The Bone House by Stephen R. Lawhead
(Bright Empires)

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Kit Livingstone met his great-grandfather Cosimo in a rainy alley in London where he discovered the truth about alternate realities.

Now heÆs on the runùand on a questùtrying to understand the impossible mission he inherited from Cosimo: to restore a map that charts the hidden dimensions of the multiverse. Survival depends on staying one step ahead of the savage Burley Men.

The key is the Skin Mapùbut 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.

Those who know how to use the ley lines have left their own world behind to travel across time and spaceùdown avenues of Egyptian sphinxes, to an Etruscan tufa tomb, into a Bohemian coffee shop, and across a Stone Age landscape where universes collideùin this, the second quest to unlock the mystery of The Bone House.

The Bright Empires seriesùfrom acclaimed author Stephen R. Lawheadùis 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.


About Stephen R. Lawhead

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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.
Published May 14, 2012 by Thomas Nelson. 401 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Series protagonist Kit Livingstone wanders through early 19th–century Egypt and an alternate timeline populated by cavemen in the still-incomplete quest for the Skin Map, which holds the secret of the ley lines that make time travel possible and is the key to a further mystical secret involving...

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The prodigy scientist who learned to read at the age of two and at the age of four read the Bible twice is a refreshing addition to the story.

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Open Book Society

The fate of the universe rests in their hands and they must do whatever it takes to find the pieces of the Skin Map, for if the map falls into the wrong hands, the world as they know it will change forever.

Sep 01 2011 | Read Full Review of The Bone House (Bright Empires)

The Christian Manifesto

This book is so easy to get lost in and the pages fly by, but no matter how much I wanted to set down and read for hours at a time, at best I got to finish a chapter before being detoured by life.

Sep 07 2011 | Read Full Review of The Bone House (Bright Empires)

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