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4.0 out of 5 stars A fun read but....
Don't get me wrong I liked this book a lot but Jones and the power of Merlin, I ask you, could you really believe that? The author did a great job though and after a few pages you don't mind this unlikely scenerio.

It all starts with Indy taking a flying lesson over the New Forest and it all (excuse the pun) takes off from there.

Indy is after a...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Son of a witch
In his second of two novels that Martin Caidin wrote for the Indiana Jones series he uses the theme of Merlin, Avalon, and Excalibur to fuel the story. Sounds like a tired route to go, but Caidin gives it a new angle with long scenes on trans-Atlantic zeppelins and Florida pine barrens. There's a lot of potential for atmosphere and action, but it never happens...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Son of a witch, 2 Jun 2013
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This review is from: Indiana Jones and the White Witch (Mass Market Paperback)
In his second of two novels that Martin Caidin wrote for the Indiana Jones series he uses the theme of Merlin, Avalon, and Excalibur to fuel the story. Sounds like a tired route to go, but Caidin gives it a new angle with long scenes on trans-Atlantic zeppelins and Florida pine barrens. There's a lot of potential for atmosphere and action, but it never happens.

Caidin once again can't help be sidetracked by his love of aviation history, and loses all of that potential when going off in long, long expositional tangents of high school-level science and history theories. It's frequently tedious and totally unnatural. Did Caidin watch any of the Indy movies? It seems like he has no idea how to build an interesting narrative or write exciting action. Nothing Indy says is at all like the character we know and love.

As with his previous effort, Indiana Jones and the Sky Pirates, Caidin barely features the bad guy, leaving the characters to merely talk about what MIGHT happen. Lots and lots of talking, with little actually happening. It might have been a bit more tolerable had the novel been shorter. It's a good 50 pages too long. I can't imagine anyone reading this unless they are simply reading through the Indy book series in chronological order (although I have got a bit mixed up by accident).
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4.0 out of 5 stars A fun read but...., 14 Nov 2010
This review is from: Indiana Jones and the White Witch (Mass Market Paperback)
Don't get me wrong I liked this book a lot but Jones and the power of Merlin, I ask you, could you really believe that? The author did a great job though and after a few pages you don't mind this unlikely scenerio.

It all starts with Indy taking a flying lesson over the New Forest and it all (excuse the pun) takes off from there.

Indy is after a international criminal mastermind and a lost treasure with 2 white witches (not just one). The witches have Merlin's wand and his sword, Caliburn, which both come in very handy. Jones has a few tricks up his sleeve too.

I won't spoil the ending except to say I'll look forward to reading the next book in this series.
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