Sphinx: The Second Coming

By James Thornton

Category: All Books, Fiction, SciFi / Fantasy

Formats available: Paperback, Ebook

Pages: 430

Publication date: 15/05/14

ISBN-13: 9780956336446

ISBN-10: B084G528V5

“I may intervene to help, though reluctantly,” said the sphinx, “or I may destroy them.”

A team of academics arrive in Cairo to study the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx of Giza. Inside the pyramid, they find otherworldly tests of intelligence. Unbeknownst to them, an ancient god observes them from the sphinx. Secrets of Ancient Egypt are alive beneath modern Cairo.

Across space and time, Earth’s development is monitored by ruling powers on distant galaxies. Aliens journey to Earth to investigate recent anomalies. All this, and methane still bubbles beneath the ocean’s beds. Global heating approaches a point of no recovery.

A great reckoning approaches…

Is humanity ready?

James Thornton delivers a novel about the consequences of hurting our planet. It delves into ancient history, roams the universe, and melds science with the supernatural. A frightening, exciting read.


Sphinx is Intelligent, inspiring and innovative. The combination of past, present and future is genuinely original and the ideas are fantastic. A really good read that could hit the same thirst for understanding as Dan Brown.

- Manda Scott, Bestselling author of The Crystal Skull

James Thornton

‘One of ten people who could change the world’ – The New Statesman Born in Douglaston, New York, James’s life had taken him to South Bend, Indiana for the world’s first Earth Day. When schoolmates quit school to hit the streets in environmental protest, James stayed behind. He was desperate to save the natural world from ecological collapse, and study was somehow a part of it. That study included poetry, the violin, French literature, philosophy (specializing in Kant and Wittgenstein), and entomology (the first attempts to breed tarantulas born in …

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A Q&A with James Thornton, the author of SPHINX

Q: Your first novel Immediate Harm was a legal thriller with science fiction overtones – a virus jumping to humans from GM corn. Sphinx: The Second Coming is full-blown scifi. What drew you to the genre? JT: Since I was a boy, scifi has given me a place my mind …