Scholastic teamed up with Ubisoft to produce Assassin’s Creed YA books that will release in September. Icefall author Matthew J. Kirby will write the Last Descendants series, which will release simultaneously in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
The Assassin’s Creed video game series, which is available across numerous gaming consoles, takes place in an alternate history where a group of Assassins fight for peace against a group called the Templars, who seek to control society. Nine games exist in the main series, though there are many spin-off games, with more to come. Adult novel and graphic novel tie-ins already exist for the Assassin’s Creed series.
Since each Assassin’s Creed game takes place in a different era of history, the first Assassin’s Creed YA book will take place in 1863 in New York City. The story will feature the draft riots, the Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire, William “Boss” Tweens, and a group of teens involved the Assassin-Templar feud, according to Publisher’s Weekly.
A second book in the Last Descendants series will release in 2017.
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Assassin’s Creed screenshot courtesy of Ubisoft’s website.