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It is the ultimate quest for the ultimate treasure. Chasing a map tattooed on human skin. Across an omniverse of intereing realities. To unravel the future of the future.

Kit Livingston's great-grandfather appears to him in a deserted alley during a tumultuous storm. He reveals an unbelievable story: that the ley lines throughout Britain are not merely the stuff of legend or the weekend hobby of deluded cranks, but pathways to other worlds. To those who know how to use them, they 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.

But the Skin Map itself is not the ultimate goal. It is merely the beginning of a vast and marvelous quest for a prize beyond imagining.

The Bright Empires series--from acclaimed author Stephen Lawhead--is a unique blending of epic treasure hunt, ancient history, alternate realities, cutting-edge physics, philosophy, and mystery. The result is a page-turning, fantastical adventure like no other.

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Skin Map
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3.3 / 5
February 2nd, 2014
Fast paced & intriguing! A little bit of everything I enjoy in a good story.
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Skin Map
January 10th, 2014
Although the story had an interesting premise the author never brought the story together. At the end it seems the author forgot a few chapters bringing the story to a conclusion. I would not read another book by this author.
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Skin Map
June 4th, 2013
I enjoyed this fantasy tale and am looking forward to reading the next two books in this trilogy.
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Good lead up, lacks an ending
March 23rd, 2013
I love the idea of this book and in the beginning it's well written although it jumps around a lot between characters. You get well involved with them and what's going on, only to be disappointed by a lackluster ending that leaves you wondering what happens next.
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