The Pandora Room

The Pandora Room (Ben Walker #2) - Christopher Golden
Title: The Pandora Room
Series: Ben Walker #2

Author: Christopher Golden

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St.Martin's Press
Genre:Horror, thriller
Book 1 :
Title: Ararat 
When a newly engaged couple climbs Mount Ararat in Turkey, an avalanche forces them to seek shelter inside a massive cave uncovered by the snow fall. The cave is actually an ancient, buried ship that many quickly come to believe is really Noah’s Ark. When a team of scholars, archaeologists, and filmmakers make it inside the ark for the first time, they discover an elaborate coffin in its recesses. The artifact tempts their professional curiosity; so they break it open. Inside, they find an ugly, misshapen cadaver—not the holy man that they expected, a hideous creature with horns. A massive blizzard blows in, trapping them in that cave thousands of meters up the side of a remote mountain…but they are not alone.
The Pandora Box 
When what appears to be the original Pandora's Box is discovered in an ancient city, neighboring countries fight for ownership and unleash a terrible plague. 

The Pandora Room is 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.
My thoughts
Would I recommend it: yes
Will I read more of this series? yes
This was sent to me unsolicited from St.Martin's Press, and wow what a story, I would have to say the series is getting better and better , and this is only book , in book 1 Ararat you find that the story takes place in the  Mount Ararat in Turkey and having to deal with snow storms and avalanches , here in The Pandora Box you join Ben and his friends as they go to a underground secret chamber in Northern Iraq,  have to deal with the danger of cave-ins, jihadi , and what ever is in said jar, and the more they don't know the more it becomes clear that everyone and anyone want its, and that the jar its self is just as dangerous by its self maybe even more so then the ones that want it, as I was reading it ,it reminded me of a movie I like called Ghost of Mars ,this story had some of the same aspects of that movie which I loved , and the writing still reminds me of something that James Rollins would write . It was so much more then I thought it would be. It didn't disappoint me at all , which I started reading I had to keep reading, had to see what was in said the jar so to speak, had to see if it was as dark and dangerous as they thought it was going to be, and the more I read the more I kept thinking nope I don't want to be a room with it or any where it is, it was like you could feel the evil coming off the page itself , and that's a good thing, because I love finding authors who can make their stories some to life as well as their characters, make you feel everything the characters feel . With that said I would love to think Allison, as well as St,Martin's Press and Netgalley for letting me read and review it exchange for my honest opinion , and the ending wow just wow didn't see that coming, now i can't wait for the next one to come out and I really want to set down and re read this one and the first one back to back .Once again thank you so much.