The Librarians and the Pot of Gold is an original novel based on the hit TNT 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.
I’ve been a fan of the Librarian franchise since I first stumbled across Quest for the Spear on TV almost 14 years ago now and the release of the television show only made me love the franchise even more. I was pretty upset when the show was canceled earlier this year so I was pretty excited to receive The Librarians And The Pot Of Gold in the mail earlier this week since it means the franchise is still going despite the cancelation. I’m honestly not that big of a fan of books based on movies or television shows but Greg Cox is the master of the novelization and he has never failed to impress me with one of his books.
The Librarians And The Pot Of Gold by Greg Cox was a fantastic read full of mystery, action, and enough humor to keep me laughing the entire time I was reading it. Greg Cox is a great author and I think he does a fantastic job of capturing the personalities of all the Librarians and the same weird and campy feel of the movies and tv show with this book. Honestly, there were a few times when I was reading where I felt like all I had to do was close my eyes and I would be able to see the story as if the TV show had never ended.
There was a lot I enjoyed while reading The Librarians And The Pot Of Gold, but I think it was the characters and the humor that really stood out to me. The movies and the show were always fun to watch and the previous two books definitely had their moments but I thought this book was the funniest one so far and I felt like I laughed from beginning to end. And while I enjoyed Cassandra, Ezekiel, Stone, and Jenkins in the television show I thought this book did a great job of keeping the core of what made them such compelling and likable characters and really expanding on it in some wonderful ways. I don’t think there is anything that makes me love a book or a series more than finding myself laughing as often as I did with this book.
I enjoyed this book quite a bit and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good laugh or a solid Indiana Jones-style adventure. I will say that while this book stands really well on its own and you probably don’t have to read or watch anything else before picking it up I would recommend starting at the beginning with the movies and then the TV show before reading this book. You can enjoy the story as it is but it will be so much more enjoyable if you get the entire story.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.