SciFi Book Review: Assassin’s Creed: Last Descendants: Tomb of the Khan

Assassin’s Creed: Last Descendants: Tomb of the Khan by Matthew J Kirby

Owen and his friends have lost. When they located the first piece of an ancient and powerful relic long considered a legend – the Trident of Eden – it seemed little could stop them. This piece was sought by the Brotherhood of Assassins and the Templar Order, but before either organization could take the piece, it was stolen by an unknown third party. The relationship between the teens fractured-Owen and his friend Javier taking sides with the Assassins, the others with the Templars.

Now there are still two pieces of the Trident of Eden to find, and both are determined not to repeat their mistakes. The next piece is said to have been buried with the Mongol warlord Mongke Khan, whose tomb has never been found. Teens on either side of the conflict will have to go into simulations in war-torn Mongolian China in a race against time to discover the next piece, and ensure their safety before their enemies find it first.

Owen and Javier are working with the Brotherhood of Assassins to find the missing relics before the Templars. Meanwhile, the rest of their friends were taken by the Templars and have been helping them. But young David is wise and begins to question the Templars and their true motives.

Tomb of the Khan is a direct sequel to Last Descendants, and is much more exciting than the first in the series. From action-packed ancestor scenes, to intrigue involving the Templars, Assassin’s Creed fans of all ages will enjoy this youth series. Though, I’m not a gamer, I have become a fan of the books – in fact, I can’t get enough of them. The combination of history and science fiction – a kind of time travel that can’t be altered. The characters are incredibly engaging as well as the fast-paced story that leaves off in another cliffhanger. The next in the series can’t come soon enough.