As reported last December, Indiana Jones will return to the printed page through a series of middle grade fiction books published in the US by Scholastic Inc. The first two books were previewed here on StarWars.com with photo-based covers -- that's how they'll appear in the UK as published by HarperCollins.
The US Scholastic editions will have newly illustrated covers by artist Greg Knight. Here they are below, as well as a summary of what happens in each book. The books are due out May 2009.
In Indiana Jones and the Pyramid of the Sorcerer (by Ryder Windham), Indy's luck has finally run out. In 1941, he's stuck in a jail in Puerto Bolivar, Ecuador. When the US Army comes knocking with an official release, Indy knows they'll want something big from him in exchange -- like cracking the mystery of the fabled Hall of Records -- a treasure trove that, legend says, allows you to read the future. On this adventure, Indy will not only have to outsmart and outmaneuver his enemies, he'll also have to figure out who his enemies are -- because spies and traitors are gunning for him at every turn!
In Indiana Jones and the Mystery of Mount Sinai (by J.W. Rinzler), Indy is hot on the trail of the world's most dangerous weapon -- something so important that it could decide the fate of World War II. Not surprisingly, a horde of Nazis are after the very same thing! The chase will take Indy from the Yucatan jungles to Rome, Italy; all the way to Egypt, where the heart of the mystery lies. But to discover the fantastic secret, Indy will have to survive battles with one of the most lethal enemies he's ever met!