However, instead of entering the memory set in , he was forced into a different one, occurring during a battle in Viana. From there, as Ezio looked upon the besieged Viana Castle , he recalled the similar events of the Siege of Monteriggioni , subsequently forcing Desmond back further, into a memory from As Ezio left the Vault beneath the Vatican after listening to Minerva 's message, he discovered that Rodrigo Borgia was gone.
Noticing too that the Staff had been left behind, he attempted to extract it from where it had been impaled into the floor; however, it descended and was sealed away. Mario Auditore then called down to him from the entrance, and he and Ezio fought their way out of the Vatican. Ezio, unable to decide whether or not to cast the Apple into the Tiber River , gave it to Mario for safe keeping.
The two then rode back to Monteriggioni on horseback. However, Ezio soon learned that the Templar threat had diminished little, when Cesare Borgia , son of Rodrigo Borgia, laid siege to Monteriggioni. Cesare's army of soldiers, towers, and cannons attacked in full force, destroying much of the city and villa. The attack ended with Monteriggioni in ruins, Ezio wounded badly by arquebusiers , and Mario killed by Cesare himself. Though Ezio attempted to follow his uncle's murderer on horseback, he passed out on the road to Rome from his injuries.
At that point, Desmond woke from the Animus stationed in the back of the Assassins' van, they having arrived at the Villa Auditore in modern Monteriggioni, their last safehouse in Italy. Lucy Stillman explained that they need to recover Ezio's Apple of Eden, as she suspected that Minerva had altered it somehow when she had touched it in the Vault.
Desmond, Lucy, Shaun and Rebecca then headed for the Villa, seeking the safety of the underground Sanctuary , which would keep them hidden from Abstergo 's cell towers. However, as the door was locked, Desmond and Lucy left to discover another way in.
After making their way through the secret passage that Ezio and the citizens had used to flee the Borgia attack, they opened the way for Shaun and Rebecca. Inside the Sanctuary, Desmond saw an aged Ezio due to the bleeding effect , and deduced that he must have returned to the villa many years after the attack, though for an unknown purpose. He also found a symbol that Ezio had drawn on the wall and, using Eagle Vision , saw a series of numbers hidden underneath. The four of them then set up the Animus 2. Ezio regained consciousness in a small house in Rome, where the woman who had been tending to him told him that a man had brought him there, and had supplied him with new armor and clothing.
Through Machiavelli, he discovered that Rome was in disrepair, and that the citizens were being oppressed by the Borgia. Later, he would also stumble across the Followers of Romulus , and explore one of their lairs , Nero's Golden Palace. Basing himself on Tiber Island in the center of the city, Ezio began his mission to rid the city of the influence of Cesare and his generals.
To do so, Ezio reestablished relationships between his Assassins Guild and the other guilds in the city, namely that of the Courtesans led by madonna Solari , and later Claudia Auditore , the Thieves led by La Volpe and the Mercenaries led by Bartolomeo d'Alviano. Ezio then began to rebuild the Brotherhood by recruiting Apprentices, who were made up of both distressed citizens who wished to liberate their city, and young novice Assassins, such as Francesco Vecellio.
After the recruits had completed their training, he placed them in teams and sent them on missions across Europe. Ezio then began to break down the Borgia influence in Rome by destroying several Borgia towers and their captains. He also sabotaged Cesare's forces by striking at their arsenal, their military funding, and their support from the French forces.
To do so, he destroyed the war machines of Leonardo da Vinci , and assassinated two of Cesare's key generals, his Banker, Juan Borgia , and the French general, Octavian de Valois. Knowing that he would need it in order to assassinate Cesare and Rodrigo successfully, Ezio tailed after Micheletto Corella , Cesare's personal assassin, who had been sent to kill Pietro. After Ezio had rescued him, both from being stabbed with a spear during his play, and from the ailments of poison, Pietro handed the Assassin the key to the Castello. Soon afterwards, Ezio infiltrated the Castel, where he witnessed the murder of Rodrigo by his son, Cesare.
