The Librarians and the Lost Lamp

The Librarians and the Lost Lamp

Book - 2017 | First mass market edition.
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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.

Publisher: New York, NY :, Tor,, 2017.
Edition: First mass market edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780765384096
Characteristics: 315 pages
Alternative Title: Librarians (Television program)


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Oct 18, 2017

This is a cute and quippy--really, really quippy--caper that toggles between Flynn Carsen's perspective in 2006 and his successors and their guardian Eve Baird in 2016. As someone else said, the book doesn't take itself seriously, so you shouldn't either. As much as it's trying to ground itself in history, geography, and literature, don't be upset if they use two words from different languages and time periods as homonyms an erudite scholar would confuse (you'll see...).

I don't think I'm spoiling anything when I say that both teams are successful in their missions. Still, it would have been nice to have gotten some closure between Eve and Flynn; the tension between the two characters is obvious even though they're not in the same scenes.

Recommended for middle grades and up.

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