The Obsidian Chamber by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child 


After a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead.


Sick with grief, Pendergast’s ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive–only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past.


Proctor, Pendergast’s longtime bodyguard, springs to action, chasing Constance’s kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown.


And by the time Proctor discovers the truth, a terrifying engine has stirred-and it may already be too late.


There are only a handful of book series which I stick with. I usually end up bored with the characters or the stories lose their fascination.  This series of 17 books, yes I said 17, just keeps getting better and better. And Agent Pendergast has nine lives. 

Agent Pendergast is a character with so much mystery surrounding him, his family, his money,his homes…he is almost like Batman to me.  I am truly amazed how the authors keep him so intriguing throughout this series. 

In this novel Pendergast finds himself rescued (rescued?? Yes, rescued…must read the book) by criminals and held for ransom. In the meantime, his fortress of a home has been infiltrated and his ward kidnapped. His very loyal bodyguard is lead on a wild goose chase across the world to save her. This story is non stop! 

The authors always throw in some history and science which just make the story so much more compelling than just a regular thriller. The way they weave these into their tales is creative and unique. 

If you have not read this series, I would start with the first book, Relic.  There is so much about Pendergast in the first of the series it will help you follow better in the latter books. 

I received this novel from Netgalley for a honest review 

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About fredreeca

I am an avid reader and paper crafter. I am a mom of 2 children, 5 dogs and 1 cat. I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan
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5 Responses to The Obsidian Chamber by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child 

  1. Your review is outstanding! I have to take notice when someone like you who reads so much is not bored by a 17 book series. I like the recommendation of the first book for people like me new to the series. I am clicking through to amazon now. Thanks for the solid reviews.

  2. macjam47 says:

    A terrific review, Reeca. You find books that no one else is reviewing. There is always something new to look forward to here.

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