• Format: Hardbound
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  • Published on: 3/4/2014
  • ISBN: 9781608873227
  • Pages: 148
  • Trim Size: 7.75 x 10
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Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag™ Blackbeard: The Lost Journal

Written by: Christie Golden


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Product Description

Few moments in history have proven as timelessly fascinating as the lawless Golden Age of Piracy, which was largely played out in the Caribbean of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. In this time of rebellion, fortune, intrigue, and adventure, Blackbeard stands as one of the most fearsome captains to have ever sailed the seas. Now, as the latest historical figure to take center stage in the Assassin’s Creed® franchise, Blackbeard joins the ranks of Edward Kenway—father of Haytham Kenway and grandfather of Connor—as they navigate troubled island waters and carve out their destinies.

Thoughtfully crafted to resemble an authentic pirate artifact, this illustrated journal delivers a unique insider’s view into the world of the game through fascinating entries that provide a firsthand account of the day-to-day lives of the characters. This one-of-a-kind graphic novel—featuring beautifully etched illustrations and portraits, a wanted poster, removable Letter of Marque, torn pages ripped out by Blackbeard himself, and more—brings the bold worlds of Blackbeard and Kenway strikingly to life.

Editorial Reviews

Gaming Trend: “Like (Blackbeard) himself, the book is full of history, tall tale, and full-to-bursting with charm . . . I really enjoyed the authenticity that Golden put into her work . . . Even amongst the hyper-glossy higher-production valued art books, there is a great deal of filler or dead space. Not so in this piece. Part art book and part fictional journal, Blackbeard: The Lost Journal should be welcome in any collector’s pile of treasure.”

Wink Books: “The book easily stands on its own as a fascinating graphic novel, with beautiful illustrations and lots of fun removable extras, such as a wanted poster, playing cards, a map, letters and more.”

Meer dan Games: ". . . Blackbeard: The Lost Journal portrays Edward Thatch in such a human way and does an excellent job filling some holes in the story of the game, we'll still reward this book, that looks like it's straight from the game, with the maximum score."

GeekMom: “. . . a surprisingly beautiful (and in some ways historically accurate) work . . . Readers do not have to have played or even seen the related Assassin’s Creed game to enjoy this book, but it should also be a much treasured piece in the collection of those who love the game as well.”

About the Author

Award-winning and seven-time New York Times best-selling author Christie Golden has written more than 40 novels and several short stories in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Among her many projects are novels for Star Trek, Star Wars—including Fate of the Jedi, which she cowrote with authors Aaron Allston and Troy Denning—as well as novels for Blizzard’s World of Warcraft and StarCraft franchises. Golden launched the TSR Ravenloft line in 1991 with her first novel, the highly successful Vampire of the Mists, which introduced elven vampire Jander Sunstar. Several original fantasy novels include On Fire’s Wings, In Stone’s Clasp, and Under Sea’s Shadow, the first three in her multibook fantasy series The Final Dance. Born in Georgia with stints in Michigan, Virginia, and Colorado, Golden has returned to the South for a spell and currently resides in Tennessee. Christie is the author of Insight Editions’ other Ubisoft book, Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag™: Blackbeard: The Lost Journal.