The Bone House

Kit Livingstone met his great grandfather Cosimo in a rainy alley in London where he discovered the truth about alternate realities.Now he s on the run and on a quest trying to understand the impossible mission he inherited from Cosimo to restore a map that charts the hidden dimensions of the multiverse Survival depends on staying one step ahead of the savage Burley Men.Kit Livingstone met his great grandfather Cosimo in a rainy alley in London where he discovered the truth about alternate realities.Now he s on the run and on a quest trying to understand the impossible mission he inherited from Cosimo to restore a map that charts the hidden dimensions of the multiverse Survival depends on staying one step ahead of the savage Burley Men.The key is the Skin Map but where it leads and what it means, Kit has no idea The pieces have been scattered throughout this universe and beyond.Mina, from her outpost in seventeenth century Prague, is quickly gaining both the experience and the means to succeed in the quest Yet so are those with evil intent who, from the shadows, are manipulating great minds of history for their own malign purposes.Those who know how to use the ley lines have left their own world behind to travel across time and space down avenues of Egyptian sphinxes, to an Etruscan tufa tomb, into a Bohemian coffee shop, and across a Stone Age landscape where universes collide in this, the second quest to unlock the mystery of The Bone House.The Bright Empires series from acclaimed author Stephen R Lawhead is a unique blend of epic treasure hunt, ancient history, alternate realities, cutting edge physics, philosophy, and mystery The result is a page turning, adventure like no other.
The Bone House Kit Livingstone met his great grandfather Cosimo in a rainy alley in London where he discovered the truth about alternate realities Now he s on the run and on a quest trying to understand the impossib

  • Title: The Bone House
  • Author: Stephen R. Lawhead
  • ISBN: 9781595549365
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Bone House”

    1. This second volume of the Bright Empires series (which, as I discovered since finishing the series opener, is planned to consist of five novels) is very much of a piece with its predecessor --though, to be sure, the plot advances in certain ways, and more bits of information are revealed. The same strengths and flaws noted in my review of The Skin Map are clearly evident here.On the positive side, Lawhead continues to hold this reader's interest. There's a lot of cutting to and fro, back and for [...]

    2. (Review originally posted on The Page Dreamer: thepagedreamer.wordpress/)It's a mind-baffling attempt, trying to figure out how to review this book But I shall give it a shot so that I can capture some of my thoughts as they are at this point in the saga, before launching into reading book 3, The Spirit Well.The Bone House picks up more or less where book 1 in The Bright Empires series, The Skin Map, left off -- I say more or less, since the time aspect makes such statements more complicated and [...]

    3. Three and a half stars.Just when I'd decided that there were far too many disparate threads and far too much hopping from one character to another across the multiverse, the story settled down for several chapters to follow Kit Livingstone for a considerable while.The story jumps, as abrupt and dislocative as the ley leaps themselves, which is a nice literary touch but doesn't lend itself to deep satisfaction with the reading experience. I began to warm to the story when it settled into the worl [...]

    4. Initial Response O__OTHAT WAS INTENSE.Kit Livingstone met his great-grandfather Cosimo in a rainy alley in London where he discovered the truth about alternate realities.Now he's on the run--and on a quest--trying to understand the impossible mission he inherited from Cosimo: to restore a map that charts the hidden dimensions of the multiverse. Survival depends on staying one step ahead of the savage Burley Men.High Lights - This really hard to review. Like, how? XD- I love love love all the cha [...]

    5. The first book in the Bright Empires series intrigued me, so I wanted to continue my journey with this tale. Like the ley lines of time and dimensions the characters travel in this story, the plot is a fascinating twist of layers. Where I would be confused one moment, the “Ah ha…” was never far behind. There are many point of view characters, which is distracting at first, but I got used to it. This book gave many answers to questions posed in book one, but introduced just as many new ques [...]

