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Assassin's Creed: Valhalla – Geirmund's Saga is an official tie-in novel of the video game Assassin's Creed: Valhalla by Matthew J. Kirby[1], with cover art by Kim Jung Gi.[2]

It was published by Penguin Books in the UK and Aconyte Books in the US, with Penguin releasing it on paperback 10 November 2020 with the eBook version releasing on 16 November and the audiobook version releasing on 26 November 2020. Aconyte meanwhile released their eBook from 10 November 2020 and published the paperback 23 March 2021.

The book is an original story that is connected to the events of the game,[3] set around the Vikings' expansion into England during the late 9th century, and follows the tale of Geirmund Hel-hide as he proves his worth in King Guthrum's army.[2]

Kirby had previously written a trilogy of young adult Assassin's Creed novels, the Last Descendants series which also included the Vikings of 10th century Scandinavia.


Discover the epic adventure of legendary Viking Geirmund Hel-hide in this new novel set in the world of Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

Mid-9th century.

The Viking attacks and invasions are shattering England's kingdoms.

Born into a royal lineage of Norwegian kings, Geirmund Hel-hide sets out for adventure to prove his worth as a Viking and a warrior.

A perilous journey across the sea brings him into contact with a being out of myth and grants him a mysterious ring that promises both great power and bitter betrayal.

As Geirmund rises in the ranks of King Guthrum's legendary army, he will have to use all his cunning to face the many dangers of a land ravaged by war . . .

Fighting alongside his band of loyal warriors, his path will soon lead him into a conflict as old as the gods themselves.[4]


Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Geirmund's Saga received untitled listings in online retailers days before the its tie-in game was revealed.[5] A day after the game itself was revealed, fansite Access the Animus reported the name of the novel, then simply Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and revealed its author and preliminary cover art.[1]

Following Ubisoft's first Ubisoft Forward presentation, where the game's release date was announced, the full title of the novel and its premise were revealed with the cover art set to be done by Korean artist Kim Jung Gi.[2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Twitter.png AccessTheAnimus (@AccessTheAnimus) on Twitter "A new novel dedicated to #AssassinsCreedValhalla has been announced! Published by PenguinRandomHouse and written by @writerMattKirby, the novel will "step even further into the world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla"" (screenshot)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Hua, Holly (12 July, 2020). Assassin's Creed® Valhalla Release Date Announced for November 17. Business Wire. Archived from the original on July 13, 2020. Retrieved on July 12, 2020.
  3. Twitter.png Matthew J. Kirby (@writerMattKirby) on Twitter "The news is out & I can finally reveal that I'm writing another Assassin's Creed novel. This will be an original saga connected directly to the events in the new game, Assassin's Creed: Valhalla. I'm beyond thrilled to be writing in this universe again. #AssassinsCreedValhalla" (screenshot)
  4. Penguin Books. Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Geirmund's Saga. Penguin Books. Retrieved on October 2, 2020.
  5. Samson, Alexandre (1 May, 2020). Update Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: a novel for the next game listed on several online stores, with a release date. Archyde. Archived from the original on July 13, 2020. Retrieved on May 2, 2020.

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