Synopses & Reviews
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.
He had a sensation of being told a secret he knew to be true, butwhich would be far, far easier--and much safer--to ignore; all the more sosince he strongly suspected that acknowledging the truth meant his life wouldchange utterly.
Kit Livingstone's great-grandfather has re-appeared with an unbelievablestory--the ley lines throughout Britain are not merely the stuff oflegends but truly are pathways to other worlds. So few people know how touse them, though, that doing so is fraught with danger.
But one explorer knew more than most. Because of his fear of beingunable to find his way home, he developed an intricate code and tattooed hismap onto his skin. But the map has since been lost and rival factions are indesperate competition to recover it. What none of them yet realize isthat the skin map itself is not the prize at the end of this race . . .but merely the first goal of a vast and marvelous quest to regain Paradise.
Enter the ultimate treasure hunt--with a map made of skin, aplaying field of alternate realities, and a prize that is thegreatest mystery of all.
Note: Final recording length may vary.