The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase, an original novel based on the hit television show, The Librarians by New York Times bestselling author, Greg Cox.
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 have power.
In 1719, Elizabeth Goose 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.
Now, strange things are happening around the world. A tree-trimmer in Florida is blown off his elevated perch by a freak gust of wind, a woman in rural Pennsylvania is attacked by mutant rodents without any eyes, and a college professor in England finds 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 Flynn AWOLagainit is up to Cassandra, Ezekiel, and Stone to track down the missing spellbook before the true power of the rhymes can be unleashed.
About the Author
GREG COX is the New York Times Bestselling author of numerous books and short stories. He has written the official movie novelizations of such films as Godzilla, Man of Steel, and The Dark Knight Rises. He has also written tie-in novels based on such popular TV series as Alias, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The 4400, Leverage, Star Trek, and Warehouse 13.
Cox has received three Scribe Awards from the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4.5 Stars! In this second installment of The Librarians series, the Librarians are faced with another exciting challenge that was captivating and interesting! This novel was well written and had an exciting plot. It felt like I watching another episode of the Librarians! There were multiple P.O.V's switching from Baird. Stone, Cassandra, Ezekiel and even Jenkins that made things interesting. Plus Ezekiel's dialog was spot on and I could just here his accent coming off the pages! There was humor,adventure, mishaps and pretty much what you'd expect from an episode of The Librarians! I would definitely recommend this novel to fans of the tv show, fantasy and adventure.
The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox is the second book in The Librarians trilogy. Eve Baird along with Cassandra Cillian, Jake Stone, and Ezekiel Jones have just returned to the Library annex in Portland, Oregon after another successful mission. They are all off to relax with the Clippings Book (and the librarians miniature versions) start acting up. A professor in Northumberland wakes up inside a pumpkin, a tree trimmer in Miami gets carried away by a freaky wind, a librarian in Ohio found three mice without eyes in her kitchen (and she attacked them with a butcher knife), and Mother Goose’s Magic Garden, an amusement park, is about to be demolished. Jenkins believes that the 1918 Mother Goose Treaty has been broken. In the 1700s Elizabeth Goose created a spellbook that ended up getting published. The Librarian at that time rounded up all the copies except one which remained with the family. It ended up getting divided into three sections for the three different factions of the Goose family. It seems that a descendant has decided to stage a coup and claim all three copies. Stone, Cassandra, and Ezekiel each take a different clipping and set off. Eve and Jenkins have their hands full in the Library. Mother Goose’s magic has set off the goose that lays the golden egg. They need to catch it and return it to its cage before more magical items start acting up. Just another typical day for the Librarians and their Guardian! Join Eve, Ezekiel, Stone, Jenkins and Cassandra on another fun adventure in The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase. The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase is just bewitching. Greg Cox captured the quirky character’s personalities perfectly (for those of you who watch the show) as well as the Library. I could just envision the Library from the written descriptions. I found the book to be well-written, engaging, and entertaining. I thoroughly enjoyed the humor in this story. I found myself laughing out loud many times while reading The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase (especially when Jenkins was trying to capture the goose and Eve with Dead Man’s Chest). The book has a fast pace that never slacks. The description of Mother Goose was spot on from the children’s books. I give The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase 5 out of 5 stars. I do wish, though, that the mystery had not been so easy to solve. One clue was all I needed to identify the responsible party. The book is written with four points-of-view (Cassandra, Stone, Ezekiel, and Eve) which works for this book. It is not confusing or complicated. If you have not watched the show or the movies, you can read the book. The author provides the backstory needed. I think it does help, though, to have watched the show. As I read the book, I could picture it in my head. I have not had the opportunity to read The Librarians and The Lost Lamp (first book in trilogy), but I have moved it to the top of my TBR pile.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through netgalley and voluntarily reviewed it. I am a big fan of the tv series The Librarians, so when I was browsing netgalley one day and saw a book for the series I immediately hit request! This is a great book for fans of the tv series. As I already watched the first two seasons of the tv series I was easily able to visualize everything. There is a short recap and explanation of things and characters, but I think you might be a little lost if you start this without knowing anything from the series first. I was impressed by how well the author brought these familiar characters alive in the book. The book had the same tone, style and feeling as the series. It was like watching an episode, but then in your head instead of on an a screen. It was a lot of fun to read and experience a Librarians adventure in a slightly different way. The author really handled the universe well and make it come alive and feel familiar for those who watched the series. And it was such a good adventure as well. This book is centered around Mother Goose, As I am Dutch I didn’t know of most of the nursery rhymes used in this book sadly, but the ones that are applicable are all written out, so that helped a lot. It was fun to read. There are some good twists and I like how the librarians always use their smarts and knowledge to solve any troubles they run into. There are some interesting puzzles and mysteries for them to solve and they all seemed well thought out. In this book we got multiple point of views, which worked well. The librarians split up and we switch to their different point of views and Colonel Baird her point of view as well. And we even get a chapter from Jenkins his point of view too, which was great. The three librarians all have their own unique personality, and I like how different they are, but they also work well together. In this book we get to see their personalities in action really well and each of their puzzle seems to be fit well for that librarian their specific talents. To summarize: This was a very well written and enjoyable read. I really like the Librarians tv series and this book managed to capture the essence and same feel of the series, but then in book form. I am really impressed by how well it was written and how spot on the descriptions and character actions were. I could very vividly imagine how everything looked like due to having seen the series first. Those who haven’t seen the series first might be a bit lost when reading this as there’s only a small amount of recap. The story was an enjoyable one filled with puzzles, mysteries and some nice twists and turns in true Librarians style. It’s written in multiple point of views which really works. Reading this book left me with a happy feeling and eager to watch season 3 soon. And I hope I can get my hands on book 1 in this series eventually as well, as the author did a great job bringing the Librarians to book form.