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The Pandora Room

(2019)
(The second book in the Ben Walker series)
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The Pandora Room is New York Times best-selling 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 that 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.

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"The Pandora Room is a marvelous collision of adrenaline-fueled plotting and graceful writing. Christopher Golden knows how to tell a story, and he knows how to work the reader's emotions. This hybrid of high adventure, supernatural thrills, and all-too-plausible chills is a wonderful, wild ride." - Michael Koryta

"Christopher Golden knows how to thrill. The Pandora Room is such a spooky adventure. Political intrigue and mythic threats mingle to make a story that plays with your sense of reality. On top of that, it’s also just a lot of fun!" - Victor LaValle

"I was completely swept away by this book. Christopher Golden takes us deep underground in an edge of your seat thriller steeped in mythology, international turmoil, and terror. Want to catch a glimpse of what true evil looks like? Brace yourself and enter The Pandora Room." - Jennifer McMahon

"Award-winner Christopher Golden’s latest razor-edged thriller The Pandora Room is sure to garner a slew of new trophies. The opening grabbed me by the throat and continued to strangle ever tighter as tensions climbed page by page to the explosive conclusion. Here is a master storyteller at his finest. Brilliantly told, arcanely crafted, with an ending that chills the marrow of your bones." - James Rollins

"A haunting look at what happens when a legendary myth crashes into our stark reality, Christopher Golden’s THE PANDORA ROOM has it all ? a chilling premise, taut pacing and a compelling protagonist in the complex and heroic Sophie Durand. A globe-trotting supernatural thriller that also feels deeply personal at the same time, Golden’s sharp and powerful prose will keep readers glued to this book. You’re in for a wild ride." - Alex Segura


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Hardback Editions

April 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Pandora Room: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher Golden
ISBN: 1-250-19210-2 / 978-1-250-19210-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

February 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Pandora Room: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher Golden
ISBN: 1-250-25292-X / 978-1-250-25292-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Audio Editions

April 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Pandora Room: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher Golden
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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April 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Pandora Room: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher Golden
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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April 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Pandora Room: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher Golden
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Pandora Room: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher Golden
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA