Book Review: “The Spirit Well” by Stephen R. Lawhead

October 22, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Stephen R. Lawhead in his new book “The Spirit Well” Book Three in the Bright Empires series published by Thomas Nelson continues the search for the Skin Map.

From the back cover:   The search for the map—and the secret behind its cryptic code—intensifies in a quest across time, space, and multiple realities.

But what if the true treasure isn’t the map at all . . . what if the map marks something far greater?  Something one world cannot contain? Those who desire to unlock that mystery are in a race to possess the secret—for good or evil.

Kit Livingstone is mastering the ability to travel across realities using ley lines and has forged a link from the Bone House, a sacred lodge made of animal bones, to the fabled Spirit Well, a place of profound power.

His friend Mina is undercover in a Spanish monastery high in the Pyrenees, learning all she can from a monk named Brother Lazarus. Still determined to find Kit, she is beginning to experience a greater destiny than she can fathom.

Cassandra Clarke is overseeing an archaeological dig in Arizona when a chance encounter transports her to 1950s Damascus. There, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to the Seekers—the last living remnants of the Zetetic Society who need her help to track down the missing Cosimo Livingstone and his grandson Kit.

But there are darker forces at work in the universe whose agents always seem to be one step ahead of the rest—and they’re all desperate to gain the ultimate prize in this treasure hunt where the stakes increase at every turn. At the heart of the mystery lies the Spirit Well.

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.

The Quest is on!  The pieces of the puzzle are coming together.  Are we there yet?  Not hardly, but the getting there is a lot of fun and well worth the wait.  I like a good adventure not only where there is action but where we are forced to think as well.  In  “The Spirit Well” 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.

For more information on Stephen R. Lawhead please visit his website:  www.stephenlawhead.com/

Book link –   http://www.amazon.com/Spirit-Well-Bright-Empires/dp/1595548068/
Author Websitehttp://www.stephenlawhead.com/
Author Facebook pagehttp://www.facebook.com/StephenRLawhead

There are others who are participating in this tour.  Please check out there websites for their inciteful reviews:

Jim Armstrong
Julie Bihn
Red Bissell
Jennifer Bogart
Thomas Clayton Booher
Thomas Fletcher Booher
Beckie Burnham
Brenda Castro
Jeff Chapman
Christine
Karri Compton
Theresa Dunlap
Emmalyn Edwards
April Erwin
Victor Gentile
Jeremy Harder
Bruce Hennigan
Timothy Hicks
Janeen Ippolito
Becca Johnson
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Emileigh Latham
Rebekah Loper
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Anna Mittower
Joan Nienhuis
Lyn Perry
Nathan Reimer
Chawna Schroeder
Rachel Starr Thomson
Robert Treskillard
Steve Trower
Dona Watson
Shane Werlinger
Phyllis Wheeler

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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 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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