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Crown of Thorns - The Race To Clone Jesus Christ :  (Book One): 22 October 2014

Crown of Thorns - The Race To Clone Jesus Christ : (Book One): 22 October 2014 [Kindle Edition]

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For fans of Dan Brown, Sam Bourne, Scott Mariani and John Lyman,

Book One of Two Parts: Please note that Book One continues seamlessly into and is concluded in Book Two. Trying Book One is an excellent way to get to know this exciting new author! Alternatively, readers are recommended to purchase the full omnibus edition containing both Book One and Book Two. Readers may now borrow Book One and/or Book Two free with Amazon Prime membership.
Crown of Thorns is a fictional thriller which takes place in the field of genetics and human cloning.

Hugely controversial, you will either love this book or hate it. Some will feel challenged and uncomfortable by the topic it deals with, and others will be drawn into it and unable to put it down... the question is, what will you think?

A young student at Oxford University has an idea for his doctor’s thesis (PhD), which fulfils not only the criteria for ‘originality’, but goes far beyond it. For if Jason Dyke is right, his idea will soon change the world and shift the delicate balance of power from one nation to another.

Jason’s idea is simple: In the genetics laboratory at Oxford University, he will clone Jesus Christ.

But when the CIA finds out about his plan, the President of America realises that if the UK succeeds, the balance of power will shift from the USA to Europe. And he realises that the only way to stop this happening is for America to create its very own clone of Jesus Christ.

The race is on...

Genetics is the future. In the coming years, or maybe even months, the single most important scientific development in the history of mankind will be the development of human cloning. This book is based upon a simple idea, which takes the inevitable science of human cloning, one step further.

What makes this book stand out from other novels that deal with a similar concept is the way the author makes the science seem plausible, by explaining simply what genetics is and how cloning works. By leading the reader through the latest advances in cloning techniques until even the impossible seems possible, the reader cannot help but get sucked into the story. Right to the very end the author successfully maintains the thrill of the ride, and manages to keep a surprise up his sleeve…

Whoever reads this book will never forget it. And they will ask….one of two questions:-

1: Is it really possible?

2: When will it happen?

Reviews from Amazon UK Omnibus Edition:

Five Stars: By B Baynes "Head Bookworm" (Worcestershire, England)
I just happened on this book while browsing through Amazon to find things to download to my Kindle. The premise of the book captured my interest so I duly downloaded it. And, I loved it! The story is utter nonsense, let's be honest - recreating Jesus Christ through cloning?! But, it is written in such an engaging manner that I found myself drawn in unwittingly. Mid-read, I actually broke my ankle and I found myself begging my family to bring my Kindle to the hospital so I could continue reading the book! I would recommend this highly to any one else, with the proviso that they suspend belief and read it for what it is - a truly interesting and captivating piece of fiction!

Five Stars: By Mr. A. Zabinec (Notts, UK)
Browsing the Kindle store for something to 'unwind' me, I chanced upon this excellent gem of a book. To my mind, the Author mirrors perfectly the Biblical events of Jesus' birth 2000 years ago and the subsequent 'Revelations' predicted for our time. The Characters are totally believable, able to deduce and thwart the plans of the Americans and British governments and to hide the true Messiah. A well thought out and researched book by the author, I was totally absorbed in it from start to finish. Believers & non believers alike will enjoy this thumping good read!!!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 938 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Lilyhill Free ebook Press Edited ( 27 Sep 2014) (5 Aug 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0083KOV1S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,769 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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If you want to learn more about Ian C.P. Irvine and be informed about his next book to be published, please register at

If you are a Literary Agent (or know one) and would like to work with an up and coming author, please contact me! (Email address at back of each book!)

Website: Twitter: @iancpirvine

Ian Irvine was brought up in Scotland, and studied Physics for far too many years, before travelling the world working for high-technology companies. Ian has spent a career helping build the internet and delivering its benefits to users throughout the world, well as helping to bring up a family. Ian enjoys writing, painting and composing in his spare time. His particular joy is found in taking scientific fact and creating a thrilling story around it in such a way that readers learn science whilst enjoying the thrill of the ride. It is Ian's hope that everyone who reads an I.C.P.Irvine novel will come away learning something interesting that they would never otherwise have found an interest in. Never Science fiction. Always science fact. With a twist.

The first of Ian's novels is a Genetic Conspiracy Thriller which explores the world of Stem Cell Research and encourages us all to ask some very searching questions about the advances that science is making, and how much we, or others, should let it affect society. A contemporary adventure, "The Orlando File" takes the reader around the world and back, and creates a unique moral dilemma that the reader cannot help get embroiled in: at the end, the reader must ask themself, what they would do in that situation?

His second novel "The Crown of Thorns" explores the power of genetics, explores the questions that the potential to clone humans will raise, and asks the ultimate question...what would happen if a scientist found a way to clone Jesus Christ?

Ian's third novel "London 2012 : What If?" departs from the world of genetics and explores an interesting possibility that Quantum Physics raises:the possibility for parallel worlds to exist alongside each other...and what would happen if a man who wondered what other types of lives he could be living had he made other choices, where unexpectedly to step from one world into another, similar but different, parallel world. "What If" is also an interesting vovage through human emotions, and many readers will find themselves asking themselves similar questions that lead character does as they read the book. As with both "The Crown of Thorns" and "The Orlando File", at the end of the book the reader is left thinking...and different readers may take away different views on how the novels did, or should have ended... It is hoped that in this way, the novels will make themselves ideal subjects for reading clubs or book clubs.

