The Librarians and The Lost Lamp
It’s 2006. Flynn Carsen, the original Librarian, is in Scotland retrieving an original manuscript of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The thief has found the recipe for the concoction that will unleash his inner beast. After removing the manuscript and ruining the elixir, Carsen returns to the Library in New York, where he is immediately sent to the Middle East to retrieve Aladdin’s Lamp. Fraught with danger and already exhausted, Carsen deals with the Forty, the band of thieves that once attacked Ali Baba and Sinbad for the lamp. Far in the future, in 2016, the new group of Librarians have gone to Las Vegas to secure the Lamp, running into some of the same characters as Carsen did and potentially letting loose a genie with revenge on his mind. A fun romp through time with enough librarian jokes to entertain readers, this is either an excellent introduction to The Librarians series or a way to whet appetites while waiting for new episodes. Cox created a story that blends in with the series while giving fans something new. The style is more plot driven, taking after the show, but the characters are likable and the action is packed.