Assassin's Creed: The Magus Conspiracy by Kate Heartfield

Assassin's Creed: The Magus Conspiracy

Assassin's Creed: The Magus Conspiracy

By Kate Heartfield

The war between Assassins and Templars wreaks havoc in the Victorian era, in this breakneck thriller which opens up a whole new chapter of the Assassin’s Creed universe

London, 1851 – When Pierrette, a daring acrobat performing at the Great Exhibition, rescues the mathematician Ada Lovelace from a gang of thugs, she becomes immersed in an ancient feud between Assassins and Templars. But Lovelace is gravely ill, and shares her secrets with Pierrette, sending the acrobat in search of a terrible weapon which she’d been developing for a shadowy figure known as “the Magus”. Pierrette’s only ally is Simeon Price, Lovelace’s childhood friend, who belongs to a Brotherhood devoted to free will. With Simeon’s aid, they uncover a startling web of political assassinations destabilizing Europe. As they race to foil the Templars’ deadly plot, murders and bombs are everywhere they look, but hope is nowhere in sight.

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Publication Details

Series: The Engine of History, book 1
Page Count: 336pp
Cover Art: Bastien Jez
Genre: Thriller

Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: August 16, 2022
UK On Sale Date: November 24, 2022
Paperback ISBN: 9781839081675
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: August 2, 2022
ebook ISBN: 9781839081682


Global On Sale: August 2, 2022
ISBN: 9781705070482

About the Author

KATE HEARTFIELD is the Aurora Award-winning author Armed in her Fashion, and the bestselling The Embroidered Book, a historical fantasy novel. Her novellas, stories, and games have been finalists for the Nebula, Locus, Crawford, Sunburst and Aurora awards. A former journalist, Kate lives near Ottawa, Canada.

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“I came away from this book, kinda hoping that Ubisoft do something with the characters and put them in a game. Easy 5 out of 5 Stars!”
Big Geordie Geek

“I came away from this book, kinda hoping that Ubisoft do something with the characters and put them in a game. Easy 5 out of 5 Stars!”
Big Geordie Geek

“Heartfield shows a strong understanding of the tones of the franchise, and it is clear she put a huge amount of effort into making this book a reality. It is comforting to know then that there are two further books coming in this series from her, which will evidently take the story further and later in the nineteenth century and theoretically up until the first World War.”
Access the Animus

“A rich, fun, and engrossing mix of franchise lore and Victorian-era history, Kate Heartfield brings her trademark brilliant and thrilling storytelling to Assassin’s Creed. The Magus Conspiracy sings with equal parts witty characters, series stealth, and historical intrigue. A must-read for every Assassin’s Creed fan.”
– Mike Chen, New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Brotherhood.

“This book made me excited for the future of the franchise and introduced me to a fantastic writer, Kate Heartfield. The research that Kate put into this story is very thorough as I was able to find information on all of the historical figures and events that took place and read an accurate retelling that made this story stand out from previous releases.”
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Praise for Kate Heartfield

“Written with arresting detail… Heartfield’s powerful battle scenes make this well worth the price of admission.”

Publishers Weekly Starred Review, for Armed in her Fashion


“Heartfield writes a fast and gripping story, mounting to a tense cliffhanger. But Heartfield also writes a story that’s tremendously fun, filled with humane, believable characters.”, on Alice Payne Arrives

Assassin's Creed: The Magus Conspiracy by Kate Heartfield

Global Ebook On Sale: August 2, 2022
US Paperback On Sale: August 16, 2022
UK Paperback On Sale: November 24, 2022
Global Audiobook On Sale: August 2, 2022

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