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Review: Assassins Creed Renaissance – Oliver Bowden

‘I will seek Vengeance upon those who betrayed my family. I am Ezio Auditore da Firenze. I am an Assassin…’
Betrayed 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.
Along the way, Ezio will call upon the wisdom of such great minds as Leonardo Da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli – 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.

I have always been a fan of Assassin’s Creed, the depth of the story was great, so when I saw this novel it peaked my interest. Ezio Auditore leads a very easy life in Florence only to have everything turned upside down and losing his family while discovering secrets of his family as part of a secret society meant to stop evil. This book is a bit hard to grasp initially and keep in mind that I never played the games before, I always admired them but never had the time to play that type of game. When the story started picking up I was enjoying it more and more, you get a feeling for Italy in the 15th century and all that went on during that time. I loved how they brought Leonardo into the mix as the genius that he is and how he helped Ezio to put the Assassin’s weapons together. The story is fun and interesting to read if you like the game, but at certain points it just didn’t tie things very well together and would lose you. I liked it but wouldn’t recommend it too much except if you like the game.

Link: Amazon