Cesare forced the location of the Apple of Eden from Lucrezia, and hurried to retrieve it from Basilica di San Pietro. However, Ezio successfully reached the Apple before Cesare, and subsequently used it to demilitarize the remnants of Cesare's army. In one last battle, Ezio and his fellow Assassins fought Cesare and his surviving men at the gates of Rome. Cesare was arrested by Fabio Orsini by the order of the new Pope , though not before commenting that he would not be in chains for long and that he would never be killed by any man.
Sometime later, Ezio, troubled by Cesare's comments, discussed them with Leonardo, who suggested using the Apple to find out if what he said was true. Ezio was hesitant, but decided to take his advice, and discovered that Cesare would indeed free himself from prison. Ezio declared that he needed to leave at once, reassuring Leonardo's concerns for the Assassin Guild he was leaving behind by saying, "I built this Brotherhood to last, with or without me. Ezio fought through the infantry, and finally managed to corner Cesare on the castle wall.
There, in a climactic battle, Ezio managed to destroy Cesare's armor and ultimately defeat him. Though Cesare insisted that he would not die in the hands of man, Ezio then left him to the "hands of fate," and threw him from the battlements to his death. Desmond emerged from the Animus shortly after reliving this memory, listening to his teammates deducing a way to get into the Vault. Just as Rebecca mentioned that they needed a spoken password to enter it, a blackout occurred, cutting them off from using the Animus to find out.
However, Desmond realized that the symbol he had seen on the door of the Vault was the same one he had seen drawn on the villa wall. Shaun discovered that the sequence of numbers hidden behind the symbol referred to the seventy-two names of God, setting the password to be The Assassins then drove to the Colosseo in Rome, and Desmond separated from the others to find a way into the Vault. As he traveled the underground passageway, he encountered another of Those Who Came Before , Juno , who spoke at length of the downfall of humankind.
Arriving inside the Santa Maria Aracoeli, Desmond unlocked the door for his teammates and, shortly afterwards, witnessed a memory of Ezio free-running through the church. He followed him and activated a system of bars and levers, finally causing a small pedestal to emerge from the floor. Placing his hand on it, Desmond activated the floor, lowering the four of them down to the door of the Vault.
Desmond spoke the password, and the door opened to reveal a large empty chamber, with a tall platform raised in the middle, upon which the Apple awaited. Desmond activated the staircase up to it by jumping across a series of pillars; while Juno's voice echoed through the cavern as she spoke cryptically of humans, the Pieces of Eden and a " sixth sense. Once the Assassins had access to the platform, Desmond touched the Apple, and a series of holographic symbols appeared. Shaun mentioned that two of the most distinct ones, the Phrygian Cap and the Masonic Eye, only came together in one place; however, when Desmond picked up the Apple, time seemed to stop and he found himself controlled by Juno.
Nov 18, Wendy rated it really liked it Shelves: kindle , contemporary-romance , favorites , men-in-uniform. A continuation story of Henry and Elsie, and gives you a more in depth look at their personality and what makes them tick. Which makes me love these characters even more. Loved it! View all 16 comments. Jan 30, Piper McLean rated it really liked it. I'm not understanding why this isn't just one book? I am quite liking this series though. Henry is definitely making the list of best boyfriends. I feel like I was just done reading about him before I even started.
Great novella, but Jesus there was like 13 words in this book. I've written longer reviews on this site for god sake. Novella three, let's go! View 2 comments. Nov 19, Dina rated it really liked it Shelves: reads. Much better than the first one! I can't wait to see what happens next :D. Jan 20, MsRomanticReads rated it really liked it Shelves: military , angst , contemporary-romance , second-chance-at-love , tortured-hero-and-or-heroine , , short-stories-novellas , erotic-romance , friends-to-lovers.
