Assassin's Creed: Renaissance

Assassin's Creed: Renaissance

Book rating: 03 Paperback Assassin's Creed (Unnumbered)

By (author) Oliver Bowden, By (author) Anton Gill, Other Ubisoft Entertainment

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 36mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 26 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141046309
  • ISBN 13: 9780141046303
  • Illustrations note: maps
  • Sales rank: 1,996

Product description

"Assassin's Creed: Renaissance" is the thrilling novelisation by Oliver Bowden based on the game series. 'I will seek Vengeance upon those who betrayed my family. I am Ezio Auditore di Firenze. I am an Assassin...'. The Year of Our Lord 1476 - the Renaissance: culture and art flourish alongside the bloodiest corruption and violence. Bitter blood-feuds rage between the warring political families of Italy. Following the murder of his father and brothers, Ezio Auditore di Firenze is entrusted with an ancient Codex, the key to a conspiracy that goes back to the centuries - old conflict between the shadowy Templar Knights and the elite Order of Assassins. Ezio must avenge the deaths of his kinsmen and in doing so fulfil his destiny, and live by the laws of the Assassin's Creed. Truth is written in blood "Assassin's Creed: Renaissance" is based on the phenomenally successful gaming series. Fans of the game will love these stories. Other titles in the series include "Assassin's Creed: Forsaken', "Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood", "Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade", and "Assassin's Creed: Revelations". Oliver Bowden is the pen-name of an acclaimed novelist.

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Oliver Bowden is the pen-name of an acclaimed novelist and renaissance historian who currently lives in Paris.

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By Luke Griffiths 16 Feb 2013 3

The author is very talented at painting a picture of renaissance Italy in your mind but the language is terrible. None of the characters speak like they do in the game and there is rather odd slang terms that do not feel authentic to the series. If the conversations were more in keeping with the games then this book would be amazing.

By Conor Duffy 22 Aug 2012 4

I enjoyed the book. It pretty much follows the storyline for the game with a few extra lines added in here and there. I found the book somewhat addicting . But Oliver Bowden language isn't really up to scratch and the last chapter seems rushed.

By Inne Van Houdt 31 Oct 2011 4

Great story, follow the storyline of the game, but if you played the game don't hesitate to read this book. It follows the storyline but adds some nice extra's to it and it makes it even better!