Book Review: Assassin’s Creed: The Fall by Cameron Stewart

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“Assassin’s Creed: The Fall” follows 19th century Russian assassin Nikolai Orelov as he strives to claim an artifact of immense power from the hands of the Templars, leading to a climactic and violent showdown with the ruthless Tsar Alexander III aboard a speeding train.

Meanwhile, in modern times, a troubled young drifter copes with unsettling visions of a possible past life – visions that have irreversible consequences for the present.

This comic is based on a video game of the same name. I’ve never played Assassin’s Creed…in fact, I don’t play any games. One thing I can say is that even without having played the game, this comic was a standalone and it was understandable. Prior knowledge doesn’t seem to be a must, but I guess the familiarity with the characters and the world helps.

The comic jumps from the past to the present constantly, giving us a view of where it all started and it basically follower everyone to where they are now. It started ages ago with Nikolai Orelov who was after an artifact- that he failed to get- then we turn to modern day Daniel who has been having what seems to be visions of a past life.

At first I thought it was reincarnation but as I read further I found that that was not the case. There is a deeper meaning in all of this. Daniel can’t handle all the images in his head and ends up lashing us…and here we find out about the Order of Assassins.

I really liked the characters in the story. The pace was excellent and there was a real plot to follow. The artwork was exceptional. I can’t wait to look over my friend’s shoulder again as she plays this game.

Read: 1 April 2016
Rating: ★★★★

Publication Date: 10 November 2010
Publisher: DC Comics
Writers and Illustrators: Cameron Stewart | Karl Kerschl






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