The Obsidian Chamber by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

Pendergast, Book 16

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 . . .

Review: It has been a long time since I read a book in the series but I have a great time each time. If I am not mistaken, I read the first 7 volumes and I will continue at the occasion. So I was very happy when the opportunity came up to read this sixteenth volume. I have to say that, although I was wondering if I was going to understand everything, I did not have any problems. I found that the authors were perfectly able to present a story that we can discover without even having read the previous novels.

So we find our characters in a new adventure. Pendergast has disappeared and is claimed dead officially. This is already a terrible news to accept for Proctor and Constance but they will also have to face a new threat very quickly. Indeed, Diogene seems to be back, ready to do anything to reconquer Constance (or is it a trick?) And after leading Proctor away, he is determined to achieve his goal.

We follow different characters in the story, seeing them act on their own. I confess that I was very intrigued with Constance and Diogene without knowing what the truth behind all these events really was. I must say that I was surprised by several reversals of situation in the story.

It was very nice to find Pendergast again and as always it is a treat to plunge back into the style of the two authors. We have short chapters that takes us easily in the story. We learn a little more about Diogene and he presents here a completely different facet from the one we know. After so many volumes, the authors surprise us and, as I said, I had a good time.




33 thoughts on “The Obsidian Chamber by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

  1. I haven’t started the series yet and it would probably be hard to catch up, so it’s good to know I could read this instalment and follow the story with no problem. Glad you had such a great time, you piqued my curiosity for sure 🙂

  2. oh thats awesome that you were able to get back into this series despite missing a bunch of books. Sounds like great writing and the story itself looks interesting

  3. Wow this sounds kinda good. Not familiar w/ this series, but if it’s a book 16 and you can read it without being lost, that’s a feat on the writers’ part, seems like. Glad this was good!

  4. Oh man, I read the first book YEARS ago. I don’t remember anything about it, but know I liked it. I should pick the series up again

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