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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,401 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Lawhead Narrator: Simon Bubb Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It is the ultimate quest for the ultimate treasure: chasing a map tattooed on human skin across an omniverse of interesting 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 unpauseable, fantastical adventure like no other.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jackie | 6/26/2013

    " I like the idea of ley travel and how it wreaks havoc in Kit Livingstone's life. An accident happens, a "lost" relative is encountered, and an adventure of a lifetime begins! Presented in entirely plausible thoughts, (except, maybe, Burleigh's secret "weapon" as there has been no technical time spent explaining how it came to be) the story immediately takes one in with the purpose of finding out what happens next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Matt Mitchell | 6/10/2013

    " Ripping yarn. More like Doctor Who than Lawhead normally goes. Less fantasy, more science fiction. I've read book two and am opening book three tonight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tony | 4/9/2013

    " Seeing as it is the second time I have read it since it came out, and I bought it after first reading the library copy, I like it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sally | 4/5/2013

    " Excellent, fast-paced story about a young man caught up in time and space. Lawhead creates great characters who make you care about what happens to them. I look forward to the next in the series. "

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