Far Cry Absolution is a prequel tie-in novel to Far Cry 5. It was written by Urban Waite, and released on February 27th, 2018.
“Hope County, Montana. Land of the free and the brave, but also home to a fanatical doomsday cult known as The Church of Eden’s Gate that has slowly been infiltrating the residents’ daily lives in the past years.
Mary May Fairgrave, a local barkeep, has lost almost everything to the Church: her parents died in suspicious conditions and her brother, entranced by the cult leader’s charismatic words, has vanished. When the authorities refuse to investigate further, she decides to take matters in to her own hands.
Local hunter William Boyd was saved by Eden’s Gate years ago, during the darkest moments of his life. When his duties lead him to cross paths with Mary May, the daughter of one of his old friends, he soon discovers that what is happening in the county is far from what he believed.
Up against an omniscient and dangerous adversary, Mary May stands little chance. But the unexpected intervention of William Boyd will change her journey — as well as his.”
— Book Jacket Summary
Spoiler Warning: Plot and/or ending details for Far Cry Absolution follow! Read at your own risk!
Far Cry Absolution details events in Fall's End prior to Far Cry 5, particularly Mary May Fairgrave's efforts to discover the secret of her father's death and her brother's defection to the Project at Eden's Gate. Meanwhile, a hunter and tracker named Will Boyd seeks to help her, and questions his own involvement with the cult.
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