Friday, May 13, 2011

Delightful Romp Through the Ley-Lines

Kit Livingstone is bored with his mundane life. This changes quickly when he stumbles into an alley and accidentally ends up meeting his great-grandfather, Cosimo, who has learned the secret of using the ley-lines to travel through space and time. Kit is recruited by Cosimo to join in his hunt for the skin map and thus begins a fast-paced series of adventures. Kit's girl-friend, Wilhelmina, also accidentally becomes a time traveler and ends up in 17th Century Austria where she proceeds to change history.

Although a fantasy, the book is well researched. The characters are interesting and the plot fast paced. The places visited by the time travelers are realistic. The story moves back and forth between several characters. This jumping about could have been confusing, but Lawhead does a good job of making each jump immediately recognizable. I found that moving between the characters made the book move much faster. I kept wanting to know what was going to happen when I had to leave a character and move to the next chapter.

I recommend this book for readers who enjoy fantasy, historical fiction, or science fiction. It's a great summer read. Something to take to the beach. I'm looking forward to the next books in this series.

I reviewed this book as part of the Thomas Nelson Booksneeze Program.