[Bea’s Ranting Book Reviews] Assassin’s Creed: Forsaken [Oliver Bowden] by Bea Harper


Published: 2012

Publisher: Penguin

Praise be to Grandmaster Haytham Edward Kenway, great be his name, considerable his wisdom and damn sexy be his face. May the Father of Understanding guide us.

Undoubtedly the best of Bowdens’ adaptations of the Assassin’s Creed series not just in terms of character but also plot, despite being an agent of The Cross, Haytham was never one to follow blindly and go through life without asking the whys and wherefores. A highly controversial figure in the pantheon of Templars who had come before, Haytham skews the line between Assassin and Templar by having the curiosity of his Assassin lineage as well as the drive to achieve balance and order as displayed by his adopted Templar faction. Calculating, blood occasionally that of ice water and armed with a wit that is as sharp as his blade, Haytham presents a character that has not been seen before and therefore severely warps whatever pre-conceived notions anybody had about the Templars in such a way you start to see that there is more to the Cross than the simple drive to dominate… and it seriously makes you reconsider everything you have come to know.

If you believe you know the entire story… think again.



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