Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Bone House by Stephen R. Lawhead

 The Bone House is the second book in Stephen Lawhead's The Bright Empires Series following The Skin Map. 

One piece of the Skin Map has been found. Now the race to unravel the future of the future turns deadly.An avenue of Egyptian sphinxes, an Etruscan tufa tomb, a Bohemian coffee shop, and a Stone Age landscape where universes collide …Kit Livingstone met his great grandfather Cosimo in a rainy alley in London where he discovered the reality of alternate realities.Now he’s on the run – and on a quest, trying to understand the impossible mission he inherited from Cosimo: to restore a map that charts the hidden dimensions of the multiverse while staying one step ahead of the savage Burley Men.The key is the Skin Map – but where it leads and what it means, Kit has no idea. The pieces have been scattered throughout this universe and beyond.Mina, from her outpost in seventeenth-century Prague, is quickly gaining both the experience and the means to succeed in the quest. Yet so are those with evil intent, who from the shadows are manipulating great minds of history for their own malign purposes.Across time and space, through manifest and hidden worlds, those who know how to use ley lines to travel through astral planes have left their own world behind in this, the second quest: to unlock the mystery of The Bone House. - the summary from Book Sneeze
I found this book interesting and complex. Sometimes too complex. I like to relax when I read and  this book felt a little like work, because I was struggling to not be confused by the different characters, locations and times. There were some awesome descriptions of England and Prague that I enjoyed. There were also parts of this book that were a little "out there" for me. I imagine if you like complex stories and sci-fy or are a die hard Lawhead fan then you'll enjoy this book. For me it was just so-so. 
This book was provided for me to review by Book Sneeze! 

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