Remember how we were going to get a new novel, Lara Croft and the Blade of Gwynnever, last November? And how it was pushed back to January 2016? And how things went a little quiet after that?
Well, it appears that fans’ patience will soon be rewarded as Dan Abnett’s novel will finally be released on September 13, 2016.
Some fans will already be familiar with Abnett’s work; he previously worked on the Tomb Raider novel, The Ten Thousand Immortals, which was released back in October 2014.
His latest offering, Blade of Gwynnever, was written in conjunction with the game developers over at Crystal Dynamics and promises to deliver some old-school, dual-wielding pistol action a la Temple of Osiris or Frozen Omen, though there’s no word yet on whether Carter Bell will be joining Ms Croft on this latest adventure. (Update: Yup, he’s in the book)
“After a ruthless competitor beats her in a race to recover a priceless antiquity in Sri Lanka, Lara Croft returns home to London. Nursing her bruises, she gets a call from an old friend in desperate need of help and learns that something truly strange has been discovered during a excavation beneath the City of London.
Investigating, Lara witnesses something so spectacular it could rewrite the history of the British Isles—and perhaps even the world—but is drawn into a dangerous shadow world of espionage, conspiracy and black market trafficking. There’s too much at stake.
Lara sets off on a globe-trotting mission to recover a precious antiquity that links the modern world to ancient myths and legends, as old foes and new threats gather to stop her finding the truth. What is the true secret of the blade, who can she really trust, and is this the one mission even she can’t survive?”
A sneak peek at the first chapter can be found over on the official Tomb Raider blog and if it’s whet your appetite for more, why not head over to Amazon and order your copy today?