Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals Novel Announced

by Harry Mackin on Jul 01, 2014 at 12:32 PM

DK, a part of Penguin Random House, recently revealed that it will be publishing Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals, a novel following Lara Croft and continuing the storyline established in the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot game.

The story will pick up right where the 2013 Tomb Raider left off. Even before the traumatized Lara has a chance to put the horrific ordeals she endured on Yamatai behind her, her best friend Sam suffers a dangerous overdose. In order to save Sam, Lara goes on a quest to find an ancient artifact that may both heal her dying friend and shed light on the mysterious, supernatural happenings she encountered on the island.

It is unclear at this point how the events of this book will tie into Rise of the Tomb Raider, the sequel which was just announced at E3, but we do know that the events depicted in this story will occur after the first game and before the sequel. It seems possible that Ten Thousand Immortals could serve as not only an bridge between the first and second games, but as a prequel to Rise of the Tomb Raider which might set up the events to follow in that game. 

Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals is co-authored by New York Times best-seller Dan Abnett and Nik Vincent, and is scheduled for release in October 2014.


Our Take
While video game books have a somewhat spotty track record, there are also some really good books based on gaming franchises. It’s also a good sign that the two authors working on the novel are experienced. Tomb Raider fans should might have reason to check this one out.