    6. This author hovers in the 3 star zone for me. I've read a few of his novels. There are things I like about his writing, and equally, things that I don't. I loved the whole time travel element in this one. I also liked most of the characters, but there seemed to be a whole parade of them. I kept questioning the many different story lines. I was a little disappointed in the endinge there wasn't even a tiny bit of resolution. I feel that was abandoned in lieu of the hook.

    7. Second novel in the Bright Empires series by Stephen Lawhead. The story continues. Things are getting interesting now. I love this series. What can I say? Great, fantastic, it grabs you right from the start. Second read. Even better this time through. No need to repeat myself (see my review of Book 1, The Skin Map). Get the book! Get the series!

    8. The series continues on multiple stages, with the addition of new cast members. I'm still tracking with the overlapping, looping timelines and curious about certain "impossibilities" given the events of Book 1. Lawhead continues to intrigue. Still very much enjoying the complexities of the quest. On to Book 3!

    9. For the most part the story is well written. The Character development is very well done along with the imagination of the concepts used in the book. However, I rated the book a four because the plot jumps around as someone would do with lay travel, so at times it was hard to follow.

    10. I purchased the Hard Back copy of this book along with the audio copy. I listened to the audio book to and from work (I have a long commute). When I got home I would read the book. I was hooked from the first book in this series. I adored the narrator of this series. He has a great accent and is very talented and creative in how he did the different voices for each character in the novel. I loved it. I brought this novel to life in a whole new way.The Skin Map (the first book in this series) int [...]

    11. I've loved Lawhead's storytelling since I was in my early teens. So far I'm not as wrapped up in the Bright Empires series as others, but it's still a good tale. It had been a while since I read the first book in the series, but The Bone House had a quick review of the pertinent points before delving right into the plot. There were a few things that I didn't quite remember correctly and some things I'm still hazy on, but overall I don't think the gap was too detrimental. I did feel that this sec [...]

    12. 'The Bone House' is the sequel to 'The Skin Map' and while I loved the intriguing book cover, I can't very much say the same about the story in this sequel. I very much preferred the first book, 'The Skin Map'. I believe I've reviewed it quite some time ago and I was really hooked on the story.While this book have the same thrilling factor in it, I can't seems to pay attention to the story because there's too much scenes shift. I struggled to read this sci-fi book and I find it difficult to fini [...]

    13. The plot thickens! I like it even more now. You learn more about the characters and their backgrounds, and there are some very compellingly imaginative situations.

    14. Fine more reviews like this on The Literary Phoenix.Thanks to Mina, Kip and Giles narrowly escape death.They leave their benefactors behind and race against time (or towards it?) to outwit the Burleymen chasing them.  Mina, fortunately, has a plan.  Actually, Mina seems to really have it all together when it comes to this ley travel business, something Kip himself cannot claim.  Down to three, they continue their search for the pieces of the skin map, hoping to find them all before the nefari [...]

    15. The Bone House (Bright Empires, #2) by Stephen R. Lawhead is the sequel to the Skin Map - it continues the story of Kit and Mina - swept from modern London to different times, places and alternative realities - in the search for the Skin Map while outwitting the murderous Lord Burleigh. In the Bone House more is revealed about the past of Burleigh and Arthur Flinders-Petrie (the man that is the map) and the antics of Douglas Flinders-Petrie (Arthur's great, grandson), while our reunited heroes w [...]

    16. This book is really good and I'm just becoming acquainted with this author. So far I like the way he writes. It feels a bit like Jim Butcher to me based on writing style. That being said, the first Bright Empires book was better. This one felt like it was just a bridge between important stuff that happened in the first book and some important developments that are about to happen in book 3. Somewhat slow without much of a climax. Despite that it gripped me enough to finish it with enough intrigu [...]

    17. The book was a very interesting one! Enough so that I've moved on to the next in the series. Some parts move rather slowly, however if you're not opposed to skimming through slower parts it is truly a good story line and progression overall.

