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Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

(Assassin's Creed #2)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  7,893 ratings  ·  408 reviews
I will journey to the black heart of a corrupt empire to root out my foes. But Rome wasn't built in a day and it won't be restored by a lone assassin. I am Ezio Auditore da Firenze. This is my Brotherhood...

Rome, once mighty, lies in ruins. The city swarms with suffering and degradation, her citizens living in the shadow of the ruthless Borgia family. Only one man can
Mass Market Paperback, Ace Premium Edition, 521 pages
Published December 1st 2010 by Ace Books (first published 2010)
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pauchok Well, I would say that if you've played Assassins Creed 2 you would probably be able to pick up the plotline of this book, but if you haven't, and don…moreWell, I would say that if you've played Assassins Creed 2 you would probably be able to pick up the plotline of this book, but if you haven't, and don't know much about Assassins Creed 2 or Renaissance I would leave it. Also, look on Amazon, I got my Renaissance copy cheap on there (though it was second hand)(less)
Dorian Jandreau The book has more stuff than the game. But the main idea and main scenes are the same. Even some lines are word in word from the game.

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Ahmad Sharabiani
Assasin's Creed: Brotherhood (Assassin's Creed, #2), Oliver Bowden
Oliver Bowden is the pen-name of Anton Gill. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is the thrilling novelisation by Oliver Bowden based on the game series. 'I will journey to the black heart of a corrupt Empire to root out my foes. But Rome wasn't built in a day and it won't be restored by a lone assassin. I am Ezio Auditore da Firenze. This is my brotherhood.' Rome, once mighty, lies in ruins. The city swarms with suffering and degradati
Asif Alli
Jan 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A book that far exceeds the games plot and story. It goes more in to detail and simply floods your mind with great thoughts. Its one of those books where they don't get to the point very quickly and you have to be patient with it. Do not skip pages, or even chapters if you find it boring. And unless you play the game, or have read the first book, It might not be that easy to understand like the powers of the apple and how it plays in the story. But everything else in the story is pretty easy to ...more
May 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have one word for everyone, and that's "Awesome". The book is so much better than the game. In the game they only showed the basic idea of what the book is, but the book it shows us what we missed out in the game. I guess being a gamer might have its disadvantages, but if you already know the story from the game then there are no surprises left for you. No matter which assassins creed it is, it always leaves you in the end saying " What the @#$% happened?). Oliver Bowden has done a amazing job ...more
Anzu The Great Destroyer
Watch before reading. Techno kitty demands it!

Despite the amazing trailer, Brotherhood is my least favourite game from the Assassin’s Creed franchise. This is mainly because the events are kind of boring and the villain, even though venomous and ruthless, needs lots of improving.

Imagine if the game is neutral how the book will be.

Yep, you got it!

But the positive thing is the fact that Oliver Bowden improved the story’s consistency (and his writing, for that matter). The events were blendi
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Do you want to know to story of a master assassin?

This book is about the story of a master Assassin- Ezio Auditore. The novel is based on one of the most famous game, Assassins creed, more specifically, AC brotherhood. If you played the game before, you're going to understand the story a bit deeper. Because the books story simply tells more than the game itself. If you didn't play the game before, it's your best chance to understand Assassin's creed. But you won't understand a lot of things, so
Nov 05, 2017 rated it did not like it
Oh, Christ, what a piece of crap.

I finished the first book and I wanted to make sure that there's some improvement in the second book. That was me hoping for some improvement.

So I started reading this book, and I was half impressed. A bit of character development? A bit of depth? It definitely looked like it!

Then it had to write about the side-quests - about going to the tailor, about helping a girl with the flowers and about taming a horse. And I realized that it's the same crap, just perhaps
Shaikha Alahmad

”I will journey to the black heart of a corrupt Empire to root out my foes. But Rome wasn't built in a day and it won't be restored by a lone assassin. I am Ezio Auditore da Firenze. This is my brotherhood.”

Much better than the first book! Ezio is officially my new favorite Assassin.🖤

Hasham Rasool
What a fantastic book! This book is a lot better than 'Assassin's Creed Renaissance'. As the matter of fact this book is more depth than the first first book.

