author of "Assassin's Creed: The Magus Conspiracy: An Assassin's Creed Novel"
Kate Heartfield, author of "Assassin's Creed: The Magus Conspiracy: An Assassin's Creed Novel"
Kate Heartfield is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling historical fantasy novel The Embroidered Book, the Aurora-winning novel Armed in Her Fashion, and the Nebula-shortlisted novella Alice Payne Arrives, along with dozens of stories. Her interactive fiction projects The Road to Canterbury and The Magician’s Workshop were shortlisted for the Nebula in game writing. Her next novel is Assassin’s Creed: The Magus Conspiracy, coming in August 2022. She is on Twitter as @kateheartfield. She lives in Canada.
London, 1851 – When Pierrette, a daring acrobat performing at the Great Exhibition, rescues the mathematician Ada Lovelace from a gang of thugs, she becomes immersed in an ancient feud between Assassins and Templars. But Lovelace is gravely ill, and shares her secrets with Pierrette, sending the acrobat in search of a terrible weapon which she’d been developing for a shadowy figure known as “the Magus”.
Pierrette’s only ally is Simeon Price, Lovelace’s childhood friend, who belongs to a Brotherhood devoted to free will. With Simeon’s aid, they uncover a startling web of political assassinations destabilizing Europe. As they race to foil the Templars’ deadly plot, murders and bombs are everywhere they look, but hope is nowhere in sight.