action · Adapted to film · Adventure · Historical fiction · Young adult

Assassin’s Creed (The Official Film Tie-in) – Christie Golden ★★★★

We work in the dark to serve the light. We are assassins.
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.

My Review:
Now I must start by saying I am a big fan of anything Assassin Creed and was delighted it was being turned into a film, so I just had to read the book before I watched the film. However, I didn’t find this one as good as the series of Assassin Creed I have previously read. It is a brilliant story line but I wasn’t as hooked as I was with the series and I think that’s because they’ve turned it into a more 21st century story rather than the old series. Nevertheless, I enjoyed reading this one even though it took me a while to finish which is why I awarded four stars. This book is written well and contains short chapters but i wouldn’t class it as similar to the whole series. I can’t wait to watch the film now and compare the two. I must admit I do love the cover though showing the two personalities of an assassin. This is written by a different author than those written in the series which is also why it felt a bit different.  Enjoy!

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Historical fiction · Young adult

Assassins Creed Series – Oliver Bowden ✶✶✶✶✶

assassins creed
#1 Renaissance
#2 Brotherhood
#3 The Secret Crusade
#4 Revelations
#5 Forsaken
#6 Blag Flag
#7 Unity
#8 Underworld

Date finished: 04/01/2016

Now this series will not be for everyone but other than Harry Potter this is the only other series of book I have adored and kept. You may have heard about the Assassins creed games, but trust me the books are even better than the games! With currently eight books in the series you are bound to be submerged into the Assassins creed world (my guilty pleasure). Warning you though these books do not follow the exact same story that is displayed throughout the games, although the books have way more details and insights (YAY!).

All the books are set back to the 1980’s and some even earlier than that. Each individual book is set in a different well known location around the world like London, Italy, Paris and Rome just to name a few. I am personally very interested in how life used to be back then and how clever and capable assassins are to achieve their missions. Will the fight between the templers and assassins ever come to an end? and who will finally emerge victorious?

I would highly recommend these books to you all if you think you will enjoy them, this series will appeal more to those readers who enjoy fantasy, adventure and historical fiction. Many people in my life have been shocked to find that I enjoyed them as a 21 year old female, but they are easy to read books that will always stick with me personally and I hope this will not be the last book! It can’t.