    18. I'm really liking this series. Lay Line travel meets science fiction, History and quantum physics. Multiple realities

    19. Decent continuation of the series. A bit hard to follow with (almost) every chapter being a different character/scene - very few back to back characters.

    20. The Bone House (Bright Empire Series #2)Author: Stephen R. LawheadBrought to you by OBS staff member Annabell CadizSynopsis: ONE PIECE OF THE SKIN MAP HAS BEEN FOUND. NOW THE RACE TO UNRAVEL THE FUTURE OF THE FUTURE TURNS DEADLY. An avenue of Egyptian sphinxes, an Etruscan tufa tomb, a Bohemian coffee shop, and a Stone Age landscape where universes collideKit Livingstone met his great grandfather Cosimo in a rainy alley in London where he discovered the reality of alternate realities. Now he's o [...]

    21. In The Bone House, Book 2 of the Bright Empires series, the race to recover the fabled Skin Map — once tattooed on the torso of the greatest traveler the multiverse has ever known, and rumoured to contain the greatest secret of all — is still on. Kit and Giles have escaped from the disease-ridden tomb to which the Burley Men confined them, and the good guys are beginning to gain the upper hand. (Mostly thanks to Wilhelmina Klug, whose experiences in 17th-century Prague have transformed her f [...]

    22. Speaking of scientists and professors Rosenblum and Kuttner, Lawhead writes in a personal piece at the very end of this novel about a book they wrote in the area of quantum physics with the "intention and hope that readers will be brought to the boundary where the particular expertise of physicists is no longer a sure guide." He then goes on to describe his own intent for penning the Bright Empire series. "When experts disagree you may choose your own expert. Since the quantum enigma arises in t [...]

    23. This month, the CSFF Blog Tour is featuring The Bone House by Stephen R. Lawhead. In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. The Bone House is the second book in the Bright Empires series.The Bone House continues to follow the stories of the characters we met in The Skin Map, and it also introduces a few new characters. Kit, Mina, and Giles are on the run from Burleigh and his henchmen, Arthur Flinders-Petrie is traveling through ancient world [...]

    24. First posted on my blog, Legacy of a Writer.Those who know me, or those who follow my blog and reviews closely, know that I am not a big fantasy or sci-fi reader. There are a few exceptions, but normally, something about the fantasy genre rubs me wrong. I took a chance with reading Stephen Lawhead’s newest release, The Bone House, and in the end, was glad I did! It probably would have been less confusing at the beginning had I read the first in the series, The Skin Map, but all in all, I enjoy [...]

    25. A very interesting continuation to the Skin Map. It definitely took some unexpected turns. The cast of characters continues to grow, almost to a point of too many players for the story to move forward with any sense of urgency. Still, I'm enjoying the series.

    26. The Bone House is the second book in Stephen Lawhead's Bright Empires series. The characters in this series travel through reality landing in other worlds and other times in their quest for The Skin Map (the title of the first book in the series) and the ultimate prize that it will reveal. If you think this books sounds like just another one of the many time travel books that are the current rage, it is not. In fact, the characters will tell you time and again that they are not merely traveling [...]

    27. On the surface, the series is all about time travel and the search for an ultimate treasure, but that's just the book at a glance and not what it's about at all. Rather than time travel, the books deal with multiple dimension theory, and Lawhead weaves this in as the backdrop to his story rather flawlessly. The only thing I have any complaint about are the squalls that happen any time the characters ley travel. That one thing seems a little overly dramatic, but the emphasis on that occurrence ha [...]

    28. Titles: The Skin MapThe Bone HouseAuthor: Stephen R LawheadPublisher: Thomas Nelson PublishersYear: 2010 & 2011 How does one define such novels that have many diverse genres? Are the novels based on science, history, Bible, archeology? There are authors who write in the fiction genre that seem to have to basis in either reality or facts, just the imagination is involved it seems. Then there are others who write novels that include a host of facts and various fields of known study. So what ab [...]

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