Assassin's Creed: Underworld
*Brand new tie in book to the new Assassin's Creed: Syndicate*
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 batt...more
But 'Underworld' covers the events that lead up to Syndicate, and the Book, from halfway onwards, covers that events that…moreYes, Heather is right.
But 'Underworld' covers the events that lead up to Syndicate, and the Book, from halfway onwards, covers that events that transpire in Syndicate. (less)
Well, that was emotional.
As a huge fan of the Assassin's Creed and Victorian London, I HAD to buy this book. After finishing the game a month or so ago, I needed to fill the hole that it had left in my heart.
The book is essentially split into three halves, starting before the events of the game and focusing on the character of Henry Green (or Jayadeep Mir/The Ghost/Bharat Singh) and how he became an Assassin. It later focuses on the Frye twins and follows the story of the game exactly.
As much a ...more
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When I first got this title my initial exited was tempered by the fact I'd not before seen such a mess of an ARC. There were random numbers everywhere and broken lines. I contacted Netgalley and a little bit jokingly asked them if AC releases their ARCs like their games, half finished and full of glitches. It however turned out that it was not easy to solve this problem, but since I really wanted to read it at that time, and my ...more
The second part where the Ghost becomes Henry and meets the latest Assassins, Evie and Jacob Frye, children of Ethan, he loses his confidence in his amazing abilities, which is a shame. Mainly because if his father had listened to Ethan at the beginning, He ...more
I’m going to give you a little bit of backstory about me before continuing on with this review. It’s not necessarily needed, but it may help knowing where I’m coming from after I read this.
I played Assassin’s Creed: Unity and that’s about it. I don’t recall much of the plot and the characters ...more
This book is the finale of the Oliver Bowden series, I still have two more books to go in this universe :)
So in this book we go to London during the great depression years and we are introduced to The Ghost ( aka Henry ) and the famous twins Jacob and Evie .. I loved those twins so much and they are such a good team, I liked this book and it had a certain charm to it, the ending was so adorable, I wish if we can get a book for Syndicate I think it will be epic :)
Assassin's Creed: Underworld is the companion novel for Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, the latest (and my favourite) Assassin's Creed game.
I guess I'll start off with the big negative with this one that brought it down the two stars, and that's the editing. There is a big problem with repetitiveness- at one point an entire section was repeated, as well as small phrases being used within paragraphs of each other. There were a lot of grammar mistakes and some sentences were written as if ...more
Plot-wise, the bu ...more
It was not that I didn't like the book subject, the happenings and stories.. It's just written in a way that just didn't capture me at all.
I am a huge Assassin's Creed fan and especially Syndicate which may be my favorite game of all time. It's so interesting to see the back story from some of the characters and because of that it makes a lot more sense the way they act in the game. It also just confirms that I want the imagination ...more
I enjoyed three quarters of the book which focused more as a prequel to the game. It was lovely that the author chose to focus on Henry, who remained enigmatic throughout Syndicate. To my dismay, however, the transition from Henry to the Frye twins brought about a major change of pace (although understandable given the circumstance of cramming everything into 400+ pages, I still ruminate on the possibilities) and my only major complaint is that more effort could have b ...more
This book however was brilliant. It gave a.backstory to the game that was so interesting and something knew to me.
The AC books have always been written as if they are in the same world as the games but from a different perspective, Oliver Bowden has written all the tie in books and has always done a brilliant job. This time however he has excelled himself. This book was outstanding.
The writin ...more
It was all going very nicely until 100 pages from the end when the Frye twins turned up as adults. At this point the detailed explanations that have surrounded events seem to disappear and large periods of time are jumped over. Additionally, conclusions are reached without explanation - one can make assumptions about why they occurred but it leaves the reader feeling unsatisfied. Unlike the first 3/4 of ...more
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for a fair and honest ...more
That sounds really negative, but I actually quite liked it. The first two thirds or so really added depth to the character of Henry Green, and built up the events leading to the story in ways that changed my perspective on things and added to my enjoyment of the game. Even the few chapters from younger Evie's perspective were cute and I felt like they complemented and added to her characterizat ...more
I was hoping there would be more of the story from the game, since the Black Flag novel was more so like that. I found it dragged a little, and I got lost a few times with characters and subplots jumping up seemingly out of nowhere.
I felt a little disappointed, my favourite parts were ones which the tw ...more