Book Review: Indiana Jones and The Army of the Dead

Steve Perry’s Indiana Jones and The Army Of The Dead (2009) takes the reader on an exciting adventure. Indy and Mac are on the hunt for a huge pearl somewhere in the caribbean. But they are not the only ones looking for it. The Germans are after the pearl because of its mystical properties and the Chinese want it because it will give them the edge they need to emerge as champions from the war.

An Indy Story Through and Through

I love Indy. He’s one of the coolest nerd in the world. I saw the original trilogy when I was younger and I’ve been hooked on history ever since. After I started to study story structure and pace, I developed a new appreciation for the Indy movies. I think they’re the perfect balance between story and adventure. Perry’s story is no exception.

The Legacy Continues

Perry did an amazing job in capturing everything we love about the Indy movies and weaving it into a great story. The pace of the story felt right. There was just enough exposition to keep the reader informed and enough action sequences.  The characters’ speech patterns felt natural and their interactions came off as believable. I felt I was watching and Indy movie while I read the story.

Final Thoughts

Do yourself a favor and read this book. If you like the Indiana Jones movies, you need to read this book. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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