Assassin's Creed: Renaissance

Assassin's Creed: Renaissance

Oliver Bowden / Oct 16, 2019

Assassin s Creed Renaissance Betrayed by the ruling families of Italy a young man embarks upon an epic quest for vengeance To eradicate corruption and restore his family s honour he will learn the art of the assassins To his al

  • Title: Assassin's Creed: Renaissance
  • Author: Oliver Bowden
  • ISBN: 9780718156022
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Paperback
  • Betrayed by the ruling families of Italy, a young man embarks upon an epic quest for vengeance To eradicate corruption and restore his family s honour, he will learn the art of the assassins To his allies, Ezio will become a force for change, fighting for freedom and justice To his enemies, he will become a threat.

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      • Oliver Bowden

        Anton Gill aka Oliver Bowden has been a full time professional writer since 1984, and in the course of the last 27 years he has published 35 books Gill was born in Ilford, Essex, the son of a German father and an English mother, and grew up in London He is an acclaimed novelist and Renaissance historian currently living in Paris, France Bowden has written novelizations of several of the Assassin s Creed console games.Oliver Bowden is a pen name a pseudonym adopted by the author in order to hide his true identity However, his profession and location are accurate.According to Bowden s interview with UbiWorkshop, he is an avid gamer and gains much of his inspiration for character development throughout the writing process from playing the Assassin s Creed series.


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    1. Okay up front, this is I admit a ludicrous book. I get that. However I don't get the angry reviews and the emphatic one star ratings. I mean, it's a book based on a computer/video game. What did you expect.If you've read many of my reviews you've seen me use the term, "brain candy"well this is brain cotton candy, as light as possible. But it's kind of fun. Just go into it expecting a book based on a video game!The extensive "creatively handled" use of historical people and events is part of the [...]


    2. Assassin's Creed: Renaissance (Assassin's Creed, #1) , Oliver Bowdenتاریخ نخستین خوانش: چهاردهم ماه می سال 2014 میلادیعنوان: فرقه اسسین ها: کتاب اول - رنسانس ؛ نویسنده: الیور بودن؛ گروه مترجمین: امیر قربان؛ فرزین لازمی زاده، خشایار خلیلیان؛ تهران، آذرباد، 1391؛ شابک دوره: 9786006225258؛ شابک کتاب یک: 9786006225265؛ موضوع: د [...]


    3. I was genuinely surprised by how much I liked this book. I bought it mostly because I am somewhat obsessed with the game, and I wanted more Ezio, now please! I expected that at best it would be bearable to read because I don't tend to think too highly of novelizations of either movies or video games. But this was really good and fun. Most of the story in the book is in the game as well, so the plot wasn't particularly surprising. But there were a few additional details - like, say, Leonardo's ho [...]


    4. Μετριότατο βιβλίο! Ο συγγραφέας δεν έχει καθόλου μαεστρία στη γραφή του, αλλά απλά κατα-γράφει ιστορίες.Τα ονόματα είναι τόσα πολλά που χάνεσαι.Η ιστορία είναι ανερμάτιστη και χωρίς ουσία, μάχες δίχως νόημα, και ένας ήρωας που δεν ξέρουμε που θέλει να καταλήξει.Οι χαρακτήρε [...]


    5. Not bad, or rather not what I had been expecting. It's okay overall but could have been better. Hopefully the next book is an improvement.Since this book (and series) is based on a video game and the author is known for penning newsstand pulp thrillers, I thought the combination would turn out to be some kind of pulpy disaster, so I was pleasantly surprised to find a decent plot-driven, light historical fantasy story about the life and times of Ezio Auditore. Those who've played Assassi [...]


    6. I love these books. I like the games too. Maybe one day my book Kandor The Warrior might become a game. Lol!I did watch the film and I really like Michael Fasbender but, I was disappointed. Then again the books are always better than the films🐯👍


    7. I first heard about Assassin's Creed from my brother in-law. He loves the games, was constantly commenting how Ezio was badass, how his moves and kills were impressive, and how the graphics were fantastic. When the novel came out, I spent months craving it, only now having the courage to buy, and finally, read it.Oliver Bowden transports us to Italy, 1472, where a young man is about the learn the power and secrets of his family. After a brutal attack and betrayal, Ezio takes the name Auditore to [...]