The storyline is masterpiece. Oliver Bowden is a brilliant author.

I truly love this book a lot. Alhamdulillah!
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Having read Assassin's Creed: Revelations last week, I immediately moved on to the second book in the series, Brotherhood. This immediately picks off where the last book ended, so I would strongly recommend reading it as the second part of the series. Very little time is wasted on recap; so to get the full picture you already need to know what's happened and who the characters are.

For me that was excellent, as I don't like spending time re-reading information in series if possible. We get straig
Apr 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Ann Medina

The story started when Ezio was seventeen years old and ended at forty eight years old. Even so! I still love Ezio.

The first book was much closer to the game than this one. I noticed one pattern in the book.... Why the books are so close to the game at the first part and towards the end the story were so different from the game? Like in this book, I don't remember in the game when Cesare was in prison after a new Pope was elected. Also, when the now three main (old) character, Ezio, Mach
Charley Robson
Apr 23, 2017 rated it liked it
I will say it once, I shall say it many times more: Ezio Auditore la Firenze - you are not Batman. Stop. Trying. To. Be. Batman.

Or, rather, people should stop trying to make him Batman. For it is of Batman - particularly the much-vaunted Christopher Nolan movies - that I am reminded by this book. It has something of a tone problem. While its predecessor Renaissance was cursed with an awkward, disjoined plot that left it stumbling around the field like a six-legged antelope with its knees screwed
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sequel
Yeah... This book didn't really work for me.

First of all, the plot felt so choppy! It was almost like we have this list of chores that Ezio does in the game and we have to put it in the book but instead of letting it flow... it just turns into a list of chores with a bit of an explanation... It didn't grab or interest me at all!

I also thought that this book had a lot of needless gore, definitely a lot more than in the first one. Almost on every page we have someone who is being stabbed in the e
This book had a better overall plot than "Assassin's Creed: Reneissance", on the other hand, Ezio got dumber with age. I mean, I know that Rodrigo, Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia and Micheletto were real historical figures and the author couldn't have just killed them when he wanted, but he could've written it so that their survival wouldn't make Ezio look like an incompetent idiot. Also, I never really understood the whole Apple thing. It was a part of the game, I get it, but then the author should ...more
Mike (the Paladin)
Jul 30, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy the books are silly. I liked the first one pretty well but the low bar for actual plot and story sort of lost me in this one. maybe you'll like it if you're just looking for some quick distraction. I mean, it's a story based on a video game. The first one I found a little fun as the pacing and so on was just that. It was game like and not too serious. I think the opening attempt to "deepen" the story a little here was what put me to sleep.

I'd say if you want to glide a bit ignore the a
Dorian Jandreau
Was so happy to get back to this story. I have played Brotherhood not so long time ago, so I still remembered all story. And I remembered all the places I have visited in Rome in real life too. The book actually has more scenes and more stuff than the game. But I couldn't put this book down. I was taken into Ezio world since first page.
Just the last chapter made me cry..... Cesare was my favorite! I wanted to delete game when I had to kill him, now I had to READ the same scene... No... not my Ce
Oct 05, 2019 rated it liked it
I liked the first book in the series more, but this was still enjoyable. Ezio is great.
Jun 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
This Book grabbed my mind when i started reading it. Ezio sets his journey in Rome as he lost the 'Apple Of Eden' during the attack on Villa Auditore by the Borgia. Ezio soon finds himself at the heart of Roma, now known as Rome as he struggles to locate the Apple of Eden and as well as to take revenge on the Borgia. This book's action packed plot really hooks the reader on. Rome is a place which has fallen into ruin due to the corrupt rule of the Borgia papacy and the Templars. Ezio's stay in R ...more
Jul 15, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
What can I say?

Oliver Bowden tells a good tale insofar as he tells the story more or less verbatim as it was expressed in the game series. But that's basically all that he does; re-tell the story the game series did with little elaboration and none of the sense of adventure, excitement or discovery.

