Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The Skin Map - Bright Empires #1
Kit Livingstone happens to find a portal, that can and will take him to many different places, it is here that he meets up with his grandfather who tells him about it, and how others can do it as well. He is told of a map that is tattooed on someone who traveled all over the different portals. It is a map that is missing at the moment (as the person it is tattooed on is dead) and everyone is searching for it and the thing that he must try to find.
Personally i like this book, with all the twists and turns and will likely be getting the second book in the series.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.
"I need your help with a project. It will be the adventure of a lifetime—of several lifetimes. But it will change you forever."
Kit Livingston's great-grandfather appears in a deserted alley during a tumultuous storm. He reveals an unbelievable story: ley lines throughout Britain are not merely the stuff of legend or the weekend hobby of deluded cranks—they're pathways to other worlds. To those who know how to use them, ley lines 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.
The Bright Empires series is a unique blend of epic treasure hunt, ancient history, alternate realities, cutting-edge physics, philosophy, and mystery.