Assassin's Creed Renaissance (Assassin's Creed #1)
If you find my review incomprehensible, it's merely because this trash fried my brain cells to the point of blissful delirium.
Take the worst books you've ever read, burn them, mix the ashes with toad semen and the sweat of Dick Cheney, and you will alchemically create this book.
This book is so bad, even by "books-based-on-videogames" standards...more
Most of the story in the book is in the game as well, so the plot wasn't particularly surprising. But there were a few additional details - like, say, Leonardo's ho...more
The thing I thought was strange with this book is that this actually is the second game, but it is the first book...more
O facto de ser baseado num jogo é algo que “nem me aquece, nem me arrefece”, uma vez que jogos de playstation/PC/ outras consolas não me interessam particularmente, por isso não vos posso dizer até que ponto o livro é fiel ao jogo.
Oliver Bowden transports us to Italy, 1472, where a young man is about the learn the power and secrets of his family. After a brutal attack and betrayal, Ezio takes the name Auditore to...more
First I will acknowledge that this is a book based on a game. It is wasn't I would compare this to the likes of Robin Hobb and Brent Weeks with little of a positive nature.
You don't need to have played the game, just various games, to understand that the style is very game-like. I think generally, that it does follow too much with a game like style. It certainly le...more
Live by the Creed.
wonderful book set in Renaissance Italy (1470-1510), with the lead protagonist as Ezio, whose family was betrayed by those they trusted.
Ezio sets out to find the culprits responsible for his Fathers and Brothers' death.
And he learns the art of the Assassin and discovers a conspiracy far greater than what he had in mind. He had to put an end it.
How does he do that?
read the book.
The book is far better than I had imagined....more
Since my native language is portuguese the words in italian didn't break the flow for me and were a really nice addition, I liked it the same way I liked it in the game (I played through the game all in italian because it added to the experience).
The game is a m...more
He turned left, he saw someone, he turned right, he saw a door, he opened the door...
In my opinion there is no character growth, no emotional involvement and the various Italian words woven into the story are quite unnecessary.
If you've read many of my reviews you've seen me use the term, "brain candy"...well this is brain cotton candy, as light as possible. But it's kind of fun. Just go into it expecting a book based on a video game!
The extensive "creatively handled" use of historical people and events is part of t...more
Dan mungkin karena dari game juga, banyak hal yang sepertinya terjadi supaya tokoh utama bisa selamat, dan beberapa Deus rex Machina yang tak sempat terjelaskan. Itu tidak seberapa mengganggu, karena Deus ex Machina-nya tidak terjadi te...more
It was great--nothing was too stretched out--even the course of months and years passed in some words. Um. I have mixed feelings about that, because there really was nothing that Ezio did that affect the storyline, but the bluntness of it...! XDD I guess I'm just not used to that kind of effectiveness. I only have this knowing that Ezio can finish everything, without the deep trust and any bond to him. This kind of detached feeling is strange but not one...more
It being a book based on a video gam...more
This is a book that teaches people about another time in history.
It is about an eighteen year old boy whose father is a banker for his day job but when he isn't banking he is an assassin trying to stop the Templar's from taking over the world. He does not do this job alone their is a whole creed dedicated to this cause. Ezio Auditore (the 18 year old) does not know what his father did until his father and brothers are betra...more
Ezio is not my favorite character in the series, but I grew to like him more by reading this book because I was able to follow his tho...more
Y para los que como yo nos hemos pegado tardes enteras pegadas al televisor con el videojuego, es el guión, tal cual, del mismo. Eso si, sin la trama del siglo XXI.
Vamos, que lo he leído por saber si meterían la "parida final" (asi ha sido) y decididamente paso de leer nada más de esta serie. Me qued...more
And 1 more thing to clear off here, I DO NOT play the game! I like too but I am not a gamer hence I never bothered to play em! However, reading the book makes me want to play the game but I know I won't! Anyway, move on with the review...
I love the fast-paced story line. This...more
Firenze, 1476. Ezio Auditore ha diciassette anni, è figlio di un ricco banchiere alleato con i Medici, e trascorre molto del suo tempo assieme agli amici, tra divertimenti e bravate. Non ha un problema al mondo, e si gode la vita. Ma quella giovinezza spensierata termina bruscamente quando la sua famiglia viene ingiustamente accusata di aver cospirato ai danni del governo.
All'improvviso, è costretto a diventare adulto: deve nascondersi, difendersi, proteggere la sorella e la madre. Ma vuole vend
"Assassin's Creed" is based on a very popular game from Ubisoft (side note: not a gamer but I watched YouTube videos of a bunch of guys playing the game and it is such a beautiful game that I want to buy an XBox just to play it). The first book in the series is about Ezio Auditorre who went through a journey to become one of the most famous assassins in Italy, seeking revenge for the...more
This time period is essentially my settings gold... I have spent the last 8 hours almost exclusively reading the last bits of this book.
Now... reasoning of 4 stars.
1. Setting - Florence, Vienna, Cyprus (All magi...more