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Assassin's Creed (Assassin's Creed #2)

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Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is the thrilling novelisation by Oliver Bowden based on the game series.

I will journey to the black heart of a corrupt empire to root out my foes. But Rome wasn't built in a day and it won't be restored by a lone assassin. I am Ezio Auditore da Firenze. This is my Brotherhood...

Rome, once mighty, lies in ruins. The city swarms with suffering a
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Published (first published January 1st 2010)
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Dorian de Jandreau The book has more stuff than the game. But the main idea and main scenes are the same. Even some lines are word in word from the game.
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Assasin's Creed: Brotherhood (Assassin's Creed, #2), Oliver Bowden
عنوان: فرقه اسسین ها: کتاب دوم - پیمان برادری ؛ نویسنده: اولیور (الیور) باودن؛ مترجم: امیر قربان؛ فرزین لازمی زاده؛ کیانا حاجدولت؛ خشایار خلیلیان؛تهران، آذرباد، 1391؛
کتاب نخست: رنسانس؛ کتاب دوم: پیمان برادری، مترجمین امیر قربان، فرزین لازمیزاده، کیانا حاجدولت، خشایار خلیلیان؛ کتاب سوم: نهضت مخفی، ترجمه بهنام حاجیزاده؛ کتاب چهار: مکاشفات؛ ترجمه بهنام حاجیزاده؛ کتاب پنج: جدا شده؛ ترجمه بهنام حاجیزاده؛ کتاب شش: پرچم سیاه، ترجمه محم
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Asif Alli
Jan 06, 2011 Asif Alli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A book that far exceeds the games plot and story. It goes more in to detail and simply floods your mind with great thoughts. Its one of those books where they don't get to the point very quickly and you have to be patient with it. Do not skip pages, or even chapters if you find it boring. And unless you play the game, or have read the first book, It might not be that easy to understand like the powers of the apple and how it plays in the story. But everything else in the story is pretty easy to ...more
Shaunak
May 31, 2011 Shaunak rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have one word for everyone, and that's "Awesome". The book is so much better than the game. In the game they only showed the basic idea of what the book is, but the book it shows us what we missed out in the game. I guess being a gamer might have its disadvantages, but if you already know the story from the game then there are no surprises left for you. No matter which assassins creed it is, it always leaves you in the end saying " What the @#$% happened?). Oliver Bowden has done a amazing job ...more
Anzu The Great Destroyer
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Despite the amazing trailer, Brotherhood is my least favourite game from the Assassin’s Creed franchise. This is mainly because the events are kind of boring and the villain, even though venomous and ruthless, needs lots of improving.

Imagine if the game is neutral how the book will be.

Yep, you got it!

But the positive thing is the fact that Oliver Bowden improved the story’s consistency (and his writing, for that matter). The events were blending
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Kevin
Oct 29, 2014 Kevin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Do you want to know to story of a master assassin?

This book is about the story of a master Assassin- Ezio Auditore. The novel is based on one of the most famous game, Assassins creed, more specifically, AC brotherhood. If you played the game before, you're going to understand the story a bit deeper. Because the books story simply tells more than the game itself. If you didn't play the game before, it's your best chance to understand Assassin's creed. But you won't understand a lot of things, so
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Christy
Having read Assassin's Creed: Revelations last week, I immediately moved on to the second book in the series, Brotherhood. This immediately picks off where the last book ended, so I would strongly recommend reading it as the second part of the series. Very little time is wasted on recap; so to get the full picture you already need to know what's happened and who the characters are.

For me that was excellent, as I don't like spending time re-reading information in series if possible. We get straig
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Arizel紫
Awww...

The story started when Ezio was seventeen years old and ended at forty eight years old. Even so! I still love Ezio.

