The Medici Letters: The Secret Origins of the Renaissance

The Medici Letters: The Secret Origins of the Renaissance Taylor Buck
  • Title: The Medici Letters: The Secret Origins of the Renaissance
  • Author: Taylor Buck
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  • The Medici Letters: The Secret Origins of the Renaissance Taylor Buck The Medici Letters The Secret Origins of the Renaissance A shocking ancient secret The origins of western civilization discovered The Renaissance our most fundamental age of technological and artistic advance was built upon a secret passed down to a bankin
    A shocking ancient secret.The origins of western civilization discovered.The Renaissance our most fundamental age of technological and artistic advance, was built upon a secret passed down to a banking family in Florence the Medici.500 years ago that secret was buried.Florence, Italy, present day A trove of letters belonging to the Medici family is discovered underground.A shocking ancient secret.The origins of western civilization discovered.The Renaissance our most fundamental age of technological and artistic advance, was built upon a secret passed down to a banking family in Florence the Medici.500 years ago that secret was buried.Florence, Italy, present day A trove of letters belonging to the Medici family is discovered underground Archaeologist Kat Cullen comes across a map that leads her to the Swiss Alps where she is later found unconscious and her partner murdered Kat s husband, professor and classicist Jack Cullen, rushes to investigate He joins with Chester Allen, a brilliant scientist from surveillance enterprise TerraTEK Industries, and together they begin to unravel the mystery of the Medici letters in hopes of determining what happened in the Alps As they dig deeper, Jack stumbles across a secret the infamous Medici treasure is real However, word gets out and Jack soon realizes he s not the only one interested in finding it a deadly and elusive assassin attempts to seize control, throwing Jack into a series of harrowing escapades riding horseback through the streets of Siena, discovering clues inside ancient cathedrals, deciphering 500 year old cryptosystems and navigating an underground labyrinth in order to solve a secret so powerful it could change the world forever.This fast paced adventure blends together a modern day treasure hunt with historic accounts of Lorenzo de Medici in Renaissance Florence in an international thriller with plenty of dark twists and exciting turns.
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    About Taylor Buck


    1. A self proclaimed creative explorer, Taylor began writing when he was twelve, authoring and illustrating his own Choose Your Own Adventure books carefully crafted with staples and notebook paper Over the years, he focused his creativity on illustrating than writing, studying Graphic Design at Oregon State University and spending summers frequenting Europe to study art and architecture He eventually focused his creative efforts into advertising, leading creative direction for a Fortune 500 internet retailer and gaining hands on knowledge of corporate marketing and visual communication The topics of his writings range from classicism, art and religion to futurism and technological singularity His first novel, The Island Project, explores robotics and transhumanism in a secret government base on Hawaii s Big Island In 2015, he released The Medici Letters an international thriller combining a modern day treasure hunt with historic accounts of Renaissance Florence An Oregon native, Taylor currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two boys.


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    1. I admit that in the beginning the name alone drew me in, I mean who doesn t recognize the name Medici Especially if you have a love for history and all things European There were supposed to be some danger and a treasure hunt with the bonus of letters from five hundred years ago It sounded perfect I admit I was hooked from the start and I was not disappointed.Katherine Cullen was an archaeologist and she really was good at what she did She was about to locate the letters buried under the city of [...]

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    2. This book is totally up my alley It reminds me a lot of The DaVinci Code and my favorite book, Angels and Demons both by author Dan Brown I love history, i love suspense, I love NEEDING to flip through the pages and thats what I got from this book

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    3. It can be hard to find a historical fiction book that I actually enjoy Sometimes, they seem too much like a boring classic with not much going on Excitement and historical fiction don t quite go hand and hand in my mind when I sit down to read one I m very glad this book was anything but that and had a lot suspense to it then I was expecting The Medici Letters has a good mixture of history, but it s set in present day time with a lot of mystery and action It almost reminded me a little bit of t [...]

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    4. There are quite a few comparisons to the Davinci Code here, and I see why a murder, a 500 yr old secret surfacing in Florence and a race against time but overall it is very different in characters and subject matter The characters are fairly well developed and the overall plot is gripping Definitely a page turner The vignettes from the 1400s also help carry the storyline to the end where past and present inevitably meet in a fun twist If you want to learn about the Renaissance and enjoy an exci [...]

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    5. Very exciting A man is forced into a fast paced chase through the streets of Switzerland and Italy, all while trying to determine who the bad men are and finding clues to save his wife.

