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Renaissance - Oliver Bowden

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Genre: Crime / Thriller / Author: Oliver Bowden / Paperback / 528 Pages / Book is published 2009-11-26 by Penguin / Alternative title: Assassin's Creed: Renaissance

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      26.01.2010 20:50
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      a very good book for the price, length and quality

      I am a huge fan of Assassins creed so when i saw this on my wander round ASDA i just couldn't resist. Having played the game ( Theres a review on my profile) i was intrested to see what the book would have to offer , or wether it was as i expected it to be , the game in words.
      Thankfully it wasn't , this book contains a lot more meetings between characters like christina and ezio , how they met and more background leading up to the assassinations. The book is 515 pages long ( there is a extensive glossary of italian words used in the book) and took me a few weeks to read over evenings.

      ===Story===
      This is an accompniment to Assassins creed 2 , telling the story of Ezio Auditore and his search for vengence and clearing of his name. Along the way he must face trials of love , learning to fight and survive , as well as finding out his familys hidden secrets. A note for the story is that it sorrounds only Ezio and his stories , their is no mention of the animus and desmond or incoded files, This is great for the story as it breaks away from the gaming center and lets you observe Ezio as a character rather than a code being controlled. The story has a lot of excitement and action, like the game , but i found that although the build up to the assassinations is big and indepth , the mpoment of assassination at every moment was a little dry and didnt have the same sense of grandeur as it did in the game. I guess to fully enjoy this you need to have not played the game and be clear of your view , so you dont compare them.

      ===Appearence===
      The cover has Mr Ezio Auditore in his full gear and a grand italian background to match, The back of the book puts forward what the story entails and gives a bit of background about the waring families and why italy is in the state its in.

      ===Price/Availability===
      I bought this is ASDA for £3.50 which is very good

      ===Overall===
      This book is very exciting and intresting , however i dont get the full effect as i have played the game and so struggle to see the book as a seperate enitity, however i have given it to a freind who hasnt and that will give me a better view, watch this space as it will proabably get updated when he has finished it. Overall though good book , it just needed a bit more on the assassination moment than the build up.

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      Book Series: Assassin's Creed