This review can also be found on my blog. The second story had me tearing up, a lot. Like Elsie, I also learned quickly about doing things on my own and becoming more independent. When Henry finally makes it back, he seems different — more intense, easily angered, and more possessive. A misunderstanding leads him down a destructive path with both his career and his relationship with Elsie. The only way h This review can also be found on my blog. The only way he can save both is to visit his old psychiatrist.
Their intense passion for one another was still there, but it had taken on a desperate edge. While this was a more emotional read then the first book, the roller coaster of emotions and trials was realistically captured and well written. Nov 22, Judi rated it liked it Shelves: e-book , series , dec , amazon , kindle , , contemporary-romance , 3-tostars , military , new-to-me-author. The path to their happiness is experiencing a few bumps along the way. These two have some work to do on the road to their HEA.
Oh god why is this happening again These short little drama filled stories that capture my attention and leave me hanging.
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I'm absolutely sold on this story and totally afraid that Henry had some major issues that are messing with their relationship. What's gonna happen now? Can they just be happy for a while Just for a moment,. Nov 25, M. Stacie rated it really liked it. I liked seeing Elsie and Henry after the six months.
It felt very real and very raw. Normally, I'd want these novellas brought together but for these the quick bursts work well. And even though the books are short the characters are still full and whole. Dec 09, Another super short novelette. I can't believe I'm saying this, but there was too much sex and not enough outside-the-bedroom interaction. Nov 12, Tracie Redmond rated it really liked it.
I fell in love with Henry in book one but even in this book he captures me. I cant wait for book three just really want my happy ending don't think I could handle any more tears if there isn't. Dec 29, Lorraine. PTSD Dec 06, Lisa rated it really liked it. I hate to say it but I'm having a hard time caring about Henry at this point and have a feeling his behavior towards Elsie is only going to get worse before their journey ends.
View 1 comment. Nov 21, Hbeebti rated it really liked it. Poor Henry. Just loving this series. Feb 24, Jacqueline's Reads rated it liked it. Overall, I am rating the book 3 stars-ish. Book 1 — Disarm I liked the beginning. All three grew up together. Henry and Jason are in the military. Jason dies overseas. Overcome with major distraught, Henry and Elsie grow closer and move in together.
Oh the pain Henry goes through. Major events happened in Disarm. Elsie is a great character. Book 3 — Retreat This is where things get kind of tough and really difficult for me. I felt like Henry and Elsie was getting on track with working things out, but Henry is just messed up.
In all honesty, this book could have been omitted from the series. It was not needed, I skimmed and it was just kind of boring. There were some sweet parts, but I felt like it was kind of already addressed in the previous books. Book 6 — Capture All things come to an end and you must wrap it up. I felt that Capture had a lot of the same look and feel of Disarm and I was happy about that since I enjoyed the beginning so much.
Overall It was difficult for me to read the book broken into six books. I was however, very satisfied with the last book and I am not sure if Henry ever fully redeemed himself, he tried very hard to. Besiege is the second novelette in the Disarm series by June Gray.
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In Besiege, we pick up where we left off in the last book. Henry has just been deployed to Afghanistan and Elsie is left with being alone for six months. After finally admitting their feelings for each other in the last book, this proves to be a real test to their relationship. Elsie learns through another military wife, small things to help in the pain of being left behind at home. Original Title.
Other Editions 4. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Besiege , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Nov 22, Jill rated it really liked it Shelves: contemporary-romance. Though not quite as romantic as book 1, the love scenes are a little hotter in this second book. The characterisation of a man returning from war is written believably with a deft hand. And I'm again completely taken with author June Gray's ability to contain so much in such a short word count.
It was moving to see a military man trying to get a handle on his emotional and psychological state. So, not quite as enjoyably romantic or as humorous and sweet as the first book, but it's understandable Though not quite as romantic as book 1, the love scenes are a little hotter in this second book. So, not quite as enjoyably romantic or as humorous and sweet as the first book, but it's understandable as the hero has come back with issues from the war.
