ARC review: “Assassins Creed. The Ming Storm” by Yan Leisheng

“Warmth and cold exists only in my mind. The ten Thousand things of this world are nothing and my mind alone gives birth to them. The weather is what it is, and if you are cold, it is only in your mind.”UAC01 The Ming Storm by Yan Leisheng (1)

My rating: 4,5 / 5 

Publisher: Aconyte Books / 1 June 2021

Well, well, well. I’m so impressed by this book! Despite my huge summer reading plans, I have to explore Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, somehow, I’ve missed it. Shame on me! It’s the first, officially authorised book by Ubisoft, which isn’t a fan-fiction. The best part of this is, you don’t have to be a gamer to understand them, there is advantage though, if you know some pre-stories. For example, in this book, we have flashbacks of Master Assassin, Ezio Auditore and Italian Brotherhood.

The Ming Dynasty, 16th century China. This book is about Shao Jun, Master Assassin of Chinese brotherhood. She is the last of her clan, she runs away from China to Italy and trains as an assassin, her teacher is famous and well known in the world of Assassins Creed, Ezio Auditore. She returns to China, she has to fight the leader of Eight Tigers, and she can’t do it alone, so she starts looking for the allies.

It’s a fast-paced fantasy, and I had so much fun reading it! My absolutely favorite part was, despite this book being fan-fiction, author has made this book feel so authentic, with little author notes, explaining certain traditions, details, characters, items. Great job!

Best part of this is, there is also a Manga book about Shao Jun, I have to read it next. So much love for this character and Assassins Creed universe in China!

Thank you @Netgalley and @AconyteBooks for provided ARC in exchange for my honest review. 

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