On My Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted by Book City Chick. Every week I’ll introduce you to a book that’s on my extensive To-Be-Read list. Sometimes they are new books, but quite often they aren’t. Let me know if you’ve read it, and what you think.
The Skin Map (Bright Empires #1) by Stephen Lawhead
Kit Livingstone’s great-grandfather has re-appeared with an unbelievable story—the ley lines throughout Britain are not merely the stuff of legends but truly are pathways to other worlds. So few people know how to use them, though, that doing so is fraught with danger.
But one explorer knew more than most. Because of his fear of being unable to find his way home, he developed an intricate code and tattooed his map onto his skin. But the map has since been lost and rival factions are in desperate competition to recover it. What none of them yet realize is that the skin map itself is not the prize at the end of this race . . . but merely the first goal of a vast and marvelous quest to regain Paradise.
Enter the ultimate treasure hunt—with a map made of skin, a playing field of alternate realities, and a prize that is the greatest mystery of all.
First off, I love the cover. So eye-catching. I also love the idea of a book about ley lines. And a treasure hunt based on a tattoo? How cool is that. This is definitely book on my wishlist.