Monday, April 24, 2017

The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox Review

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GREG COX is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels and short stories. He wrote the official movie novelizations of WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, GODZILLA, MAN OF STEEL,THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, DAREDEVIL, GHOST RIDER, DEATH DEFYING ACTS, and the first three UNDERWORLD films, as well the novelizations of four popular DC Comics miniseries, INFINITE CRISIS, 52, COUNTDOWN and FINAL CRISIS. In addition, he has written books and short stories based on such popular series as ALIAS, THE AVENGERS, BATMAN, BUFFY, C.S.I., FARSCAPE, FANTASTIC FOUR, THE 4400, THE GREEN HORNET, IRON MAN, LEVERAGE, THE LIBRARIANS, THE PHANTOM, PLANET OF THE APES, ROSWELL, STAR TREK, TERMINATOR, UNDERWORLD, WAREHOUSE 13, XENA, THE X-FILES, X-MEN and ZORRO.


Series: The Librarians (Book 2)
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Tor Books (April 25, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0765384140
ISBN-13: 978-0765384140


"Fans of the quirky TNT series The Librarians will not be disappointed by this novel, which captures the show's spirit of risk. VERDICT: Daring, high-stakes action is in no short supply as Cox brings his best in this tie-in novel that will please lovers of the show and aficionados of fantasy adventure alike." Library Journal

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.

Stories can be powerful. In 1719, Elizabeth Goose of Boston Massachusetts published a collection of rhyming spells as a children's book, creating a spellbook of terrifying power. The Librarian of that age managed to dispose of all copies of the book except one, which remained in the possession of Elizabeth Goose and her family, temporarily averting any potential disaster.

However, strange things are happening, A window washer in San Diego who was blown off his elevated perch by a freak gust of wind, but miraculously survived by landing on a canopy over the building entrance. A woman in rural Pennsylvania who was attacked by mutant rodents without any eyes. And, a college professor in England who somehow found herself trapped inside a prize pumpkin at a local farmer’s market. Baird and her team of Librarians suspect that the magic of Mother Goose is again loose in the world, and with Fynn Carson AWOL once again, it is up to Cassandra, Ezekiel, and Stone to track down the missing spellbook before the true power of the rhymes can be unleashed.

The Librarians television show made its debut in 2014 and just recently wrapped up its third season in early 2017. It is set to return for its fourth season but fans can satisfy their crave by jumping into the original novels based on the hit television show by New York Times Best-Selling author, Greg Cox.

The second and most recent book from the series is titled “The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase”. Readers do not have to be familiarized with the TV show to enjoy the books as they are an adventure themselves. As the author of books and novels for many famous franchises such as Star Trek, Underworld, and several DC and Marvel characters, Cox brought his expertise in bringing larger than life characters into The Librarians.

From watching the series then to reading the books, Cox is able to bring familiar characters to life in a novelization form and it would also work the other way around. The transition between the two medias is very fluid-like and the lines between them are seemingly erased and connect easily.

Mother Goose is perhaps the face of nursery rhymes. This second installment uses those nursery rhymes as the foundation The Librarians will take their next adventures on. There are familiar ones that will provide a new perspective making it a fun read. Even with nursery rhymes that may not be as well-known, the twists and turns it provides and how the witty Librarians are always able to solve the puzzles and mysteries they run into, will turn it into something that will be remembered for a long time.

The back and forth point of views of the book produces a wide range of perspectives. Readers are able to gain more understanding of Baird and the three Librarians’ very unique and distinct personalities. The writing style of Cox is easy to follow and will take a hold of your attention from the very first sentence. Visuals are a major part of Television show and readers will find the same treatment with this book. The descriptive texts make it easy for readers to get a wonderful visual of the world The Librarians live in.

From excellent story-telling to the use of familiar nursery rhymes, The Mother Goose Chase provides a very fun and exciting retelling of old-time tales with new and unique twists added to it. It is an essential addition to The Librarians franchise. It gives and builds the story as a whole as well as the characters.

You can purchase The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase at the following Retailers:

And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you GREG COX AND TOR for making this giveaway possible.
10 Winners will receive a The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase 
(The Librarians #2) by Greg Cox.
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