The Pandora Room

The Pandora Room

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"A wonderful, wild ride . " --Michael Koryta, New York Times Bestselling author of How It Happened and If She Wakes

From the New York Times bestselling and Bram Stoker Award-winning author comes the sensational new novel that turns ancient lore into a modern-day horror. In one variation on the myth of Pandora's Box, there were two jars, one for Pandora and one for her sister. One contained blessings of the gods, the other all the world's curses...

Archaeologist Sophie Durand has spent her life studying ancient mythology and languages. Years of work have led her to the greatest discovery of her career, a subterranean city deep in the heart of Northern Iraq. When Sophie's team uncovers a secret chamber whose walls are covered in cuneiform, along with a warning from Alexander the Great, history and mythology begin to merge. The writings confirm the Pandora tale of two jars, but the chamber guards only one. It's a find that could makehistory, or start a war.

Weird-science expert Ben Walker is called in as the mystery grows ugly. Those who believe the myth want to know which jar was found, the one containing blessings or the one full of curses. Governments rush to lay claim, but jihadi forces aren't waiting for the dust to settle. Whatever the jars contain, they want it, no matter the cost. For Sophie, Walker, and the others, the Pandora Room may soon become their tomb.

In a novel that breathes new life into the supernatural thriller, Christopher Golden's pulse-pounding tale is not to be missed.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250192103
Characteristics: 307 pages ; 25 cm


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Jul 19, 2019

Great follow up to Ararat. Ben Walker is like a special forces Indiana Jones. Another fast paced thriller with a historical mystery. I look forward to more in this series.

ReadingAdviser_Sally May 21, 2019

This book had a really fascinating premise but a plot that just didn't quite deliver for me. I have really enjoyed Christopher Golden's work in the past but this one was a little less supernatural thriller and a little more Jack Reacher style thriller. I did enjoy the characters but just couldn't quite get myself too invested in caring if anyone died... or not (no spoilers!).

This is the second in the Ben Walker series, the first being Ararat. I enjoyed the first one a lot more. I think you could read them out of order no problem.

May 01, 2019

I’m really enjoying the character Ben Walker in this story and the previous novel I read from Mr. Golden! He gives us an action packed adventure that revolves around the legend of Pandora’s Box.

An isolated location, excavations, and a discovery that could be devastating in the wrong hands. We have people underground with a contagion loose, jihadis above attacking. But an evil also lurks below with the group of workers and scientists! I liked that the author mentions the thawing of the permafrost which is happening now, in our lifetime, which will release great amounts of carbon into the atmosphere!


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