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  • Published: 1 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446452639
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 496

The Medici Seal

An epic adventure, full of intrigue, murder and betrayal, set in Leonardo Da Vinci's Italy.

A gloriously rich and authentic story of the Renaissance, The Medici Seal is perfect for fans of The Da Vinci Code, The Borgias or Netflix hit Medici: Masters of Florence!

Romagna, Italy 1502.

On the run and fleeing for his life, a young boy - Matteo - is saved from drowning by mysterious men, who turn out to be companions of Leonardo da Vinci. From this moment on, Matteo's life is changed forever, and he thrills at working alongside Da Vinci as he carries out his incredible work.

But Da Vinci's cruel and ruthless employer, Cesare Borgia, seems set to ruin Matteo's happines, 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 life-changing secret that both the Borgia and Medici families would kill to obtain. A secret that must, finally, come to light for all to see . . .

  • Published: 1 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446452639
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 496

About the author

Theresa Breslin

Theresa Breslin is the Carnegie Medal winning author of over forty books for children & young adults whose work has appeared on stage, radio and TV. Her books are hugely popular with young people, librarians and teachers. Remembrance, her top selling YA novel of youth in WW1, has now been reissued to include Book Notes. The Dream Master was shortlisted for the Children's Book Award. Divided City was shortlisted for ten book awards, winning two outright.

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Praise for The Medici Seal

Another very satsifying book from an accomplished novelist.


Four out of five stars

The Italian Magazine

A swiftly paced and richly constructed tale

Waterstone's Books Quarterly

This is such an excellent book

School Librarian

The excitment never flags in this gloriously meaty book

Sec Ed

An epic adventure, full of intrigue, murder, revenge and betrayel set in Leonardo da Vinci's Italy.

My Child

[The Medici Seal] is a brilliantly written story about a gypsy boy taken in by Leonardo, rich in its detail and epic in its sweep.

Tom Gatti, The Times

The story of such a young boy is almost heartbreaking. I would offer this to all my friends

Post Plus, Scottish Sunday Post

This is a richly drawn and fascinating look at 16th-century Italy.

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