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DKSM
16th Nov 2004, 21:33
We finally have some information regarding the book!

NEW ADVENTURES BASED ON THE WORLD’S BESTSELLING VIDEO GAME

After completing a near-fatal mission in the mysterious cloud forests of Peru, Lara Croft flies to Warsaw to tackle her next assignment–and finds herself in the middle of an epic battle for the ultimate power.

Reuben Baptiste needs Lara Croft’s help transporting precious cargo. But before Reuben can reveal any details, he is murdered–and Lara signs on with Reuben’s employer, the mysterious Order of the Bronze, to avenge his death. The Order shares with Lara its greatest treasure: a bronze android, thousands of years old, with uncanny abilities. But the android is crippled, missing a leg, and whoever finds that leg will gain astonishing powers. Hot on the trail is Lara’s nemesis, Lancaster Urdmann, now working for an unknown employer with strange abilities. As Lara jets from Siberia to Australia to Rio de Janiero, she is drawn into an age-old conflict of secret societies, intrigue, and death. . . .

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
JAMES ALAN GARDNER has published six science fiction novels, his most recent being Trapped. His short fiction has won several science fiction awards, including the Aurora and the Writers of the Future grand prize. Gardner’s novella, Three Hearings on the Existence of Snakes in the Human Bloodstream was a finalist for both the Hugo and Nebula awards. Gardner lives in Kitchener, Ontario, with his wife, Linda Carson, and a disgruntled rabbit.

It will be released this December, list price at $6.99 USD.

LaraAngelOfDarkness
16th Nov 2004, 22:57
That story sounds kind a funny. "Lara must find the missing leg of a thousand year old bronze android!", it sounds really "interesting" for a Tomb Raider story. Maybe it will suprise me.

thanhkim
18th Nov 2004, 16:52
sounds like the case of the missing leg at least lara doesn't have to look for his bum:D

andjelko
18th Nov 2004, 20:53
Let's save the world again:D

John Carter
20th Nov 2004, 07:05
Interesting plot hints. Now, where in a TR game have we seen ancient bronze androids? Very TR-ish, a look at things behind the spare sort of plot things one sees in the games, which to me is very like a good novel about Lara's adventures. Looking forward to it.

LuxAngel
20th Nov 2004, 17:40
Originally posted by John Carter
Interesting plot hints. Now, where in a TR game have we seen ancient bronze androids? Very TR-ish, a look at things behind the spare sort of plot things one sees in the games, which to me is very like a good novel about Lara's adventures. Looking forward to it.

Yah, I don't see anything so strange about that plot, after scouring Last Revelation for ancient armour :p ... chestplate here... legplate there... LOL!

Sounds like it's going to be very engaging reading.;)

THE True Lara
21st Nov 2004, 09:14
Isn't this the story where she teams up with Doc Savage?

Trinity34
31st Dec 2004, 01:05
Don't forget to go buy a copy! Its out in the stores now. :)

John Carter
31st Dec 2004, 02:51
Got my copy in the mail. Haven't read beyond the first paragraph yet. It appears to be written in the the first person, ie from Lara's point of view as narrator. That's hard to pull off for an author, I look forward to seeing how well he does with it.

John Carter
4th Jan 2005, 02:10
Finished it. Pretty good. The author's characterization of Lara was different from the other two books, and all are different from each other, but everyone sees Lara differently anyhow. There is some continuity from the last book in the series. The author took pains to describe as many game-like scenes as he could get away with, and does so successfully, for the most part.

I've enjoyed these things well enough to recommend other fans plunking down their Big Mac combo money on a copy instead, but if I recall correctly these three were the only ones planned. Perhaps the new game will spawn new paperbacks, in the same way the Topcow TR comic series is evidently getting a restart with issue #50 (direly needed in the case of the comic books, IMO).

DaveJ
14th Jan 2005, 10:29
My copy arrived this morning - looking forward to getting stuck into it!

BlueSkiesXXV
15th Jan 2005, 15:53
Mine should be arriving early next week...YAYYY

On the subject of books I have just finished reading 'Splinter Cell' written by David Michaels and I highly recommend it (especially if you are a Sam Fisher fan).

Laters!!!

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