Hex is not only a novel of love spells, but in addition the love of relationships, unrequited and sex. It contains components of the supernatural, occult and horror. Through the entire story and more to the point, it has a wonderful sense of humor.
The novel opens in Miami, where news of Castro’s death has sent the town into a frenzy of excitement and celebration, especially among the gay Cubans. Several friends visiting get caught in the midst of the revelry and strange sightings of the supposedly past-on Cuban dictator. Langston Fleetwood, his straight(?) best friend Azaril, friends Reynaldo and Quentin seek out Damian who vanished under very serious circumstances during one of these brilliant episodes. amarres de amor en chile Their quest takes Langston and Azaril to Key West where Langston’s Aunt Reginia, a respected and formidable psychic sends the foursome on a journey that takers them to the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut to New York City and back once again to Miami. They learn the strange and bizarre family history of the friend Damian, are stalked with a warlock bent on capturing their secrets and a poor little rich girl who’s an odd wild card with the energy to bend time and space. In the midst of the chaos, Azaril disappears in a manner very similar to Damian’s.
Scott’s writing has a little getting used to in the beginning, since he writes in today’s tense. His prose gets a little wordy occasionally but he soon grabs the readers and pulls them into a fantastic world of alternative universes, sorcery and the joy and heartaches of gay love. At six hundred and one pages, Hex is an extended read but again Scott doesn’t forget his readers. You could easily get bogged down on some of the lengthy descriptions, although not with this particular author. He keeps us grounded and back in the story, experiencing the action rather than merely reading it.
I found myself absorbing Aunt Reginia Jameson Wolfe’s teachings to Langston to the point that I actually reacted as she did when he asked her a question about the powers by which he was tapping. That’s great writing when you can relate to a figure so closely.
Although a robust psychic, Reginia remains down-to-earth and fiercely protective of her family, including her two sons, typical teenagers in their very own world, clueless as to the scope of events happening around them. Reginia is not bothered by four o’clock in the morning phone calls from her nephew unless, of course, he interrupts her favorite movies. She’s some of the best lines in the whole book.
Another character that injects humor into the story could be the rich Roan Gillory. She accidentally turns her husband into your dog, morphs her hotel room into a tropical rain forest, and moves it out of the real of the hotel’s physical reality. Roan never completely loses touch with her earthly side as she checks out the warlock’s butt and admits to Langston that she wouldn’t mind making out along with his aunt.
The fascinating climax, the rescue of Damian and Azaril, is a journey into the alternate realities with Aunt Reginia leading the way in which and taking charge. On a hysterical note, because they emerge from the ability, the five teenage boys find that Reginia used the energy they tapped into to bless their already significant endowments and give herself and Roan Gillory a nip and tuck. Who among us wouldn’t take exactly the same benefit of the opportunity like this for a little physical enhancement?