Reliquary (Pendergast #2)
…others make us long for murderous Revenge on the studio that spawned it from their retched, greed-dripping Jaws.
Some sequels have plot/acting/directing so loaded with mockery- needed fail that we are transformed into staunch proponents of the virtues of franchise euthanasia:
…and some sequels are just big, bloated,...more
First of all: the cover of Reliquary is misleading. I have a vague suspicion that the critter depicted is a rather innocuous and extraordinarily baboon-like depiction of Mbwun, because it certainly isn’t a Wrinkler. It was important for me to get that off my chest, because Reliquary is the first Pendergast novel that I read out of sequence. Why? Well, the closing chapters of Relic and the cov...more
There is one point in this book that disappointed me particularly, but to go into what would require a notable spoiler. So, the book is still readable and enjoyable, Pendergast is still a good character (aside from the "Gary Stu" aspects. He is somewhat of a superhero.)...but I still didn't care for it quite as much...more
The first half of the book would have been much more interesting if I hadn't read Relic. Aft...more
Hidden deep beneath Manhattan lies a warren of tunnels, sewers, and galleries, mostly forgotten by those who walk the streets above. There lies the ultimate secret of the Museum Beat. When two grotesquely deformed skeletons are found deep in the mud off the Manhattan shoreline, museum curator Margo Green is called in to aid the investigation. Margo must once again team up with police lieutenant D'Agosta and FBI agent Pendergast, as well as the brilliant Dr. Frock, to try and solve the puzzle. Th...more
I like how fleshed out the world is. And I give major points to both authors for giving me so m...more
Douglas Preston e Lincoln Child formam uma dupla imbatível no que concerne a construção de um bom thriller, capaz de prender o leitor até às últimas páginas! Este volume constitui a sequela direta de A Relíquia, dezoito meses após os fatídicos acontecimentos numa noite de pesadelo no Museu de História Natural de Nova Iorque. Rapidamente percebemos que a morte de Mbuwn, a terrível criatura mortífera, não restabeleceu a paz na cidade. Pelo co...more
This is the sequel to Relic, a book recommended to me by a couple of my friends. It was an entertaining and quick read and I was intrigued by the FBI Agent Pendergast. Reliquary pi...more
Fast paced, super plot and some awesome twists, this story leads you into the underbelly of New York - quite literally - as the horror has taken root in the forgotten subterranean tunnels under the city. Fighting inept bureaucracy and e...more
Reliquary picks up from where Relic left off and starts after a good three years, most of the characters make appearances in the tale...more
This fast-paced thriller begins 18 months after "Relic". Instead of the museum, most of the action takes place in netherworld of New York City's underground and features the homeless who inhabit that world. I was hooked from the beginning, the opening scene is very detailed and graphic even though it is totally dark, underwater and so, well, gross that I h...more
I had read the original Relic way back and remembered liking it. I even thought the movie wasn't half bad. So my willingness to revisit the characters and the world brought me to read the sequel and I found it a pretty entertaining read. It's not groundbreaking by any means but it's a fun book that reads like a summer tent pole film full of intrigue, suspense, action, monsters and interesting "other world" and some familiar faces from the first book. There's just enough plausible science to all...more
Now, I didn't expect innovative, complex plot twists, multi-dimensional characters using their brains in full capacity or non-standard not yay-we-saved-the-world ending. Relic was amazingly fun because it had horror mixed with myste...more
What an adrenaline rush... almost impossible to put down. Hate to say it, but I liked this one better than the prequel, as in terms of; story is as kick-ass as the other one, but reads even faster.
In this book they make up for the -at that moment- not that great and messy epilogue, by mingling it into this story.
Have to say that the start wasn't one of it's best points, as well as the Mole people bits in the beginning, but you just simply can...more
The idea for a plot is really poor. Something like: Lets do a sequel with nearly the same evil, but now our heroes are level upped, so we must duplicate the danger... A hundredfold or so. Relic was a horror with a pinch of mystery. Reliquary was a pinch of mystery without horror. Not such a good exchange.
So, what ha...more
Realizzando con Reliquary un sequel quanto meno all'altezza del predecessore, Preston & Child vincono una difficile scommessa poichè Relic è stato un romanzo di notevole successo e di concezione piuttosto originale nell'ambito del genere horror.
Il rischio era quello di creare un Relic 2 a tutti gli effetti, conseguendo forse vendite a livello del primo ma deludendo buona parte dei fans, oppure mettere totalmente da parte quel filone e lanciarsi in u...more
The order so far:
I think there are 8 more...
Below Grand Central Station (underground Manhattan) vast unused railway tunnels and rooms exist where the Mole people live in fear, not f...more
The skeletons were headless but one was very deformed - was it human with a genetic issue or something el...more
Reliquary is the sequel to The Relic. Where we see what happened afterward and how the main characters were affected by the shock and once again save the day. Pendergast plays a more prominent role in this sequel, but it's not really 'his' story, as the rest of the cast all have an equal share in the spotlight. I actually like that.
People say that Pendergast is portrayed as a super hero, which in some ways I do agree with that statement, I do think they keep his skills limited, at least...more
Tautly written and edited, the book takes readers from the Museum of Natural History to the subterranean world beneath the glittering skyscrapers of New York. The secret of the Museum Beast, the villain of "Relic...more