Having taken players all the way to the gateway to the modern world in Syndicate, Assassin's Creed once again takes fans on an adventure through history. The Art of Assassin's Creed 7 collates hundreds of concept arts, including sketches, final paintings, and 3D Renders, alongside in-depth commentary from the artists and developers, representing the ultimate insight into the design processes behind the game.
Metal Gear Solid
Author: Raymond Benson
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Former FOXHOUND agent Solid Snake is called out of retirement to try and rescue a group of hostages being held captive on a nuclear disposal facility on Shadow Moses Island.
Betrayed by the ruling families of Italy, a young man embarks upon an epic quest for vengeance during the Renaissance in this novel based on the Assassin's Creed™ video game series. “I will seek vengeance upon those who betrayed my family. I am Ezio Auditore Da Firenze. I am an Assassin…” To eradicate corruption and restore his family’s honor, Ezio will learn the art of the Assassins. Along the way, he will call upon the wisdom of such great minds as Leonardo da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavello—knowing that survival is bound to the skills by which he must live. To his allies, he will become a force for change—fighting for freedom and justice. To his enemies, he will become a threat dedicated to the destruction of the tyrants abusing the people of Italy. So begins an epic story of power, revenge and conspiracy... An Original Novel Based on the Multiplatinum Video Game from Ubisoft From the Paperback edition.
Learn how the Assassin known as Connor came to be a deadly killer in this novel based on the Assassin's Creed™ video game series that follows his father—Templar Grand Master, Haytham Kenway. “I am an expert swordsman. And I am skilled in the business of death. I take no pleasure in my skill. Simply, I am good at it.” 1735, London. Haytham Kenway has been taught to use a sword from the age he was able to hold one. When his family’s house is attacked—his father murdered and his sister taken by armed men—Haytham defends his home the only way he can: he kills. With his family destroyed, he is taken in by a mysterious tutor who trains him to become a deadly killer. Consumed by his thirst for revenge, Haytham begins a quest for retribution, trusting no one and questioning everything he has ever known. Conspiracy and betrayal surround him as he is drawn into the centuries-old battle between the Assassins and the Templars. An Original Novel Based on the Multiplatinum Video Game from Ubisoft From the Paperback edition.
Older, wiser, and more deadly than ever, Master Assassin Ezio Auditore embarks on an epic journey to find the lost library of Altaїr in this novel based on the Assassin's Creed™ video game series. The library holds not only hidden knowledge but also the most unsettling secret the world has ever known; a secret the Templars hope to use to control humankind’s destiny. Five keys are needed to access the library—to find them, Ezio must travel to the troubled city of Constantinople, where a growing army of Templars threaten to destabilise the Ottoman Empire. Walking in the footsteps of his predecessor, Altaїr, Ezio must defeat the Templars for the final time. For the stakes have never been higher, and what started as a pilgrimage has become a race against time... An Original Novel Based on the Multiplatinum Video Game from Ubisoft From the Paperback edition.
In this novel based on the Assassin's Creed™ video game series, Niccolò Polo, father of Marco, will finally reveal the story he has kept secret all his life—the story of Altaïr, one of the Brotherhood’s most extraordinary Assassins. Altaïr embarks on a formidable mission—one that takes him throughout the Holy Land and shows him the true meaning of the Assassin’s Creed. To demonstrate his commitment, Altaïr must defeat nine deadly enemies, including Templar leader Robert de Sable. Altaïr’s life story is told here for the first time: a journey that will change the course of history; his ongoing battle with the Templar conspiracy; a family life that is as tragic as it is shocking; and the ultimate betrayal of an old friend. An Original Novel Based on the Multiplatinum Video Game from Ubisoft From the Paperback edition.
