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Assassin's Creed... and the war that tore Ancient Greece apart

posted Jun 28, 2018, 7:42 AM by Gordon Doherty   [ updated Dec 9, 2018, 5:30 AM ]
I've been quiet for a while, but - by all the gods - I've been busy. This autumn, my top secret project will finally see the light of day!

Late last year, Ubisoft approached me with a view to me novelising the next blockbuster instalment of their hit gaming series 'Assassin's Creed'. Assassin's Creed Odyssey will be set in the cauldron of the Peloponnesian War: Sparta vs Athens, a brutal struggle that redefined warfare. The great clash between these two ancient superpowers has intrigued me since I was a boy. How could I say no?

The Assassin's Creed universe is deep and complex, with a long and successful series of games and accompanying novels. It was a daunting but tantalising prospect to work with such a long-established and well-loved franchise. The experience throughout has been hugely enjoyable: collaborating with the team at Ubisoft and Penguin has honed my skills as a storyteller and allowed me to experience a really immersive, team-based creative process.

The storyline of the novel is an absolute rip-roaring adventure, and while I don't want to give too much away, here's the official teaser:

Greece, 5th century BCE. Kassandra is a mercenary of Spartan blood, sentenced to death by her family, cast out into exile. Now she will embark on an epic journey to become a legendary hero - and uncover the truth about her mysterious lineage.

Get ready for Odyssey: journey deeper in the world of Assassin's Creed in the official novel of the highly anticipated new game, coming October 2018.

The novelisation of Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is available now!