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 centur...more
Assassin's Creed books follow various time periods and revolve around the Assassins at war with the Knights Templar.
Assassin's Creed Underworld follows Henry Green and Detective Abberline six years before the events of Syndicate, eventually ending with the game's final missions in Evie's perspective.
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز پنجم ماه ژوئن سال 2018 میلادی
عنوان: فرقه اساسین ها: کتاب هشتم: دنیای تبهکاران؛ نویسنده: اولیور باودن (بودن)؛ ...more
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.
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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
Plot-wise, the bu ...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
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
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
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
Massive plot holes, characters nowhere near as charismatic as they should be and terrible world building. It takes a lot to make Victorian London seem dull, somehow this book did it.
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His head dropped. "But...?"
"But I also saw you hesitate when you had that murderous little toff bang to rights, and I saw the fight drain out of you, just as surely as you'd been uncorked. I saw someone who's very good at dealing death but ain't got no heart for doing it. Now, I've met lots of evil bastards with a sadistic streak long as your arm, who would go knocking your teeth out of your mouth just because they had too many ales and fancied swinging their arm. Evil bastards who loved dishing out pain but only to those weaker and more vulnerable than themselves. Christ only knows, I've been married to two of them. And what's more, I've seen men who was good at fighting and could handle themselves if a brawl broke out, and who would do what they had to do given the circumstances, and maybe take a grim pride in their work, and maybe not. But what I ain't never seen is a man so good at fighting as you, who had so little stomach for it. [...] I wondered about that an awful lot, young man, believe you me. I've wondered if maybe you was a deserter from the army but not out of cowardice, oh no, I've never seen a man so brave, but because you're one of them, what you call it? Conscientious objectors. Well, the truth of it is, that I don't know, and from the sounds of what you're saying now, it's probably best I don't know, but what I do know is that you've got a big heart and there's no room in this world for people with a heart like yours. This world eats up people with hearts like yours. Eats them up and spits them out. You ask if I worry? Yes, my boy, I worry. You ask why? That's why.”