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The Librarians and the Lost Lamp

The Librarians and the Lost Lamp, October 2016
Librarians #1
by Greg Cox

Tor
288 pages
ISBN: 0765384086
EAN: 9780765384089
Kindle: B01D8EYD5W
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"Can the Librarians stop the Forty Seals from unleashing the powers of Aladdin's Lamp?"

Fresh Fiction Review

The Librarians and the Lost Lamp
Greg Cox

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!

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SUMMARY

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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