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The Ideal Muslim Society yRom the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review I d like to thank them for allowing me to receive this review copy and inform everyone that the reviewou have read is my opinion alone I read this book to fill the Relics and Curiosities suare of my 2018 Halloween Bingo cardThe relic in play in this book is Aladdin s lamp Usually someone creative takes a book and from it produces a movie or a TV show This book is the reverse engineering of that process and I didn t really warm up to it It is a novelization of the TV show The Librarians Now as a library worker I am predisposed to like things like this and maybe I would have enjoyed the TV show But I found the book rather boring I was chatting with a colleague over coffee this morning and she said that she d seen a
BIT OF THE TV SHOW BUT HADN T REALLY of the TV SHOW BUT HADN T REALLY VERY INTERESTED show but hadn t really been very interested it either Your mileage may varyThere is a distinct difference between what comprises witty dialog in a book vs on TV Where I can see that some of this novel would have worked on the screen it was definitely anemic on the page Aladdin s Lamp and the Genie should not have to work so hard to create some excitement the rebooted Forty Thieves were bumblers rather than sharp competitors for the Lamp I guess Genevieve Cogman has spoiled me for the plot device of a central Library that collects important works of fiction from many different realities If the description of The Librarians and the Lost Lamp sounds the slightest bit enticing to Linux Networking Cookbook you doourself a favour and pick up The Invisible Library and get to know Irene Kai and Vale The fifth installment of that series comes out in late November of this Marcus Garvey year and I have it marked on my calendar to go purchase the book that day With thanks to the publisher for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewDisclaimer I am not a librarian and had not seen the television series prior to reading this book but now that I have read it I m going to remedy at least one of these things Flynn Carsen used to be the one and only Librarian in a long line of those tasked with protecting the world from the magic hidden within the pages of our favourite books Tenears ago he went up against the villainous Forty Thieves to stop them from accessing the powers of Aladdin s Lamp A decade later Carsen is no longer alone in his duties as he is joined by a new generation of Librarians and their Guardian who must once again save the world from the Forty and a djinn who d really like to bust out of his cageI had not even heard of this series before thanks a lot Canadian television prior to receiving this book so I wasn t entirely sure what to expect but Cox uickly sets the tone with the introduction of Carsen the uirky and charming Librarian who gallivants around the world in a tweed suit he doesn world in a tweed suit He doesn exactly sound formidable especially considering what he s up against and as the story progresses we see that his skills are mostly limited to his vast knowledge of books But we ve all known how surprisingly cool librarians can really be and what they bring to the adventure table after Evie made her proclamation and proved her worth in The MummyFlip to the future where the new group of Librarians bring some other interesting skills to their role with characters that don t fit the typical mould of either the librarian or art historian mathematician or world class thief But of course they work together well enough to save the day and offer a lot of fun for the reader while doing soWhile I was expecting magic and fantasy to feature prominently in the story what with Exaclibur showing up early on I was extremely pleased with the inclusion of historical events and geographical details many of which are very much relevant now In particular when Carsen s adventure takes him to Baghdad there is ample time spent on the city s rich cultural history in juxtaposition with the destruction that has been wrought by war Like I said I m no librarian myself but I d like to think that actual librarians would appreciate the fun which is why I ve now suggested the series to my librarian friends and will definitely be checking it out myselfwwwbibliosanctumcom This book was uirky and fun Everything I was hoping to find in a novel based on the Librarians tv series Which I am caught up on and am waiting for the new seasonThe story switches between 2006 and 2016 on a case involving Aladdin s fabled lamp from the Arabian Nights story Humor magic and wonder feel the librarians as they face what could be a cataclysmic event if the Djinn is released from the lamp It felt a lot like watching the show and was a rather fast paced series in which I hope to get to read the next and any other installments A novel based on the TV show and the moviesA mystery started by Flynn Carson ends up having to finished by the new batch of Librarians I really enjoyed the fact that the story went back and forth between the Librarian Flynn and the group of Librarians that are the main characters of the show By dividing the mystery each group got to shine without being overshadowed by the others This is a must read for fans of the TV show and the movies. 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. ,
