“The conspiracies of the Templars reverberate across nineteenth century Europe as they seize control of the future, and only the Brotherhood of Assassins can hold them back, in this globetrotting adventure from Assassin’s Creed”
Thank you to Aconyte Books for providing me with this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
Game tie-in novels are rarely in the middle for me: either I enjoy the heck out of them, or I hate them. It can be a challenge to write a book that feels both like the game and is a complete story all on its own. The Resurrection Plot does it beautifully.
The book starts off with a conversation between two characters: Pierette Arnaud and Safiya El-Nadi, as they plan an operation. It is interrupted by a scuffle with a spy and that is this book in a nutshell. It is an exciting story arc folded in among well-written action scenes and I loved it.
The book follows Arnaud as she comes across a plot to get rid of all free will. Pretty intense, right? Of course, there is maneuvering on a larger scale that spans other books and storylines. It is never too much, though, although it is a lot. Arnaud is reunited with Simeon Price, whom I enjoyed reading about immensely. There is an interesting character dynamic between the student and teacher. From being close friends to having major trust issues, their relationship actually seems to regress (although it has simply become more complex). People can be confusing messes, and I liked reading about these messes.
The plot itself is a fun one full of mayhem and a sense of urgency. The pacing was excellent, nonstop fun while still having a bit of character development. If I had to pick a part that wasn’t hands-down amazing, it would be that character development because, while the dynamic between Simeon and Arnaud was a good one, not much growth happened with anyone in the book. Of course, that isn’t what I expected from The Resurrection Plot so I was in no way disappointed.
The story never slows down, instead location-hopping. In this way, I am reminded of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, which is a compliment of course. There were cameos from other characters, some of whom I recognized and others who would probably mean more to other people. The author really delivered on the sense of danger and excitement. The book is loads of fun, perfect for fans of both the game and good adventure books.