The Medici Seal
Written by Theresa Breslin
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Shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize 2007. An epic adventure, full of intrigue, murder, revenge and betrayal, set in Leonardo da Vinci's Italy. Gloriously rich and authentic it provides a wonderful glimpse into the world of da Vinci through a young boy who carries a secret that some people will kill for. The Medici Seal has great crossover appeal as I enjoyed it just as much as my 13 year old daughter. Enjoy.
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The Medici Seal by Theresa Breslin
This story is set in Romagna, Italy in the year 1502. Fleeing from the murderous brigand Sandino, Matteo - a young boy - is saved from drowning by the companions of Leonardo da Vinci. From this moment on, Matteo is at da Vinci’s side as he carries out his work, which ranges from the painting of magnificent frescos to intricate dissection of the human body. But Leonardo is employed by Cesare Borgia, head of one of Italy's leading families. Cruel and ruthless, the Borgia punishes without mercy those who oppose him or who threaten him in any way. And as da Vinci and Matteo travel across Italy on the Borgia's business, murder, deceit and revenge follow in their trail. For Matteo carries with him a secret - a secret that both the Borgia and Medici families would kill to obtain. A life-changing secret that must, finally, come to light for all to see…
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