Fall has made a full appearance, along with another Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy blog tour novel–The Skin Map by Stephen Lawhead, an excellent story to curl up with on a cold, rainy evening. By way of introduction, I’d like to mention a few things you can expect from The Skin Map:
- Adventure…and lots of it, spanning alternate worlds and times. As Cosimo says, “Here’s to dodgy adventures with disreputable relatives.”
- Puzzles that need piecing together. As you shift back and forth between worlds and centuries, you’ll find yourself attempting to unravel the mystery of the ley lines right alongside Kit Livingstone.
- A view of many unique cultures–ancient Egypt, 17th century England, China during the Qing Dynasty, and several others…but they won’t look exactly like you’d expect.
- Devious villains who utilize the best weapons of a variety of eras, including a giant cave cat named Baby. (Was anyone else reminded of the Katherine Hepburn film Bringing up Baby? The two big cats hardly resemble each other, but that was the first thing that came to mind.)
- Words that add color and flavor to the story, like pong and sprog, anywhen and inasmuch.
- Excellent chapter titles that hint at the adventures contained therein, such as “In Which The Intrepid Travelers Are Nobbled” or “In Which Dragons Are Not Confined to Statues” or “In Which Fragile Hopes Are Cruelly Dashed.”
Last but not least, Thomas Nelson made a video trailer to introduce the book, which you may enjoy taking a peek at:
If any of these items catch your attention, stop by tomorrow for a full review of The Skin Map. And for more discussion of the book, stop by the the other sites on the tour:
Thomas Clayton Booher
Morgan L. Busse
Christian Fiction Book Reviews
CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
Rebecca LuElla Miller
John W. Otte
Rachel Starr Thomson
Disclaimer: In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.