Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Skin Map

Bright Empires #1 : The Skin Map

Jacketed Hardcover
It is the ultimate quest for the ultimate treasure. Chasing a map tattooed on human skin. Across an omniverse of intereing realities. To unravel the future of the future.

Kit Livingston's great-grandfather appears to him in a deserted alley during a tumultuous storm. He reveals an unbelievable story: that the ley lines throughout Britain are not merely the stuff of legend or the weekend hobby of deluded cranks, but pathways to other worlds. To those who know how to use them, they grant the ability to travel the multi-layered universe of which we ordinarily inhabit only a tiny part.

One explorer knew more than most. Braving every danger, he toured both time and space on voyages of heroic discovery. Ever on his guard, and fearful of becoming lost in the cosmos, he developed an intricate code--a roadmap of symbols--that he tattooed onto his own body. This Skin Map has since been lost in time. Now the race is on to recover all the pieces and discover its secrets.

But the Skin Map itself is not the ultimate goal. It is merely the beginning of a vast and marvelous quest for a prize beyond imagining.

The Bright Empires series--from acclaimed author Stephen Lawhead--is a unique blending of epic treasure hunt, ancient history, alternate realities, cutting-edge physics, philosophy, and mystery. The result is a page-turning, fantastical adventure like no other.


The Skin Map


Guest Review by my mom :)

This is a fascinating story which takes the reader to other universes adjacent to ours, and to other times in history by means of "ley lines" (similar to portals) situated on planet earth. An exciting read which stretches the imagination and spurs you on to the next page. Hard to put down, this book has deeply spiritual undertones which challenge you to live this life in a meaningful way. Recommended for adults from teenagers to old folks.

Thanks so much to Thomas Nelson for sending me a copy of this book to review.

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