Review: Assassin’s Creed: A Walk Through History (1189-1868)

Assassin's Creed book reviewed by a kid book bloggerTitle: Assassin’s Creed: A Walk Through History (1189-1868)

Author: Rick Barba

Publisher: Scholastic

About the book: Have you ever wanted to know what life was like in the time of the Crusades or the Italian Renaissance?

Filled with fun facts, historical artefacts, snapshots of important dates and people, then this book is for you. Based around the hit video games ‘Assassin’s Creed’, the book aims to bring the worlds to life.

What I thought: I really loved the way that this book was presented. It’s got lots of little pieces of different information, which add up to build a big picture. The time periods it looks at are interesting because they’re very big events in the world’s history, and it takes an in-depth look at them and the people who made them happen.

Making it based around the video game helps to get kids, particularly teenagers, interested in history, which I think is a very good thing.

I’d recommend this book for ages 10+, as you don’t need to have played the video games (which are rated at least M) to enjoy the book. If you have played the game, you’ll probably get even more out of it because you’ll understand the world’s in which your characters are moving.

Buy Assassin’s Creed: A Walk Through History (1189-1868) here.


  1. helen allan on May 11, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Hey book boy,
    I’d love you to review my book ‘Bilby’ I’ve had a lot of great feedback from boys and girls about it. It is aimed at your age-range. There’s a bit of blood and gore, adventure, romance. If you are interested let me know and I will email you or post you a copy. Perhaps you could check out my website and if there are any other books on there that appeal I can flick them to you too.
    Helen Allan, author.

    • Book Boy on May 11, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      Hi Helen, thanks for your comment! I’ll definitely have a look at your website. BB