‘I am an expert swordsman, 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.
With no family, 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