The Pandora Room

The Pandora Room

A Novel

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New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden's chilling exploration of what happens when the original Pandora's Box is discovered in an ancient subterranean city, stirring international conflict and exposing the archaeological team to curses, whispers, and the terror of a legendary plague. In one ancient variation on the myth of Pandora's Box, there were two jars, one for Pandora and one for her sister, Anesidora. One contained all the blessings of the gods, the other all the world's curses. Now, in a subterranean city in Northern Iraq, archaeologist Sophie Durand has discovered a secret chamber covered in writing that confirms that version of the tale--a chamber which contains a single jar. "Weird shit" expert Ben Walker joins Sophie's team just as the mystery deepens and grows ugly. Those who believe the myth want to know which jar has been found in the Pandora Room, 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 jar contains, they want it, no matter who they have to kill--or what will emerge when they open it. For Sophie, Walker, and the others, the Pandora Room may soon become their tomb.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. :, St. Martin's Press,, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781250192103
Branch Call Number: FIC GOLD
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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