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Book Review: The Librarians and The Lost Lamp By Greg Cox
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The Librarians and The Lost Lamp
The Librarians Book 1
Hardcover | Paperback | Kindle
Written by Greg Cox
Tor Books
Release Date: October 11, 2016

Aladdin’s lamp and its djinn occupant are real and sought after by The Forty. That’s right… as in Ali Baba. That is the quest our modern day Librarians are sent on, before they really know who or what they are looking for. Their Librarian recruiter, Flynn Carsen, thought he solved this case in 2006, when he ran solo (okay – with a cute little museum lady). The Forty stole the oldest copy of Scheherazade’s Arabian Nights, which held the clue to the location of the lamp. The djinn is no flashy, funny, always-ready-with-a-musical-number type of genie. This one was and is angry and oppressed, and slavering for the day when he will finally be free. Every wish puts a strain on the magical cell, and one day, one good wish will crack it open, freeing the djinn forever. You can expect mayhem and apocalypse to follow.

More below on The Librarians and The Lost Lamp by Greg Cox.

In 2016, the Clipping Book sends the gang to Vegas with this:


Ezekial is psyched. They are all sure the magical object they need to retrieve is the cause of this resident’s winnings, so they set out to find him.

The Librarians and The Lost Lamp a novel with an original adventure based on the TNT series, The Librarians, and author Greg Cox understands these characters and their quirks just as well as the writers of the show. Baird, Stone, Ezekial, Cassandra, Carsen, and even Jenkins were written with the actors’ versions of these characters in mind, and they moved as I expected them to. Cassandra’s air math, Ezekial (and Carsen’s) brash confidence, Stone’s genius cowboy, and Baird’s badass leader are all there.

This is a quick, fun read, with adventure and harrowing situations at every turn, just like the show. If you love the movie or the TV series, you will love this book. It is an interesting story that I would not mind seeing as an episode (especially with… spoiler alert! Flying carpets).

Greg Cox has written several original Star Trek novels including a trio of books on Khan Noonien Singh. Also, he penned novelizations for The Dark Knight Rises, Daredevil, Man of Steel, Godzilla, and the Underworld film series, and spin-off titles for other licensed properties.

Book 2 of The Librarians book series, The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase, also written by Cox, will be released on April 25, 2017.

For millennia, the Librarians have secretly protected the world by keeping watch over dangerous magical relics. Cataloging and safeguarding everything from Excalibur to Pandora’s 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 Aladdin’s 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 Flynn’s original quest to find the lost lamp. . . and the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

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