The first book was much closer to the game than this one. I noticed one pattern in the book.... Why the books are so close to the game at the first part and towards the end the story were so different from the game? Like in this book, I don't remember in the game when Cesare was in prison after a new Pope was elected. Also, when the now three main (old) character, Ezio, Mach
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Arnolds Kalniņš
Feb 25, 2012 Arnolds Kalniņš rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Iepazinos ar Olivera Baudena vēsturiskās fantāzijas grāmatu "Slepkavu Reliģija", pirmo no 4 grāmatu sērijas. Izlasīt šo grāmatu man ieteica klasesbiedrs, uzsverot, ka tās stāsts esot unikāls un interesantuma ziņā pārspējot jebko, ko viņš ir lasījis. Man tas likās apšaubāmi, ņemot vērā savādo žanru salikumu, taču nolēmu pamēģināt. Par laimi, šaubas par grāmatas potenciālu pagaisa, izlasot ievadu.
Stāsts sākas 15. gadsimta Itālijas renesansē Itālijas pilsētā Florencē, kad karstasinīgs un viltīgs
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Kati
This book had a better overall plot than "Assassin's Creed: Reneissance", on the other hand, Ezio got dumber with age. I mean, I know that Rodrigo, Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia and Micheletto were real historical figures and the author couldn't have just killed them when he wanted, but he could've written it so that their survival wouldn't make Ezio look like an incompetent idiot. Also, I never really understood the whole Apple thing. It was a part of the game, I get it, but then the author should ...more
Mike (the Paladin)
Jul 30, 2014 Mike (the Paladin) rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Okay...so the books are silly. I liked the first one pretty well but the low bar for actual plot and story sort of lost me in this one. maybe you'll like it if you're just looking for some quick distraction. I mean, it's a story based on a video game. The first one I found a little fun as the pacing and so on was just that. It was game like and not too serious. I think the opening attempt to "deepen" the story a little here was what put me to sleep.

I'd say if you want to glide a bit ignore the a
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VeRMiNaaRD
Kitap aslında fena değil ama oyunun kitabı olduğu belli oluyor. Bir bölümü oynayıp bölüm sonu boss'unu öldürüp diğer bölüme geçiyorsun sanki:)

Bu aralar daha edebi yönü kuvvetli kitaplar okuyasım olduğundan bunun içi biraz boş gibi geldi. Bir süre fantastik/bilim kurgu da okumayacağım. Farklı türlere dalasım var.
Tiakju
Jun 24, 2011 Tiakju rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This Book grabbed my mind when i started reading it. Ezio sets his journey in Rome as he lost the 'Apple Of Eden' during the attack on Villa Auditore by the Borgia. Ezio soon finds himself at the heart of Roma, now known as Rome as he struggles to locate the Apple of Eden and as well as to take revenge on the Borgia. This book's action packed plot really hooks the reader on. Rome is a place which has fallen into ruin due to the corrupt rule of the Borgia papacy and the Templars. Ezio's stay in R ...more
Autumn
Jan 11, 2013 Autumn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
During Italian Renaissance, Ezio Auditore, Master Assassin, seeks revenge for his Uncle, the name who raised him like he were his own. The man responsible for Ezio's Uncles Death is Rodrigo Borgia, also known as Pope Alexander VI. The devious Pope has a tight grip on control of Rome. He wants more though. He sends his son Ceasere out to do his biding, and to gain control over all of Italy. Ezio, along with the rest of the Brotherhood of Assassins, step in to take prevent an overall take over fro ...more
Mical
Jul 15, 2011 Mical rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
What can I say?

Oliver Bowden tells a good tale insofar as he tells the story more or less verbatim as it was expressed in the game series. But that's basically all that he does; re-tell the story the game series did with little elaboration and none of the sense of adventure, excitement or discovery.

It was, for me, an "okay" novel. Bowden's previous work, "Assassin's Creed: Renaissance" was dry and unmoving but I thought I'd give him another chance in this sequel. Honestly, it didn't move me. I
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Dorian de Jandreau
Was so happy to get back to this story. I have played Brotherhood not so long time ago, so I still remembered all story. And I remembered all the places I have visited in Rome in real life too. The book actually has more scenes and more stuff than the game. But I couldn't put this book down. I was taken into Ezio world since first page.
Just the last chapter made me cry..... Cesare was my favorite! I wanted to delete game when I had to kill him, now I had to READ the same scene... No... not my Ce
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Tay Za
Feb 02, 2015 Tay Za rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think brotherhood is better than revelations because it has a better story and it make more sense than revelations. Edzio Auditore Firenze is the main character and it is about younger age of Edzio.

In this book Edzio is in Roma and he is the only assasin in the city. His uncle Mario Auditore Firenze was murdered by Ceasere the Borgia Captain. Edzio try to eliminated the Borgias.

