However, still an enjoyable, quirky read. It had a really good premise, but just got lazy and ended with a fizzle. It is the twelfth collaborative full-length Preston-Child novel, and the last to be published under the Warner Books banner. The duo find themselves on board a cruise liner, The Brittania, searching for the artifact. In addition, Constance is now a much more involved character which brings that extra oomph that was missing. Although the monks don't normally admit women, Constance is special.
There was a pleasing casino scene, and there was a certain Agatha Christieness to this hybrid of locked-room-mystery-aboard-an ocean-liner-on-the-high-seas and pop-Buddhism. I just hope this book was a fluke and the rest of the series will shine. This was definitely a fun and enjoyable read! Scott Brick has ably narrated previous novels. At a remote monastery, they learn that a rare and dangerous artifact the monks have been guarding for generations has been mysteriously stolen. On the whole, it's very readable, but I felt like the setting of the cruise ship should have been more a part of the story. This book also gives a bit of insight into the Pendergast in future books as he is altered in a way that will change him forev Constance and Pendergast take on spiritual studies at a remote monastery in Tibet. Having read a few books in this series and enjoyed them, I was expecting at least a 2.
Their plots are interesting but we never really get to know the characters. But when you look at this book as compared to the rest of the series it belongs to, it becomes a bit worse. Following the horrors of their last adventure, Special Agent Pendergast knows his ward, Constance Greene, needs a breather, a trip to renew her physically and psychologically. So far, every book has been fun, suspenseful and entertaining. I mean, they can't all be 5 star books. I for one would not want to be in the middle of the ocean on a ship with a powerful and evil artifact causing mayhem onboard.
Constance and Pendergast trace the stolen box to the ocean liner, Britannia and end up on a cruise from hell, literally. When you look at this book individually, it's not entirely bad. Also: even if the story progressed slowly, it managed to get quite thrilling on the last 100 or so pages. In addition, Constance is now a much more involved character which brings that extra oomph that was missing. There was a possibility of truth to both, because there possibly are plant chemicals that could warp your brain and turn you into a monster.
On the w Pendergast brings Constance Green to a Lamasery in Tibet to learn super secret meditation techniques. The Wheel of Darkness is the eighth book in the Agent Pendergast series. Instead, I got an adventure on the high seas. For long and long, it seemed Preston and Child wrote things that bordered on paranormal, but still had a logical explanation. Das war dann leider so gar nicht mehr nach meinem Geschmack u 2. This book also gives a bit of insight into the Pendergast in future books as he is altered in a way that will change him forever.
Their plots are interesting but we never really get to know the characters. I will reply as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours. Preston also taught writing at Princeton University and was managing editor of Curator. One of the most interesting parts of this book is an event that shows that Pendergast is not infallible and cannot always keep himself from from harmful influence. I was uncomfortable th This book is one of the standalone books in the Pendergast series, though of course one will have a deeper understanding of some of the characters by having read the earlier books, particularly when it comes to Constance, Pendergast's ward, who takes a much more prominent role than Pendergast in much of the book. So, The Wheel of Darkness is a decent Agent Pendergast book but it palls in comparison to the first three in the series. In addition to books, Preston writes about archaeology and paleontology for the New Yorker, National Geographic, and Smithsonian.
Constance and Pendergast trace the stolen box to the ocean liner, Britannia and end up on a cruise from hell, literally. This book is an insult to the rest of the series. Many a thread are left untied with the conclusion of this book. A por el que sigue, sin duda cada libro me gusta más que el anterior. This is one of those books.
I think the unbelievability with this plot was a bit much for me along with how Pendergast and Constance always got their way while on the Britannia. It could also really use some editing, because there are multiple instances where basic information is repeated with the same or similar phrasing in rapid succession for no particular reason. Since then he has published several more non-fiction books on the history of the American Southwest, Talking to the Ground and The Royal Road, as well as a novel entitled Jennie. Will Pendergast be able to solve the riddle and shine light onto mystery and darkness? The action being on a ship at sea made for some exciting suspense. I loved the Relic and the Reliquary there really are folks who live in the undergound subway tunnels, and it is a fascniating study.