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‘Lara Croft and the Blade of Gwynnever’ Novel Will Hit Stores in November

November is set to be an exciting month for Tomb Raider fans and collectors. The highly-anticipated sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider, will be out on November 10th (or November 13th if you live in Europe), the recently-announced Tomb Raider Xbox One bundle will be on sale as from early November, and the second issue of the new comic series, Lara Croft & the Frozen Omen, will be hitting stores on November 4th. But wait, there’s ... [Continue Reading]

01/10/2015 // 0 Comments

Prima Games to Publish Official Rise of the Tomb Raider Strategy Guide

If you’re the type of gamer who needs a good strategy guide to help you track down every last collectible item in a game or solve some of the game’s trickier puzzles, Prima Games has got you covered. Earlier this week, Prima Games announced that it will be publishing the official Rise of the Tomb Raider strategy guide, which will be available in stores as from November 10th and guarantees 100% game completion. The guide will be ... [Continue Reading]

20/08/2015 // 2 Comments

Book Review: Samantha Sutton and the Temple of Traitors

Last November, archaeologist and author Jordan Jacobs approached me to see if I would be interested in reviewing the first two novels in his Samantha Sutton archaeology adventure series and very kindly sent me review copies shortly after our initial chat. While I don’t really fall under the series’ target demographic, I quickly became engrossed in its first two volumes, which, thankfully, managed to avoid most (if not all) of the ... [Continue Reading]

19/08/2015 // 2 Comments

Rise of the Tomb Raider Art Book and Play Arts KAI Figure Announced

The Crystal Dynamics team are in San Diego for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con and they’ve kicked off the weekend’s festivities by announcing two new collectibles Tomb Raider fans may want to add to their collections. The first is an official art book for Rise of the Tomb Raider, which will be published by Titan Books and will feature hundreds of unreleased pieces of concept art, sketches, character models, and 3D renders as ... [Continue Reading]

10/07/2015 // 7 Comments

The Book of Secrets: What the Mystery Book in Tomb Raider’s Final Scene Spells for the Future of the Series

Ever since eagle-eyed gamers spotted the word “Croatoan” written in the book seen in Tomb Raider 2013’s closing scene, there has been a lot of speculation as to what this may mean for the future of the Tomb Raider series. Were the development team hinting at the storyline or location for the next game, perhaps a mission to find the Lost Colony of Roanoke? Were there any other clues to Lara’s next adventure scribbled ... [Continue Reading]

04/03/2015 // 6 Comments

Pillagers of the Past and an Interview with Author Jordan Jacobs

For decades, Hollywood and other entertainment outlets have depicted archaeologists as globe-trotting treasure hunters with a thirst for adventure, a taste for shiny trinkets, and a flagrant disregard for the integrity and safety of the ancient sites they’re trespassing on. Lost cities are a staple plot point of your average archaeological adventure and encounters with the mystical and/or paranormal are almost a certainty. Despite the best ... [Continue Reading]

27/01/2015 // 5 Comments

Book Review: The Samantha Sutton Series by Jordan Jacobs

I had just turned 16 when the first Tomb Raider was released and I remember how I was instantly wowed by the game’s athletic, fiercely independent, and intelligent female protagonist. As a tomboyish bookworm, I grew up on a diet of Enid Blyton novels, encyclopaedias, and any books on Ancient Egypt I could get my hands on at our small, under-stocked local library. And despite the countless hours I spent reading, I never seemed to come ... [Continue Reading]

17/01/2015 // 2 Comments

“Tomb Raider Volume 1: Season of the Witch” Out in November 2014

UPDATE: Tomb Raider Volume 1: Season of the Witch is now available to purchase on Amazon and Amazon UK! If you haven’t been able to get your hands on any of the new Tomb Raider comics so far, you’ll be happy to know that Dark Horse Comics will be publishing the first six issues as a trade paperback, Tomb Raider Volume 1: Season of the Witch, later this year. Lara and the other survivors of the Endurance are experiencing horrific ... [Continue Reading]

21/07/2014 // 3 Comments

Book Review: The Amulet of Power by Mike Resnick

Back in 2003 and 2004, during the period I’ve come to call “The Dark Ages”, Del Rey published three spin-off novels based on the popular Tomb Raider video game and film series. Core Design’s last Tomb Raider game, The Angel of Darkness, and Paramount’s The Cradle of Life had both failed to live up to expectations so the future of the franchise was already hanging in the balance when the first novel, Mike ... [Continue Reading]

13/07/2014 // 7 Comments

“Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals” Novel Coming This Autum

This novel is now available to purchase on Amazon and Amazon UK. BradyGames have announced that a brand new Tomb Raider novel will be coming our way later this year. Written by the bestselling author and comic book writer Dan Abnett and his partner Nik Vincent, Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals will continue and build upon the events of Tomb Raider 2013 and, like the ongoing comic series, will become canon within Crystal Dynamics’ ... [Continue Reading]

27/06/2014 // 12 Comments

The Winners of the Archaeology of Tomb Raider Scavenger Hunt Are…

The Archaeology of Tomb Raider Scavenger Hunt has come to an end and I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of you who took part and/or helped publicize it via social media. You’re all stars. :) So here’s the moment you’ve been waiting for! Drumrolls, please… The three lucky winners of the Archaeology of Tomb Raider Scavenger Hunt are: José Cruz (who wins a copy of Learn Ancient Greek by Peter Jones), ... [Continue Reading]

31/01/2014 // 2 Comments

EgyptologyBooks.Com

Update: This domain appears to have expired so I’ve removed the links. You can find a wide range of books on Ancient Egypt at other online stores, such as Amazon. If you’re looking for books on Ancient Egypt and Egyptology, you’ll find a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books, audio books, and e-books over at EgyptologyBooks.Com (no longer active). EgyptologyBooks.Com is an online referral book store which specializes ... [Continue Reading]

01/09/2013 // 7 Comments

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