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The Amulet of Power is a novel by Mike Resnick. It explains events after Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation. Here at last - the first exciting book in a bold new series of Lara Croft novels tying directly into the popular video games

The Amulet of Power is a novel by Mike Resnick. Here at last - the first exciting book in a bold new series of Lara Croft novels tying directly into the popular video games. The Amulet of Power reveals the never-before-shown events that took place between "Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation" and "Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness"

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Lara Croft, Tomb Raider book. With the release of The Amulet of Power, the first official Tomb Raider novel, everyone's questions are finally answered and the fanbase can now rest assured that Lara did not perish in the collapsing temple in The Last Revelation - but she was badly hurt. Despite the previously offered explanation that Lara was When the ending of the fourth instalment of the Tomb Raider series left Lara Croft presumed dead, the entire fandom was left pondering the fate of the world's greatest virtual heroine.

The first exciting book in a bold new series of Lara Croft novels tying directly into the popular video games. The Amulet of Power reveals the never-before shown events that took place between The Last Revelation and Angel of Darkness. Trapped beneath the ruins of an Egyptian tomb, Lara faces certain death until fate intervenes and sets her on the trail of an ancient talisman of power. Highly trained for combat and possessing an insatiable appetite for adventure, she answers.

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by. Resnick, Michael D. Publication date. New York : Ballantine Books.

Lara croft: tomb raider. About the Author: Mike Resnick is an award-winning science fiction author of more than seventy-five books, including the acclaimed collection of short stories Kirinyaga, the swashbuckling adventure Santiago, and a collaboration with singer Janis Ian, Water-Skiing Down the Styx. He sold his first article in 1957, his first short story in 1959, and his first book in 1962.

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The first in a new, exciting series of original novels that ties directly into the storyline of the hugely popular video games starring Lara Croft, the .

The first in a new, exciting series of original novels that ties directly into the storyline of the hugely popular video games starring Lara Croft, the most famous game heroine of all time. 16 people like this topic.

Multiple Tomb Raider books have been written over the years. Books in this article: Novels: The Amulet of Power by Mike Resnick. Lara's Book: Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider Phenomenon by Douglas Coupland. The Official Tomb Raider Files by Susie Hamilton. Official novels, comics, guides, and more! In this article, guest blogger Hunter Wolfe of Hunter's Tomb Raider Tales, takes you through each book, summarizes some of the plots, and hopefully persuades you to pick up a copy yourself somewhere along the line. The Man of Bronze by James Alan Gardner. Lara Croft: The Art of Virtual Seduction by Mark Cohen.

Here at last–the first exciting book in a bold new series of Lara Croft novels tying directly into the popular video games. The Amulet of Power reveals the never-before shown events that took place between “The Last Revelation” and “Angel of Darkness.” Trapped beneath the ruins of an Egyptian tomb, Lara faces certain death . . . until fate intervenes and sets her on the trail of an ancient talisman of power.Archaeologist and explorer Lara Croft travels the world in search of ancient relics, forgotten crypts, and lost cities. Highly trained for combat and possessing an insatiable appetite for adventure, she answers to no one and goes wherever the quest takes her–heedless of the danger.When Lara turns up in the Middle East, despite the rumors of her death, religious fanatics believe she has located the coveted Amulet of Mareish. Lost since the siege of Khartoum, the amulet is rumored to grant the wearer untold power. Some long to possess it, others want to see it destroyed, and both sides pursue Lara relentlessly. While she fights trained warriors and ruthless mercenaries, and desperately searches for the jewel they all seek, one thing becomes clear: the fate of the world rests in the hands of . . .LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER.

