The Bone House (Bright Empires Series #2)

The Bone House (Bright Empires Series #2)

by Stephen R. Lawhead
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The Bone House (Bright Empires Series #2) by Stephen R. Lawhead

Kit Livingstone met his great-grandfather Cosimo in a rainy alley in London where he discovered the truth about 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. Survival depends on 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.

Those who know how to use the ley lines have left their own world behind to travel across time and space—down avenues of Egyptian sphinxes, to an Etruscan tufa tomb, into a Bohemian coffee shop, and across a Stone Age landscape where universes collide—in this, the second quest to unlock the mystery of The Bone House.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401686499
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 05/14/2012
Series: Bright Empires Series , #2
Sold by: THOMAS NELSON
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 368,079
File size: 849 KB

About the Author

Stephen R. Lawhead is an internationally acclaimed author of mythic history and imaginative fiction.He is the author of such epics asThe King Raven, Song of Albion, and Dragon King Trilogies.Lawhead makes his home in Oxford, England, with his wife. Twitter: @StephenLawhead Facebook: StephenRLawhead

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The Bone House 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
markn12 More than 1 year ago
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.
Grayeagle More than 1 year ago
Stephen Lawhead has done it again. THE BONE HOUSE picks up nicely from where he left off in THE SKIN MAP and continues to cleverly build the story line. The many questions left at the end of THE SKIN MAP are beginning to be answered. I love the characters and the varying time/spaces in which he places them. Picturing myself in their situations, how in the devil would I keep track of where I was and the ley lines necessary to navigate my way back? Oh well, off to THE SPIRIT WELL and more fascinating adventure.
Novel_Teen_Book_Reviews More than 1 year ago
The first book in the Bright Empires series intrigued me, so I wanted to continue my journey with this tale. Like the ley lines of time and dimensions the characters travel in this story, the plot is a fascinating twist of layers. Where I would be confused one moment, the “Ah ha…” was never far behind. There are many point of view characters, which is distracting at first, but I got used to it. This book gave many answers to questions posed in book one, but introduced just as many new questions that will, hopefully, be answered in book three. Overall, I enjoyed this book. It’s a different kind of way to tell a story, and I want to know what happens next.
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I was disappointed in this book. Mr Lawhead's writing seems immature. Perhaps an attempt to appeal to a much younger audience? I have long been a an of this writer. I hope this book is an abberation.
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Now on to the next one. I'm even thinking of checking out his Robin Hood series, sounded interesting!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read just about everything Stephen Lawhead has written and this isn't up to his usual standards. Try it if you must, but be prepared to be disappointed.
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UnderthePink More than 1 year ago
This book was very enjoyable. It didn't draw me in quite like the first one, but still, a very fun read. I will be purchasing the last book in the series when it comes out =)
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Awesome. Book 2, Love the characters, love the story, I cannot wait for the third book! I finished this book a while ago, and I still find myself thinking about the characters.
DeedeeFlippen More than 1 year ago
This is the second Lawhead book I have read. The first being the Skin Map the first book in the Bright Empires Series. I enjoy how the writer is constantly changing the story line with adventures to far-away lands. I love it when I cant put a book down.
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boookwurm More than 1 year ago
Lawhead is one of my favorite authors. Even in this series he works in the Celtic concept of 'between times'. Sometimes it is a bit confusing when the various 'locations' have different time RATES. Looking forward to #3!