The Skin Map

Title: The Skin Map
Author: Stephen R. Lawhead
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Genre: Fiction 

Without giving much of the spoilers, The Skin Map portrays the journey of Kit Livingstone. Leading a routine life, Kit has never expected what turn his life would take when he had a visit from his great grandfather Cosimo. He discovers the truth about various Ley lines across Britain which is used to travel across time and space; and about a lost skin map enveloping all those Ley lines, which a brave traveler had tattooed on his skin in a coded form. Many people are behind this map, so the pursuit begins with twisted tales of time, fate and even a grandfather paradox of H. G. Wells.
Stephen Lawhead’s writing gives you the assorted expressions of Dan Brown’s thriller and Stephen Hawking’s scientific approach. All the scientific facts inscribed in the intrigue are purely factual and shows current theoretical development of time travel and parallel universes. Still, the writer doesn’t lose his touch and keep the language simple and each concept understandable for the layman reader.
This book is not just a science fiction but a philosophical tale to contemplate. I loved the flow of the story, but as this book is fast paced, some readers might find it confusing at some places. This is a story of a lifetime, actually multiple lifetimes.
The Skin Map marks the beginning of the Bright Empires series.

Rating: 5/5

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