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Monday, 30 November 2020

Book Review: Assassin's Creed, Renaissance by Oliver Bowden

  

Book Review: Assassin's Creed, Renaissance by Oliver Bowden


My thoughts about Assassin's Creed, Renaissance by Oliver Bowden

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Book Review: Assassin's Creed, Renaissance by Oliver Bowden

Betrayed by the ruling families of Italy, a young man embarks upon an epic quest for vengeance during the Renaissance in this novel based on the Assassin's Creed™ video game series. “I will seek vengeance upon those who betrayed my family. I am Ezio Auditore Da Firenze. I am an Assassin…” To eradicate corruption and restore his family’s honor, Ezio will learn the art of the Assassins. Along the way, he will call upon the wisdom of such great minds as Leonardo da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavello—knowing that survival is bound to the skills by which he must live. To his allies, he will become a force for change—fighting for freedom and justice. To his enemies, he will become a threat dedicated to the destruction of the tyrants abusing the people of Italy. So begins an epic story of power, revenge and conspiracy... An Original Novel Based on the Multiplatinum Video Game from Ubisoft








Some quotes I liked:

Leonardo was a dreamer. Dreamers should be allowed to dream. 

"I see no contradiction. How I choose to practise my faith, what I choose to do with my body - these are my choices and I am free to make them."

A gaggle of courtesans slipped smilingly past Ezio into the inner room, at the centre of which he could see a truly massive bed, by whose side was a singular contraption like a couch, but with pulleys and belts, and chains. It reminded him of something out of Leonard's workshop, but he couldn't imagine what possible use it might be put to. 

"He's an Inquisitor. He knows how to bully people who are already at his mercy. He's not a soldier. Hell, he doesn't even have the wit to be a halfway decent chess-player!"

"I've never heard of a woman ruling a city-state before. I am impressed. 
"Caterina smiled. " Well, it was in my husband's hands before, of course. Do you remember him? A little? Girolamo." She paused. " Well, he died-"
"I am so sorry."
"Don't be" she said simply. "I had him assassinated."



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  1. I do loves me a good vigilante story

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    1. This book had a bit of everything. I'm glad I took a chance on it. Will definitely check out more in the Assassin's Creed series.

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  2. I'm not into video games, but I may enjoy the book!

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    1. Definitely! There's no need to have played the video games to be able to enjoy this book.

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  3. Oooh, so glad you enjoyed and excellent review! I didn’t know there was a book series. I’m only familiar with the game!

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    1. Thanks Kate 😊 I didn't realise just how big the whole Assassin's Creed brand is either. Apparently there's a film too.

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    1. Thanks Nadene. It turned out to be a really good read. Definitely interested to read more books in the Assassin's Creed series.

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  5. I've never seen the film or the video game. Book sounds intriguing though. Great review.

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  6. I remember my husband playing the videogame and it being quite good. I really enjoyed the book. I haven't seen the film though (didn't realise there was one until recently).

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