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Junior Jones 06-11-2004 11:04 PM

Find Your Fate
Has anyone here read any of the Find Your Fate books? It took me a while to find them all, but now I've got the complete set.
Some of them are pretty cheesy, and some are pretty good, in my opinion.

Strider 06-11-2004 11:22 PM

When I was in elementry school my 4th grade teacher had a bunch. I errr... sorta "borrowed" one for a while and forgot to return it. Now about six years later I still have it. They are pretty entertaining.

Webley 06-12-2004 10:38 AM

I have 2 of the FYF books.
Indiana Jones and the Eye of the Fates

The legends say that whoever possesses the crystal Eye has the power to see and change the future. In the wreck of an ancient ship Indiana Jones finds pieces of Perses golden shield which contains clues to the location of this mysterious Eye. Unfortunately reporters reveal Indys astonishing discover and the race is on! Your father a museum curtor says that you must accompany Indy on his desperate mission to find the Eye and keep it fromfalling in to the wrong hands.

Indiana Jones and the Curse of Horror Island

In the heat of summer you and Indy sail the distant Coral Sea to a tropical and ver dangerous destination in search of a priceless ebony idol. Legend has it that Horror Island is cursed and that no one has ever escaped from the tangled jungles alive. Someone or something lurks in the islands heart evil and dark.

Strider 06-13-2004 10:53 PM

I have Curse of Horror Island as well.

Strider 06-13-2004 10:54 PM

It's ok but It could be better.

Indy_Jones88 06-14-2004 09:20 AM

I have all but one of the Find your fate books. The very last one.

#17 IJ and the Mask of the Elephants.

I heard it is very rare. If you have it I would hold on to it.

Caitlin 06-23-2004 05:44 AM

I love these! Me + Web had alot of fun reading the Eye of the Fates and Stine's Horror Island out loud changing the story up a bunch of times.

Junior Jones 06-30-2004 11:42 PM

There's a lot to like in these books, but there's also a lot of dumb stuff too.

A while back I embarked on a project to rewrite the "Find Your Fate" books, trying to make each one into a single, cohesive story. I took the best parts from all the story branches and tried to put them together. I've got three done so far and you can read them here:

I've started on a couple of other ones. They're a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. Some are easier than others, and some turn out better than others.

Johan 04-06-2006 05:42 PM

R.L. Stine on The Official Website
Don't know if this was metioned or worth mentioning but has a new update talking about the R.L. Stine Indy books. Go check it out.
Does anybody own any of these books? I own one...and I did not buy anymore because I did not like them. Then again I bought the 2 Caiden Indy novels. If he was alive and wrote more Indy novels I don't think I would buy them.

Junior Jones 04-07-2006 09:13 AM

I've got all four of them. There's nothing special or remarkable about them.
They're just like every other "Choose Your Own Adventure" book.

Twilightpro101 12-01-2006 07:19 PM

Didn't even know R.L.Stine wrote anything Indiana Jones related.

Eric Solo 06-06-2007 02:18 PM

Choose your own ADVENTURE!
Indy has great potential for the "choose your own adventure" type books. Are there any out there?
I see a few Young Indy books out there on, but I'm not that interested in young Indy. I didn't watch the show much, but it seemed that the stories always revolved around Forrest Gump-like situations where he meets historical figures.

Stoo 06-06-2007 06:04 PM

Yes, the old "Find-Your-Fate" books. 11 of them from the mid-80s.
In my teens, I bought the very first one but somehow lost it somewhere
over the years. Should you decide to seek out any of these little books,
do keep in mind that they were written for children and the reader plays
the role of a young kid in the company of Indiana Jones.

The Literature Section at has a good page on them:

An Indy role-playing game came out at the same time and a 2nd one in the '90s.
I've never played them but one adventure is based on the Marvel Comics story,
"The Fourth Nail"! A parade of others can be seen here:

Eric Solo 06-06-2007 07:44 PM

Thanks for the info, Stoo.

Johan 06-06-2007 09:10 PM

I have one....and I don't care for it that much. I'll stick with the novels.

whipple 06-10-2007 11:28 AM

Oh wow! I had the first few of these when I was a kid. Memory lane. ./sniff

IndySeven 06-13-2007 03:50 PM

Yep, there are a ton of Indy "Choose your own adventure" books. I remember reading about 5 of them in 6th grade. The books are awesome and action packed just like the movies. I remember that there was one about the Queen of Sheba, one that took place in South America, and another that took place in Turkey. The books are awesome!:D

JimmyPSHayes 06-20-2007 10:12 PM

My wife was in Disney a few months ago, and she called me to see what I wanted from the Indy Outpost, and I believe they had them at the shop.

arkfinder 06-21-2007 05:22 AM

Oh man I remember those Indy books from way back in the day. I used to have a few of them. :whip:

IndySeven 06-28-2007 09:21 AM

I love those books!:)

JimmyPSHayes 06-28-2007 12:07 PM

Are those books still being published? Maybe they'll do a new Indy one next year.

Niteshade007 06-28-2007 12:13 PM


Originally Posted by JimmyPSHayes
My wife was in Disney a few months ago, and she called me to see what I wanted from the Indy Outpost, and I believe they had them at the shop.

Really? I was just at Disney and I don't recall seeing them. Maybe I just missed them. But the only books I saw were some Star Wars books and maybe a couple Indiana Jones ones, but I don't remember a choose your own adventure one.

Ohio Jones 06-30-2007 01:43 PM

I vaguely remember the 'Indy' Choose your own adventure (Or fate) books... Most of the books of that type put you in the role of a kid, but even as a kid I wanted to be an adult character and especially with an 'Indy' book... If you're reading an Indiana Jones 'Choose your own adventure', who'd want to be some twerpy kid when you could be the man himself!?

Junior Jones 08-01-2007 03:41 PM

Hi there!

I've been away from the Raven for a while, but the recent news and IJ4 hype has brought me back. Now I'm getting caught up on all the old discussions.

If anyone's interested, I adapted a few of the Find Your Fate Adventures into straightforward narratives, picking out the best elements from all the story branches and putting them together. You can read them here. Let me know what you think.

chapter11 08-06-2007 07:03 PM


Originally Posted by Ohio Jones
If you're reading an Indiana Jones 'Choose your own adventure', who'd want to be some twerpy kid when you could be the man himself!?

That was always my problem with them, too. Even as a kid I remember thinking, "Who's brilliant idea was that?"

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