Canadian historian Abigail Leclaire’s discovery of an enigmatic medieval poem leads to a menacing visit from a branch of America’s Homeland Security. But how can there be a connection between medieval religious fanatics the Assassins of Alamut and present day terrorism? Determined to find out, Abigail embarks on a reckless trip across Middle Eastern lands in the company of a charismatic Syrian professor, little realising the danger she is stirring. Meanwhile, in the 12th century, a Syrian doctor of rare genius is obsessed with understanding the nature of the deadly plague known today as the Black Death, the ‘seeds’ of which he risks his life to discover amid tribal warfare deep in the forests of Ethiopia… Part techno-thriller, part historical fiction, part Da Vinci Code, and all masterful storytelling, Assassins’ Legacy never lets up.
Meticulously researched and cunningly plotted, Waters of Destiny is a collaboration between multiple award-winning science fiction author Ian Watson (The Embedding, The Jonah Kit, Miracle Visitors) and scientist and author Andy West (The Outcast and the Little One).
Across two action-packed volumes, it tells an all too plausible tale of conspiracy, murder, and cataclysmic events that reach from the distant past to threaten all of our tomorrows.
A signed hardback edition, limited to just 50 numbered copies.
Coming this summer: the concluding volume of Waters of Destiny: Assassin’s Endgame