Hey all, Dani here.
Am I putting up too many reviews in a row? I’ve thought about finding a book tag to do, or maybe try a discussion post or something. Because I know that I have a lot of reviews I need to write, but I also like to vary my content a little bit.
Today’s post is a NetGalley review that I probably could have and should have had finished back in October, when this book was released. But this one I’m going to blame on the fact that this book involves leprechauns and takes place in the days leading up to Saint Patrick’s day, so I felt like it needed to be read closer to that time.
Anyway, let’s jump into it.
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.
There is truth to every story…
Hundreds of years ago, the fate of the world rested upon the shoulders of a clever priest and a cleverer librarian. On that day the pair drove the remnants of the Serpent Brotherhood from Ireland’s shore–that is, until the grave of an ancient sorceress is dug up and her remains removed.
Now, Baird and her team of plucky Librarians find themselves on a collision course with their longtime foes as they race to find a leprechaun’s lost gold and prevent the Brotherhood’s dark designs from coming to fruition.
Rating: 5 stars
First off, let me just say that I absolutely adore The Librarian movies and The Librarians TV series. This is the third media tie-in novel, and I have yet to be disappointed. Now, having said all of that, I will also say that each of these novels is a complete story and you do not need to read them in their order of release. Of course, you will appreciate them more if you have seen the show, because there are many references to events that have happened. The first book takes place in the first season, the second book in the second season, and this third book takes place in the middle of the third season.
Greg Cox is an author I trust to do well with tie-in novels. He has written in many different fandoms and very clearly knows what he’s doing. Each of the characters is brilliantly written on the page, harnessing their individual quirks and mannerisms and even their way of speaking. And, based on the accuracy of information about events in the series, I would say that Greg Cox has watched all of the show as well.
Getting to join Eve Baird, Jacob Stone, Ezekiel Jones, Cassandra Cillian, and Jenkins on yet another adventure was everything I wanted it to be. Their growth and development since the beginning has been fantastic, and I love seeing them use their talents in a way that best suits the tasks at hand. Seeing them delve through history and deal with the magical reinterpretations of those events is always such a fascinating experience.
There is plenty of drinking and time spent in pubs during this particular adventure, which I’d expect when dealing with Saint Patrick’s Day and leprechauns.
This book is filled with information, action, witty banter, danger, close calls, and magical gizmos, just as I’ve come to expect from all forms of this series. It was an entertaining ride, and I’m glad I finally got around to reading it.
Now I just get to sit back and hope that even though the show ended after four seasons we will get more of the books. Please? More Librarians books? Or a comic series? I’ll take whatever I can get because I’m not ready to let these characters and their world-saving adventures go.