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

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The library holds not only hidden knowledge but also the most unsettling secret the world has ever known, a secret the Templars hope to use
Mass Market Paperback, 504 pages
Published November 29th 2011 by Ace Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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Oct 18, 2012 V rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed, fiction
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
Feb 23, 2015 Tristan rated it it was amazing
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Mar 20, 2016 Kasey rated it really liked it
For those of you turned off by Bowden's rather uneducated, for lack of a better word, writing style, I can assure you it is gradually improving, though there are many sentences that simply make me grind my teeth. I am also glad to finally be done with Ezio, as I felt his character has been long overused, but for his fans, fear not, his story ends well.
Jon Borah
Jan 09, 2015 Jon Borah rated it it was amazing

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

Feb 24, 2012 Oscar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 21, 2012 Cassandra rated it liked it
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.
Mar 04, 2012 Rob rated it really liked it
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
Jul 06, 2012 Miia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
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 it was ok
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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
May 15, 2012 7l2 rated it it was amazing
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
Brad Zimmerman
Oct 03, 2012 Brad Zimmerman rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy-read
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
Tay Za
Jun 05, 2015 Tay Za rated it really liked it
It is a great book but i think it will be bettter if it is longer. It should be one more book between brotherhood and Revelations.It is a complicated story but i will explain my best.

His quest in this book is about discovering more about Altair, a mentor of the Assasins.His adventure taking place in constantinople.

Edzio got a memory of Altiar that helps him to find masyaf keys to destroy apple of Eden. Apple if Eden is something that can harms people minds .Not only Altiars memory but also local
Apr 21, 2016 Artzy rated it really liked it
Before you read this book, MAKE SURE you read The Secret Crusade first. It is a series for a reason.
Oliver Bowden has once again made it hard to put down the book. Although it is but a book, I found myself grown attached to the characters and finding it hard to put down.
Apr 07, 2015 Baptiste rated it liked it
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Stephen Holtman
Mar 21, 2015 Stephen Holtman rated it really liked it
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
Jul 10, 2014 Truly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

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
Siti Elfeeza
Jan 05, 2016 Siti Elfeeza rated it it was amazing
Definitely a page turner after reading book 3 of the Assassin's Creed series. Love this book as much as the last. It gave a good ending to the life of the well-loved Master Assassin and Mentor, Ezio Auditore. It also gave a close to the life of my favourite Master Assassin and Mentor - Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad. Two of my favourite Master Assassins in the same book, what more can you ask for? An awesome read for me.
Oliver Bensryd
Apr 14, 2014 Oliver Bensryd rated it it was amazing
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.
Jan 13, 2013 Shiki rated it liked it
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
Jan 23, 2014 Matteo Pellegrini rated it liked it
Shelves: storico, fantastico
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
Ezio's final outing and, sadly, it felt kind of stilted and not quite right in places (for me, at any rate). There was just something about this one that sometimes that didn't quite flow, and the occasional anachronisms were on the jarring side. (view spoiler) ...more
Samuel Hoke
Apr 25, 2015 Samuel Hoke rated it it was ok
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
Jan 09, 2015 Edward Cheer rated it it was ok
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
Ghaith Sultan
Apr 18, 2016 Ghaith Sultan rated it it was amazing
This is simply the best book I have ever read throughout my entire short life. This book is the definition of a successful literature work. Oliver Bowden has done it again. An older and wiser Ezio travels into the unknown threats of Masyaf to regain wisdom and knowledge left my the great Altair. In this book, you will meet plenty of amiable characters that you will get attached with. The story is well developed and most importantly, better than the ones before. This book is action packed and har ...more
Sami Abou
May 21, 2016 Sami Abou rated it it was amazing
Assassins creed: Revelations was a mediocre game in the series. Making me not as excited to read this book compared to others in the series. But surprisingly this turned out to be as good as forsaken. The best parts of this book was that it showed the readers Ezios life before, and after the events of the game, making me understand and enjoy the story much more. I have to admit my favourite part of the book was the scenes that displayed Ezios life after the events of Revelations. Which were emot ...more
Jan 18, 2013 Amanda rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, 2012
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
Amanda Wallace
Apr 29, 2016 Amanda Wallace rated it really liked it
Brilliant, what an amazing companion to the game. This really brought to life the intricate history laced within the Assassins world. The story is rich with description and builds on Ezio's character and the hardships he has to endure to honour the creed. His life is full of battle but in the end he has finally found love and peace, even if it is short lived and a lot later than he deserved. I loved the ties it made to the first game with Altier and the origins of the brotherhood. Much much bett ...more
Neneng Sartika
Apr 26, 2013 Neneng Sartika rated it did not like it
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
Jun 01, 2014 Andrew Merrifield rated it liked it
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
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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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