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Origins [Kindle Edition]

Mark Henrikson
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

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Dr. Holmes was thoroughly bored with his psychiatric profession until he met Hastelloy. The man is named after a durable metal capable of surviving under high-stress service where more common materials fail; ironic considering he’s an insane asylum patient.

Hastelloy is convinced he’s locked in a battle for the survival of mankind with the mysterious species Alpha. This conflict supposedly began when Hastelloy and his alien crew crashed on Earth during the time of ancient Egypt. Dr. Holmes listens with understandable skepticism to the patient’s story about his involvement with building the Great Pyramid and Sphinx, bringing about the rise of Pharaohs, and even assisting Moses with the slave exodus to the Promised Land. Is Hastelloy crazy, or is it crazy to ignore him?

Meanwhile, a group of archeologists make new discoveries in the Giza plateau. While investigating previously unknown chambers found inside the Great Pyramid and Sphinx they come face to face with elements intent on preserving those secrets. Egypt’s recorded history, and Hastelloy’s true mental state, are drawn into question by what they find.

All the while a National Security Agent grapples with NASA amid the launch of a new deep space probe capable of broadcasting a message that will be heard by others. Is this threat a product of NSA paranoia or an attempt by alien influences on Earth to phone home? Both sides will stop at nothing to further their cause.

Mankind's past present and future are revealed in this gripping thriller that does not let go for a single page, and has enough twists and turns to test even the most sturdy safety harness. The Origins of all will be revealed.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 987 KB
  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Mark Henrikson (24 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0086HPJX2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #157,735 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Origins or not 23 Mar. 2014
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I want to say it's marvellous, but it's actually very disjointed. I got to the end and I am no wiser as to what it was about than I was when I first started. I found it almost impossible to relate to 'Hastelloy', but a lot of that might have been because he was a rather unlikable character with a ridiculous name and he and his alien compadres spoke like boys from the hood. The characters of Mark and the actual archaeologists were very random, like they were popped out of a box and just inserted without much attention paid to how, where or why they fitted into the story. At some point the reader is supposed to relate to or at least like one of the characters, but I found it almost impossible to like any of them!

On the whole a rather peculiarly disappointing read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but confused.... 1 Oct. 2013
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To the author - I really enjoyed the book but there were some parts you did not think about whilst penning the book and had me wondering about it the whole way through then the book ended!! Like why was hastlloy in a mental home? Why was he spilling his life story to a psychiatrist? The ending of the book was very frustrating also as it abruptly finished even if it was a book 1 it had no discern able end it just stopped and left me annoyed!!
Good book though will read the others
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable fantasy 12 July 2014
By Mardy
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Hendrickson writes well and keeps the action zipping along, merrily rewriting religion and history. Totally fantastical of course but an enjoyable read which left me intrigued enough to purchase the next book in the series. That's Egypt and the Hebrews sorted, here we go for the Roman Empire. Certainly doesn't lack ambition.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Page turner 13 Sept. 2014
By Inca
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I've read a few books where there are 2 or 3 storylines going on, with all of them coming together in the end. It's usually not too difficult to see where the story is going, but in this case I didn't cotton on until very close to the end. I'm definitely going to read more of Mark Henrikson's books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Science Fiction 26 May 2013
By Bob
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Everything I like in a science fiction story with a good plot and not overrun with numerous characters. There are three strands in this book which are coming together towards the end however I did not realise this was a serial and not a series as it does not stand particularly well by itself, there are quite a lot of loose ends to be picked up in the next book.
The central theme is a patient telling a psychiatrist his story believing he is an alien and all of the things he has done since his spaceship crashed. This theme covers early Egypt and early religious themes, what we do not know is whether his story is true or not. What I did not get was why he should choose to tell his story although this may be revealed in the next book. The other two themes involves archaeologists searching in ancient Egyptian ruins and one where someone is trying to stop all communications leaving earth with the attempt to contact other possibly intelligent life. I don't think I have given away any spoilers as most of this is revealed early in the book.
I thought that this was an exciting page turner and although I found it difficult to relate to some of the characters I thought it was an excellent story.
I will definitely read the next one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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To say I was pleasantly surprised by this one would be an understatement. I really did have trouble putting it down. Origins works on so many levels. From ancient history to all out stella warfare, this does the business! An easy read that challenges your knowledge of history and is very clever with it. I'm not going to give away one ounce of the plot like some do here, but I promise that you won't regret reading it. My only gripe, and it is a small one, is that this is only part one. Needless to say, I can't wait for part 2. 5 stars and Origins deserves every single one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars origins 22 Jun. 2014
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Wow, I just loved this book. A mix of genres that gave a very interesting take on events throughout time spans. I loved the believability in the story and look forward to the next episodes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars yeah 7 Oct. 2013
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Not what i expected but not as bad as some i've read, could have done better.
Almost as though, i've got this idea for a book, let's knock one out
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars could use a better beta reader for the mistakes
A bit out there, could use a better beta reader for the mistakes.
Published 1 month ago by Shamrock Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
couldn't put it down!
Published 1 month ago by Oberon De Monet
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Interesting and different
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A ripping yarn if ever there was.
Firstly I confess that I love this book. I haven't enjoyed a story quite as much for a very long time. History, conspiracy, intrigue, ingenuity, blasphemy, it's the lot! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Craig Mathieson
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Excellent Series
Published 3 months ago by MR S J LUCAS
5.0 out of 5 stars Very different
This is a very entertaining book well written and it moves along at a pace. As the name suggests it is the first in a series and cleverly done because the historical possibilities... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Rookesy
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good read
Clever and kept me reading. Used bits of history and fable and with the help of space traveling warriors turned it into a good yarn. Well done.
Published 3 months ago by SJB
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Published 3 months ago by MARTIN
4.0 out of 5 stars "Pyramids built by aliens" shocker!
good read, based on the old aliens built the pyramids theory, probably makes just as much sense as the " factual" history version! Read more
Published 4 months ago by Duncan Haggart
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking.
Fantastic well written and thought provoking book, looking forward to the rest of the series.
Published 5 months ago by W. Sutherland
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