Assassin's Creed: Renaissance
…moreYes, of this series. It's the first one.
There was a book "The Invisible Imam (Assassin's Creed #1) " - but it was cancelled, so it's not to be published. So those don't actually count. It was supposed to be a trilogy but never happened.
More about that here: http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/...
So as it is, this book is book 1. (less)
The first novel of this collection, Renaissance, was published on November 20, 2009. The novel features Ezio Auditore da Firenze, a man who seeks revenge for the murder of his family. Ezio begins to train himself as an assassin and becomes drawn into a war between the Assassin's Brotherhood and the Templar Order. The two secret organizations have been combating each other for centuries to secure an ancient technology, called the ...more
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
”I will seek Vengeance upon those who betrayed my family. I am Ezio Auditore da Firenze. I am an Assassin…”
Assassin’s Creed 2 has probably the most epic video game story line ever, so the first thing that we’ve got to look at rea ...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
Ο συγγραφέας δεν έχει καθόλου μαεστρία στη γραφή του, αλλά απλά κατα-γράφει ιστορίες.
Τα ονόματα είναι τόσα πολλά που χάνεσαι.
Η ιστορία είναι ανερμάτιστη και χωρίς ουσία, μάχες δίχως νόημα, και ένας ήρωας που δεν ξέρουμε που θέλει να καταλήξει.
Οι χαρακτήρες, φυσικά, είναι όλοι χάρτινοι.
Το τέλος απλά κλείνει το βιβλίο...
Δεν έχω παίξει το παιχνίδι, αλλά πιστεύω ότι ο συγγραφέας απλά προσπάθησε να κάνει μια καταγραφή όσων διαδραματίζονται σε αυτό, χωρίς να τον ενδιαφέρει να πλάσει ...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.
first 40% was interesting! Exciting! I loved it. I was obsessed! if the story had been continued that way, I would give it 4 stars.
but after that,
Not so much
after Ezio's vengeance, then the story fell into a repetitive process, that got boring.
It was all reminded me of:
*mysterious hoarse voice*
"You have failed this city!"
(Did you get the reference?
If not, It's an iconic quote from 'Green Arrow' series)
Nothing new happened (for a while)
it can be shorter, if some events just mentio ...more
Since this book (and series) is based on a video game and the author is known for penning newsstand pulp thrillers, I thought the combination would turn out to be some kind of pulpy disaster, so I was pleasantly surprised to find a decent plot-driven, light historical fantasy story about the life and times of Ezio Auditore. Those who've played Assassin's Creed ...more
I really like the main character, Ezio Auditore da Firenze. He is my favourite character.
I don't know what to write. I actually find difficult to write to express my view and opinions of this book.
All I can say is I think the worldbuilding is wonderful and the storyline is very interesting.
Ezio is very likeable character.
Am Anfang fand ich es echt cool und interessant, aber so ab Seite 150/200 habe ich es eigentlich nur noch überflogen. Es ist die gaaaanze Zeit dasselbe, die einzelnen „spannenden“ Handlungen sind nach zwei Seiten vorbei und dann beginnt schon wieder die nächste Mission. Naja, klar, im Spiel eine neue Quest, ist dort bestimmt auch ganz cool ...more
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
„Adevărul se negociază în fiecare zi. Trebuie să te obişnuieşti cu asta, Ezio.”
Am descoperit jocurile din seria Assassin's Creed în ultimul an de liceu, într-o perioadă de stres, nervi şi insomnii, fiind mereu cu gândul la bacalaureat, la admitere şi la un şir (aparent) nesfârşit de examene, teste şi simulări. Nu aveam răbdare să citesc, nu simţeam nevoia să ies din casă sau să socializez. Preferam să merg la meditaţii şi să fac teste, deoarece credeam ...more
Iš tikro, kaip greitas ir veiksmo kupinas skaitalas, "Renesansas" man visai patiko. Idėja ir fabula visai neblogos, pagrindinis herojus toks pozityvus, kad beveik nebe anti-herojus, padorus kiekis istorinių faktų ir/ar personažų tikrai nemaišo, na ir apskritai aš esu iš tų žmonių, kuriems Italija - visada gera idėja.
Kita vertus, daug kartų esu akcentavęs, jog esu greito tempo ir siužeto vystymo šalininkas (nors tam ti ...more
And don't get me wrong, I love the game it is written after. AC2 is one of the best AC games out there (the best being AC2 Brotherhood) - and I expected that a book would contain something other than a boring transcript of the game content. I'm sti ...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
Θα μου πείτε τι περίμενες?
Δεν ξέρω τι περίμενα, αλλά σίγουρα δεν περίμενα πως θα μου αρέσει.
Όσοι δεν το ξέρετε το βιβλίο είναι εμπνευσμένο από παιχνίδι... και να ο λόγος που πίστευα ότι δεν θα μου αρέσει.
Γραμμένο με απλή γραφή, χωρίς συγγραφική γραφή, η πλοκή ρέει ανάλαφρη και οι σκηνές δράσεις που έχει, και είναι πολλές, είναι δοσμένες έτσι ώστε μόνο θαυμασμό για τον κεντρικό χαρακτήρα σου αφήνουν.
Στο μόνο που με χάλασε ήταν ότι στην ουσία 15 ...more
I enjoyed reading this book. I read it from the perspective of someone who didn't play the game or seen the movie. It reads quite like any fantasy book(without magic or strange beasts). There *is* a little redundancy but the repetition isn't that exaggerated, I think. It's pretty well spread out but I did think, "Ahh, I can see how this was adapted from a video game." as the setting of another one of Ezio's tasks/missions was similar to another one earlier. But that ...more
Assassin's Creed: Renaissance is a blow-by-literal-blow retelling of AC II, the game. Which would be great, if it managed to act like a book, and not like a written video game. To explain the difference: if this novel were required to write about Leonardo da Vinci's painting sessions, it ...more
This is why I don't usually read direct novelizations of movies or games, etc (with the exception of Star Wars: Ep. 1-6, but that's more about collecting the ...more
Take it away, Lily!
For the first time in my life I was left to wonder which was worse: the book or the film? I didn’t have to wonder too long, though. They’re both sucktacular. So absolutely, underwhelmingly, astoundingly awful. I’ve never read anything so monotonous and FLAT in my entire existence.
The video game exists in a different medium, you’re probably too awed by the graphics and busy in fight sequences too worry or care about the story behind it. Or maybe it just all comes together in a...more
I have never played or seen anyone play the game, my only meeting with the Assassin's Creed has been in the film I watched last week.
This book seemed like a mix of various things - sometimes it reminded me of the Three Musketeers, sometimes of the Da Vinci Code. The writing had its hiccups and made it visible where one quest ended and a new one started, but that was still fine, if we didn't look at the big picture. In h ...more
I find Leonardo da Vinci quite interesting and I hope, there will be more scenes with him in other books. ...more
I still think the Italians words should have been translated, but they weren't that frequent.
I don't k ...more