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Assassin's Creed: Fragments – Les Sorcières des Landes is a upcoming French novel by Adrien Tomas. It is scheduled to release in France on 20 January 2022.[1][2] It is the third and final novel in the Assassin's Creed: Fragments young adult series by 404 Éditions. The novel will be set in 17th century France during the witch trials.[3]

Official synopsis

Dive into the Inquisition and witch hunt in the heart of the French Landes with Assassin's Creed!

1609. The Inquisition is raging in Europe, massacring thousands of men and women on charges of witchcraft. Raised in the Landes region of France, Margaux and Ermeline, 16 and 17 years old, are initiated into the practices of healers to follow in the footsteps of their adoptive mother, Catherine. While her youngest sister flourishes in this simple life, between hunting and apothecary, Ermeline dreams of something else, of settling in town, far from the forests of south-west France.

This peaceful life comes to an end when Catherine, denounced for witchcraft by a patient, is taken to Bayonne with her eldest daughter to Pierre de Lancre, a master inquisitor and Templar in search of an artefact belonging to the said witch. When she refuses to talk, the Templar burns her alive, in front of Margaux, who had managed to flee and hide, and in front of Ermeline, whom he keeps as a hostage and manages to coax. Margaux, distraught, is taken in by Nicodemus, an Assassin close to Catherine, who will secretly train her in the Creed, while the anger of the French people rumbles against the Inquisition.

Separated, the two sisters will have to mourn their happy youth, but also make choices about which path to take and which destiny to join. Assassin or Templar? The path of blood, or the path of the heart?
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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Amazon favicon.png Assassin's Creed: Fragments – Les Sorcières des Landes on Amazon.fr (backup link)
  2. Twitter.png Access the Animus (@AccessTheAnimus) on Twitter "Judging by the recent #AssassinsCreed Fragments trailer, the three books will be
    1) "The Blade from Aizu" by Olivier Gay, April 15th, 2021
    2) "The Children from the Highlands" by Alain T. Puysségur, September 2021
    3) "The Witches from the Forests" by Adrien Tomas, Early 2022."
     (screenshot)
  3. Philips, Tom (April 19, 2021). Ubisoft details Assassin's Creed Black Flag webtoon sequel, Shao Jun books, Netflix projects. Eurogamer. Retrieved on April 19, 2021.

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