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Combined Summary

Series: Find Your Fate — no. 7
Translated Into: Indiana Jones i el culte de la cripta de la m'omia (Catalan)
Indiana Jones y el culto de la cripta de la momia (Spanish)
Author: Stine, R. L.
Illustrator: Mattingly, David B.
Dates: February, 1985 (First printing)
September, 1994 (Reissue edition)
ISBN: 034532305X / 9780345323057 (First printing)
User Summary: While visiting your cousin Indiana Jones for the summer, you receive word that two mummies have been stolen from the national museum. You accompany Indiana as he travels to Egypt to try and recover them.
Kveto's Thoughts:

My second and last Indiana Jones book, this one follows the same format of you playing Indy's young cousin (always wearing a flatcap like a little Yorkshireman). This one puts you in the familiar territory of Egypt, investigating thefts from a museum. It starts off with a big Arab guy casting boulders at you from a Cairo rooftop. It also introduces a love interest for Indy, a lawyer from Cincinnati, but nothing really comes of it. If you make the right choices you eventually with up in the pyramids, where adventure ensues. Overall, it's fine.

Interestingly, there is one choice which puts you in an infinite loop, going back and forth, intentionally to depict getting lost in a tunnel. The same thing happened in book 1, leading me to think it's a regular feature.

Average book, nothing new here.

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pericles23's Thoughts:

This title is a little faster-paced than others in the series. You and Indiana find yourselves in one dangerous predicament after another. Because of this, this title has a few more paths than others in the series, so the replay value is quite high. Stine captures the character of Indiana Jones fairly well, although there're perhaps a few too many wise-cracks. Also, some of the paths lead to situations that feel just a tad ridiculous; indeed at times I felt like I was reading a Goosebumps gamebook. Still, it's not a bad book by any means, and worth acquiring if you're a fan of Indiana Jones.

A side note: Some of the titles in this series were re-released in the 90's with new covers. While the original covers contain beautiful artwork (they almost look like move posters) the newer covers are HORRIBLE. For one thing, they seem to be more about promoting R. L. Stine; his name is featured prominently, while the Indiana Jones character almost seems like an afterthought. Apart from that, they look rather generic and out-of place; the young person featured certainly doesn't appear to be someone from the 1930's. Pass those up and look for the originals, if you can find them.

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Special Thanks:Thanks to pericles23 for the summary.
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