The official Synopsis:
NICCOLO POLO, FATHER OF MARCO, WILL FINALLY REVEAL THE STORY HE HAS KEPT SECRET ALL HIS LIFE – THE STORY OF ALTAIR, ONE OF THE BROTHERHOOD’S MOST EXTRAORDINARY ASSASSINS.
Altair 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, Altair must defeat nine deadly enemies, including Templar leader, Robert de Sable.
Altair’s life story is told here for the first time: a journey that will change 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.
My Two Cents:
Assassins Creed from the book to the game has been a clear favourite of mine. Oliver Bowden has delivered a masterpiece of a series. However this book of the series is somewhat of a let down for me.
The major reason is that it deviates from the main story-line to add a background story which currently doesn’t feel a relevant fit. Maybe the next book in this series will help make this deviation a better fit.
Regardless the book itself has a good solid character presence with the fast paced story that we associate with this series.
On the positive side the book offers an insight into the history of the Brotherhoods key events and characters.
For Assassins Creed fans I would still give a must read!
Link to Goodreads: Assassin’s Creed: The Secret Crusade