Prose & Pixels

Prose & Pixels #7: If You Enjoyed Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood…

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Prose & Pixels is a feature that combines two of my loves: books and video games. Here I’ll discuss all sorts of things to do with the two, whether it’s recommendations, influences or just a good old chat.

Whoa, whoa, it’s one of these posts again! Yes, it’s been a while. But I feel it’s been that way with most of my features to be honest… Anyway, I recently FINALLY finished Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (the best so far, in my opinion), and thought it would be fun to share some book recommendations based on the game. Each book cover links to the Goodreads page.

If you want to read about… the Borgias.

The Borgias: A Hidden History by G.J. Meyer The Borgias by Christopher Hibbert Blood and Beauty by Sarah Dunant Lucrezia Borgia The Borgia Bride The Prince

If you want to read about… assassins.

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas Way of Shadows Graceling (Graceling #1) by Kristin Cashore Grave Mercy Fool's Assassin Assassin's Apprentice

If you want to read about… the Renaissance.

The Birth of Venus The Agony and the Ecstasy The Decameron The Divine Comedy Leonardo's Swans The Medici

And of course, the Assassin’s Creed books set in Italy.

AC Renaissance AC Brotherhood

Have you played Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood? What did you think? Do you have any recommendations to add?

7 thoughts on “Prose & Pixels #7: If You Enjoyed Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood…”

  1. Gah, I only ever got to finishing II although this is a sign that I must get a move on. I’ve been wanting Unity for ages! I definitely want to read some Robin Hobb because I’ve heard so many awesome things. Same with Grave Mercy! Lovely post Rinn!

    1. Ooh Brotherhood is even better than II, I really really loved it 🙂 Exploring 15th century Rome? Yes please!

      I want Unity as well, although apparently it’s pretty buggy at the moment – plus it won’t run on my laptop. I’ll get it when it’s less buggy, a lot cheaper and I’m reunited with my desktop 😉

      Thanks Laura!

  2. Ah I loved Brotherhood so much! I’m currently playing AC3 and I have to agree with Brotherhood being best so far!! I might have to pick up some of the Renaissance reads to fill the Renaissance shaped hole in my heart! I really want to read the assassin books you’ve listed and I already have The Way of the Shadows on my bookshelf waiting to be read! 🙂

    1. I started AC3 too, I don’t like the guns. I mean I know you have one in ACII: Brotherhood, but you don’t really use it so often. It doesn’t feel as sneaky, I mean it’s not exactly a quiet method 😉

      I have The Way of Shadows here with me, so that one will definitely be read soon 😀 When I was home for Christmas I hunted the house high and low for our copy of The Birth of Venus but couldn’t find it – however I know from some of her other books, for example Blood and Beauty, that Sarah Dunant really knows how to write historical fiction!

  3. YES BEST POST EVER BECAUSE ASSASSIN’S CREED IS AMAZING. Though I just realized that I don’t remember much from the games because I played them four years ago. I need to buy that trilogy set of Ezio’s life and replay them all! But yayayayya BOOKS. I had no idea there were so many books on the Borgias haha!

    1. YAY! 😀 Oh what a shame, you’ll definitely have to replay them all… 😉

      And yeah, there are a lot of historical romance type ones, and some others – although you really have to take many of them with a pinch of salt because the Borgias are still, in some respects, pretty illusive. Like despite the number of books on her, not that much is known for sure about Lucrezia.

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