Fantasy Book Review: The Librarians and The Lost Lamp

The Librarians and The Lost Lamp 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 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.

I’ve been a huge fan of the Librarians show as well as the original movies from the very beginning. So, I had to check out this new trilogy based on the show. The Librarians are a team of highly skilled individuals who hunt magical artifacts for safekeeping.

This first installment in the Librarians series is told partly as Flynn hunts for Aladdin’s lamp ten years ago and also in present day as the team of Librarians investigate a man in Las Vegas with too much of a winning streak. With the connecting story told in two different time periods, it might sound confusing. But it wasn’t at all. In fact, I loved Flynn’s story even more than the present-day one. The author really captured the characters eccentricities. And Flynn is just one of my favorite characters. Full of adventure, mystery, and humor – this novel has everything great about the tv show. Suspense builds to an exciting finale. And the next in the series can’t come soon enough while the show is on hiatus.