Lexi embarks on his greatest adventure when his Uncle sends him a letter with strict instructions to board a certain taxi at a precise time and location.
Accompanied by his pet hawk, Horus, Lexi arrives at the Rippleshank Estate in the dead of night. He meets his soon-to-be best friends, Fiz and Kimora, and they become inseparable, experiencing the fun, excitement and danger of the estate.
The first thing they learn is that to remain at the lush estate, each of the one hundred guests must complete a series of tasks to test their skills and abilities. Their numbers dwindle as the kids who fail at the increasingly difficult tasks are sent home.
When Lexi discovers the Rippleshank diary, it provokes their curiosity and they set off on a series of adventures that put them in mortal danger and require their success at death-defying feats, culminating in the final battle and the discovery of a lifetime - the Hawkeneye.
Can you survive the Tasks of Rippleshank and command the power of the Hawkeneye?
|Publisher:||G and J Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I ordered this book at the recommendation of a friend. Although it was not the genre I usually read, I found this book entertaining and imaginative. It is written for teens/pre-teens however I think the mystery of this book would appeal to many ages. It is a light, easy read; perfect for a vacation or a rainy weekend.
Reviewed by Author Anna del C. Dye. for Readers Favorite "The Hawken Eye" is a delightful book that reads almost like a Harry Potter book, though the tale has nothing to do with the famous wizard. The character of Kimora, one of the threesome that are the main characters in this tale, is very much like that of Hermione in the Harry Potter books. In spite of the similarities, I find this story entertaining, interesting, and fun. The descriptions are very well done and that helps to bring the scenes to life. This is a great tale that should be on the reading list of all teens and young adults this summer. The story starts with Lexigander, an orphan whose friends call him Lexi. He is summoned by a Rippleshank person to come at a certain time and be taken to the Rippleshank Manor where he will spend the summer. Once there he finds another 99 boys and girls. They too will spend their summer in the Manor. Pretty soon a tween boy, Fitzgerald, makes friends with him and introduces him to Kimora, the know-it-all Asian girl who from then on becomes part of their threesome. The purpose of the visit to the Manor is to give four tasks to the kids, one at a time. If they pass, they get to stay. If they lose they are sent home immediately. What is the purpose of the tasks? You will have to read the book. A good editing would help bring out the best in this story and make it sound more interesting to the age group that is targeted in it. Still, I would say that many kids who like the youth wizard should give this book a try as they are most likely to find it very much to their liking.