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Assassin's Creed: Revelations (Assassin's Creed #4)

4.2 of 5 stars 4.20  ·  rating details  ·  2,105 ratings  ·  98 reviews
Enter a world of mysticism, machinations, and murder in which the mighty and noble do whatever is necessary to protect their supremacy, where rebellion grows in the darkest streets and alleys, and where those with the power to kill have the power to change the world...
Paperback, 512 pages
Published November 29th 2011 by Ace (first published January 1st 2011)
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Oh boy... Assassin's Creed: Revelations was terrible.

On a gaming forum, I can imagine the reaction to that statement: something akin to “HOW VERY DARE YOU!”

But on a book forum such as this, I'll just get people clenching their teeth and nodding.

This book was just embarrassing to read. And you know the amazing thing? The author is supposed to be a professor at Cambridge! It's kind of depressing when somebody who has quite a few academic credentials under their belt, as well as a few published b
Had to read this for work. Not too bad, I didn't get to read the earlier books and I don't play the video games. But the story moved quickly enough on its own.
Jon Borah

Assassin's Creed: Revelations is the thrilling novelisation by Oliver Bowden based on the game series. Older, wiser and more deadly than ever, Master Assassin Ezio Auditore embarks on an epic journey to find the lost library of Altair - a library that may hold the key to defeating the Templars for ever. However, a shocking discovery awaits him. The library holds no only a hidden knowledge but also the most unsettling secret the world has ever known; a secret the Templars hope to use to control h

I have to say that initially I was skeptical about how a video game and novel tie-in would work. Let's just say that my skepticism was unwarranted. I loved this book.

Admittedly, I join the Assassin's Creed books a little late in the series but I have already developed a liking for the character of Ezio Auditore through the video games themselves. Interestingly, I've yet to play the Revelations game but I'm really looking forward to it now!

This tale is told a little later on in Ezio's life and co
Assassin's Creed: Revelations by Oliver Bowden Oh boy…Assassin’s Creed: Revelationswas terrible.On a gaming forum, I can imagine the reaction to that statement: something akin to “HOW VERY DARE YOU!”But on a book forum, I’ll just get people clenching their teeth and nodding.This book was just embarrassing to read. And you know the amazing thing? The author is supposed to be a professor at Cambridge! It’s kind of depressing when somebody who has quite a few academic credentials under their belt, ...more
Most of the book was, as another reviewer said, written like the writer had been sitting next to a person playing the game and written everything into a book, including the training sessions in Constantinopoli and the pointless running for errands for Sofia. The text broke the illusion of depicting speech of the era or location several times (I doubt that the phrase red herring was known then, incredulous that the Ottoman would replace wine with cranberry juice [with cranberry being fairly arcti ...more
Jul 03, 2012 Jed rated it 2 of 5 stars
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I love the Assassin'a Creed franchise. It's one of the only games, other than Batman, that emphasizes stealth and badassery equally and I dig that. This is my first AC book, but I am an avid sci-fi and fantasy reader so I'm used to a story needing some setup. Revelations simply did not live up to my expectations.

The book is separated into three acts and they generally follow: Act I, how Ezio gets to the new city and who he meets; Act II, the adventure; Act III, the epilogue. Act I is a little mo
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Stephen Holtman
In this entry into the historical franchise, the story takes us through the final journey of Ezio Auditore as he tries to find the golden apple that has special powers. I felt that the writers did a fantastic job of once again making this a great story. I did find that the way that the writers slowed down the pace so that the main caratcher could finish out his last round in a way that most heroic caratchers hope to. I thought that the style in which the whole story played out was really heart w ...more

Membunuh atau dibunuh!
Hanya itu pilihan yang dimiliki oleh seorang Assassin.
Kisah mengenai assassin yang pernah saya baca nyaris mengisahkan hal yang sama, bagaimana kehebatan dan kebanggaan mereka menjalani hidup. Mulai dari awal mulai bergabung dan bersumpah setia hingga menyambut ajal dengan bangga

Buku ini menawarkan sesuatu yang berbeda. Urusan pembunuhan memang masih ada, namun yang menariknya digabung dengan urusan pencari beberapa buah buku yang di
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Akhirnya selesai juga saga Ezio!
Bukannya saya nggak suka, tapi sejujurnya, KEPANJANGAN!!
Untungnya, ini berakhir cukup oke, yah, sama seperti gamenya.
Sayangnya, adegan terakhir di perpustakaan Altair, kurang terasa 'wah'. Tapi sekali lagi, itu karena saya bandingkan dengan gamenya. Untuk adaptasi, ini OK.

