The Skin Map by Stephen LawheadThe Skin Map by Stephen Lawhead

The Skin Map

byStephen Lawhead

Paperback | May 14, 2012

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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 Livingstone’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 R. Lawhead—is 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 

Stephen R. Lawhead is an internationally acclaimed author of mythic history and imaginative fiction. He is the author of such epics as The King Raven, Song of Albion, and Dragon King Trilogies. Lawhead makes his home in Oxford, England, with his wife.
Title:The Skin MapFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.4 × 5.4 × 1.13 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:Thomas NelsonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1401685846

ISBN - 13:9781401685843

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Skin Map While I found this book intriguing, it seems to leave the reader up in the air. Perhaps it's sequel will be more satisfying a read.
Date published: 2015-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skin Map Wow imagination that is mind boggling! Loved every word and couldn't put it down. Now what is next?
Date published: 2015-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Skin Map Fast paced & intriguing! A little bit of everything I enjoy in a good story.
Date published: 2014-02-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Skin Map Although the story had an interesting premise the author never brought the story together. At the end it seems the author forgot a few chapters bringing the story to a conclusion. I would not read another book by this author.
Date published: 2014-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Skin Map I enjoyed this fantasy tale and am looking forward to reading the next two books in this trilogy.
Date published: 2013-06-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good lead up, lacks an ending I love the idea of this book and in the beginning it's well written although it jumps around a lot between characters. You get well involved with them and what's going on, only to be disappointed by a lackluster ending that leaves you wondering what happens next.
Date published: 2013-03-23