[Reading] ➺ The Medici Seal By Theresa Breslin – Writerscompany.co.uk

The Medici Seal Romagna, Italy 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 The Maestro S Side As He Carries Out His Work, Which Ranges From The Painting Of Magnificent Frescos To Intricate Dissection Of The Human BodyBut 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 TrailFor 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 SeeA Gloriously Rich And Authentic Story Of The Renaissance, The Medici Seal Is Also Both The Personal Story Of Matteo, A Boy Becoming A Man, And A Fascinating Glimpse Into The World Of Da Vinci


About the Author: Theresa Breslin

Theresa Breslin was born and brought up in Kirkintilloch, a small town in central Scotland She is the recipient of the Carnegie Medal, Britain s most prestigious children s book award, for Whispers in the Graveyard, and her books for young people receive critical acclaim and appear regularly on children s book award short lists in the United Kingdom A longtime librarian, Breslin was awarded lifelong honorary membership in the Scottish Library Association for distinguished services to children s literature and librarianship.



10 thoughts on “The Medici Seal

  1. says:

    I absolutely loved this book It took me a while to get into it at first I dont think I was paying much attention the first time round But once I got into it, I was hooked The descriptions were so accurate and so detailed that it caught my interest immediately I went on the net and looked up the Da Vinci paintings mentioned in the book, as well as looked up the history of that time period It certainly sparked a new interest of mine As soon as I was done, I recommended it to the rest of m I abs


  2. says:

    REVIEWED FOR PUBLISHERS Theresa Breslin is one of the most highly respected writers fro children and young adults working in Britain today and it s easy to see why The historical framework of The Medici Seal has been meticulously researched so that fictional characters sit comfortably alongside actual historical figures and does it so well that you can t see the join This story has everything you could possibly want murder, mystery, secrets, action, drama, love, hate and all that lies in bet REVIEWE


  3. says:

    Fleeing from an attacker, a young boy named Matteo falls into a river and is saved from drowning by none other than Leonardo Da Vinci, whose assistant he subsequently becomes Travelling with Da Vinci, he gets to observe much of the great man s work, both artistic and scientific, as well as his dealings with Cesare Borgia, who employs him at the time Matteo encounters him in 1502 But the story Matteo tells his new master and other acquaintances about himself is not the whole truth, nor is Matte Fleeing from


  4. says:

    This was a DNF on page 90.I was looking forward to reading this, but I wasn t really into the story and didn t really get what it was about Not that it is a bad book or anything.I ll probably re read this sometime this year.Until then


  5. says:

    It is impossible to feel impartial towards the plight and experiences of Matteo, an intelligent, inquisitive ten year old who barely escapes death in Renaissance, Italy As the story proceeds, we are ingeniously led through omniscient eyes, to view as this boy becomes a man Although initially faced with death under the hand of the single dimension mercenary Sandino, Matteo is fortunately found and taken under the wing of the meticulous yet caring tutelage of one of the most famous artisans know It is impossible to feel i


  6. says:

    Interesting story of a supposedly gypsy being chased by malefactors, is rescued by Leonardo da Vinci s friends and is offered respite in the Master s household as a servant boy The story gives some insights into Da Vinci s talent and profound generosity and plans to educate the boy suspecting in the way he looked at his eye that he was of Medici descent This is discovered towards the end of the story when everything seems to come together during the last chapter Interesting story but would no Interesting story of a supposedly


  7. says:

    Half the courts of Europe and most of mighty Rome itself are bastards Our employer, my patron for the moment, Cesare Borgia, is a bastard.The year is 1502 A boy is fished from a river in Romagna, Italy, by the party of Leonardo da Vinci When asked his name, the boy replies, Matteo Matteo explains that he is an orphan, that he has escaped from his employer who has treated him brutally, and that it was during this escape that he accidentally fell into the river Matteo deliberately omitted s Half the courts of Europe and most of mighty


  8. says:

    Sort of like Dan Brown for the younger set very fast read especially given that it clocks in around 500 pages with fun historical tidbits Normally, I m not a big fan of giving major roles to real people in historical fiction books because I think they tend to come out as caricatures, but I like the way Theresa Breslin portrays Da Vinci While everything seems to get wrapped up a little too neatly for my taste in the last 50 pages or so, this book is a fun way to get to a conclusion even when Sort of like Dan Brown for the younger set very fa


  9. says:

    Wow, what a beautiful book This is an amazing insight into the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci and the Medici and Borgia families It took me long time to finish this book because I didn t want to finish it This will forever be one of my favourites.


  10. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Wonderful book about the life of A going boy, Matteo We lives and Works together with Leonardo da Vinci and has many experiences with him He grows up and becomes a soldier In the end he finds out he is a di Medici and het the love of his life.


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