To fill in the time between the reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise from last year and the new game that is scheduled to hit sometime next year, DK, a division of Penguin Random House will be releasing the new novel, Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals. The story will pick up right where the Tomb Raider reboot left off and will flesh out Lara’s world and give the reader more on her back story and motivations. It is written in conjunction with the developers at Crystal Dynamics and New York Times best-selling author Dan Abnett and Nik Vincent.
Haunted by what she was forced to endure in order to survive her first adventure, Lara wants only to put her horrifying ordeal on Yamatai island behind her. Her modest wish is shattered as she is plunged into a frantic race to save her best friend Sam from a toxic overdose. Desperate for a remedy, Lara searches for anything that could help Sam. A wisp of hope arising from a myth gives Lara purpose: the story of an ancient and mysterious artifact that could heal her dying friend, and possibly help explain the supernatural events she witnessed on that horrible island.
Lara, however, is not alone in her pursuit of the treasure. A nefarious magnate, a shadow society, and lethal henchmen will stop at nothing to exploit the powerful relic for their own ends. The hunt drives Lara across the globe, through a twisted web of conspiracy, suspicious contacts, and life-or-death intrigue, as she seeks a cure for her friend and the truth behind the legendary talisman.
Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals is scheduled for release in October 2014.