Book Review: Simon R. Green’s Hex and the City

Posted February 23, 2012 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews, Young Adult

This book came from the library, and I will never give you less than an honest review, no matter its source. I do provide informational and purchase links to make it more convenient for you to access the book. I also receive a percentage of the sale if you use one of my links to buy it. And that's not enough money to be less than truthful *grin*.

Book Review: Simon R. Green’s Hex and the City

Hex and the City

by Simon R. Green


Series: Nightside #4

Other books by this author that I've reviewed include Something From the Nightside, Mean Streets, Agents of Light and Darkness, Nightingale's Lament, Paths Not Taken, Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth, Hell to Pay, Just Another Judgement Day, The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny, A Hard Day's Knight, The Unnatural Inquirer, The Bride Wore Black Leather, Home Improvement: Undead Edition, Hex Appeal, Man with the Golden Torc, Daemons are Forever, The Spy Who Haunted Me, From Hell with Love, For Heaven's Eyes Only, Live and Let Drood, Casino Infernale, Blue Moon Rising, Tales of the Hidden World, Blood and Honor, From a Drood to a Kill, The Dark Side of the Road, Dead Man Walking.

Genres: Urban Fantasy

This Paperback has 246 pages and was published by Ace Books on February 22, 2005. Discover more about it at Goodreads. You can also buy it at Amazon

Fourth in the Nightside dark urban fantasy series for young adults about a private detective who can find anything.

My Take

Somehow I missed doing a review on this when I read it back in August, but my notes tell me it was a pip. John Taylor takes a ride through time when he goes off to explore the origin of the Nightside as a commission from “Lady Luck”. Each time John dips into is an adventure from Herne the Hunter to the Romans to some unexpected news from Merlin and Nimue. And he finally gets to meet Mommie Dearest…eeek…


The Cover

The cover is all pinks, yellows, and a splash of orange as a city street of houses topped with razor wire curves into the vanishing point focusing on a bedraggled Herne the Hunter as he emerges from his cardboard box…what can I say, ol’ Herne is homeless in the Nightside. A gigantic full moon fills in the rest.

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