Monday, March 16, 2020

The Librarians and the Lost Lamp (The Librarians #1), by Greg Cox (author), Therese Plummer (narrator)

Macmillan Audio, November 2016

For millennia, The Library, and its Librarians, have been safeguarding the world from dangerous magical relics, collecting, cataloging, and safeguarding them against those who would misuse them.

Flynn Carsen, the most recent Librarian, in 2006 heads to Baghdad to look into the disappearance of the oldest known manuscript of The Arabian Nights, which might be of magical significance. He meets a beautiful museum curator who had been translating it, and they have run-ins with the actual Forty Thieves, a ghoul, a roc, and the actual Aladdin's lamp, complete with genie.

He has very few options for keeping it out of the hands of the Forty, and chooses a drastic one.

In 2016, the lamp, the genie, and the Forty resurface.

With Flynn not having lost his taste for solo adventures just because a small crew of additional librarians have been recruited, it's up to the relatively inexperienced new team and their Guardian, Col. Eve Baird, to go off to Las Vegas to figure out what's responsible for a very odd run of "luck" in Vegas. Stone, Cassie, Ezekial, and Baird are all in for some startling and variously unsettling revelations.

There's adventure, close calls, ancient magic, and ancient literature. Is this great literature? No, but it's a lot of fun.


I bought this audiobook.

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