John and Philippa Gaunt, twelve-year-old twins who have recently discovered themselves to be descended from a long line of djinn and in possession of magical powers, continue on their extraordinary adventures in this sequel to THE AKHENATEN ADVENTURE. When a powerful book of djinn magic goes missing, John and Philippa are called upon to retrieve it. Only, the book isn't really missing. The trap was set and Philippa is abducted by the Blue Djinn. In this latest installment of the twins' magical adventures, John and his uncle Nimrod must find Philippa before it's too late (Goodreads)
The Blue Djinn of Babylon is book two in the Children of the Lamp Series, and I have to say I enjoyed this book very much. John and Phillipa venture on yet another adventure; they have to find the book of magic that has gone missing from Blue djinns safe. Blue Djinn, is the most powerful Djinn, and she is beyond good and evil. She is the judge and jury of Djinn in a way. So you do not want to get on her bad side. In this book, John and Philippa get separated, and the book is mostly from John point of view. But the author does take his time to tell us what is going on with Phillipa and Nimrod as well.
I really cannot say which book I liked the best, I think they are both equally good. I hope that rest of the books continue being this good. This book had a lot of world build up and character growth and development. Both John and Philippa have grown as characters comparing to the first book, they are more mature. I guess mature as a child can be mature. They are smart and resourceful,, they care about one another even though they are very different, regardless the fact that they are twins. I still liked their uncle Nimrod, I kept picturing him in that red suit of his. Mr. Groanin, is still the same, does not like anything different or foreign which I kind of find funny. Mr. Groanin is so set on disliking everything that is different that he misses all the beauty of being different.
Overall this was a very entertaining and fun read, it was full of adventure and humour and I had a hard time putting it down. I will have to put book three, The Cobra King of Kathmandu, on hold at the local library. I think that this book would be liked by a lot of Harry Potter readers out there. There are some similarities, but that is about it. I personally think that this series so far can hold its own against HP. Anyways, if you are looking for something new to read, similar to HP, than you might try and give this book a try. I give this book 5/5 STARS and Happy Reading everyone.
Children of the Lamp series:
3. The Cobra King of Kathmandu
4. The Way of the Djinn Warriors
5. The Eye of the Forest
6. The Five Fakirs of Faizbad
7. The Grave Robbers of Genghis Khan