The new novelization based on the bestselling games franchise Assassin's Creed.
'I am an expert swordsman. I am skilled in the business of death. I take no pleasure in my skill. Simply, I am good at it.'
1735 - London. Haytham Kenway has been taught to use a sword from the age he was able to hold one. When his family house is attacked - his father murdered and his sister taken by armed men - Haytham defends his home the only we he can: he kills.
With no family, he is taken in by a mysterious tutor who trains him to become a deadly killer. Consumed by his thirst for revenge, Haytham begins a quest for retribution, trusting no one and questioning everything he has ever known.
Conspiracy and betrayal surround him as he is drawn into the centuries-old battle between the Assasins and the Templars.