Lara Croft and the Blade of Gwynnever, a new novel featuring pre-reboot Lara, will be published November 3.
This stand-alone adventure was penned by Dan Abnett and Nik Vincent, who also collaborated on Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals, which bridges the gap between the 2013 TR reboot and Rise of the Tomb Raider. Although The Ten Thousand Immortals received mixed reviews, Abnett's Warhammer novels are fan favorites. The prolific writer has also worked on a number of comics and novelizations, several of which were co-authored with Vincent.
According to the blurb on Amazon.com, Blade of Gwynnever was created in conjunction with the game developers at Crystal Dynamics and is set in the same alternate timeline as Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Temple of Osiris. It promises "enough dual-pistol wielding action and sharp wit to please nostalgic fans of the franchise."
Fans of Lara's earlier incarnation can also look forward to a new comic series, Lara Croft and the Frozen Omen from Dark Horse Comics. The first issue of five comes out October 7.