The Librarians, Book 2
Synopsis: 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.
Review: I liked the first book and it is true that I was curious to discover a new adventure of our librarians. Flynn seems to have disappeared for the moment and so we turn to the others for this new story.
Mother Goose is known for her spellbook but it’s been a long time since no one has heard of her. Yet, when her descendants find themselves trapped by her stories, our librarians separate to investigate on the spot. Between a woman who was found in a giant pumpkin, another who was attacked by mutant rats, or one who was carried away by a gust, our heroes will have to face new dangers.
I was curious to see how our three characters would manage to settle their stories. Each one, on their part, they will have to investigate the events to find the missing manuscripts. Moreover, they do not know the real identity of the new Mother Goose, which will not necessarily help in their research. I confess, however, that I did not expect such a revelation at the end of the story! It was a real surprise!
I had a good time overall. It was interesting to fall into a story I did not know about and to find all the characters again.