    8. Written like the narration of a computer game quest mission.He turned left, he saw someone, he turned right, he saw a door, he opened the doorIn my opinion there is no character growth, no emotional involvement and the various Italian words woven into the story are quite unnecessary.


    9. Recenzia completă: bit/2sWgbm9„Adevărul se negociază în fiecare zi. Trebuie să te obişnuieşti cu asta, Ezio.”Am descoperit jocurile din seria Assassin's Creed în ultimul an de liceu, într-o perioadă de stres, nervi şi insomnii, fiind mereu cu gândul la bacalaureat, la admitere şi la un şir (aparent) nesfârşit de examene, teste şi simulări. Nu aveam răbdare să citesc, nu simţeam nevoia să ies din casă sau să socializez. Preferam să merg la meditaţii şi să fac teste [...]


    10. 2.5 stele, dar n-am cum să rup două colțuri de stea, așa că aleg să aproximez în plus, deși nu știu de ce. În fine. Oameni buni, eu înțeleg că întotdeauna căutăm altceva, iar când am găsit acel ceva, ne dorim un lucru cu totul și cu totul diferit. Eu înțeleg că dorim să citim cărți pe care, dacă se poate, să le și înțelegem, nu să ne scărpinăm, nedumeriți, în cap, spunându-ne: „Ce naiba am citit? Sunt eu prost și nu înțeleg adevăratul mesaj, adevărata g [...]


    11. Perskaičiau ir likau nesupratęs: tai ar vistik čia buvo knyga, ar scenarijus? Iš tikro, kaip greitas ir veiksmo kupinas skaitalas, "Renesansas" man visai patiko. Idėja ir fabula visai neblogos, pagrindinis herojus toks pozityvus, kad beveik nebe anti-herojus, padorus kiekis istorinių faktų ir/ar personažų tikrai nemaišo, na ir apskritai aš esu iš tų žmonių, kuriems Italija - visada gera idėja. Kita vertus, daug kartų esu akcentavęs, jog esu greito tempo ir siužeto vystymo šal [...]


    12. I bought this book just because I love the game. I was surprised to see that the book was true to the game. The conversations is almost the same and the environment is described just as you saw it in the game. Bowden did a good job in filling out the blanks that wasn't included in the game and it was fun to read more indepth of Ezio's thoughts and life, especially in his younger days.The thing I thought was strange with this book is that this actually is the second game, but it is the first book [...]


    13. Ήταν καλό. και θα το ξανά πω πως δεν το περίμενα.Θα μου πείτε τι περίμενες? Δεν ξέρω τι περίμενα, αλλά σίγουρα δεν περίμενα πως θα μου αρέσει.Όσοι δεν το ξέρετε το βιβλίο είναι εμπνευσμένο από παιχνίδι και να ο λόγος που πίστευα ότι δεν θα μου αρέσει.Γραμμένο με απλή γραφή, χωρ [...]


    14. If you like Assassin's Creed, the game series, don't even touch the books. Better yet, if you like to read, don't touch these books either. They are just the scenarios of the AC games, with absolutely no input nor creativity, nor depth from the author.And don't get me wrong, I love the game it is written after. AC2 is one of the best AC games out there (the best being AC2 Brotherhood) - and I expected that a book would contain something other than a boring transcript of the game content. I'm sti [...]


    15. Each artistic medium has its own specific ways of catching your attention, engaging you and transmitting its information. For video games, that's a lot of action. For books, it's the little details and insights. Assassin's Creed: Renaissance is a blow-by-literal-blow retelling of AC II, the game. Which would be great, if it managed to act like a book, and not like a written video game. To explain the difference: if this novel were required to write about Leonardo da Vinci's painting sessions, it [...]


    16. DNF. I was advised against this, really. And the reviews were shitty too, therefore low expectations is maybe why I couldn't get into it. But you know, curiosity is a bitch (and so is this book.) I didn't like it at all. Don't read this, play the game.



    17. I'm sure I would have reviewed this differently if I hadn't played the games. As it is, the bulk of this book is simply a retelling of the events that happened in Assassin's Creed II and some of the memories in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, and having played those, reading the book after the fact proved to be a vastly inferior experience. This is why I don't usually read direct novelizations of movies or games, etc (with the exception of Star Wars: Ep. 1-6, but that's more about collecting the [...]


