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Book Review: The Skin Map by Stephen Lawhead


Stephen Lawhead’s latest book is The Skin Map.  It’s an adventure through time to find a lost roadmap that would be devastating in the hands of wrongdoers.  It’s a bit of history, a bit of fantasy, a bit of coming of age, a bit entrepreneurial, and a bit of suspense.  Reading it feels a bit like watching an Indiana Jones movie.
I’ve never read a Lawhead book, so I didn’t know what to expect.  Neither was I captivated by the title.  But when I read the description on the back of the book, I was hooked.  I love historical fiction, adventure, and mysteries.  I was not disappointed when I started reading the text.  It’s an easy and entertaining read.  I didn’t want to put it down, yet I didn’t want it to end.
Different chapters reveal diverse pieces of the story, so you never know if you’ll open the chapter to be in Prague, London, or Asia.  And you never know if you’ll be in the 21st century or all the way back to the 17th century.
Readers will learn about customs, dress, foods, and adventuring.  Readers will be inspired to imagine time travel, suddenly emerging in another time period, meeting long-lost ancestors, dining in a Royal Court, and starting a new business.
The book leaves you at a cliffhanger, so I’m sure you’ll be waiting to read the sequel in the fall.
If you like science fiction, mystery, and adventure, you will like this book!
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Comments

aimee said…
Hi Ann,
Matt said he was sitting right behind you last night at the concert! What a coincidence since I just popped onto your blog after a long break, just a few weeks ago, and saw your review of The Skin Map and bought it for matt for father's day. He loves Stephen Lawhead books and he thinks this one might be his favorite.
Aimee

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