Title: The Pandora Room
Author: Christopher Golden
From the New York Times bestselling and Brian Stoker Award–winning author of Ararat comes the sensational new novel that will turn ancient lore into a modern-day horror. In one ancient variation on the myth of Pandora’s Box, there wee 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.
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. No one has set foot within these walls for thousands of years. When Sophie’s team uncovers a secret chamber whose walls are covered in cuneiform, along with a warning from Alexander the Great himself, history and mythology begin to merge. The writings confirm the old Pandora tale of two jars. but the chamber guards only one. It’s a find that could make history, or start a war.
Weird-science expert Ben Walker is called in to join Sophie’s crew 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.
In a novel that breathes new life into the supernatural thriller, Christopher Golden’s pulse-pounding tale is not to be missed.