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The Skin Map
A Bright Empires Novel - Book 1
by Stephen R Lawhead
Stephen Lawhead is to my mind a wonderful author with some stunning books and series to his name and with this the first book in a new series, he is yet again showing why he already has a best selling track record.
This book is a time jump drama, something I've always had a penchant for, but add into this the slight steampunkesque feel to it and for me it's a winner. The main story is that of Kit, ordinary man of today whose day is not going to plan, who somehow meets his great-grandfather who had gone out many years ago and never returned and in turn ends up on an adventure that crosses timelines and localities. There is a great collection of back stories in the book too and some quite funny interludes, as future and past meet, blend and spin off each other.
If you like modern fantasy and time jump stories then you probably can't go wrong with this book - and you'll probably look forward to the next one in the series too.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (02/08/13)