Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade is the thrilling novelisation by Oliver Bowden based on the game series. 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.
Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade is based on the phenomenally successful gaming series. Oliver Bowden is the pen-name of an acclaimed novelist.
©2013 Oliver Bowden (P)2013 Penguin Books Limited
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"Go beyond the game"
Adds so much more to the story of the original game. Unexpectedly, the events of the game only make up the first half of the game.
"The original Assassin's story"
This is the best AC book by far, it has more engaging characters and a fairly deep plot compared to the others and it's middle eastern setting and cultural references peek the interest.
Altair is a character that is both tragic and heroic and you feel for a lot of his situations even if some of them are brought on by himself.
No particular character stands out, but they are all voiced very well and distinctly.
"Well worth the money"
This book was a lot more than I bargained for, it took the story of the game that I enjoyed so much and made it so much more, I cannot wait to listen to the rest of the series!
I have listened to it twice from start to finish. Gunnar Cauthery is brilliant as narrator. Story covers all aspects well and keeps you gripped till the end. Highly Recommended
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