For fans of the popular video-game series Assassin’s Creed comes Eric Corbeyran’s entertaining offshoot comics series. Leila, the sixth and final book of the series, stars Jon Hawk. Jon is a member of the Assassin Brotherhood and can experience the life and memories of his ancestor El Cakr in ancient Egypt. In this installment, Hawk is trying to determine the location of the Scepter of Aset, last in the possession of El Cakr in Egypt, 1341 CE, before his enemies, the Templars, can get their hands on it in the present day. However, back in 1341, El Cakr has been thrown in jail and his only chance to escape lies with the mysterious Leila, a member of the sultan’s harem who’s been imprisoned for murdering the sultan … or so she says. Corbeyran’s crafted a compelling tale, flitting easily back and forth between past and present, and complimented by Defali’s beautiful, action-filled illustrations. As the book jumps in without any background on the characters or previous events, this is best enjoyed by those already familiar with the complex world of the Assassin’s Creed universe, particularly those who’ve read the previous five comics.
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