Assassin’s Creed fans will be getting a chance to get to know the protagonist of the upcoming game in the series, Valhalla, in the form of a comic book series. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Song of Glory will be a prequel to the game and told: “in a two-pronged story set before the events of the game.” The series will be written by Cavan Scott, who wrote comic tie-ins to the Vikings TV series, while the book will be drawn by Martín Túnica (Crossed + 100) and colored by Michael Atiyeh (Supergirl). Dark Horse Comics has given IGN an official summary of the series:
“Tensions escalate when a village caught between two rival kingdoms is brutally raided. Eivor, warrior, and daughter of wise King Styrbjorn dispatches the raiders, rescues the villagers, and claims the settlement for her father. She also seizes a prisoner—a woman, Gull, left behind by the rivals—who declares she possesses the secrets of Asgard itself. But there is more to Gull than meets the eye, and her capture will bring death and destruction to Eivor’s family. In disgrace and lured by the promise of treasures and glory, Eivor undergoes a dangerous quest to regain her honor, but what terror awaits in the forgotten temple of a powerful god? All the time, her brother Sigurd forges his own legend while searching for fortune in the lands of the East. Far from home, he finds new weapons and fresh plunder, making a discovery that will change his destiny forever…”
Song of Glory will arrive in comic book shops on October 21, a few weeks before the game ships.