Indiana Jones and the Pyramid of the Sorcerer
by Ryder Windham
Review by Linda Marie Schumacher
Scholastic Mass Market Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780545112055
Date: 01 May 2009 List Price $5.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Official Info /
Everybody’s favorite archeologist, Indiana Jones, departs on another adventure in Indiana Jones and the Pyramid of the Sorcerer by Ryder Windham. It is fast-paced action, and great to read.
Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones starts this adventure in Peru on an archeological dig when the U.S. Army contacts him to help find the Akashic Hall of Records. It is a mystical library containing all knowledge and ideas in the universe. Indy is skeptical because there has never been a shred of evidence to support the library's existence. The Army intelligence experts convince Indy that a fellow archeologist found the hall and was murdered by Nazi spies. The Army wants the Americans to find it before the Nazis do. The Nazis want to find the Hall of Records to help advance their cause.
Don't worry that it is too much of a war story though. Indy uses his pointed humor and devious ways as he advances. The story is about Indy and his adventures, not a hard-core war story.
Indy's comments are always snappy and his method of solving problems is always innovative and deceptive. Indy needs to survive many harrowing events to complete his task. Harrison Ford made the character great in his movies, but there is still plenty of background information to follow the story if the reader is unfamiliar with the character.
This book is published by Scholastic Press. Why would an adult want to read a story intended for youngsters? The story is great and the plot moves quickly. It is great entertaining reading for when you want a story that is humorous and not too deep. My guess is that it is intended for junior-high level readers. When I am done with the book, I am giving it to my neighbors, who have children of the right age.
I loved Indiana Jones and the Pyramid of the Sorcerer by Ryder Windham. I highly recommend it.