Assassin's Creed: Underworld

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 and with London in the grip of the Industrial Revolution the world s f

  • Title: Assassin's Creed: Underworld
  • Author: Oliver Bowden Andrew Holmes
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 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 battle between the Assassins and Templars.Deep undercover is an Assassin with dark secrets and a mission to defeat the Templar stranglehold on the nation s capital.Soon the Brotherhood will know him as Henry Green, mentor to Jacob and Evie Frye For now, he is simply The Ghost.Assassin s Creed Underworld is the eighth gripping novel from Oliver Bowden set in the immersive world of Assassin s Creed.

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    1. 3.5 Stars Read all my reviews on urlphantomhiveoklikes 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 Kobo was stil [...]

    2. 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 [...]

    3. This book was difficult for me to rate because I liked the characters a lot and the story was interesting, but it was written poorly. There was very little detail, and this made it difficult to properly follow what was happening. There were a lot of gaps and jumps in detail and story, and a lot of it felt more like a summary from a bystander than a story about the people experiencing it.

    4. I enjoyed the first part of the book with Jayadeep becoming the Ghost and his relationship with Maggie. I wish that she had featured more, as she was an interesting character who had obviously survived a life full of experiences, good and bad.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 [...]

    5. Give me a medal, I finished this in 1 year and 2 months omg.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 of th [...]

    6. Ако си мислите, че играта е тъпа, трябва да прочетете тази книга. След което игричката ще ви се стори като шекспиров театър. Но за феновете на Гей(м) ъв Троунс, както и за всички останали, дето бъркат фентъзи с исторически романи и дето получават множествени оргазми само при с [...]

    7. 3/5 stars Assassin's Creed: Underworldis 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 t [...]

    8. As weird as this sounds: 5 stars for the first 70%, 3 for the last 30%. This was a really engaging story that enriches both the character of Henry Green and the Assassin's Creed mythology, which was a real pleasure to read at that, but only up to the point when it turns into a quick and messy recap of the events from the game. I've played the game and I loved the game - and I loved that the book did not, at least at the beginning, try to become a summary of the game's events and instead attempte [...]

    9. OK so I love Assassins Creed. I've played the games, read all the books, am looking forward to the movie.This book however was brilliant. It gave ackstory 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 writing w [...]

    10. I read AC 2, 1, 3, 4, then 8. They're all written by Bowden, and I am disappointed to come to my own conclusion that he had either decided to inject some British flavour (of the no-flavour kind), or he has tired from writing so many AC novels. Where he used to write with such depth as to the environment, he no longer does. Subtle details to draw the reader into the cultural setting, quite none. Where he does attempt to elaborate something, it sounds just like that - an attempt. Plot-wise, the bu [...]

    11. If Evie isn't the most inept Assassin, she's very close. Her brother does all the work while she devotes all her time to looking for artifacts she never gets anyway, and she doesn't seem to care at all that in the meantime, people are suffering under the Templars' rule - she's all words, no do, but she scoffs at her brother who actually makes a mark, and accuses him of doing nothing but killing. Funny how throughout the book he's the only one who actually achieves something, all the others - Geo [...]

    12. 3.5 stars rounded off to 4.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 [...]

    13. This is the first book in the series that I have read. The characters and setting really leapt off the pages, and at times I couldn't put the book down. haven't played Syndicate, the game this book is based upon, yet. I'm looking forward to seeing how or if the story lines overlap. The book felt a little long but other than that, it was enjoyable. When I have time I want to read the previous seven.I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for a fair and honest [...]

    14. Amazing story, very well put together. Until the last part, where the game supposedly begins I love the game, but it's a lousy story. Everything before that though, absolutely amazing.

    15. love this series so close to the game yet a very detailed back story to the characters within the game. can actually be read as a stand alone series game play is not essential. I love this series

    16. I feel like I owe Mr. Bowden an apology. I went in with very low expectations, expecting pulp fiction. I didn’t get that. Not at all. I’m actually quite happy to be proven wrong. So, thank you, Mr. Bowden.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 [...]

    17. This came from my Book Club friend, not our typical fare, and she didn't like it either, but I like to at least try different genres. I'm not into video games of any kind, had only heard of AC because I saw a movie trailer, and had no idea what it's about. I got 120 pages in to this before realising I really didn't care, and am none the wiser for it. A young Indian boy, trained since childhood to be an assassin, but who failed his first kill, is sent to London to work undercover for an establish [...]

    18. I was a little bit disappointed in this one, I know that from reading the description it was centred on another character in the game, but I think I was hoping for more set during the game itself.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 [...]

    19. Overall I really enjoy the Assassin's Creed books, however this one took an interesting turn.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 [...]

    20. A fairly slow paced book that focussed on the lifelong war between the two sides. Though after Forsaken and Unity, one would expect that the next book of the series focussed on the unification of both sides or even a resolution of their war to a certain extent but it was back to square one which was a bit disappointing, guess that would be clarified in the Last Descendants seriesAs for the storyline a latter part of the book revolves around the timeline of Syndicate, keeping a cloudy conspiracy [...]

    21. I really like the idea of taking a side character of the game and making it the main character of the book. having played the game i know the world and know the characters but by reading the book I now know how the situation came to be and how the characters got involved.The book itself is well written and the pacing is great never a dull moment and yet the characters get a chance to grow. because it is not the story of the game it can be read without it but playing the game AND reading the book [...]

    22. This book paled in comparison to the other books in this series. It would be an insult to even compare it to the game. Massive quality drop in this book.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.

    23. Being one of my favorite Assassin's Creed games, I was excited to get to the retelling part of it in the book, but surprisingly I found much more interesting the first part, the "prequel" part of the book. The retelling seems almost written by someone else. Overall I really enjoyed being in the world of ACS again and loved to know more of Jayadeep and Ethan's story. The ending was really cute <3

    24. I was quite disappointed by this book. While I like Oliver Bowden's writing style, I feel like this story was not adequately developed. I expected to see more of the Rooks, more of the Frye twins and more of Jacob's relationship with Roth (one of the most interesting aspects of the game, in my opinion). Other than that, it was a pleasant enough book, even though I wasn't fully immersed in it.

    25. As much as I liked the AC series, I didn't really like this book. I couldn't understand Jayadeep's mind, how he was all "oh yes, I am an assassin" and then suddenly "no, I am not" and switching between that all the time.

    26. The eight Assissin's Creed story is set in the 19th century. England is in the middle of the industrial revolution and in different places of the world, a new generation of Assassin's is being prepared to stop the Templars.

    27. Great until part 3Evie and Jacob's story should have been separate. Their thrill-killing spree put the lie to everything Henry stands for and everything that makes him a joy.

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