Hex Paperback – 7 May 1999
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There's tons of stuff in Hex to get excited about if you're a fan of science fiction, pacy thrillers and absorbing characters. Rhiannon Lassiter wrote this, her first novel, when she was 17--but it doesn't show. The writing is crisp, the narrative engrossing, and the atmospheric vision of a world capital city in the late 21st Century is scarily believable.
Raven is a young, black-clad teenage youth of the future, born with a mutant gene that affords her an incredible power--the ability to control computer networks by thought alone. As a "Hex" she can interface with machinery, reach out to explore remote databases anywhere on the planet and break through security codes with the flick of a neural pathway. Unfortunately, in the high-rise London of 2367, such powers are considered freakish in the extreme and these Hexes are hunted down with startling brutality.
Raven--on the run, aloof and seemingly without passion--is contacted by her brother, Wraith. He's looking for their younger sister who has been captured by the authorities and who is currently the subject of wicked experimentation. Together they must evade capture, recruit a motley crew to help them break their sibling out from a top secret test centre--and stay alive. It's a tough mission, but they're prepared to die trying. And, judging by the security they must evade to reach her, they might have to.
Hex explores some wonderful concepts and introduces a world full of new ideas, words, gadgets and surprises--and is just the first part of a highly accomplished trilogy of Sci-fi thrillers. Hex: Shadows and especially Hex: Ghosts are both worth reading as well to complete the Hex experience. Age 11 plus. --John McLay --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book has characters that are nothing alike and the story is very crefully planned.
My favourite character is Raven because she lives dangerously and doesn't care what happens as long as she reaches her goal, unlike her brother Wraith who is always trying to help people.
I'll never forget that this was written by a seventeen year old - it had such maturity! I don't read a lot of science fiction novels, but I found this book extremely cosy and exhilirating, and the next two books in the series are just as good, if not better.
Rhiannon Lassiter deserves more success as an author. It warms my heart that there are quite a few other reviews here. A lot of people have read this, but more should.
this trillogy was some of the best reading i have had and i read a lot of fantasy books any thing about the super natural and this must be one of the best about people who can travel along the net in there mind i would love that true hackers
athough this book has an anoying ending as the others were about rebellion and winning agensed the odds i think if what i have said has not intressed you noting will in this book but it is worth reading
and to think she is still only a teen (the writer) is one of the books wonderful qualitys such a grate book at a young age you can only hope for more years and more books of equal quality
The characters are perfect, they completely get you involved in the book with them. rhiannon lassiter gives just enough background information to make you know them, care about them.
I have still not found a better character than Raven in any other book that i've read. I would suggest this book to anyone at top marks and it also gets the title of "My favourite book".
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Rhiannon Lassiter's has greated a great universe in her Hex series, with a unorthodox main character that isn't exactly likeable, but complex and very interesting. Read morePublished on 5 April 2011 by Casper Larsen
The Hex series is amazing. I read this final book in about a day - that such a young author could create such an impressive unputdownable page turner is just incredible.Published on 11 Dec. 2009 by Onewithall
Just finished the 3rd Hex book and I would say that you cannot go wrong buying the first, if you like it then you will definately like the others. Read morePublished on 26 Sept. 2006 by Dave
This was one of the best books I have ever read - I read it all in one go, when I should have been working, making the children's tea, sleeping etc. I just could not put it down. Read morePublished on 2 Jun. 2004
I think Rhiannon Lassiter is an absolutly brilliant author and i'll look forward to her next book. HEX is set in the future and what a future it is! Read morePublished on 9 Sept. 2001