    18. It is hard to rate this book, because there are so many factors to consider. I have never played or seen anyone play the game, my only meeting with the Assassin's Creed has been in the film I watched last week.This book seemed like a mix of various things - sometimes it reminded me of the Three Musketeers, sometimes of the Da Vinci Code. The writing had its hiccups and made it visible where one quest ended and a new one started, but that was still fine, if we didn't look at the big picture. In h [...]


    19. God, did it seriously take me over a month to finish this? Eh Such is life. It was a bit clunky in places and got bogged down in its own detail and descriptions from time to time, but for being a book based on a video game this was very good. I loved the historical setting and the people Ezio met, from da Vinci to Lorenzo Medici to Borgia. And the fictional characters were wonderful as well - Teodora and Paola were two of my favorites :) It was fun trying to pick out which were the play-through [...]


    20. Even though I played the game, I found this book most entertaining. I have noticed that a lot of people have read The Secret Crusade as their first book. Which is totally understandable due to the fact that Altair was the first assassin in the game series. However The Secret Crusade is actually the third book in the series (still a bit shocked as you are)but I think I understand why Bowden did this. In the game Revelations, you go back learning about altiar's life, which is key of the game. What [...]


    21. I wanted to read Assassin's Creed just because there will be a movie and I am really excited to see it. However I expected something little different (probably a good assassin who will not kill innocent people, haha), I still liked it. A lot actually. At the beginning I had a little bit problem to get into the story, but after few pages was easy to read the book and I enjoyed Ezio's journey. I find Leonardo da Vinci quite interesting and I hope, there will be more scenes with him in other books. [...]


    22. Bah.The title may be badass but I never liked the main character. Now, if someone would just write a book about Bookworm Adventures 2, then I might read it


    23. DNF after the first chapter. Writing was so bad and characters so shallow and lacking any personality or inner thoughts to make me sympathize with them.


    24. Take it away, Lily!For the first time in my life I was left to wonder which was worse: the book or the film? I didn’t have to wonder too long, though. They’re both sucktacular. So absolutely, underwhelmingly, astoundingly awful. I’ve never read anything so monotonous and FLAT in my entire existence.The video game exists in a different medium, you’re probably too awed by the graphics and busy in fight sequences too worry or care about the story behind it. Or maybe it just all comes togeth [...]


    25. When I read the description for this book, my first thought that it maybe similar to the TV show, DaVinci's Demons. There are certain aspects of the book that has similarities to the TV show. The books strength's for me are in its characters. How can you go wrong with guys like Ezio, Rodrigo, Leonardo, Niccolo and Mario? Sound a little bit like Ninja Turtles? Well, there are flavors of those guys in there too except no sewers.The story starts out with Ezio as a teenager of an aristocratic family [...]


    26. Edited: 11, November 2016My love for this book grew with every page. I'm very happy with the outcome of this book, it gave me an even more greater understanding of the world of Assassin's Creed.There were some things within the story whilst playing the game that I was struggling to comprehend, and this book explained them for me. This beautiful book is one great story of a young man who embarks on a journey to avenge his father and brothers who were killed by traitors. He meets many new friends, [...]


    27. I found this a tiresome read. The way it was written really irritated me. The character, Ezio, irritated me. But the setting-I liked.First I will acknowledge that this is a book based on a game. It is wasn't I would compare this to the likes of Robin Hobb and Brent Weeks with little of a positive nature.You don't need to have played the game, just various games, to understand that the style is very game-like. I think generally, that it does follow too much with a game like style. It certainly le [...]


    28. I ended up liking this book more than I thought that I would. It reminds me of the Starz series, da Vinci's Demons. I enjoyed the historical characters especially Leonardo da Vinci with his inventions.


    29. *2.5 stars*It's really sad. I was loving this in the beginning but I just couldn't get into it after a while. The beginning dragged and then I took a long break and I just lost interest in the story. Picking it back up, I never got the same enjoyment out of it as I did in the beginning. It's a really exciting story and I love the actual plot. I think it's just one you shouldn't take a break from, if you easily lose motivation. Still recommend this to history fans.


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