Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest inventors and artists ever. But as a young man he was just a promising apprentice in Verrochio’s painting workshop, hanging around Florence with his friends: Lorenzo, Machiavelli, and Lisa. Lorenzo’s mendacious father, Piero de Medici, wants to use Leo’s genius for his own political gain. As the stakes get higher, Leonardo fights back in an explosion of action, invention, and adventure.
This isn’t a typical period drama: it is a vibrant reimaging of Renaissance Italy. It’s playfully creative, combining period detail with a modern sensibility and populating the world with a cast of ingenious, menacing, and unforgettable characters.