The quest for answers - and ultimate survival - hinges on finding the cosmic link between the Skin Map, the Shadow Lamp, and the Spirit Well. The search for the map of blue symbols began in a rainy alley in London but has since expanded through space and time and includes more seekers. Kit, Mina, Gianni, Cass, Haven, and Giles have gathered in Mina's 16th-century coffee house and are united in their determination to find a path back to the Spirit Well. Yet, with their shadow lamps destroyed and key pieces of the map still missing, the journey will be far more difficult than they imagine. And when one of their own disappears with Sir Henry's cryptic Green Book, they no longer know who to trust. At the same time, the Zetetic Society has uncovered a terrifying secret which, if proven, will rock the very foundations of Creation. The quest for answers is no longer limited to recovering an unknown treasure. The fate of the universe depends on unraveling the riddle of the Skin Map.
©2013 Thomas Nelson (P)2013 Thomas Nelson
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"A real thinker"
The concepts and perspectives that Mr. Lawhead has given us to peruse and contemplate are complex and rich with soul searching argument. I feel after reading this series so far that I know God just a tiny bit more while realizing that His enormity is far, far more than can be grasped. This book requires your full attention but I feel Mr. Lawhead has written a confusing concept with expert construction of story telling. Well done!
"Lawhead's penultimate best."
The penultimate book in the Bright Empires series sees Kit and Wilhelmina meet Cass and join the Zetetic Society. Archie Burleigh's story is told in more depth , as we learn how he recruited his henchmen, and Douglas and Snipe are causing havoc where ever they travel. We also receive an insight into Charles Flinders Petries past before he is brutally murdered by his son Douglas. Another masterful story which melds science, religion, history and the future into one incredible journey. Once again well narrated by Simon Bubb.
This storyline keeps my head spinning. The jumping or stepping from time to time and place to place make one wonder of the possibility of what lays ahead. The narrator makes you actually see the people speaking. Love this series.
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