Assassin's Creed commits Heresy
The Assassin's Creed: Heresy novel is now available in eBook and print.
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The first novel to be published by Ubisoft's in-house publishing initiative and distributed by Simon & Schuster, Assassin's Creed: Heresy is available in eBook formats, paperback ($16.00) and special edition ($27.00) premium hardcover featuring original concept art and behind-the-scenes interviews with both Christie Golden and Assassin's Creed Brand Content Director, Aymar Azaïzia. The special edition copy also includes a special code to unlock Assassin's Creed rewards through Ubisoft Club's loyalty program.
Assassin's Creed: Heresy blends the classic imaginative elements of science fiction with authentic historical details and focuses on Simon Hathaway, a modern-day historian and Templar who has just been appointed Head of Abstergo Industries' Historical Research Division in London. His mission is to locate Joan of Arc's sword, considered to be one of the Pieces of Eden, a relic with the potential to offer its user tremendous power over others. By connecting to Abstergo's newly updated Animus, a machine that allows one to experience genetic memories of the past, Simon delves into the mind of his ancestor Gabriel Laxart, a farm boy who fought alongside and fell madly in love with the legendary Joan of Arc. With help from an intriguing French psychiatrist, Dr. Victoria Bibeau, and his tech wunderkind ex-girlfriend, Simon uncovers long-buried secrets that could threaten his present and have monumental effects on the entire Templar Order.