Kit Livingstone encounters his great-grandfather in a deserted London alley. Surprisingly, as Cosimo long since disappeared, thought dead. He urges Kit to join him on a quest through time and space in search of a strange map made by another intrepid explorer. Fearful of being trapped in the intersections between worlds and times, this traveller from an early age had devised an intricate code, a roadmap of symbols, and tattooed it on his own skin. Now the race is on to find the Skin Map. Against his better judgement and rationality it is drawn into the hunt. But Kit and Cosimo are not the only ones searching for it. And their murderous rivals will stop at nothing to unlock its secrets...a prize beyond imagining. Taking in its sweep London, Oxford, Prague, China, and Egypt between the 17th and 21st centuries, The Skin map is the first of the five volume Bright Empires series: a multi-dimensional, time-bending fantasy of the highest order from a master storyteller.
Publisher: Lion Hudson Plc