Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour — The Shadow Lamp

11 Nov

The folks on the CSFF Blog Tour are featuring Stephen Lawhead’s 4th book in the Bright Empires series, The Shadow Lamp. Here is a little about the book and author:

548078The quest for answers—and ultimate survival—hinges on finding the cosmic link between the Skin Map, the Shadow Lamp, and the Spirit Well.

The search for the map of blue symbols began in a rainy alley in London but has since expanded through space and time and includes more seekers.

Kit, Mina, Gianni, Cass, Haven, and Giles have gathered in Mina’s 16th-century coffee house and are united in their determination to find a path back to the Spirit Well. Yet, with their shadow lamps destroyed and key pieces of the map still missing, the journey will be far more difficult than they imagine. And when one of their own disappears with Sir Henry’s cryptic Green Book, they no longer know who to trust.

At the same time, the Zetetic Society has uncovered a terrifying secret which, if proven, will rock the very foundations of Creation. The quest for answers is no longer limited to recovering an unknown treasure. The fate of the universe depends on unraveling the riddle of the Skin Map.

To purchase this book, click on the image below.

lawheadStephen 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’.

I will be returning tomorrow with a brief synopsis/review of the first 3 books in the series. In the meantime please check out what others on the tour have to say by clicking on the links below.
Julie Bihn
Red Bissell
Thomas Clayton Booher
Thomas Fletcher Booher
Jeff Chapman
Karri Compton
Theresa Dunlap
April Erwin
Timothy Hicks
Christopher Hopper
Becky Jesse
Becca Johnson
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Rebekah Loper
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Mirriam Neal
Writer Rani
Nathan Reimer
Chawna Schroeder
Jojo Sutis
Rachel Starr Thomson
Robert Treskillard
Steve Trower
Rachel Wyant
Phyllis Wheeler
Deborah Wilson

3 Responses to “Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour — The Shadow Lamp”

  1. Cynthia P. Barnett November 11, 2013 at 10:05 am #


    The title of your page is misleading since there is already an established church commonly referred to as the Christian Science church. (Movement first began in 1875 with the publication of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy.)

    If you don’t lower case the “science” part of your title, you’ll confuse folks into misperceptions about Christian Science (the religion).

    In any case, I wish you well in your literary efforts—the website is quite appealing.


    Cynthia P. Barnett,
    Media/Legislative Rep.
    Christian Science Committee on Publication, NC

    • rbclibrary November 11, 2013 at 10:16 am #

      The Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour is an established group of people dedicated to reading and reviewing Christian books in the fantasy and science fiction genres. We are Christians who read speculative fiction written by other Christians. You are right we are NOT affiliated in any way with the “Christian Science” movement.


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