown relying in part on an untested, stroppy, anti-establishment teenage down-and-out, and with a 13 or 14 year old being the first to reach our heroine at the end, despite a complete lock down on the site and a circle of battle mages just outside to contain things (I think - it's a few days since I read this now). Our heroine's boss seems to indulge her in anything, including turning a blind eye to a totally forbidden, "go-there-and-you're-out" relationship, and even making the aforementioned 13 or 14 year old part of the final battle team, just so she doesn't feel left out. Lucian, the lurve interest, who was interestingly bad and generally feared in book one, seems to have morphed into the sort of chap you'd happily introduce to your mother, and the ending is ever so slightly and-they-all-lived-happily-ever-after'ish.
Still, I'll probably give the next a try, and if you don't mind suspending credulity slightly more than usual for reading urban fantasy, then this is okay.
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