Still, a great ongoing read about Henry and Els. Please Note: Disarm is a series of novelettes. They are priced at 0. This is what author June Gray has said - There are 6 planned installments, although The Henry Sessions is not necessary in order to move on to the next novelette. Here is the planned list: 1. The Henry Sessions due out December 5. I'm hoping to get all of these out before the end of the year.
I'm writing furiously! Steam: 3. View all 13 comments. Nov 20, Kristen rated it really liked it Shelves: medium-steam , men-in-uniform , 4-star , tortured-hero , continuing-story , novella-short-story , endearing-heroine. I adore these two endearing and vibrant characters. I look forward to the next novella, which is due to be released in December. View all 18 comments.
Nov 21, KatLynne rated it really liked it Shelves: sensual-steamy , smokin-hot-steamy , novella , reads , cliffhanger , friends-to-lovers , kindle-owned , g-contemporary-romance , hero-hot-alpha , installments. Besiege is the second installment in June Gray's Disarm series. Elsie is left home, suffering the emotional turmoil of worry and loneliness. The author did a great job touching on a few of the emotions involved with a deployment.
As so often happens, Henry returns a changed man. This was a more serious read than the first installment, and just as good.
Another quick, smokin' hot read that I devoured! I'm e Besiege is the second installment in June Gray's Disarm series. I'm enthralled now in the lives of Henry and Elsie and must see how this plays out. Off to book 3, Retreat. View all 8 comments. Elsie and Henry are reunited are six long months of separation. At first their reunion is passionate and all-consuming but it soon becomes apparent that Henry has left a part of himself in Afghanistan.
Elsie clings on to the past, constantly rereading his letters to remind herself of the Henry that she loves and is determined to get help for and find again. This was beautifully done — the strain on their relationship, the difficulties Henry encountered in readjusting back to normality was so realistic. I so want Henry to work things out and come back to Elsie. View all 5 comments. Nov 18, Wendy rated it really liked it Shelves: men-in-uniform , contemporary-romance , favorites , kindle.
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A continuation story of Henry and Elsie, and gives you a more in depth look at their personality and what makes them tick. Which makes me love these characters even more. Loved it! View all 16 comments. Jan 30, Piper McLean rated it really liked it. I'm not understanding why this isn't just one book? I am quite liking this series though. Henry is definitely making the list of best boyfriends. I feel like I was just done reading about him before I even started.
Great novella, but Jesus there was like 13 words in this book. I've written longer reviews on this site for god sake. Novella three, let's go! View 2 comments. Nov 19, Dina rated it really liked it Shelves: reads. Much better than the first one! I can't wait to see what happens next :D. Jan 20, MsRomanticReads rated it really liked it Shelves: , erotic-romance , short-stories-novellas , tortured-hero-and-or-heroine , angst , contemporary-romance , military , friends-to-lovers , second-chance-at-love.
This review can also be found on my blog. The second story had me tearing up, a lot. Like Elsie, I also learned quickly about doing things on my own and becoming more independent. When Henry finally makes it back, he seems different — more intense, easily angered, and more possessive.
A misunderstanding leads him down a destructive path with both his career and his relationship with Elsie. The only way h This review can also be found on my blog. The only way he can save both is to visit his old psychiatrist. Their intense passion for one another was still there, but it had taken on a desperate edge. While this was a more emotional read then the first book, the roller coaster of emotions and trials was realistically captured and well written.
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Nov 22, Judi rated it liked it Shelves: amazon , , contemporary-romance , e-book , kindle , series , 3-tostars , dec , military , new-to-me-author. The path to their happiness is experiencing a few bumps along the way. These two have some work to do on the road to their HEA. Oh god why is this happening again These short little drama filled stories that capture my attention and leave me hanging.