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SteelCity999
01-27-2010, 12:50 PM
I was interested in getting the novel but it is not available in the US until Feb 23. Is it worth getting???

KZarr
01-27-2010, 01:03 PM
Which one? The one in the roman age?

mantledarcanum
01-27-2010, 01:13 PM
$10 for over 500 pages isn't bad. I personally love the novel as it adds a bit more perspective behind everything.

Here is one of the non-spoiler pages... at least so you can see the style of writing. This happens when Ezio gets his gun around Carnivale time.
http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/127/ac3w.jpg

KZarr
01-27-2010, 02:41 PM
O that looks interresting. Whats the name/ISBN of the book

mantledarcanum
01-27-2010, 02:55 PM
Assassin's Creed Renaissance by Oliver Bowden.

Can order it here: http://www.amazon.com/Assassin...id=1264629313&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Assassins-Creed-Renaissance-Oliver-Bowden/dp/0441019293/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264629313&sr=8-1)

Captain Tomatoz
01-27-2010, 03:48 PM
i loved it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif adds a little extra to the story. Really enjoyable

FoxMcKalen
01-27-2010, 10:38 PM
Originally posted by aquarianfae:
$10 for over 500 pages isn't bad. I personally love the novel as it adds a bit more perspective behind everything.

Here is one of the non-spoiler pages... at least so you can see the style of writing. This happens when Ezio gets his gun around Carnivale time.
http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/127/ac3w.jpg Is it written like that through the whole book? If so, then I can't describe how disappointed I am. So sparsely detailed, 90% dialogue, and all that dialogue is completely bland on paper... It sort of reads like a kids' book. I'd put it back on the shelf and never look at it again.

Stonelaw
01-27-2010, 11:39 PM
Perhaps it's not wise to judge a book based on a single page...

Iskander_Estel
01-27-2010, 11:39 PM
Originally posted by FoxMcKalen:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by aquarianfae:
$10 for over 500 pages isn't bad. I personally love the novel as it adds a bit more perspective behind everything.

Here is one of the non-spoiler pages... at least so you can see the style of writing. This happens when Ezio gets his gun around Carnivale time.
http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/127/ac3w.jpg Is it written like that through the whole book? If so, then I can't describe how disappointed I am. So sparsely detailed, 90% dialogue, and all that dialogue is completely bland on paper... It sort of reads like a kids' book. I'd put it back on the shelf and never look at it again. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Were you waitng for a master piece?
is book made for guys who mostly play games it's just a bussines, like the book of Gears of War, or any other book of a game.

II RedDwarf II
01-28-2010, 01:14 AM
I am about half way through and enjoying it. I understand what he means by a kids read. It is rather simplistic but saying that I still enjoy the story and it does add tiny bits I missed in the game.

One question to people who have read it. Does it include the missing (DLC) memories in the game?

Stonelaw
01-28-2010, 01:40 AM
Originally posted by RedDwarf137:
One question to people who have read it. Does it include the missing (DLC) memories in the game?
It does indeed.

mantledarcanum
01-28-2010, 02:02 AM
Originally posted by RedDwarf137:
One question to people who have read it. Does it include the missing (DLC) memories in the game?

Very much so.

Blackglasswar
01-28-2010, 03:22 AM
I'm about 200 pages in and so far it is okay. Its very much in the Vein of Dan Brown - except with longer chapters. Its easy to read and it won't win anything for adapting the storyline to a whirlwind novel, but it does have little extras here and there and the odd tweak to make it a bit less like you are reading a Guide Book. Another good series for adaptation was the Resident Evil books which adapt the original 2 games as well as writing ones to go in between etc.

SaffronTessen
01-28-2010, 03:46 AM
A question to anyone who can answer: is the novel considered 'canon' to the series?

CEO_of_Abstergo
01-28-2010, 08:52 AM
Well, yes and no... It is a literary canon of the AC series in that it does fit into the overall continuous fabric of endorsed AC storyline. But it is not a canon as in a separate off-shoot, epilogue, or ancillary side story. It is more a regurgitation of the game storyline in novel form. You get additional context and backstory that would be expected from the format of a written novel compared to story restrictions of game format - but you are not getting separate additional plot or story, only further setting or dialog details of existing one. "Bloodlines" is more accurately a canon because it provides separately additional story (extra 'chapters' if you will) to the existing base story between AC1+2. This is more a different format than a different or extra storyline. Hope that helps.

SteelCity999
01-28-2010, 01:50 PM
Thanks for the replies...I look forward to getting it. I wish they would not have scrapped the original novel in favor of being pc but i guess thats more important in a fictional novel than being entertaining. It would have added alot of back story to Altair and much needed insight to AC2.

Rompipalle1488
01-28-2010, 04:56 PM
Originally posted by Iskander_Estel:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FoxMcKalen:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by aquarianfae:
$10 for over 500 pages isn't bad. I personally love the novel as it adds a bit more perspective behind everything.

Here is one of the non-spoiler pages... at least so you can see the style of writing. This happens when Ezio gets his gun around Carnivale time.
http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/127/ac3w.jpg Is it written like that through the whole book? If so, then I can't describe how disappointed I am. So sparsely detailed, 90% dialogue, and all that dialogue is completely bland on paper... It sort of reads like a kids' book. I'd put it back on the shelf and never look at it again. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Were you waitng for a master piece?
is book made for guys who mostly play games it's just a bussines, like the book of Gears of War, or any other book of a game. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
And you immediately assume that games are made for guys?

Reddisback
01-28-2010, 05:05 PM
If you're on the Xbox 360 side... Bill Gates is a Templar and used the Piece of Eden to get all of his money!

I KNEW IT!! I KNEW IT!! I KNEW IT!!

there had to be an explanation for all His Money. That Microsoft cover up wasen't exactly Water-proof.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

MartaVasques
01-28-2010, 05:31 PM
Originally posted by KZarr:
Which one? The one in the roman age?

I have the app with that comic book for my iPhone but haven't finished it yet. I don't know were you can get it in print. If everyone knows were to get the book, do tell!

*SPOILERS*

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">Actually, the story is set during the present. You get a glimpse of the Assassin Aquilus during the Roman Age as part as Subject 16 memories - yes, he plays an active role in the story...</pre>

mariob1998
01-29-2010, 09:47 PM
Originally posted by MartaVasques:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by KZarr:
Which one? The one in the roman age?

I have the app with that comic book for my iPhone but haven't finished it yet. I don't know were you can get it in print. If everyone knows were to get the book, do tell!

*SPOILERS*

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">Actually, the story is set during the present. You get a glimpse of the Assassin Aquilus during the Roman Age as part as Subject 16 memories - yes, he plays an active role in the story...</pre> </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

What's the name of the app?

KZarr
02-11-2010, 02:33 PM
Originally posted by mariob1998:
What's the name of the app?
I'm curios too. I remember you posting a few translated pages.

Assassin_M
02-12-2010, 12:44 AM
In my opinion the book is like every other text written by man in the last 10000 years its not true what we should trust is the animus woooops now im bending AC II universe with mine

agentpoop
02-12-2010, 02:10 AM
Maybe we have found the new assasin for the next game.

O6EvolutionIXMR
03-02-2010, 03:22 PM
It's about freakin' time Barnes & Noble!

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae159/EvolutionIXMR/photo-1.jpg

manho001
03-02-2010, 08:53 PM
I've bought one and finished reading it.

the book is just putting all the contents of AC2 into words I think , but its thrilling and gives me a glimpse to the whole plot before playing the PC version

I am in Hong Kong, by the way