Mudah-mudahan novel generasi berikut juga akan menyusul diterjemahkan.
Matteo Pellegrini
È il 1509. La Confraternita è salda, gli Assassini vigilano sulla pace e i Templari sono apparentemente sotto controllo. Ma il cuore di Ezio Auditore, maturo guerriero, batte sempre per l'azione, e il destino l'accontenta: per caso si imbatte in un documento che lo riporta ai giorni lontani del Maestro Altair e della "crociata segreta", fedelmente annotata in un diario da Niccolò Polo che udì il racconto dalla sua viva voce. Il contenuto sconvolgente di quelle carte lo indurrà a intraprendere u ...more
Samuel Hoke
I played this game and i really liked it, i was thinking if there was a book about it and one day my brother bought this book and i read it, i really liked it but i think the game was better
Edward Cheer
Two standard installments with a less-than-stellar conclusion. Reminds me a little of today's Hobbit film trilogy. That aside, this book has a very exciting opening. It really makes you want to read on, and then it just... kind of goes nowhere. As an ending to Ezio's story, I didn't like it even when I played the game. And it's especially worse here. There's no real ending. I read at least three parts where it could have been a good part to wrap up the book but it kept going... and going... and ...more
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I think anytime something is retold it is going to be embraced by some and utterly loathed by others. This book undoubtedly would have been far better if the writer was the creator of the story, not just the "conduit for a message" ;) The fact is we don't know what the writer was told to do by Ubisoft. Any case where there is an artist working on behalf of someone else, it is never going to be his best work. Any artist who has worked commercially will tell you that. There is something lost in do ...more
Assassin’s creed by Oliver Bowden

The book is about Eizo Auditore master assassins who embarks on a journey to find the hidden knowledge and a unsettiling secret of libary

The best bit of the is on page 23 when Claudia says something funny but I’m not going to tell you because that would spoil the book

I would recommend the assassins creed books to assassin creed fans if you like the game you will love the book the book is for boys ranging from 12 to 17
I love the books and the games so you will t
I absolutely loved this book!

I know that it's not (in terms of good literature) what many would call a great novel. But for a novelisation of a video game, it is surely a master work.

Yes, I noticed errors along the way, and a couple of things that just don't quite work. But that didn't stop me sinking right into the story and falling madly in love with the adventure and life of the protaganist, Ezio Auditore.

Revelations is the fourth in the book series (the third and final concerning Ezio). Aft
Oliver Bensryd
upon the golden shores of Istanbul Ezio's story comes to a satisfying end with good characters and a few good twists and turns in the story.
his long quest will lead him fron Masyaf to Istanbul in search of the keys needed to unlock Altair's library and he will meet new friends and enemies. and as a fan of both the books and games i very much recommend this book to all lovers of a good story.
Neneng Sartika
Pas mau baca buku ini, saya mengharapkan ketegangan yang sama saat bermain game nya. Tapi ga dapet, malah mendapat kesan junk pada beberapa bagian, seperti Ezio yang rehat sejenak setelah kabur dari templar. Ini kan bukan kisah hobbit buatan Tolkien.

Keseruan saat mencari kunci Masyaf tidak terasa di buku ini, menghilangkan sebagian detail sejarah yang disuguhkan Ubisoft. Seakan menemukan kunci Altaïr hanya perlu mencari pintu tersembunyi tanpa perjuangan panjang.

Saya suka fusion game Revelation
Andrew Merrifield
I give this book 3 stars out of five. I had to give it this rating because I wasn't a very big fan of the game. Because this book is closely resembles the game I couldn't really get into this. But it is very well written and easy to follow. It provides way more information than the game which is great for fans of the game. It can a bit boring at times because of all the detail but its not too bad. But I'm glad I read this book because it gives me a new insight on the game so I may go back and t ...more
Ayeasha LovesBooks
I am disappointed with Mr Bowden's writing in this book because he keep switching from character from a time line then suddenly jump into another character, in a different time in life. I love the story line but I didn't love the ending of the story, because Mr Bowden did a lame line at the near of the chapter 'he should get some rest'. I was not happy about that
Anthony Smith
After completing the previous game titles of this series I was in anticipation of the game this book is based on. The author has a good way of immersing the reader into the various locales that engross the book. Fans of Action and Historical Fiction, not to mention the games, should find the book to be a quite
enjoyable and fulfilling end to the saga and legacy of Ezio Auditore. The reader should have no problem with the simplistic writing style that the author chose, save for the sometimes frequ
It really is incredible how the creators of Assassin's Creed managed to intertwine the story of the Assassin Brotherhood into significant historical events and figures. By far the best game to novel series I have read, even though in some aspects it wasn't very well written. The use of different languages set a nice atmosphere for the different cultures and the revolutionary period; although many phrases were not translated in the glossary which was a shame. I noticed that the word 'unmolested' ...more
Alexander Harris
awesome very active live book one of my favorite once again revelations is full of excitement and keeped me very interested for the hole of the book with its ups and downs. nothing is true everything is permitted
This was a really good book that concluded the Ezio trilogy. It showed a lot of character developments and ended the story really well.
Rowena Tylden-Pattenson
This book read like you were playing the game, pretty much move-for-move, which when translated into words sounded a Ofc, the games of this are aaaamaaaazing (althoughI'monlyonthefirstoneatm), but it was like the author had just watched someone playing, and written down absolutely everything they'd done, word for word. There were also some awfully jarring puns thrown in there too (honestly, "drive-through" remarks?) that let down the author when he actually had to think for himself. 2 ...more
Not too bad a book. A bit like the first book where it is a bit thin on the details. It is a good conclusion to the Ezio story and was an enjoyable read.
Abizar Akbar
Petualangan Ezio disini lebih terasa dan dia lebih berjuang sendiri... Dibandingkan seri Ezio lainnya ini yang terbaik
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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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“Ezio considered the new century they were in - the sixteenth. And only near its beginning. What would unfold during it, he could only guess; he knew that, at his age, he would not see very much more of it. More discoveries, and more wars, no doubt. But essentially the same play repeating itself - and the same actors, only with different costumes and different props for each generation that swallows up the last, each thinking that it would be the one to do better.” 3 likes
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