Da Vinci's Lost Years


Fiction - Fantasy - General
292 Pages
Reviewed on 06/08/2010
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Reviewed by Lynn Fowlston for Readers' Favorite

Leonardo da Vinci was the most famous Renaissance artist. I wonder where he came up with such futuristic ideas. Maybe it was the two year journey he took into the future. Da Vinci disappeared from Italy in 1476. He returned two years later with no memory of where he had been or what had happened. The only thing he had was a sketch book and ideas. Where was he for two years? Perhaps he was transported to New Orleans in the year 1969, at the height of the Mardi Gras? He arrived with a change of clothes and some art supplies.

Leonardo strikes up a friendship with a street artist, T-man, and his girlfriend, Monique. From here the adventure begins. He has never seen a television, heard a radio, seen an airplane or ever thought of men going to the moon. He fell in love with Monique but knows it will never work. The Old One will return soon to transport him back to his own time and place when he feels he has completed his mission in the future. Was it to learn about love or his art? What about the identity of the mysterious Mona Lisa? Who knows what he brought back with him?

I found this book to be quite an entertaining read; it was humorous in parts, full of adventure and suspense. The characters were well portrayed, whether they were the main characters or secondary characters. The book is well written and it held my attention right up to the very end.