Review: Assassin’s Creed: The Magus Conspiracy by Kate Heartfield

Series: Assassin’s Creed: The Magus Conspiracy #1
Author: Kate Heartfield
Publisher: Aconyte
Released: August 2, 2022
Received: Review Request

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Book Summary:

The war between the Assassins and the Templars has been tearing through history, destroying families and leaving nothing but havoc. The Victorian era is full of these tales, as evidenced by the many stories stemming from the famous video game franchise. And now, a novel.

The year is 1851, and Pierrette is about to do something to put her squarely in the center of this battle. She saves the life of Ada Lovelace, a famous mathematician. Only Ada is extremely ill and needs more help from Pierette if she hopes to complete her goals.

My Review:

So, I’m going to start this review with a touch of honesty: I’ve never played any Assassin’s Creed games. I’ve never even watched anybody play them. However! I adore Kate Heartfield, so I wanted to take the risk and try The Magus Conspiracy because I couldn’t resist. So when I say that this novel is perfect, even those that know nothing about the franchise understand the weight of that claim.

The Magus Conspiracy is set in an established world. Even so, Kate Heartfield took the time to help readers understand current events. This also gave us time to get to know the characters – and the stakes at play. It’s an essential foundation for new readers, and I don’t think too much for long-running fans.

This novel consists of two main perspectives: Pierrette (as mentioned in the summary) and Simeon. Both have drastically different views of the world, which helps to flesh out the situation quite nicely. I love how their story unfolded as such. However, I’ll confess that Pierrette quickly became my favorite.

I would read more novels in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, especially if they are anything like this! I’ll admit that I took the risk mostly because of the author, but now I’m more invested than expected.


  • Tie-in novel
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Thriller
  • Video Game world
  • Multiple POV

Thanks to Aconyte and Podium for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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