Wednesday 24 April 2019

Assassin's Creed: Heresy by Christie Golden - A Review

Today we talk about another book that belongs to my favorite Assassin's Creed Series. This one is called Heresy and it's written by Christie Golden. 

Heresy is set in the universe of Assassin's Creed and through it we relive the memories of  high-ranking Templar Simon Hathaway's ancestor who fought beside Joan of Arc. He  slowly uncovers secrets of the past that could dangerously impact his present  and that of the entire Templar order. An endless conflict. An old wrong. A new revelation.
Simon Hathaway, member of the Templar Inner Sanctum, brings a cool head and detached manner to his new role as Head of Abstergo Industry's Historical Research Division. But Simon also has an insatiable curiosity, and is fascinated by the thought of experiencing history first-hand through his ancestor Gabriel Laxart, who fought alongside the legendary Joan of Arc.
When he enters the newly-designed Animus for its initial project, Simon finds himself unprepared for what he discovers: how deep the conflict between the Templars and the Assassins goes, and what his ancestor is willing to do for the woman he loves. And as he slowly uncovers secrets of the past, Simon is confronted with the most dangerous truth of all:
Who is the heretic and who is the true believer?

I really enjoyed reading Heresy and from all the books that I have read in this universe this is a little bit different from the normal Assassin's Creed style. It is written in a different style and it combines the present day London and Abstergo with the past (when Joan of Arc lived). 

The world building was good and it shows the medieval/renaissance world with authenticity and does set the scene really well. In terms of characters I liked the modern and historical characters. I really liked all the modern characters and found they really had a story of their own. The plot was well paced and had a lot of action. Lots of battle scenes as you would expect but also some good character development. There was also some surprises and shocks. 

It may sound weird but in this book, I liked more the parts of the book that had to do with the present. Finally I liked the ending which was something I didn't expect.

Have you read this book?

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