September 6, 2015

Assassian's Creed: Brotherhood by Oliver Bowden

Published: November 30, 2010
Number of pages: 528
Genre: Fiction
Series: Assassin's Creed

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 free the people from the Borgia tyranny- Ezio Auditore, the Master Assassin.

Ezio's quest will test him to his limits. Cesare Borgia, a man more villainous and dangerous than his father, the Pope, will not rest until he has conquered Italy. And in such treacherous times, conspiracy is everywhere, even within the ranks of the Brotherhood itself...

What did I think of this book:
I enjoyed this book just as much as I did the first one. There is plenty of action, adventure and a little history thrown in. There are many battles and just when you thing Ezio has gotten rid of Cesare think again. The battles kept me on the edge of my seat. I liked how Ezio's sister played a bigger role in this book. Of course I really liked Leonardo and his part in the whole story. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. 

About the author:
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 Assassin's Creed console games.

Oliver Bowden is a pen-name (a pseudonym adopted by the author) in order to hide his true identity. However, his profession and location are accurate.
According to Bowden's interview with UbiWorkshop, he is an avid gamer and gains much of his inspiration for character development throughout the writing process from playing the Assassin's Creed series.

Assassin's Creed Series:
#1 Assassin's Creed: Renaissance
#2 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
#3 Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade
#4 Assassin's Creed: Revelations
#5 Assassin's Creed: Foresaken
#6 Assassin's Creed: Black Flag
#7 Assassin's Creed: Unity

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