ASSASSIN’S CREED SERIES – BY OLIVER BOWDEN
A series of game tie-in novels, chronicling the events of Assassin’s Creed games, written by Oliver Bowden (also known as Anton Gill) a renaissance historian and novelist.
The novels focus on retelling the events of each of the main games, as well as often expanding upon the story’s main narrative to cover new, previously unexplored arcs, such as Forsaken, Unity and Underworld novels, which tie-in with their respective games, Assassin’s Creed III, Unity and Syndicate, and largely expanding upon the stories of the protagonists’ past or telling the story from a different character’s perspective and exploring parts of their lives that the games did not cover.
The series started with Renaissance in 2009, tying in with Assassin’s Creed II and went back and forth, retelling stories of all the main Assassin’s Creed installments. The latest release was Underworld which ties in with Syndicate.
It must be noted that while the novels are canon, they completely ignore the modern day segments of the games.
Betrayed by the ruling families of Italy, a young man embarks upon an epic quest for vengeance. To eradicate corruption and restore his family’s honor, he will learn the art of the Assassin.
Along the way, Ezio will call upon the wisdom of such great minds as Leonardo da Vinci and Niccolò Machiavelli – knowing that survival is bound to the skills by which he must live.
To his allies, he will become a force for change – fighting for freedom and justice. To his enemies, he will become a threat dedicated to the destruction of the tyrants abusing the people of Italy.
So begins an epic story of power, revenge and conspiracy.
TRUTH WILL BE WRITTEN IN BLOOD.
Rome, once mighty, lies in ruins. The city swarms with suffering and degradation, her citizens living in the shadow of the ruthless Borgia family. Only one man can free the people from the Borgia tyranny – Ezio Auditore, the MasterAssassin. Ezio’s quest will test him to his limits. Cesare Borgia, a man more villainous and dangerous than his father the Pope, will not rest until he has conquered Italy. And in such treacherous times, conspiracy is everywhere, even within the ranks of the brotherhood itself…
- THE SECRET CRUSADE
Niccolò Polo, father of Marco, will finally reveal the story he has kept secret all his life – the story of Altaïr, one of the Brotherhood’s most extraordinary assassins.
Altaïr embarks on a formidable mission – one that takes him throughout the Holy Land and shows him the true meaning of the Assassin’s Creed. To demonstrate his commitment, Altaïr must defeat nine deadly enemies, including the Templar leader, Robert de Sable.
Altaïr’s life story is told here for the first time: a journey that changes the course of history; his ongoing battle with the Templar conspiracy; a family life that is as tragic as it is shocking; and the ultimate betrayal of an old friend.
“Enter a world of mysticism, machinations, and murder in which the mighty and noble do whatever is necessary to protect their supremacy, where rebellion grows in the darkest streets and alleys, and where those with the power to kill have the power to change the world. When a man has won all his battles and defeated his enemies, what is left for him to achieve?”
“Ezio Auditore must leave his life behind in search of answers, in search of the truth. In Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Master Assassin Ezio Auditore walks in the footsteps of the legendary mentor Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad, on a journey of discovery and revelation. It is a perilous path – one that will take Ezio to Constantinople, the heart of the Ottoman Empire, where a growing army of Templars threatens to destabilize the region.”
1735 – London, Haytham Kenway has been taught to use a sword from the age he was able to hold one. When his family’s house is attacked – his fathermurdered and his sister taken by armed men, Haytham defends his home the only way he can… he kills. With no family, he is taken in by a mysterious tutorwho trains him to become a deadly killer.
Consumed by his thirst for revenge, Haytham begins a quest for retribution, trusting no one and questioning everything he has ever known. Conspiracy and betrayal surround him as he is drawn into the centuries-old battle between the Assassins and the Templars.
- BLACK FLAG
It’s the Golden Age of Piracy – a time when greed, ambition and corruption overcome all loyalties – and a brash young captain, Edward Kenway, is making his name known for being one of the greatest pirates of his time.
In the brilliant new novel, Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, discover the story of how Edward, a young privateer, became one of the world’s most deadly pirates and was drawn into the centuries-old battle between the Templars and the Assassins.
1789: The magnificent city of Paris sees the dawn of the French Revolution. The cobblestone streets run red with blood as the people rise against the oppressive aristocracy. But revolutionary justice comes at a high price.
At a time when the divide between the rich and poor is at its most extreme, and a nation is tearing itself apart, a young man and woman fight to avenge all they have lost. Soon Arno and Élise are drawn into the centuries-old battle between the Assassins and the Templars – a world with dangers more deadly than they could ever have imagined.
“A disgraced Assassin. A deep-cover agent. A quest for redemption.
1862, and with London in the grip of the Industrial Revolution, the world’s first underground railway is under construction. When a body is discovered at the dig, it sparks the beginning of the latest deadly chapter in the centuries-old battle between the Assassins and Templars.
Deep undercover is an Assassin with dark secrets and a mission to defeat the Templar stranglehold on the nation’s capital.
Soon the Brotherhood will know him as Henry Green, mentor to Jacob and Evie Frye. For now, he is simply The Ghost.”