One piece of the Skin Map has been found. The search for the others continue, and the race to unravel the future of the future turns deadly.
In this second installment of the Bright Empires series, author Stephen R. Lawhead takes the story to new heights.
The Bone House has all that we saw in The Skin Map and then some. It is full of adventure, ley lines, and culture.
One of the things about The Bone House that I really enjoyed was that it didn’t focus on Kit as much as The Skin Map did until the last part of the novel. Instead, it focuses a lot on Wilhelmina– also known as Mina– and how she came to know so much about ley lines.
The Bone House is not a book that, as with its predecessor, is meant to be suspenseful. The reason why I enjoyed this novel was because of Stephen’s appreciation for culture and characters. In the last part of the book, we meet a culture that we would have never thought would turn up in a novel. The depth that Stephen goes into with this culture is fascinating and makes for quite an enjoyable read.
Again, The Bone House is not a book that keeps you in utmost suspense. I am pretty sure that Stephen means for the novel to be this way. I believe he means to bring back an appreciation of culture that seems to have been forgotten; and, in this, he is doing a splendid job.
Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in an exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are mine.