And I loved how Cox weaved a wonderful adventure showcasing Aladdin s Lamp and The Book of One Thousand and One Nights Cox s vivid imageries were so detailed that the book played out like a movie in my mind and has me curious and itching to start the TV show now All in all The Librarians and The Lost Lamp was an excellent start to a brand new series and I can t wait to see what s in store for The Librarians I highly recommend this book to everyone There s a little bit of everything for everyone such as action adventure history magic a little romance and a whole lot of imagination And in the meantime I think I m going to go check out the first season of The Librarians Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyTHE LIBRARIANS AND THE LOST LAMP out the first season of The Librarians Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyTHE LIBRARIANS AND THE LOST LAMP book based off the popular TV show The Librarians is a fun fast read that I really enjoyed My only complaint is that readers who are not as familiar with the TV show as I am may not get the same level of enjoyment out of the bookTHE LIBRARIANS AND THE LOST LAMP jumps back and forth in time from 2006 to 2016 from the single Librarian Flynn Carson to the three new Librarians Having seen two of the three Librarian movies and the entire first season of the show none of the characters were new to me I already liked the Librarians and I like the world they inhabit I felt the characters held true to their TV counterparts while still being fleshed out enough to be understandable without having prior knowledgeSome of the writing felt a little flat Those were the times when I felt the author was relying on his readers having previous knowledge of the TV show While for the most part it didn t bother me I assume a reader going in with no knowledge of the series might be a little frustrated There were few references to past cases the Librarians had taken on or previous events in the series so that wouldn t be too much of an issue which is goodOverall I very much enjoyed the plot line of the story I liked how the two stories Flynn s and the current Librarians were woven together It felt like a movie than a TV episode which is good because it would be very hard to drag a TV episode out to almost 300 pages There was humor adventure and plenty of bad guys to outsmart I liked the tie in with Aladdin and Scheherazade and how the Librarians were outsmarting the Forty Thieves It was all uite a bit of funIf FRIENDLY ENEMIES you are a fan of the TV show don t hesitate to pick this up You will definitely enjoy it Ifou don t watch the TV show start But honestly maybe try an excerpt before buying to see if ou ll enjoy THE LIBRARIANS AND THE LOST LAMPSexual content NA With this wonderful family series cancelled the only thing left are these novels This novel did a good job in capturing the adventure that is this series The series is better but this book is a good addition to the stories overall Originally reviewed at BookwraithsBased off the TNT to the stories overall Originally reviewed at BookwraithsBased off the TNT show The Librarians this opening installment of the print series is a fast paced action packed story Even if ou have never experienced the old TNT movies or the new tv show it spawned The Lost Lamp is very immersing and easily accessible sure to entertain any readers seeking a uick fun readShifting back and forth from 2006 to 2016 this tale centers around the search for the fabled lost lamp of Aladdin Flynn Carsen the one and only Librarian back in 2006 began this uest when he battled the vile 40 Thieves to keep them from accessing the magical powers of this very same lamp Now however these same bad guys might have arisen again today and thankfully a new generation of Librarians have been recruited and are busy investigating a strange run of luck in Las Vegas which reeks of magic and perhaps the return of the 40But who are the Librarians And a Bottle of Rum you askWell these guys are part of a secret society of librarians who date back centuries their task to increase knowledge aid mankind recover magical artifacts and keep them safe from those who would use them for evil and to constantly thwart the diabolical schemes of the Serpent Brotherhood whom they have been battling since at least the days of the Library of Alexandria In other words these are some bad ass librariansBeing familiar with The Librarians series I went into this read concerned whether a novel could capture the uirky fun of people armed with vast knowledge of books tackling bad guys My apprehension was unwarranted however because The Lost Lamp perfectly duplicates everything about the TNT show delivering a cinematic experience in book format Greg Cox is even able to add depth to the narrative by excellent integration of historical facts as well as perfect use of exotic settings making the magical and fantastical elements of The Librarians even excitingTo summarize I ll simply say that I enjoyed my time with The Lost Lamp The book was an entertaining read which fans of the TNT The Librarians series and lovers of light fast paced stories with action adventure magic and history will adore Who knows it might even encourage some people to finally start watching the tv series because everyone needs another show to binge watch on the weekend rightI received an advanced reading copy of this book E Forty Seals gets hold of it and the future when Eve Baird and a new group of Librarians protectors of ancient