A Boatload of Fun // REVIEW: Assassin's Creed Awakening: Volume I (Manga)

Title: Assassin's Creed Awakening: Volume I
Author: Yano Yakashi & Kenzi Oiwa (Illustrator)
Publication Date: September 2017
Publisher: Titan Comics
Part of a Series?: Yes, Part 1/6 of the Assassin's Creed Awakening Series
I Got A Copy Through: Bloomsbury India (THANK YOU!)
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Blurb Description: In 1715, pirates established a lawless republic in the Caribbean and ruled the land and seas. They threatened the power structures that ruled Europe and left a legacy that still endures. Into this world sails a young, cocky and fearsome captain named Edward Kenway. His skill with a sword and disdain for authority earn him the respect of pirate legends, but thrust him into an ancient con´Čéict that threatens to destroy everything the pirates have built. 

Assassin’s Creed has been EVERYWHERE these last few months. Even if you’re not a gamer, you probably would have heard SOMETHING about this series.

Having only heard great things about the series in general, when I got the opportunity to read and review the manga for Assassins Creed Awakening, I JUMPED.

I finished this book in less than a day and while I didn’t know what to expect going in, Assassin’s Creed Awakening Volume I took me completely by surprise. I absolutely loved how we saw the past and the future, the action, the pace and, most of all, the actual story.


1.       I LOVED HOW UNIQUE THE READING EXPERIENCE WAS FOR THIS MANGA. For starters, it was presented from right to left. Flipping pages the opposite way and reading from top right to bottom left was a fun experience. I also loved that this was a manga. I haven’t read a lot of comics/ manga and I thoroughly enjoyed the format and the story.
2.       Which brings me to HOW MUCH I ENJOYED THE PLOT! I didn’t know what to expect going in, except, as the title states, ASSASSINS but this manga was so well thought out! It kept me on the edge of my seat and I loved it.

3.       I loved the storyline in Edward Kenway’s timeline especially. He was a fearless, motivated pirate and reading his story (and his conquests) was a lot of fun.

4.       I loved the Edward – Masato connection and how everything was revealed. I especially love that it ended on a cliff-hanger and this manga made me want to pick up the next volume INSTANTLY.

Would I recommend this book? HECK YES! It was a boatload of fun, gorgeously illustrated and a quick, well-plotted read. Pick up this series NOW

Takashi Yano is a novelist who had written spin-off novels for the Tekken gaming franchise and Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings as well as the Assassins Creed Awakening Volume I Manga.
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