This week, the Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Group (CSFF) is touring Stephen Lawhead's The Bone House.
I have heard many a great thing about Mr. Lawhead over the years but have never read any of his books. At one point, Margaret, from Creative Madness Momma, was reading Tuck. I told her it looked interesting and asked her what she thought of the book at various points while she was reading it. She told me to be sure to read the first book in the series first so I've never had the opportunity to read Tuck or the other books in this series.
When I first learned of this tour of the Bright Empires series, I just had to find out what the rage over Mr. Lawhead's was all about. I jumped into this series during the second book, which is The Bone House. The preceeding book, The Skin Map, is one that I hadn't heard of. I received The Bone House in the mail and went ahead and jumped into it. The publisher was kind enough to send me a copy of The Skin Map to read (which I just received this past Friday) but I was already into The Bone House far enough that I couldn't put it down!
I have still not completely finished The Bone House so I do not have a review for you today. I can tell you, however, that I LOVE this book!! It has covered a multitude of emotions for me and if I could just buy 8 hours of time that didn't require any life commitments at all, I'd have this finished in no time! The most moving scene so far has involved 30 pieces of silver. Very touching scene but I won't say anymore about it for fear of spoiling this for others.
I love the idea of time travel and the intricate details in making sure to do it just right. This author has a way of sucking you into this story making you wish you were actually there. I love the mystery behind finding this map and really hope to get time to finish this book soon so I can go back to read The Skin Map.
Since I've just rambled on a bit, how about stopping by to visit with these other fine folks who are sure to entertain you with a review or two, or even more information on Mr. Lawhead. Stop back by here soon to read my review!
Thomas Clayton Booher
Morgan L. Busse
CSFF Blog Tour
Carol Bruce Collett
D. G. D. Davidson
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Rachel Starr Thomson
In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book, The Bone House, along with The Skin Map from the publisher.