Assassin's Creed: A Cruzada Secreta (Assassin's Creed #3)
A história da vida de Altaïr é contada aqui pela primeira vez: uma ...more
As it was centered on Altair, I was looking forwards to reading about him. But this book was dire.
With Oliver Bowden's previous adaptations, I sometimes forgot I was reading a game novel, as it felt almost like a historical novel. This was achieved mostly because he did. His. Research.
However, with this bo ...more
This is the third Assassin's Creed novel by Oliver Bowden but chronologically, timeline and game release wise, it comes first. Readers are not disadvantaged at all if they have not read the first two novels.
This novel is extremely faithful to the source material, it is clear Bowden worked closely with Ubisoft Montreal as most of the dialog is word perfect when com ...more
I have to admit that, yes, it was followed exactly from the video game. And partly that's what makes it so nice too. Because I fangirl a lot to the video game and I lik ...more
This review contains a lot of spoilers. DO NOT continue if you want to read the book
The story was told by Niccolo Polo about the Assassin: Altair Ibn-La'Ahad.
Altair was given an important task by Al Mualim (Master of Assassins). Accompanied by Malik and his brother Kadar, he was supposed to retrieve a treasure from Solomon's Temple and bring it back to Al Mualim. He was faced with Robert de Sable (a Templar and an enemy) and his ego and over c ...more
The setting takes place in 11th century Jerusalem, Acre, and Damascus. The assassin’s had a fortress in Masyaf where they lived and trained to be great assassin’s. The cha ...more
While this is a fantastic adaptation from, I'll admit, a pretty decent game, there was one major flaw in Oliver Bowden's writing. But let's get the good stuff out of the way first.
The storyline is absolutely incredible. It's an adventure in the life of an assassin as he uncovers a conspiracy surrounding the ancient order of the Templars and secrets within his own temple. Th ...more
Part 1: The first part follows the events of the first Assassin's Creed game, and much like 'Halo: The Flood', it doesn't work. Bowden is forced to adhere too closely to what happens in the game that he has virtually no freedom here.
Part 2: The second part was a bit better. I didn't play the game that it was written for, so I can't vouch for ...more
Back Cover Description:
" Altair Embarks on a fromidable mission - One that takes him throughout the Holy Land and shows him the true meanind of the Assassins's Creed. To demonstrate his commitment Altair must defeat nine deadly enemies, including Templar leader Robert de Sable.
Altair's life story is told here for the first time: a journey that will change the course of history; his ongoing battle with the Templar Conspiracy; and the ultimate betrayal ...more
Това мото краси корицата на книгата. Ще започна с това, че съм силно впечатлена от факта, че както на английски, така и на български кориците са едни и същи. А още повече ме впечатли това, че за самата направа на кориците са използвали реални снимки, картинки и кадри от играта.
Всички знаем, че Орденът на Асасините е популярна компютърна игра създадена от Ubisoft, която бързо набра популярност у нас. Дори аз съм запленена от играта, а то ...more
Anyways - This book deserves a total 5/5. The only reason I give it a 4 is because of the ending. It was quite sudden how it ended and I wished that Altair's and Maria's relationship was explored a little bit more - although I assumed from the beginning that they'd ...more
O wiele lepiej prezentują się wcześniejsze książki Bowdena o Ezio. W odbiorze 'Tajemnej krucjaty' nie pomaga niechlujna korekta i tłumaczenie. Mom ...more
This book in particular shows what we did not know about the Great Master - Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad. He becomes much more relatable because of this, since the game does not bother to give much of character's backstory.
It is always nice to become more acquainted wi ...more
"Nothing is true, everything is permitted."
Assassins creed: the secret crusade is one of the first book in its series. Also, telling the tale of the first master Assassin ever introduced-Altair Ibn-La'Ahad. After his father's death, Altair was raised to be an master assassin. But in spite of all his glorious victories, Altair failed his most important mission, and got demoted by his master. His master then gave him a chance for redemption. He gave Altair nine ...more
I přesto že spisovatel z velké části čerpá z průběhu her a ve více ohledech je tím omezen, dokázal se báječně vyvarovat pouhému přepisování herního zpracování a čtenář je k četbě natolik připoután, že se kniha jen těžce odkládá. Jeho styl je čtivý a kvalitní.
Nevím či spolupracoval ...more
long as my imagination still works I'm happy to paint my own scenery, though this book really doesn't give any assistance in this matter.
there are many events occurring in this book more so than many books I have read prior which kept me intrigued from start to finish, especially those chapters that take place away from the video game, which is quite sometime since I actually playe ...more
Altaïr embarks on a formidable mission—one that takes him throughout the Holy Land and shows him the true meaning of the Assassin’s Creed. To demonstrate his commitment, Altaïr must defeat nine deadly enemies, including Templar leader Robert de Sable. Altaïr’s life story is told here for the first time: a journey that will change the course of history; his ongoing battle with the Templar conspiracy; a family life that is as tragic as it is shocking; and the ultimate betrayal of an old friend.