Today, on behalf of the CSFF, I'm touring:
Bright Empires, Quest the 4th
Book 4 is here and the quest is nearly done, just one more book after this... I love me some Stephen Lawhead, so I'm both thrilled and a little sad.
Stephen Lawhead's writing is phenomenal and his Bright Empire series might just be the most complex and advanced of any of his work. It's a mixture of suspense, science, history and faith with a heavy dose of What if?
The plot is definitely complex with a heavy rotating cast of lead characters, but don't let that scare you off. Just be sure you start with the first book in the series. After that, I doubt you'll be able to put them down. The quantum physics and theories presented are intriguing, and whether I agree with the theories or not they are a blast to read about.
There were moments when there were enough different story lines going at once, that I began to wonder where it was going, but that is common with a series when it's the next to last book. It's setting up the big finish. It didn't make the book any less interesting. I'm very excited to know that the final story will be coming soon. So be sure to read up on the series and get ready for quests final answers.
To read more about the series, check out my previous reviews for the first three books: The Skin Map, The Bone House, The Spirit Well.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Stephen Lawhead is an internationally acclaimed author of mythic history and imaginative fiction. He was born in 1950, in Nebraska in the USA. His early life was lived in America where he earned a university degree in Fine Arts and attended theological seminary for two years.
His first professional writing was done at Campus Life magazine in Chicago, where he was an editor and staff writer. During his five years at Campus Life he wrote hundreds of articles and several non-fiction books.
After a brief and unsuccessful foray into the music business—as president of his own record company—he launched his free-lance career in 1981. In the Hall of the Dragon King was his first novel.
In 1986 the Lawhead family moved to Britain so that Stephen could conduct research for the PENDRAGON CYCLE books. They settled there permanently in 1990, with some years spent living in Austria and a sabbatical in the United States.
In addition to his twenty-four novels, he has written nine children's books, many of them originally offered to his two sons, Drake and Ross. He is married to Alice Slaikeu Lawhead, with whom he has collaborated on books and articles. They make their home in Oxford, England.
Stephen's non-fiction, fiction and children's titles have variously been published in twenty-four foreign languages. He has won numerous industry awards, and in 2003 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by the University of Nebraska.
His middle name is ‘Ray’.
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Check out the other tour members below:
Thomas Clayton Booher
Thomas Fletcher Booher
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Rachel Starr Thomson
In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.