artifacts like King. Let me just lay it on the line forou here When I first heard that there was going to be an original Librarians first heard that there was going to be an original Librarians I was ridiculously excited I had high hopes for what Greg Cox would bring to the universe and was anxious to see how it would all play out Well imagine my surprise when The Librarians and The Lost Lamp didn t just manage to meet my rather high expectations but completely exceed themFirst of all there s the way the book is structured When the story opened with Flynn s adventures a decade ago I figured it would just be a fun sort of prologue before we got into the main story I ve never been so happy to be wrong This is both a Librarian story with Flynn Charlene Judson and Excalibur getting half the page count and a Librarians story with Colonel Baird Stone Cassandra Ezekiel Jones and Jenkins getting the other half That means we get that old school Indiana Jones adventure of Noah Wyle s original 3 TV movies and the contemporary urban fantasy thrills that s about to enter season 3 What could Crochet you ask forSecond there s the fact that Cox absolutely nails the characters and the tone This doesn t just feel like an adapted script it actually reads like an episode of the series All the little personality uirks and voices are there especially with Flynn and Ezekiel Jones and the narrative races along with all the right twists and turns There are a lot of TV tie ins that seem to rely on the reader to bring some of that personality with them but Cox tackles the story like a fan himself and it works exceptionally wellFinally and this is why we like to read as well as watch The Librarians and The Lost Lamp is like a big screen adaptation complete with a big screen budget Cox can pack an entire season of settings into one story taking us from the heights of a Las Vegas penthouse to the depths of Aladdin s cave along with a full season of special effects with flying carpets genies ghouls gunfights and It feels like a big story and when Jenkins offers his usually dire warnings about the fate of the world well they seem to carry a tad weight here What s those warnings set up a pretty big climax that is simply but wonderfully resolvedBring on The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase April can t get here soon enough Originally reviewed at Beauty in Ruins Disclaimer I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher in exchange for review consideration This does not in any way affect the honesty or sincerity of my review How many ofou have watched every episode of TNT s The LibrariansI can say in all honesty that I have It took me a few ears and several checkouts of the DVDs from my local library but just before last Thanksgiving I completed the entire series Still just like with Lizzie McGuire I want to experience every story set in that universe even the ones that aren t in audiovisual format When I found out that The Librarians had some stories that were only in book form I knew I had to get my hands on them thanks again to my local library I ve already finished one of themWhile good for what it was it could have been better Though I appreciate the fact that this novel had
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USUALLY DID JUMPING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN TIMELINES ISdid jumping back and forth between timelines is literary device that has always annoyed me Here s hoping that the last two entries in the series are better I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest reviewThe Librarians and The Lost Lamp is the first book in a planned trilogy based on TNT s hit show The Librarians which follows a group of Librarians AKA protectors of humanity against magical artifacts such as Excalibur The Golden Goose to The Spear of Destiny and Pandora s Box I m familiar with The Librarian films that aired back in the early 2000 s but I haven t gotten around to seeing the show based on the movies However when I was asked if I wanted to review The Librarians and The Lost Lamp I was immediately intrigued and jumped at the chance I m sure everyone is familiar with The Book of One Thousand and One Nights The Arabian Nights or at least heard of Aladdin and the magic lamp It s a very well known tale and one I enjoy hearing about so of course I wanted to read it It sounded like a fun bookand I m glad to say it absolutely was fun and so much than I expected The book jumps back and forth between 2006 with Flynn the sole librarian at the time and present day 2016 with a new group of librarian recruits as they search for the infamous lost lamp that belonged to Aladdin Little did they know that their current case was a case that began 10 ears ago when Flynn was in Baghdad in search of the Lamp and battling The Forty This book was action packed right from the beginning and never let up once as readers jump back and forth between the past and present Readers get to see Flynn and museum curator Sirin run for their lives in a bazaar in Baghdad to out flying a Roc on a magic carpet But the action doesn t stop there as we travel back to present day and find the newly minted librarians in Sin City investigating whether or not a man truly has Lady Luck on his side or some sort of magical advantage This book was loads of fun. The story toggles between the past as Flynn Carsen tries to find Aladdin’s Lamp before an ancient criminal organization known as th.