Ubisoft and Scholastic will collaborate on a new young adult book series, Last Descendants, based on the video game franchise Assassin’s Creed. Written by award-winning author Matthew J. Kirby, the first book in the series will launch in September in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. The second book will follow next January.
Written for tweens and teens ages 12 and up, Last Descendants is an action-adventure, historical fiction saga featuring a group of teens caught up in the centuries-old Assassin-Templar feud. The first book is set concurrently in the present-day, 1860s New York City, and during the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. The story will feature historical figures, including William “Boss” Tweed, Hernan Cortes, renowned opera singer Adelina Patti, among others.