The Skin Map

The Skin Map by Stephen R. Lawhead


Kit Livingstone is having one bad morning. And in a blink of an eye, his world is turned upside down. Actually, he is transported to another world, another time. He meets his great-grandfather who tells him that there are things called ley lines that makes it possible for people to travel to other worlds. After the initial “leap”, Kit tries to show his girlfriend Wilhelmina, but he loses her in another time. He learns of a skin map that was made to help in the travels, but there are others out to get their hands on it.


When I started reading this book, I immediately thought of the show Sliders. That hooked me in. The story begins in London, so I got to imagine the characters talking in their British accents. It was a bit difficult to follow once the reader is taken back and forth to the different times with different characters, but the backstories help us to understand how everything came together to Kit’s story. There is a lot of imagery in this book, so I can picture everything happening. This could easily be made into a movie. I liked that the chapters are not too long, which makes any book easier to read. The Skin Map really makes you think about different times and cultures, how things could have been if you choose a certain path. One decision could change the course of history. I would recommend this novel to others.

– Joyce

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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