Can’t get enough Assassin’s Creed? You know you can’t, and so do the good folks at Titan Books. In order to separate your money from your wallet, they have released, for the first time in one volume, the previously separately published Ankh of Isis trilogy.
This series serves as a backdrop to, and extension of, the game universe you’re already familiar with. Volume I: “Desmond”, while rehashing a good bit of the storyline of the first game in the series, also gives a bit of insight as to how Abstergo reeled in our hero, Desmond Miles, to begin with, and introduces a brand new member of his ancestry. We are introduced to the assassin Aquilus, a member of the druidic Gaul society, rivals to the great Roman civilization.
Volume 2: “Aquilus”, continues the tale of Aquilus, his quest to recover an ancient artifact, and the tragedy that befalls him as a result. He is assisted by yet another new assassin, his cousin, Accipiter, who is a member of the Alemanni, a Germanic tribe that overran the Gauls. Meanwhile, in present day, Desmond and Lucy, freed of Abstergo, attempt to use Desmond’s ancestral memories to uncover the present-day location of the Ankh.
In Volume 3: “Accipiter, we follow Accipiter, whose memories are being mined by a new present-day assassin, Johnathan Hawk, as he seeks to rescue his cousin from capture, and Desmond and Lucy continue to search for the Ankh.
The series has some solid art and fleshes out the in-between of the Altair and Ezio chapters of the existing canon, while bringing with it new assassins both modern and historical. Hands down a must-have for any AC fan.