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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2009
Series: Bright Empires
It is the ultimate quest for the ultimate treasure. Chasing a map tattooed on human skin. Across an omniverse of intersecting realities. To unravel the future of the future.
Kit Livingstones 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 codea roadmap of symbolsthat 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 seriesfrom acclaimed author Stephen R. Lawheadis a unique blend of epic treasure hunt, ancient history, alternate realities, cutting-edge physics, philosophy, and mystery. The result is a page-turning, adventure like no other.
"Anything but ordinary . . . Dynamic settings are mixed with unpredictable adventures [and] parallel worlds." BookPage
TinaWMesa, AZAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5The Skin MapDecember 21, 2012TinaWMesa, AZAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This author pulled out a story I did not expect. Be warned, it has layers as do most of the authors of today.
The characters were intriguing and the storyline was fascinating!
The main character finds himself in an adventure with a family member he had never met, gets lost in a small alley taking a short cut, looses his fiance' and finds his path along the lay-lines of life.
I love a mystery that I can try to figure out in my reading but this author kept me captivated that as soon as I finished the book I immediately logged on and bought the next two books in this series. I also had purchased this for my husband on audio so he could hear it on his way to work!