The Librarians and the Lost Lamp

The Librarians, Book #1

By Greg Cox

ISBN: 978-0765384089

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Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar                   

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The story toggles between the past, as Flynn Carsen tries to find Aladdin’s Lamp before an ancient criminal organization known as the Forty Seals gets hold of it, and the future, when Eve Baird and a new group of Librarians — protectors of ancient artifacts like King Arthur’s sword Excalibur — stumble on a mystery in Las Vegas that seems to relate to the Lamp and the powerful djinn it can summon.


Like most of the stories of the popular show and movies in the world of the Librarians, the book The Librarians and the Lost Lamp, starts in 2006 with Flynn Carsen finishing an expedition in London that involved the once fable recipe of the potion of Dr. Jekyll. Without a moment to rest, he is sent to Baghdad to look into a robbery in the National Museum presumably by a group called Forty-thieves. What looked like an ordinary robbery of an ancient copy of the One Thousand and One Arabian Nights, end up becoming a race to find the even more mythical lost Lamp of Aladdin. Ten years in the future, the new group of Liberians and their Guardian Eve, are sent to the city of Sin, Las Vegas, to look into a guy that won the lottery and continues to keep winning. With a time difference of ten years, both teams of Librarians must race against the evil organization and find the Lamp before any other wishes are granted, and the world exposed to even greater evil that a group of Forty.

First thing said, I loved the story. I’m a fan of stories that combine so many topics and ancient stories, and this story and series does that. Another thing is the mystery and following the breadcrumbs to find the hidden messages and next clues. As a fan of these types of stories I was so happy to read this book.

When you start reading The Librarians and the Lost Lamp, you don’t understand why we are in London or why we are running from a Hyde, but as the story progresses, you realize that it all built up to the main plot line and mystery that it has.

While books or stories that tend to make jumps between timelines in the storyline not always are written right, in this case The Librarians and the Lost Lamp did a good job so far. It was fun to move from Flynn and the new librarians, and see them try to solve the mystery that the lamp has in order to find it. Most of all, I liked that it was divided in the point of views of all the characters and we got to experience more about their way of thinking that we would have gotten while watching the show.                                         

The book also has its funny scenes from most of the librarians, such as, we can see in the shows. In this case, I loved the poor scenes that the henchmen of the Forty had, I couldn’t stop laughing at their misfortune.

If you are a fan of the movies and TV Show of the Librarians, then I recommend you The Librarians and the Lost Lamp. In this book, you will learn that every fairy tale or bedtime story has a grain of truth, that can actually be the beginning of a great adventure and race to save the world. Every wish has a price, will pay it?

*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*