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One piece of the Skin Map has been found. Now the race to unravel the future of the future turns deadly.
An avenue of Egyptian sphinxes, an Etruscan tufa tomb, a Bohemian coffee shop, and a Stone Age landscape where universes collide …
Kit Livingstone met his great-grandfather Cosimo in a rainy alley in London where he discovered the reality of alternate realities.
Now he’s on the run – and on a quest, trying to understand the impossible mission he inherited from Cosimo: to restore a map that charts the hidden dimensions of the multiverse while staying one step ahead of the savage Burley Men.
The key is the Skin Map – but where it leads and what it means, Kit has no idea. The pieces have been scattered throughout this universe and beyond.
Mina, from her outpost in seventeenth-century Prague, is quickly gaining both the experience and the means to succeed in the quest. Yet so are those with evil intent, who from the shadows are manipulating great minds of history for their own malign purposes.
Across time and space, through manifest and hidden worlds, those who know how to use ley lines to travel through astral planes have left their own world behind in this, the second quest: to unlock the mystery of The Bone House.
The Bone House is the 2nd Book in the Bright Empires Series. I had the privilege of reviewing The Skin Map when that first came out and I was hooked. Its been a while since I had read The Skin Map but I was very pleased to have a "review" in the beginning of The Bone House that caught me back up plus a cast of characters to help remember all the players in the story. The Bone House picks right back up with The Skin Map stopped. The flow is awesome! Stephen Lawhead does NOT disappoint in The Bone House. As I began to read, I very quickly got swept back into the story and felt like a part of the book. Stephen Lawhead writes in a way that you feel like you are right there with the characters. The story flows and keeps a fast pace. Very hard book to put down once you pick it up. The book itself is like The Skin Map in the way it is constructed, under the dust cover the cover has these symbols all over(the symbols are from the symbols for the Skin Map). The edges of the paper were not completely even-cut and give that old book feeling. These add to the character of the book. As with the Skin Map, I found myself having to stop and recollect some of the characters, at times it felt like a juggling act but it didn't take away from the story. I traveled to many foreign places in different centuries with all the characters. It was so interesting to read and picture these places and times. Stephen Lawhead does an awesome job describing them and made it obvious much research went into this story too. I highly recommend this book to people who enjoy science fiction and Fantasy stories. I look forward to reading the last book of this series and other books written by Stephen Lawhead.