Book Review: “The Bone House” by Stephen R. Lawhead

October 25, 2011 at 7:00 am | Posted in Books | 2 Comments
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Stephen R. Lawhead in his new book “The Bone House” Book Two in the Bright Empires series published by Thomas Nelson continues the search for the Skin Map.

There is a concept known as Ley Travel.  This is not the same as Time Travel, which is movement between the past, present and the future.  No, Ley Travel, which involves lines of electromagnetic force embedded in the Earth can cause jumps not only in time but in space and reality as well.  Explorer Arthur Flinders-Petrie used these Ley Lines and recorded his trips by tattooing his map on his torso.  When he died this map was divided up in various places and times.  Kit Livingstone is still on the quest given to him by his great-grandfather, Cosimo, to restore the skin map.  This is not an easy task as not only is he in search of it others are as well.  Others that want the map for selfish purposes and do not want Kit to succeed and will stop at nothing to accomplish this.

I like a good adventure not only where there is action but where we are forced to think as well.  In  “The Bone House” Stephen R. Lawhead not only provides us adventure he also gives us much to think about.  Kit and his fellow adventurers are placed in deadly danger time and time again, much like the heroes from the movie serials.  Mr. Lawhead gives us such great characters that we are always rooting for them to succeed and get together with each other.  Stephen R. Lawhead has given us an admirable sequel and I look forward with much anticipation to the next book in this series.

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Disclosure of Material Connection:  In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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  1. Victor, this is an excellent overview of the story. You’ve made it accessible to anyone, not just fans of science fiction or fantasy. Great job.


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