The Skin Map by Stephen R. Lawhead


     Kit Livingstone is living an ordinary life in London when his great-grandfather, Cosimo, finds him and pulls him into an unbelievable adventure.  Cosimo tells Kit about ley lines. They exist all over the world. With knowledge of where they are and how to use them, a person can travel along them between universes. One can travel not only to another place, but another time. Problems arise as they are chased by the henchmen of someone who wants what they have a part of…. the Skin Map. One traveller began to figure out the secrets of the universe and created a code that had tattooed onto his torso. But the Skin Map is just the beginning, and there are things yet to be discovered.

     This is an excellent start to the series. Lawhead draws you in from the beginning and keeps you intrigued. A word of caution would be to pay attention at all times. Because the travellers are crossing both space and time, and because you follow different characters in different places jumping from one story to the next, it has the potential to lose some readers. It certainly keeps you on your toes. I was surprised more than once as the story unfolded, and I found nothing to be predictable, which was wonderful! I eagerly await the next installment.

1) Overall Plot = 5
2) Characters = 5
3) Flow/Pace of the story = 4
4) Is the story easy to follow? = 4.5
5) Overall Enjoyability = 4.5

Average score of  4.6

Overall grade = A

You can read a sample on Stephen Lawhead’s Facebook page.

Check out the author’s website.

You can by the book here: CBD | Amazon | B&N

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes from Thomas Nelson (BookSneeze).

This was book 19 in my 52 Books in 52 Weeks challenge.

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