A time-travelling fantasy about a quest to regain Paradise. The first in what will be a five volume epic called Bright Empires. Son and great grandfather are brought together to find a map that gives access to other worlds and parallel universes. This is classy historical fantasy from an internationally renowned author.
Set in 17th century and 21st century London, the Enlightenment-era court of the Hapsburgs, China during the Qing Dynasty and ancient Egypt, Bright Empires is a five-volume fantasy. In The Skin Map, Kit Livingstone and his great- grandfather, Cosimo, are brought together to find a map originally tattooed on the skin of its author, a seventeenth-century explorer who had discovered the secret of access to other worlds and parallel universes. Malign forces are also after the map and, to the surprise of all, the map proves to be not the end of the quest but its beginning. A far greater prize remains, and a much more dangerous search will need to be undertaken.
|Publication date:||22nd March 2013|
|Publisher:||Lion Fiction an imprint of Lion Hudson Plc|
Stephen Lawhead is the internationally acclaimed author of many outstanding fantasy and science fiction novels, including The Song of Albion trilogy, and the Pendragon series. Stephen lives in Oxford with his wife Alice. They have two grown up sons.More About Stephen Lawhead