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I am hcv men
This book is written like a tour of East Africa, with obligatory attempts to kill Lara at every location. The level of detail in the descriptions of the countries, and more to the point the type of details, make it very clear that this author has a vast knowledge of the area. On that side it was a very interesting read. Unfortunately, that's not supposed to be the centre of the book. There is no depth to the presentation of Lara. There was no introspection, almost no effort to present what she was thinking or even feeling. Dave Stern did a great job in this very area in the Cradle of Life novelisation, and this book was supposed to cover an extremely traumatic part of Lara's life, so it was generally quite disappointing in that area. Also, in the fight scenes the author just describes what happens. There is almost no effort to make us feel like Lara's life is threatened. The fight descriptions are pretty good, and certainly clear about what's happening, but there's no tension. In general, the book is very light reading, mildly enjoyable but with almost no memorable moments. The fascinating description of how easy it is to dodge a charging rhino is virtually the only one. Then we get to the climax, which I found rather shocking, certainly in contrast to the light tone of the rest of the book. It actually is a fairly good reason for Lara's angry-at-the-world attitude at the start of The Angel of Darkness game. Then for some strange reason the author has a trivial incident supposedly return Lara to her old self. That was bizarre.
I was looking forward to one of my favourite characters appearing in my favourite entertainment medium. If the next book does not have more depth and interest, it will be the last Lara book I bother to consider.
Andromajurus
A great read for any Tomb Raider fan. Yes, some of the resolutions are predictable and you can guess at the ending but that can be said of almost everything. You read this type of story for the fun of the journey and this journey is definitely that. The adventure never stops and this story actually makes Lara appear more human with working through injuries and having to rely more on the help of others. A really fast read that will wisk you along on a grand adventure. :-)
Iraraeal
I have grown up with Lara Croft. Ever sence I played Tomb Raider when it first came out for the playstation in 1996. It felt like I was play the games again.
Nto
I played all the games, and it's nice to have a continuation! I would easily recommend it to anyone I know.
Zodama
Try the other one, more recently published, by a different author. It's much better. This one was flat, lame, terrible. Not the Lara we know.
Efmprof
This original novel evidently starts where the first Tomb Raider game ended, with Lara Croft buried alive in the Temple of Horus. She is saved, but before she even has time to recover from her injuries enigmatic hitmen are trying to kill her. Her rescuer becomes her partner and the two are soon dashing across Africa searching for a mysterious amulet that everyone seems to think that she has. Can Lara Croft find the amulet and save her life? The Amulet of Power is the first original novel based on the video game series, none of which I have played - yet. My only knowledge of Lara Croft comes from the film series, but this is a nice, pulpy read. Packed with enough action and monsters to satisfy those looking for nothing else. Sadly the book fails to bring any dimension to Croft herself, she runs from one adventure to the next without feeling fatigue, hunger, thrist, or any kind of emotion. This changes at the climax, but it is too little too late. Still, the book shows that there is plenty of juice left in the franchise. Fans should enjoy it.
GODMAX
I've never read a Resnik novel before and if this is what he's capable of putting on paper, please someone stop him and save a tree or two.
SPOILER ALERT (kinda). Ok, you've been warned.
Amulet of Power was horrible. All Lara does is:
A: Ask a question between large vapid expository paragraphs from whomever she's with at the time.
B: Eat.
C: Ride Camels
D: Act like her IQ is equal to her bust size.
It's clear that Resnik wrote it in about a week while looking at Google maps of Nairobi. Could the chapters be any smaller?
Here's my fav paragraph from the book. Page 191.
"She finished her story at about the same time she finished her meal. Oliver signed the check, got up, and walked her to the safari car. A few moments later they were driving through the center of the huge city, past the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, the New Stanley Hotel, the High Court, all the familiar landmarks."
Geepers, if that's not pulizter winning writing I dunno what is. I love "the safari car".
Then soon after, Lara smells what she's unsure may be gasoline. Turns out it's not. I mean...WTF? Doesn't she know what she's smelling? I'll refrain from a spoiler here.
Lets turn to page 203 (that's the first page of Ch 27). Here's JUST Lara's dialog for a while:
"Mount Kenya?"
"You mean the Mount Kenya Safari Club?"
"Where are we going then?"
"So we'll spend the night out in the park?"
"So what are we doing there?"
"I'm pretty good at guarding myself."
"Where are we?"
"You look like you're pulling in there."
"What have you got?"
"I still am. It smells delicious."
"I thought all you ex-hunters like the Northern Frontier District best."
"Not that many animals, though."
"Did you ever do any hunting here?"
"What then?"
"It's terrible terrain for a war."
"I'm amazed that there's so little residual bitterness. Everyone in Kenya seems to get along well these days."
"You couldn't have chosen a lovelier place for a picnic."
"What *do* we do if a lion approaches? I don't imagine my pistols would have much effect from more than a few feet away."
"So what *do* we do?"
"And that's it?"
"Even man-eaters?"
The rest would start spoiling things but you see what I mean? That's nearly the end of the chapter too. Lara is a complete idiot in the book and what little "adventure" there is isn't very original or exciting. Someone tries to kill her by putting a snake (naturally one of the deadlist snakes in Africa too) in her hotel room? Wow, never saw or read that one before...yawn.
The whole thing feels like a first draft, much like TRAOD come to think of it.
The first two parts of the book, 185 pages, is there just to get Lara from point A to Point B and tell you what the main story is about. 185 pages for a road trip in a book that's only 279 pages long.
Page 281 is Maxim's legendary review for five out of five stars for TRAOD, btw.
That's just my opinion though. You may like it less than I did.
The Amulet of Power (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) download epub
Action & Adventure
Author: Mike Resnick
ISBN: 0345461711
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Action & Adventure
Language: English
Publisher: Del Rey (December 2, 2003)