Again, as I said with the Skin Map, the language use.
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Lawhead doesn't translate what some words mean, and I get jumbled up in the meanings. But, overall it doesn't prohibit my reading. It just makes me curious as what they are saying.
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Also, we did not find out what this mysterious "bone house" is until the last couple chapters. That does keep us, readers striving to keep going through the book. So, maybe that's a good tactic. All in all, a very interesting and intricately woven story. I long to find out what happens to Kit, especially with that last discovery he made.
Cliff-hangers for the win! Aug 06, Nicole rated it really liked it Shelves: adventure , , england , fantasy , science-fiction , egypt.
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 I've loved Lawhead's storytelling since I was in my early teens. I did feel that this second book was a little scattered and I'm not clear on who a few characters are or what point some twists will play in the grander scheme. I'm sure I'll keep going in this series, so we'll see how it all comes out in the end.
If you like dimensional travel, adventure, and mystery I would recommend giving the Bright Empires series a try. Dec 22, Cleffairy Cleffairy rated it it was ok. 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 '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 struggled to read this sci-fi book and I find it difficult to finish. Perhaps this book is just not for me. If you're into sci-fi, however, don't let my opinion stop you from reading it. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
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I rate this book 2 out of 5 stars. Aug 19, Kelsey Bryant rated it really liked it Shelves: fantasy , christian-fiction. 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.
Oct 22, Amber rated it liked it Shelves: read-in , historical-reflections , flux-capacitor , something-to-think-about. 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?
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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 nefarious Fine more reviews like this on The Literary Phoenix. Down to three, they continue their search for the pieces of the skin map, hoping to find them all before the nefarious Burley.
Meanwhile, in other timelines, we learn a bit more about Burley's unfortunate past and about Arthur Flinders Petrie, the man who wear the skin map himself. We travel from Egypt to the Stone Age to Victorian England and all back again, settling at home in Mina's imperial cafe. I'm torn between fascination and boredom. The ideas and the story are excellent, but because of the manner of the magical system in this book the ley lines , Lawhead likes to jump all over the place with his narrative. We'll hear from Mina in the present and the past and honest to goodness - she's the only one who has any idea what's going on , and we'll hear from Kit in the present then on to Burley in the far past, then forward a little to Arthur and man this is one of those books you really need to focus on or you'll get lost.
I really, really, really love the ley travel concept, and I adore the historic worlds we fall into. The characters are a bit flat? Each character has a rich and detailed history, but despite that they fall into the same monotone humdrum. This may fall to the narrator, who did not excel at differing voices. He was very easy to listen to, but I really had to listen to the qualifiers - okay, "Kit said," this is Kit.
The characters fall into bowls where they can be summed up in one trait: Mina - intelligent, Kit - naive, Giles - frightened, Burley - grumpy.
And so forth. It just wasn't very exciting. Oh the other hand, we do have very interesting side characters at the various stops in history. The culture and setting are all shown extraordinarily well, so those can draw you in where other aspects may not. I'm a glutton for punishment I guess so I'll grab book three. I don't care so much about the skin map as I do about learning the ley system. Lawhead has put an incredible amount of research into this series - both historically and theoretically - and you can tell from the knowledge that seeps through the pages.
I am fascinated, really I am!
I just don't think that writing-wise, this is his strongest work. As it happens, I love both! Feb 09, Jeanette rated it really liked it Shelves: fiction , fantasy , science-fiction. 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 win a victory, escape from Egypt only to be run into danger and find their paths have parted again - yet despite the unplanned journeys, perhaps another hand is directing them.
While this is somewhat a meandering tale, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it with the great characters and richly detailed settings - Egypt, Ancient Etrusca, Medieval Oxford, Prague, and Ice Age Europe, while the book ends on an intriguing note. I'm looking forward to reading the next in the series. Sep 22, Daniel Smith rated it really liked it. 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 This book is really good and I'm just becoming acquainted with this author. Despite that it gripped me enough to finish it with enough intrigue left over to make me go check out the third one. This is such a great series, engaging, fascinating concepts, and wonderful characters. The chapters sometimes move through time and worlds somewhat randomly but always building on a bigger picture, a bigger story. And they all tie together nicely. A couple of jumps in the story confused me and I went back to see if my Nook jumped ahead but eventually the missing pieces get filled in beautifully.
It works out just fine, my hubby is reading this as well and loves it. I am looking very forward to t This is such a great series, engaging, fascinating concepts, and wonderful characters. I am looking very forward to the next book. Apr 12, Bernie Anderson rated it liked it. So it has some of the trappings of the middle of a trilogy.