«Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance» by Oliver Bowden Review

97Betrayed by the ruling families of Italy, a young man embarks upon an epic quest for vengeance. To eradicate corruption and restore his family’s honour, he will learn the art of the assassins. To his allies, Ezio will become a force for change, fighting for freedom and justice. To his enemies, he will become a threat.

Sometimes writing a book of a video game is a bad idea. However, this book wasn’t that bad as I thought it would be. As long as you have played the games and you are a fan of them, this book will work for you.

This is the first book in the Assassin’s Creed series. If you want to compare this book to the video games than this book is basically Assassin’s Creed II (game) and not the first one as you would think.

This book are a good book, when you want to just turn off your brain and read something which is both fantasy and involves some couple historical figures and events in it.However the most historical events are given to us as memories of the characters which have some bigger part of this book.

In the end this book isn’t a great literature piece. But it is rather a extra content to the video games.

Action in this book are basically the same as it is in Assassin’s Creed II (game), and if you will rather read it than play it than you won’t miss out on anything for the most part.

Characters here are actually better described than in the games. And I liked them much more in this book than in the video games.

The writing style is very poor. But it is sort of how it ends when you write a book based of video games. The best way to describe the writing style is, that it sorts of reminds me of a game narration.

Silly and cringe parts in this book are also on point. I’m not talking about anything else than the dialogs between Ezio and the girl he has a crush on.

The ending is even more silly than the dialogs between Ezio and the girl. It is so silly and cringe that it becomes laughable.

Everyone who is a fan of the video games will more or less appreciate this book, even though it isn’t the best.

Beginning of this book was interesting, the middle was okay, and after this it went completely downhill. However I will say that this book will help you to understand more the games, if you didn’t pay much attention while you were playing or if you don’t remember much from them.

If you like fantasy books with some historical events or figures you will more or less enjoy this book. And you will have a fun time reading this book.

I give this book 2 / 5

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