When I received my review copy of The Skin Map, the first book in the Bright Empires series, the publicist who sent it to me also included an extra copy to give away here.  I haven’t read it yet, but I have liked other books I’ve read by the author and it looks pretty interesting.  Here are the details:

The Skin Map

It is the ultimate quest for the ultimate treasure. Chasing a map tattooed on human skin. Across an omniverse of intereing realities. To unravel the future of the future.

Kit Livingston’s great-grandfather appears to him in a deserted alley during a tumultuous storm. He reveals an unbelievable story: that the ley lines throughout Britain are not merely the stuff of legend or the weekend hobby of deluded cranks, but pathways to other worlds. To those who know how to use them, they grant the ability to travel the multi-layered universe of which we ordinarily inhabit only a tiny part.

One explorer knew more than most. Braving every danger, he toured both time and space on voyages of heroic discovery. Ever on his guard, and fearful of becoming lost in the cosmos, he developed an intricate code–a roadmap of symbols–that he tattooed onto his own body. This Skin Map has since been lost in time. Now the race is on to recover all the pieces and discover its secrets.

But the Skin Map itself is not the ultimate goal. It is merely the beginning of a vast and marvelous quest for a prize beyond imagining.

The Bright Empires series–from acclaimed author Stephen Lawhead–is a unique blending of epic treasure hunt, ancient history, alternate realities, cutting-edge physics, philosophy, and mystery. The result is a page-turning, fantastical adventure like no other.

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If you’d like to enter to win a hardcover copy of The Skin Map, fill out the form below and you’ll be entered into the giveaway!  Since the last giveaway was only open in the US and Canada, I’m opening this one up to everywhere.  This giveaway will be open through the end of the day on February 16.  A winner will be randomly selected on February 17.  If the winner does not send their address by the end of the day on February 21, a new winner will be selected.  Thanks and good luck!

Update: Since the giveaway is now over, the entry form has been removed.  Thanks to all who entered!