Assassin's Creed (book series)
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The Assassin's Creed books are a series of novels set within the fictional universe of the Assassin's Creed video game. The books follow an Assassin who becomes involved in a war between the Assassins Order and the Knights Templar. Other novels in the series follow additional Assassins and their journeys for revenge or victory.
The novel stars Ezio Auditore da Firenze, who seeks revenge for the murder of his family. He begins to train as an assassin, also discovering various truths about his mother and his father's history. Ezio becomes drawn into a war between the Assassin Order and the Knights Templar; two secret brotherhoods that have been combating each other for centuries. The groups are battling over an ancient technology called the "Apple", which can alter human minds, as well as a vault in Italy which contains the knowledge and technology of the ancient, technologically-superior civilization who were worshipped as Gods after their disappearance and supposed extinction ("Those who came before").
In Brotherhood, Ezio Auditore struggles to free the city of Rome from the tyranny of Cesare Borgia, who wishes to take over all of Italy. However this is easier said than done as Borgia has many powerful allies and Ezio soon discovers that his reach extends to the Brotherhood itself.
The Secret Crusade
The Secret Crusade follows Altaïr as told by Niccolo Polo. It details the life of Altaïr, an Assassin, beginning with the death of his father. Altaïr watches his father be executed for the unintended death of a noble. Some time later, he also watches one of his father's fellow Assassins kill himself out of guilt over the death of Altaïr's father. Altaïr soon begins to train under Al Mualim, leader of the Assassin Order, who instructs him not to tell his fellow Assassin, Abbas, of his father's suicide. Despite this warning Altaïr tells Abbas, who receives the news poorly. The news that Abbas' father killed himself causes problems between himself and Altaïr.
The Secret Crusade then progresses to many years later where an older Altaïr, his wife Maria and their son Darim are returning to Masyaf, Altaïr's home, after successfully assassinating Genghis Khan. In their absence, Abbas has proclaimed himself "Master of the Assassins" and taken over Masyaf, ruling the people through fear and violence. Altaïr is met with cold indifference and discovers that despite being told that his son Sef had traveled to Alamut, his son was actually murdered by Malik. Malik has been imprisoned, but claims his innocence. Altaïr breaks him out of jail, planning to confront Abbas and reclaim his place as Master Assassin. These plans are thwarted when Abbas has Malik killed and frames Altaïr for his death. Out of anger, Altaïr uses the Apple of Eden to kill the man responsible for Sef's death, but also inadvertently causes Maria's death. Devastated by the loss of his son and his wife, Altaïr flees Masyaf.
Years later, a merchant named Muhklis is saved from desert bandits by Altaïr, now an old man in his seventies. Muhklis takes an injured Altaïr back to his home in Masyaf and agrees to help him reclaim his place. They hope to take back Masyaf with as little bloodshed as possible. They are joined by a few young men who are against Abbas and are training in the traditional ways of the Assassins, which have been ignored during Abbas' reign. They, along with the people of Masyaf, storm the castle, fighting through Abbas' men, but only killing if absolutely necessary. Altaïr faces Abbas for the last time, killing him with his pistol shot weapon. With the death of their leader, Abbas' men lay down their arms and Altaïr is proclaimed the leader of the Assassins. The final chapter shows that Ezio Auditore da Firenze (Da Firenze simply meaning "from Firenze/Florence") is the reader, and he is on a boat arriving in Constantinople, in the second sequence of events in Revelations.
Revelations once again follows Ezio Auditore as he leaves his life behind in search of the truth about the Assassin Order and "Those who came before". The resulting journey takes him to Constantinople where a growing army of Knights Templar threatens the region. It was released on 24 November 2011 in the United Kingdom and on 29 November 2011 in the United States.
Forsaken primarily takes on the form of Haytham Kenway’s personal journal and tracks his life from his early childhood in England through to his rise up the Templar ranks. Forsaken was released on 4 December 2012.
- Renaissance (November 20, 2009)
- Brotherhood (November 25, 2010)
- The Secret Crusade (June 23, 2011)
- Revelations (November 24, 2011)
- Forsaken (December 4, 2012)
- Black Flag (November 26, 2013)
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