THE BONE HOUSE (A Bright Empires Novel) A Review

by Stephen Lawhead

Thomas Nelson

A review by John Irvin


“Time…strange stuff. Time is the central mystery of our existence. It confines and defines us in many ways. We are obedient to its inexorable mechanism throughout our lives, and yet we know almost nothing about it. Why does it flow in only one direction? What is it made of? How is it regulated? Is it everywhere the same for everyone? Or might its substance or speed be altered by mechanisms as yet undiscovered?” –Thomas

            From the description:

            One piece of the Skin Map has been found. Now the race to unravel the future of the future turns deadly.

            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. Survival depends on 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 succeeded 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 ley lines have left their own world behind to travel across time and space—down avenues of Egyptian sphinxes, to an Etruscan tufa tomb, a Bohemian coffee shop, and a Stone-Age landscape where universes collide—in this, the second quest to unlock the mystery of The Bone House.

The Bone House (Book 2 in the Bright Empire series) by Stephen Lawhead.

            Starting off where Kit disappeared, in the middle of a Stone Age civilization, this book whisked me away to new heights in the ever evolving multiverse unraveling.

            Lawhead delivered an amazing depth of fantasy, spirituality, and adventure in this clean and delicious second installment to the Bright Empires series.

            Along with its predecessor, The Bone House implanted Lawhead on my Top Favourite Author’s list for forever.

            Over the next week and a half I’ll be blogging reviews for the rest of the series, so if you want an amazing read that will make you forget this reality as you quest with Kit and Mina into other realities—and if you already haven’t done so—order the Skin Map through my blog archives from the first week of June. Then you’ll want this next book too.

Here’s the link to The Skin Map’s Review:

            So, take my recommendation and click this link to go buy: THE BONE HOUSE.

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