September 24, 2015

Thursday Quotables: Assassin's Creed, Renaissance


Hello, everyone! Welcome to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies. Every week we highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.


So, this week I'll share with you a passage from the first book of the Assassin's Creed series, Renaissance (2009) by Oliver Bowden. This is the first time that we see Ezio climb the walls, which is also a very important element in the game.

By the time Ezio had reached the rooftops, his brother was twenty yards ahead. He set off in pursuit, his pain forgotten in the adrenaline-fuelled excitement of the chase. Then he saw Federico take an almighty leap across a pitch-black void, to land lightly on the flat roof of a grey palazzo slightly below the level of the one he had jumped from. He ran a little further and waited. Ezio felt a glimmer of fear as the chasm of the street eight stories below loomed before him, but he knew that he would die rather than hesitate in front of his brother, and so, summoning up his courage, he took a massive leap of faith, seeing, as he soared across, the hard granite cobbles in the moonlight far beneath his feet as they flailed the air. For a split second, he wondered of he'd judged it right, as the hard grey wall of the palazzo seemed to rise up to meet him, but then, somehow, it sank below him and he was on the new roof, sprawling slightly it was true, but still on his feet, and elated, though breathing hard. 

Have you read any of the Assassin's Creed books? Have you played any of the games?

6 comments:

  1. Okay, I had no idea that there are Assassin's Creed books! My son loves the games. Are the books worth reading? I like the description of the action in this passage!

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    1. There are five of them! I love the game series as well, that's why I wanted to read it so much :)

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  2. My brother loved the Assassin's Creed games when he was younger, but I had no idea they were books first! Are you enjoying them? Really great quote!

    http://lessrealitymorebooks.blogspot.ie/2015/09/thursday-quotables-9-unravel-me.html

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    1. The books came after the games and the first one that I'm reading has the same story as the second Assassin's Creed. I wish there was one with Altair's story though..

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  3. You always pick the most intriguing passages! So much description!

    Raashi
    raashiagarwal.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thank you! It's so difficult to choose just a small part and manage to show what the novel is really like :)

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