Author: Oliver Bowden
Publisher: Penguin UK
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is the thrilling novelisation by Oliver Bowden based on the game series. 'I will journey to the black heart of a corrupt Empire to root out my foes. But Rome wasn't built in a day and it won't be restored by a lone assassin. I am Ezio Auditore da Firenze. This is my brotherhood.' Rome, once mighty, lies in ruins. The city swarms with suffering and degradation, her citizens living in the shadow of the ruthless Borgia family. Only one man can free the people from the Borgia tyranny - Ezio Auditore, the Master Assassin. Ezio's quest will test him to his limits. Cesare Borgia, a man more villainous and dangerous than his father the Pope, will not rest until he has conquered Italy. And in such treacherous times, conspiracy is everywhere, even within the ranks of the brotherhood itself... Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is based on the phenomenally successful gaming series. Fans of the game will love these stories. Other titles in the series include Assassin's Creed: Renaissance, Assassin's Creed: Forsaken, Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade, and Assassin's Creed: Revelations. Oliver Bowden is the pen-name of an acclaimed novelist.
World of Warcraft
Author: H. Leigh Davis
In the World of Warcraft Dungeon Companion, Volume 2 the darkest instance and raid secrets are revealed in this completely updated guide.
Author: Leonard Mosley
Publisher: Scarborough House
Documents the stunning accomplishments of Disney's imaginative genius. It is not a flattering portrait. Library Journal
The Family Deluxe
Author: Tonino Benacquista
The internationally bestselling novel originally published as Malavita—now the major motion picture The Family, starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Tommy Lee Jones, directed by Luc Besson, and produced by Martin Scorsese This Deluxe Edition features a look inside The Family—including the theatrical trailer, clips from the film, and stills of the cast The Blakes are newcomers to a small town in Normandy. Fred is a historian researching the Allied landings, Maggie enjoys charity work, and their kids are looking forward to meeting other teenagers at the local lycée. Or so it seems. In fact, Fred is really Giovanni Manzoni, an ex-goodfella turned stool pigeon who’s been relocated from New Jersey to France by the FBI’s witness protection program. He’s got a two-million-dollar bounty on his head, but he and his family can’t help attracting attention (imagine the Sopranos in Normandy). And when imprisoned mobster Don Mimino gets wind of their location, it’s Mafia mayhem à la Josh Bazell’s Beat the Reaper, or like The Godfather as if written by Carl Hiaasen. Because while you can take the man out of the Mafia, you can’t take the Mafia out of the man.
After You with a Pistol
Author: Kyril Bonfiglioli
Publisher: The Overlook Press
After You with the Pistol—the second Charlie Mortdecai novel by Kyril Bonfiglioli, soon to be a major film starring Johnny Depp “Mr Mortdecai, why do you suppose I and my superiors have preserved you from death at very very great trouble and expense?” Charlie Mortdecai—degenerate aristocrat and victim of his own larceny and licentiousness—has no idea. Until it is made clear to him that he must marry the beautiful, sex-crazed and very, very rich Johanna Krampf. The fly in the ointment is that Johanna thinks nothing of involving poor Charlie in her life-threatening schemes such as monarch-assassination, heroin smuggling and—worst of all—survival training at a college for feminist spies. Perhaps, it's all in a good cause—if only Charlie can live long enough to find out.
Author: Jay Parini
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
A New York Times Notable Book Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) was among the most important intellectuals of this century: a seminal critic and philosopher. He has, in the past three decades, acquired almost cult status in the academic world. In Benjamin's Crossing, Jay Parini tracks Benjamin through his last, terrible months. The story opens with his desperate flight from Paris, on the heels of the Nazi invasion in 1940. It depicts his various, often tragicomic, attempts to flee France, culminating in his frantic escape over the Pyrenees into Spain. Benjamin's Crossing is a lyrical novel of ideas. It is also a love story dramatizing one of the most moving peripheral episodes of the Holocaust.
"You couldn't snuggle under the duvet with anything more disreputable and delightful" —Stephen Fry 'She was a Fellow and Tutor of Scone College and the world must learn that Fellows and Tutors of Scone College shall not be done to death with impunity.' The Hon. Charlie Mortdecai, the inspiration for the character in the film Mortdecai, starring Johnny Depp, is invited to Oxford to investigate the cruel and most definitely unusual death of a don who collided with an omnibus. Though her death appears accidental, one or two things don't add up - such as two pairs of thugs who'd been following her just before her death. With more spies than you could shoe horn into a stretch limo and the solving of the odd murder along the way, The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery is a criminally comic delight.