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The Bone House (Bright Empires Series #2)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Lawhead doesn't disappoint in Bone House

The second in the five-book Bright Empires Series, The Bone House lives up to Stephen Lawhead's reputation as one of the finest science fiction/fantasy writers today. An ambitious work, it is filled with vivid descriptions of foreign lands, gripping action and a plot th...
The second in the five-book Bright Empires Series, The Bone House lives up to Stephen Lawhead's reputation as one of the finest science fiction/fantasy writers today. An ambitious work, it is filled with vivid descriptions of foreign lands, gripping action and a plot that moves through multiple worlds. Lawhead sculpts a believable universe and peoples it with memorable characters that come to life as you read. Following Kit Livingstone, the story tracks his progress in trying to locate the skin map, a map that supposedly shows the connections between multiple dimensions and worlds. But his steps are dogged by the ruthless Archelaeus Burleigh, who will stop at nothing to get his hands on the map. Written with characteristic sweeping panoramas, The Bone House is never static. A wonderful sense of movement and change pervades it from the very first page. The characterizations are never dull, and Lawhead has a way with description that, once read, provokes an accompanying flash of recognition and personal recollection that realizes "yes, that's it!" Become like Coleridge and willingly suspend your disbelief as you turn the pages of this book to enter into an interdimensional race! Put your feet up, lean back in your favorite chair and let this author's words take you on a journey that won't disappoint.

posted by markn12 on September 19, 2011

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6 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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Harriet klausner and all the long winded posters who reveal everything about the plot just ruined another book choice for me. Hey, dont waste money buying the book. Let the long winded posters who brag about getting the book for free read it and tell us all about it! Th...
Harriet klausner and all the long winded posters who reveal everything about the plot just ruined another book choice for me. Hey, dont waste money buying the book. Let the long winded posters who brag about getting the book for free read it and tell us all about it! That way you save money!!!!

posted by 8888649 on October 19, 2012

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    Posted September 9, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2011

    Meh...it was alright...

    Today we have Book Review for The Bone House by Stephen R Lawhead.

    OK so this is the second in a series. The first one...The Skin Map...was great. I loved it. It did go back and forth between stories and times but it was easy to follow and keep up with. I was super excited when booksneeze announced they were going to have the second book available.

    I waited in anticipation...

    This book...while enjoyable...was All.Over.The.Place. and very hard to read...even for me. I am an avid reader and got through the first book in about a day in a half (and that was just reading during naptime and at night).

    this book took about 3 days with a good amount of time spent backtracking.

    I will say I was happy to see the author included at the begining of the book a recap from the first one.

    I just wish it had been easier to read. As this is a series written for a more tween/teen audience i was surprised.

    But I do like the preise and unlike some of the books I have recived from booksneeze I will keep these and re-read them :)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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