It s a great book. Try to read it
Raymond
Sep 07, 2011 Raymond rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: summer-2011
This book recalls a more detailed of a ezio's journey as he continues the war that had started way before him. This had began as a game, but Assassins Creed is as much of a story as it is a game. I think that anyone who has played the game would find this a good extension for it. In it Ezio would go on his way to take revenge for his remaining family, but in this journey he will find new family in a brotherhood that would change his life.
Laura
Nov 03, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I actually bought this book for a class. I didn't really know what to get but then I found this little guy and since I looove playing Assassin's Creed, I figured out I'd like to know the whole story behind Brotherhood. It was really good, but sometimes it was a little slow, I was anxious to get on to the action and turn pages after pages. Except that, I loved it! Really well written, I recommend it to any gamer out there and even normal readers!
Rinn
Ugh.

Me when playing Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, one seriously addictive game:



Me when reading Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, one seriously dull book:


Clare
Apr 18, 2014 Clare rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars.

An interesting read.
A good plot line, character development, and generally good pacing. A little rushed towards the end and so many grammatical errors.
Definitely needs an editor who knows what they are doing.
Sophie Van Leest
It was so amazing holy shit!!
Carlos Reges
Apr 18, 2014 Carlos Reges rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Muy bueno, similar al juego pero aparecen muchos detalles que el videojuego omite. Rápido para leerse y entretenido.
Charley Robson
I will say it once, I shall say it many times more: Ezio Auditore la Firenze - you are not Batman. Stop. Trying. To. Be. Batman.

Or, rather, people should stop trying to make him Batman. For it is of Batman - particularly the much-vaunted Christopher Nolan movies - that I am reminded by this book. It has something of a tone problem. While its predecessor Renaissance was cursed with an awkward, disjoined plot that left it stumbling around the field like a six-legged antelope with its knees screwed
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Mohamed Shoaib
Mar 31, 2017 Mohamed Shoaib rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
what a difference between the games and the books .. in the games it focuses on one character only and tell us its storyline so you normally would be concern with only one person but in the books it show different stories of many characters
Andrea Holmes
May 10, 2017 Andrea Holmes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Templars, Vatican, Borgia family, Symbols, ancient art and conspiracy theories,
and Assassins I am hooked. Now on to book three.
KristinaSkjoe
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Sandra
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

Assassin's Creed, the title of a very popular game. The title just spoke to me, facing the 4 books of it's kind, spread out before me on the bookstore shelf. I've never played the game, I'm not into the whole 'beat-m-up-till-he-dies' genre computer games. But I do seem to love it in books. However, I did watch a few minutes of gameplay, generously provided by my brother. So, I can see the intrigue of the game, but it's not for me. But this is a review of the book and
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Benji
May 19, 2011 Benji rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
I'm always slightly dubious whenever I start a video game book adaptation. they're rarely anything special and they're often very forgettable reads. So I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed reading Brotherhood.

From the beginning, Bowden's style felt a little flat and a little unimaginative, add to that his sometimes clumsy structure. There were the occasional random changes in POV which just seemed awkward.
As I read through the first few chapters I felt like I was simply reading t
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Tristan
Jul 07, 2014 Tristan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What I love about this book, and those in the series is that it not only allows you to relive the moments we loved in arguably one of the best games inn the series, but it also allows us to see moments we wouldn't have otherwise known about, such as DLC that came after the initial game's release. Not just that but in a game the one issue people may have is not being able to make moments as cool or well done as they should be (me being one of those people.) So when we get to see what a true maste ...more
Kira
May 12, 2014 Kira rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Ezio is the coolest, most badass video game character of all time. I cannot imagine another protagonist better written than he. His complexity, moral fiber, and chaotic neutral personality is thoroughly enjoyable, and he is the reason I love the AC games so much. Connor and Kenway were awesome as well, as was Altair, but Ezio cannot be beat.

I really loved this audiobook. It was read masterfully by the narrator. I really enjoyed getting to know more of
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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 Assas ...more
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“Laa shay'a waqi'un moutlaq bale kouloun moumkine' -the Wisdom of our Creed is revealed through these words - 'We work in the Dark, to serve the Light. We are Assassins.' --Machiavelli” 29 likes
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