Leonardo's Shadow: Or, My Astonishing Life as Leonardo Da Vinci's Servant

Leonardo's Shadow: Or, My Astonishing Life as Leonardo Da Vinci's Servant

by Christopher Grey
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Leonardo da Vinci hasn't worked on the fresco of the Last Supper in two years. His supporters are most unhappy with his progress. Payments for da Vinci have stopped, but that does not stop the da Vinci household from running up debts all over town.

The shopkeepers are starting to refuse more credit on his accounts.

The Duke of Milan and da Vinci have a history of playful disagreements. However, the Duke makes no secret that he's asked the rival artist Michaelangelo to town. With threats at his doorstep and the Pope coming to the chapel in the near future, da Vinci gets to work.

LEONARDO'S SHADOW shares the story of the creation of the Last Supper through the eyes of da Vinci's servant, Giacomo. Grey spins a wonderful tale of historical fiction for anyone who's interested in the Italian Renaissance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book held my interest throughout the entire time I was reading it. Although it was not one of my favorite books nor the most exciting I was still captivated by the story enough to keep turning the pages. I do recommend this book to those who are looking for a book with history and a nice story line.
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Words aren't good Enough to describe this book
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This is the BEST book i have ever read! I would definitely recommend this book to whoever likes mystery! 
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Three words BEST BOOK EVER thirty million stars
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Best book ever
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Great read! I recommend this to anyone who likes reading, especially historical fiction. I personally don't enjoy historical fiction, but this was amazing. It caught my attention from the very first page. Christopher Grey's finest.
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there where boreing parts and fun parts i overrall liked it, it was very discriptive
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very good. Not amazing but still. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to read. I loved how this book also had some history into it. :)
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Leonardo da Vinci hasn¿t worked on the fresco of the Last Supper in two years. His supporters are most unhappy with his progress. Payments for da Vinci have stopped, but that does not stop the da Vinci household from running up debts all over town. The shopkeepers are starting to refuse more credit on his accounts. The Duke of Milan and da Vinci have a history of playful disagreements. However, the Duke makes no secret that he¿s asked the rival artist Michaelangelo to town. With threats at his doorstep and the Pope coming to the chapel in the near future, da Vinci gets to work. LEONARDO'S SHADOW shares the story of the creation of the Last Supper through the eyes of da Vinci¿s servant, Giacomo. Grey spins a wonderful tale of historical fiction for anyone who¿s interested in the Italian Renaissance. **Reviewed by: Jennifer Rummel
Guest More than 1 year ago
Giacomo has no recollection of his past since the day he fell from the top of Milan's Cathedral. Thank goodness Leonardo da Vinci was there to rescue him from the fall as well as the mob chasing him. That is how Giacomo came to be Leonardo's servant...pure chance. Leonardo da Vinci is contracted by the Duke of Milan, to paint the most amazing mural that eyes will ever behold The Last Supper. It has been almost two years since the first brush stroke, and not many more have been made since then. The Duke grows tired of waiting and warnes da Vinci that the painting must be done by Easter for the Pope, and if not then he will hire Michelangelo to finish the Last Supper. The Duke also lays threat to Giacomo, and if the information is not reported to the Duke within a week, who knows what lay in wait for poor Giacomo. Giacomo seeks answers from his Master, regarding his past, his parents, and the three items he had the day Leonardo saved him. But to no avail his Master will not speak. There are secrets hidden that will surface all in due time. When the carriage bearing the same emblem as the medallion Giacomo has passes in front of him, he grows even more curious of his past. Can Giacomo betray his Master to the Duke in hopes of saving himself from a beating as well as find the answers he most desperately seeks? Or will he be true to Leonardo da Vinci and suffer the consequences? Giacomo seeks many answers throughout this book, come and discover what secrets he may find. Mr. Grey captivates me with the extraordinary characters painted in this book. Leonardo's Shadow was an experience in the life of Leonardo da Vinci's servant that I am sure not to forget. All through this book there were twists and turns that will keep you biting your nails and on the edge of your seat. Mr. Grey deems Leonardo's Shadow: Or, My Astonishing Life as Leonardo da Vinci's Servant a fantasy book for Young Adults, but I enjoyed it very much. It could easily be enjoyed by adults as well. I think Christopher Grey deserves 5 hearts, because I know a lot of research and heart went into this book.