"Can the Librarians stop the Forty Seals from unleashing the powers of Aladdin's Lamp?"
Reviewed by Debbie Wiley
Posted January 4, 2017
Science Fiction | Fantasy
Everyone wants the mystical Aladdin's Lamp, but none so
much as the Forty Seals, a dangerous criminal
organization determined to control the wishes of the
djinn inside the Lamp. Flynn Carsen is the Librarian,
charged with the task of keeping magical objects out of
the hands of those who would abuse them. Can Flynn keep
the Lamp out of the hands of the Forty Seals? Meanwhile,
ten years later, the Library has expanded to include
several Librarians, and a new threat has arisen that
makes them suspect that Aladdin's Lamp might once again
be the focus.
I love the tv show "The Librarians" so I couldn't resist
seeing what magic Greg Cox would create with the series
in novel format. And oh boy, was I ever delighted with
the results! THE LIBRARIANS AND THE LOST LAMP weaves back
and forth between two adventures, one featuring the
original Librarian and the other featuring the newest
cast of Librarians. Greg Cox does a marvelous job at
seamlessly switching between the years 2006 and 2016 as
the storylines mesh together quite smoothly.
The concept underpinning THE LIBRARIANS AND THE LOST LAMP
is simply brilliant. A secret trove of magical artifacts
ensconced in a vast Library, staffed by Librarians who go
out on quests for more artifacts? Sign me up now! Greg
Cox does a marvelous job at bringing the personalities of
the tv characters to life. I believe fans of the show
will appreciate the nuances he brings to the storyline
while readers unfamiliar with the series will be more
than tempted to give "The Librarians" a try.
And oh the characters... I love each and every one of the
Librarians, both old and new, but I must admit I have a
special place in my heart for Ezekiel Jones and Jacob
Stone. Jacob looks like a scruffy construction worker but
he is a whiz regarding all things related to art.
Ezekiel, on the other hand, is full of confidence and a
brilliant con artist- and yet how can you not love a guy
who steals doughnuts for his fellow Librarians?
THE LIBRARIANS AND THE LOST LAMP is a brilliant start to
The Librarians series and I can't wait to see what
further adventures await us. Greg Cox has crafted a tale
that is action packed, clever, and most of all fun!
The first book in a new trilogy based on the hit television
show, The Librarians, by Greg Cox.
For millennia, the Librarians have secretly protected the
world by keeping watch over dangerous magical relics.
Cataloging and safeguarding everything from Excalibur to
Pandoraís Box, they stand between humanity and those who
would use the relics for evil.
Ten years ago, only Flynn Carsen, the last of the
Librarians, stood against an ancient criminal organization
known as The Forty. They stole the oldest known copy of
The Arabian Nights by Scheherazade, and Flynn fears
they intend to steal Aladdinís fabled lamp. He races to find
it first before they can unleash the trapped, malevolent
djinn upon the world.
Today, Flynn is no longer alone. A new team of inexperienced
Librarians, led by Eve Baird, their tough-as-nails Guardian,
investigates an uncanny mystery in Las Vegas. A mystery tied
closely to Flynnís original quest to find the lost lamp. . .
and the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
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