Ian's fourth book "The Sleeping Truth" is a departure from his fast paced medical and scientific thrillers, and is a contemporary novel inspired and based upon the tragic events that affected everyone who lived in London in 2005. The novel is fiction, and all characters in the novel, except one (the singer Helen Boulding), are imaginary. The novel tries to capture the spirit of London life in 2005. It is essentially a love story, but with every chapter there comes a new twist. As the pages roll by the main character becomes involved with a dilemma that changes and evolves and gets more complex with each passing day. And then, just as you think you have come to a happy ending, the world around Andrew Jardine collapses, and Andrew realises that nothing in his life was as it seemed. The novel explores the importance of trust in a relationship, and takes the main character on a voyage of discovery through which Andrew discovers that his whole life has been based upon a lie. But can he discover the truth and learn the vital lesson he needs, before it is too late? Or will he have lost the love of his life for ever...Okay, so perhaps it is a thriller after all... but a thriller of the heart!

Book Number Five has rapidly become an international besteller, first in the US, but now also in the UK where is has been the No.1. Medical Thriller since June 2013. Available either as a complete book: "Haunted from Within", or as two parts "Haunted From Within (Book One): Maciek's Story (which is FREE) and "Haunted From Within (Book Two): Peter's Story. Maciek's Story has already had over 90,000 downloads and in the UK has hundreds of reviews with an average rate of 4.72 stars out of five.

Book number Six was recently published and is a adventure thriller for everyone, with a bit of everything in it: Time Travel, Nuclear Weapons, Pirates from the 17th Century transported to the 21st Century, treasure, a pathogen plague that threatens to wipe out all humanity, romance,'s all there! : "21st Century Pirates Inc". (Also available in two parts, the first part which is Free!(Free to Pillage!)

There is also a Book number seven: "Alexis Meets Wiziwam the Wizard" -it's a charming story for six year olds learning to read, and tells the story of a little girl, Alexis, who discovers that a Wizard is teaching magic to fairies and goblins in her own school! She joins the class, learns to fly, and thwarts a secret plan by a bad goblin to destroy the world! Whereas all the other books are in part based on some essence of truth, "Alexis meets Wiziwam the Wizard is completely made up!"

Ian hopes that if you honour him by spending the time reading one his novels, that you will find it a positive experience, and enjoy it.

Please write to him and let him know what you think...and if you enjoy his works, please spread the word and tell your friends!

Happy Reading!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Love it AND hate it! 23 Jan 2014
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Despite seeing a review saying you'll either love or hate this book, I find myself in both camps. It's undeniably a gripping concept, the proof being I forked out money for book 2. Equally undeniably, this work was desperately in need of a proof-reader and, more importantly, a good editor. So many things jarred - too many to list here, but putting aside suspension of disbelief, basic things like Scottish whisky; an American president saying "Have you seen the arse on her?"; in a hi-tech world asking for photographs to be developed; and so on and so on. It does tend to disrupt your enjoyment of the story when things like this crop up every few pages. Anyway, I volunteer to edit your stuff, Mr Irvine! Look at the critical reviews and decide if it might make a difference!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Blyton for adults 16 Mar 2013
By Mrs B
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Hilariously badly written. Totally undemanding read and fun plot for the beach if you can stand the deadly prose. I couldn't.
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5.0 out of 5 stars interesting reading 15 Jan 2014
By Sumin54
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I choose a lot of my books by the title, and this one caught my interest. It started off qickly and I got really into it and then I got bored. I even put it down and picked up another to read. But not one to leave books half read, I decided to have another go. I'm so glad I did. It seemed to click with me straight away. Yes the plot is outlandish, and I do not class myself as religious. But, is it possible, i ask myself. Have just downloaded the second book. Can't wait to read it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read !! 7 Jun 2014
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I couldn't stop reading this. I had just finished a book where I scan read most of the pages but I read every word of this fascinating story..
The characters are credible and you quickly warm to the people in the team attempting the cloning of Christ.
A fast paced story and now I can't wait to start book 2.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Would highly recommend all of his books 25 Nov 2014
By Aldi
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This is a very interesting book which some may not find to their taste because of the subject, but don't let that put you off as in my opinion the author has dealt with the faith issue/science very well. I must admit though, as a Christian, a couple of times I have drawn in breath! I personally found it fascinating and am now reading book two, rather rushing it as I can't wait to see what happens. Probably a little too technical with regard to genetics, but really gives food for thought. In today's world, anything is possible??? I have only just discovered Ian C.P. Irvine, his books are so different from anything else I have read and am now fast running out of his books! Would highly recommend all of his books.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't finish it 24 Jun 2014
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It was so difficult to get through this--I jsut gave up half way thtough. The writing style is not to my taste, the characters are not very believable and the science is jsut too far fetched.....
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3.0 out of 5 stars Lacks a degree of finesse 20 Nov 2013
By SilverS
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It's OK but lacks credibility in so far as it is a story based on real science but delves into fantasy without giving the reader any idea that it could be credible. A tenuous story line.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Starts well 11 Oct 2013
By Rpetti
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Book starts well,but soon gets a bit boring. I have to agree with a previous reviewer who complained of "the deadly prose".

The story all sounds too twee.
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