Scholastic and Ubisoft Form Partnership to Publish an Assassin’s Creed Book Series

By Maryann Yin Comment

Descendants Cover (GalleyCat)Scholastic and Ubisoft have established an agreement to publish an Assassin’s Creed-inspired young adult series. Matthew J. Kirby wrote the first installment, Last Descendants.

The release date for Kirby’s book has been scheduled September 2016. Book two will follow in January 2017.

Here’s more from the press release: “Last Descendants is an action adventure, historical fiction saga featuring a group of teens caught up in the centuries-old Assassin-Templar feud. Inspired by the popular video game series, the first book is set concurrently in the present-day, 1860s New York City, and during the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire and will feature historical figures including William ‘Boss’ Tweed, Hernán Cortés, renowned opera singer Adelina Patti, among others.”