It was, for me, an "okay" novel. Bowden's previous work, "Assassin's Creed: Renaissance" was dry and unmoving but I thought I'd give him another chance in this sequel. Honestly, it didn't move me. I
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
During Italian Renaissance, Ezio Auditore, Master Assassin, seeks revenge for his Uncle, the name who raised him like he were his own. The man responsible for Ezio's Uncles Death is Rodrigo Borgia, also known as Pope Alexander VI. The devious Pope has a tight grip on control of Rome. He wants more though. He sends his son Ceasere out to do his biding, and to gain control over all of Italy. Ezio, along with the rest of the Brotherhood of Assassins, step in to take prevent an overall take over fro ...more
Sep 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: summer-2011
This book recalls a more detailed of a ezio's journey as he continues the war that had started way before him. This had began as a game, but Assassins Creed is as much of a story as it is a game. I think that anyone who has played the game would find this a good extension for it. In it Ezio would go on his way to take revenge for his remaining family, but in this journey he will find new family in a brotherhood that would change his life. ...more
Nov 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
I actually bought this book for a class. I didn't really know what to get but then I found this little guy and since I looove playing Assassin's Creed, I figured out I'd like to know the whole story behind Brotherhood. It was really good, but sometimes it was a little slow, I was anxious to get on to the action and turn pages after pages. Except that, I loved it! Really well written, I recommend it to any gamer out there and even normal readers! ...more
Tay Za
Feb 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
I think brotherhood is better than revelations because it has a better story and it make more sense than revelations. Edzio Auditore Firenze is the main character and it is about younger age of Edzio.

In this book Edzio is in Roma and he is the only assasin in the city. His uncle Mario Auditore Firenze was murdered by Ceasere the Borgia Captain. Edzio try to eliminated the Borgias.

It s a great book. Try to read it

Me when playing Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, one seriously addictive game:

Me when reading Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, one seriously dull book:

Apr 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.

An interesting read.
A good plot line, character development, and generally good pacing. A little rushed towards the end and so many grammatical errors.
Definitely needs an editor who knows what they are doing.
Sophie Van Leest
Feb 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It was so amazing holy shit!!
Anne (ReadEatGameRepeat)
1 star - maybe? IDK - this book was a rollercoaster, but at the end just left me disinterested and with a bad aftertaste :/ Somewhere between 200 &250 pages I decided I kind of just wanted to get this read over with, which is unfortunate because upto page 100 I thought this had great potential. It's not necessarily a terrible book, the plot could be interesting, ever since buying the book on holiday in India many years ago I thought it would be an interesting read, it has short chapters, but tha ...more
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
a bit of an odd one, this. I knew the name of the book was the same as one of the AC games, but i wasn't expecting that it would follow the plot of the game. I assumed that it would be an extra part of the canon, as it were, like so many other franchises do, like star wars. But no. If you've played the game, and especially--like me--if you've played it many many times, there will be no surprises here, no sudden "oh no!" deaths etc etc.

The book fills in a good deal more than the book, extra meet
ضحى الحداد
2.5 stars
So I just finished this book, Brotherhood was my favorite part of the AC games but the book snuffed the fun out of it for some reason .. don't get me wrong it WAS action packed but the plot was so bizarre that sometimes I struggled with the sequence of the events
In this book we follow Ezio while he fights the Borgia family which is so corrupted that I can't think of a crime they didn't commit .. Cesare is the main villain in the story and Ezio ( who is now a master assasin) was after
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
"I will journey to the black heart of a corrupt empire to root out my foes. But Rome wasn't built in a day and it won't be restored by a lone assassin. I am Ezio Auditore da Firenze. This is my Brotherhood." This quotation taken from the back of the book pretty much sums the whole book. This one was based on Assassin's Creed. (1, made by Ubisoft) This might not be a good book in the eyes of a keen reader (coming from a keen reader), as it is a book based on a game, which means that the vocabular ...more
Houssem Mallem
May 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Second book that features the story of Ezio, the best protagonist from the assassins universe and of course he never ceased to amaze me seeing his life unfolding with accelerated events and all the sacrifices he made to get to where he wanted to. It makes me not just enjoying the story but see the concept of the hero very well conceptualized and it's something that we all are aspired to be but unlike Ezio to each their own paths and mission to serve on this short-lived life. ...more
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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 Assa ...more

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