Strange things happen at Hexwood Farm.From her window, Ann Stavely watches person after person disappear through the farm's gate -- and never come out again. Later, in the woods nearby, she meets a tormented sorcerer, who seems to have arisen from a centuries-long sleep. But Ann knows she saw him... show more
Strange things happen at Hexwood Farm.From her window, Ann Stavely watches person after person disappear through the farm's gate -- and never come out again. Later, in the woods nearby, she meets a tormented sorcerer, who seems to have arisen from a centuries-long sleep. But Ann knows she saw him enter the farm just that morning. Meanwhile, time keeps shifting in the woods, where a small boy -- or perhaps a teenager -- has encountered a robot and a dragon. Long before the end of their adventure, the strangeness of Hexwood has spread from Earth right out to the center of the galaxy.
Publish date: August 20th 2002
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Sci Fi Fantasy
, Young Adult Fantasy
It was such a pleasure to find a Diana Wynne Jones book I hadn't read yet, and better yet have it be a great one. 'Hexwood' must be one of Jones' most complicated plots. The non-sequential narrative and the grand re-interpretation of English myth reminded me of 'Time of the Ghost' and 'Fire and He...
Hexwood is a standalone novel, first published in 1993. It’s also a book that I love and I feel like no one else does? If you’re a fellow Hexwood fan, let me know! I can understand why people don’t necessarily like it. It’s a bit like the end of Fire & Hemlock, except an entire book’s worth–and qu...
I’m not an actual speed reader but I sometimes do skim through pages if I want to get quickly to a certain scene or whatever. I must have done that the first time I read Hexwood, because if I’d been paying proper attention I think I would have understood it better. Or maybe it just takes more than o...
This book had the same feel as other Jones' books--quirky, imaginative, feel good--but slightly more mature. As such I really enjoyed it. The characters are unique and fun, and the story, while simple, has a bit of unpredictability to it. All in all an entertaining read.
Probably the latest written of Jones' great novels, although I do feel like she gets back to good after the unfortunate Magids/Sudden Wild Magic dip.