Historical fiction (fantasy)

Assassin’s Creed: Foresaken


This post is about the fourth instalment in the Assassin’s Creed series, namely Foresaken written by Oliver Bowden. This novel tells the story of Haytham Kenway. Haytham’s father was an Assassin but he got killed when Haythan was 10 years old. He was brought up by his father’s friend who was a Templar. So Haytham was raised as such.

Throughout his life, Haytham will be brought to question everything he knows and has ever known. He also seeks his sister who has been kidnapped the night his father died. He will only find her, at the edge of the world, some 30 or 40 years later.

One of his missions for the Order of the Temple sends him to America to find a site where clues might be found about The Ones Who Were Before. In America, he will meet a Mohawk woman with whom he’ll have a child, although he will know it very late in his life. His son, Conor, is an Assassin who believes in the revolution led by George Washington.

This novel is written under the form of a diary whose epilogue is written by Conor himself. Foresaken is a story of revenge, identity, value. It is complemetary to the Ubisoft game rather than a retelling of it.

I was just a bit disappointed to have followed a Templar rather than an Assassin.

I rated this novel 2*/5.

Cheers, -A.



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