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review 2017-09-02 17:49
Relic
Relic - Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child

It´s my second read of this book and it is still as fun as I remember. The perfect novel when you just want to read something fastpaced, actionpacked and suspenseful and you don´t want to use a lot of brainpower on the words you are reading. And to all of you who don´t like gore: there is a lot of it in this book.

 

The science is incredibly wacky (genetics in the 90s), but I loved the setting of the museum and the great characters, especially excentric Agent Pendergast and goodhearted, down-to-earth Lieutenant D´Agosta.

 

I didn´t like the epilogue, though, because it felt completely out of place and it has only been included to hint at a continuation of the story. I could easily have done without the epilogue.

 

I´ve read this for the monster square and trust me, there is a monster. I´m just not telling you what kind it is.

 

 

 

 

 

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text 2017-08-30 20:02
Reading progress update: I've read 1%.
Relic - Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child

Whittesley sat down on the fallen tree and pulled off his right boot and sock. Lighting a cigarette, he applied its tip to the forest of ticks on his shin and ankle.

 

Let the horror begin!

 

I´m kidding. No monstrous ticks in this book ;)

 

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review 2017-04-19 15:51
Relic Book Review
Relic - Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child

This was fun and not my normal genre. I had these audiobooks recommended by a friend and they are definitely well worth listening too. Though I have to say, if I didn't listen to it I'm not sure I would have finished reading it. The plot didn't totally grab me. The narration did. 

 

The museum is under attack but they don't know by what. After two kids die an investigation is under way. They quickly find out that what's in the museum may actually not even be human? What is attacking these people? It's up to Moriarty and his team to find out. 

 

A good book for a family car ride as it has lots of action and will keep your attention. 

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review 2016-12-27 20:48
Beyond the Ice Limit By Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
Beyond the Ice Limit: A Gideon Crew Novel (Gideon Crew Series) - Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child

First off let me say something I didn’t know prior to reading this, but should have, since I’m a long time Preston & Child fan.  Beyond the Ice Limit is a sequel to The Ice Limit published in 2000, which I have somehow missed reading to this point.  That being said, Beyond the Ice Limit is an enjoyable read whether you read it as a stand-alone or a follow-up. 

 

The events that took place in The Ice Limit are well outlined as a historical lead-in to this storyline.  Those events involved the head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, who is also Gideon Crew’s boss.  Eli Glinn and his team tried and failed to recover a meteorite off the coast of South America.  The mission was a disaster from start to finish, revealing that the whole crew was in way over their heads, and that what they were messing with was not your average meteorite.

 

Now, five years later, Glinn wants Gideon to participate in a new mission, not to recover the meteorite, but to destroy it.   As usual, Glinn isn’t putting all his cards on the table with this new assignment.  But Gideon knows enough about working for Glinn now, to know that his life is in peril.  What the hell, he’s not long for this life anyway, right? 

 

So…a fun (or is that harrowing?) new adventure begins.  I’ve always found thrillers that take place on the sea really keep my on the edge of my seat!  The confined state of a ship, submarine, or any other seagoing vessel is just plain scary to me if you’re trying to get away from something!  This one isn’t an exception.

 

As I’ve said in my previous reviews, this series has grown on me quite a bit and it’s pure escapism.  A fun read from start to finish.  The only tiring thing that each of the Gideon Crew books has in common is that whoever winds up being Gideon’s romantic interest doesn’t seem to have a storyline much past that book, á la James Bond.  But Lincoln and Child always give us a solid read, with a thrilling and adventurous storyline.  These authors have a talent for making you feel as if you’re right in the thick of the adventure.        

 

I want to thank the publisher (Grand Central Publishing) for providing me with the ARC through NetGalley for an honest review.

 

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review 2016-12-19 17:29
The Obsidian Chamber by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
The Obsidian Chamber (Agent Pendergast series) - Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child

A TRAGIC DISAPPEARANCE

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


A SHOCKING RETURN


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.

AN INTERNATIONAL MANHUNT


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

BUT IN A WORLD OF BLACK AND WHITE, NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS

And by the time Proctor discovers the truth, a terrifying engine has stirred-and it may already be too late.
 
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I read the first Pendergast book Relic a couple of years ago and since then I have this been a favorite series of mine. It has been an interesting journey where I have learned more about Aloysius Pendergast and his family as the books progress and now here we are at book 16.

Pendergast is missing after the harrowing ending in the last book, and no one knows if he is alive or dead. For Constance, his ward is this a traumatizing experience and she has decided to retreat to the world she is so familiar with, the chambers below the Pendergast mansion. However, and an old enemy has returned, someone that she knows very well. But, Constance will soon learn that not everything is as it seems.

As with most books in this series was The Obsidian Chamber a pure joy to read. I miss the time when I had several Pendergast books to read, but in a way is it also nice to get a new one every year. This book felt more like a Constance book than an Aloysius Pendergast book. Of course, he is not totally missing from the book, but much of the story is about Constance. It's actually a bit tricky to write this review without spoiling too much of the story, like for instance who is back. So, I will just write some general thoughts about the book.

Constance is an intersecting character, not my personal favorite, but her backstory is truly intriguing and her first introduction to the series was spectacular. I do find myself not overfond with her growing attraction to Aloysius. I just can't seem to enjoy that idea. I must prefer her just being his ward. She has a central role in this book, and I did enjoy her part in this book. I was a bit surprised by her action in this book, how docile she seemed. However, everything got explained nicely towards the end of the book.

I was a bit worried that it would end with a cliffhanger, and yes, there was a kind of cliffhanger, but still the story felt ended at the moment. It's the kind of ending that felt satisfying and not frustrating. The previous books end was way more frustrating than this.

Finally, I hope that Corrie is in the next book. She has not had a prominent role since White Fire book 13 and I loved that book and I adore her.
 

I want to thank Grand Central Publishing for providing me with a free copy through NetGalley for an honest review!

 

The Obsidian Chamber by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (US/Canada)

 

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