[Book Review: THE SKIN MAP by Stephen R. Lawhead]

[Book Review: THE SKIN MAP by Stephen R. Lawhead]

The Skin Map’s name intrigued me. I have never read anything by Stephen R. Lawhead before, but I heard quite a lot about this author. It has been a great introduction to the writings of this wordsmith.

Christopher “Kit” Livingstone involuntarily gets into the adventure that many may think incredible and exciting. For him, the travel in time and space brings a lot of surprises as well as painful moments.

On an ordinary day, something extraordinary happens. Kit’s great-grandfather finds him and tries to engage him in a quest for a lost treasure… a unique treasure – the Skin Map. This is the first book in the Bright Empire series and the story promises a great continuation.

I have been surprised when I turned a page and saw the chapter called Epilogue, however. It just seemed too… sudden. On the other hand, considering that this is the first book in the series, there will be more to read and I am rather looking forward to reading it. There were a lot of moments when I felt a grin tugging at the ends of my mouth, and other times when I felt like “Oh, no, come on, Kit! You can do it!”

One of the things that I have thoroughly enjoyed was the description of the scenery as well as the various bits of languages from all over the world. I liked that the historical bits were well thought-through as well as interestingly described and measured.

And like I said, I am looking forward to the sequel of this book so I can find out what happens with Kit, Mina, Giles, and the rest of the characters.

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  • I used to read Steve all the time even when he became more Celtic oriented. But then he became more myth oriented and it wasn't my cup of tea. I was wondering about this book. will have to look into it based on your recommendation. So it will be on your head if I don't like it! 😛

  • zenichka

    Ah… well, this one is about travelling in time and space via ley lines (like the one at Stonehenge supposedly)…

    and i'd say, wait until the sequel is out to read this book… i have a feeling that reading 'em together would make more sense… but then there probably would be more books in the series…

  • Ha, glad to see you have finally taken the plunge into Steven Lawhead! 🙂 It has been a while since I have read anything by him….need to soon! It was so fun to be with you and talk "books" on our long walk! Miss you and love you.

    Shelly

  • zenichka

    Shelly: yeah, it was interesting, but i guess i still will stick with Dekker and Koontz being my top two.

    yeah! it was great time!!! we def. need to repeat that experience sometime 🙂

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