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    6. Fascinating bookhistory, adventure,treasure hunt, philosophy,suspense, who s the bad guys Ah, and a little love story Very believeable Very enjoyable.

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    7. I won this book in a Giveaway Exciting Indiana Jones esque mystery with a present day treasure hunt through the Medici world of Florence, Italy and beyond Filled with twists and turns, fun history and closer looks at the architectural wonders of the Florentine Renaissance, this book is both educational and thrilling Technology and history are blended together seamlessly in this story Never being too didactic, but still managing to unveil many intricate secrets of the technological and artistic r [...]

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    8. All in all, I found this book to be an absolute thrillride It danced back and forth between past and present, which allowed the present day treasure hunt to have very detailed context The Medici are a fascinating family I had no idea how influential they were to Florence s culture, especially discovering artists like Michelangelo and DaVinci, among many others The story wasn t perfecta few predictable parts hence 4 stars but the twist toward the end was unexpected and eye opening Interesting to [...]

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    9. A Humanist AdventureBack in the olden days, when books were printed, I survived an obsession with the classics You know, books easily understood with a classical education My poor brain scampered down mythical pathways for so long it changed the way I spoke, wrote and dreamed Here we have a piece of classical humanist fiction wrapped up in an adventure, kind of like a Mars Bar So, grab a dictionary and dig into an adventure story that explores our humanity.

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    10. Fascinating storyI really enjoyed this novel, having lived in Italy it was a look at the beginning of the Renaissance and I actually learned a lot while revisiting a time that I have never read much about The author took me to modern day Florence and to a time when the greatest artists were reigning A great summer read.

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    11. A great read This is a fascinating story with a very likeable protagonist, Jack Cullen Interesting twists and turns with a plausible explanation for the rise of the Medici family in Florence during the Renaissance I enjoyed the modern day treasure hunt interspersed with snippets of the historical accounts of the life of Lorenzo D Medici.

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    12. This was quite good for self published good enough that I could imagine it published It needs a good editor who would cut the length by at least 25% and some serious proofreading, but I enjoyed it.

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    13. If you liked da Vinci code and similar takes pick up this little gem for a fun adventure read that takes place simultaneously in two very different centuries

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    14. I love the idea behind the book, but the manuscript needs serious editing Way too much repetition of ideas and reasons The last 20% seemed to drag on and on.

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    15. Intriguing premise I wasn t expecting much of this since I picked it up fairly cheap on , but I was pleasantly surprised It s a very quick read and well written I will warn that the first couple of chapters take a bit to push through but once the story got going I couldn t put it down Anyone who enjoys mystery and history will love this book with a nice twist at the end.

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    16. Exciting and EnlighteningThis story has all the elements needed for a great adventure Plenty of history illuminates the plot Certainly, nothing s fun than a great treasure hunt.

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    17. From recurrent typos e.g your you re to the sense that the plot involving the anthropologist wife was merely a frame for the masculinist adventure story to the anachronistic presence of a light bulb in an early Renaissance structure, I am not quite sure why I stuck with this novel.

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    18. Having been to Florence the author gives a real feeling of that city His description are amazing The book brings to life the Medici s inf it was hard to put this book down This is a booth of both history fiction A must read.

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    19. Medici LettersA good book from author Taylor Buck It was a fairly quick and easy read I would read books from this author.

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    20. PossibilitiesAn intriguing read A different view of how history can be shaped More study of histories greatest thinkers high on my list.

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    21. Extremely well researched.

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    22. Excellent plot coupled with thorough research and very effective writing style can make wonders There, summarized in one sentence

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    23. Adventure for the times This book is a nail biting adventure that is hard to walk away from once you get started Start to finish hold onto your seat.

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    24. The Medici Letters The Secret Origins of the Renaissance by Taylor Buck The giant leap in civilization aided by a powerful family Medici s resulted in the renaissance, but why this family what are the secrets held by them It was a walk in to the past with realism throughout the story line Only the characters of the modern day and their treasure hunt are fictitious but the rest of the story line was a ride into the past Great historical fiction

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    25. AmazingThrilling, educational and mysterious I had to stop many times to research and actually study The historical data is so fascinating and interesting The author was very creative in combing the actual history into a very compelling take off intrigue and deception I highly recommended this book even if you are not History buff.

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    26. This book was an excellent read I definitely want Exciting yet informative Never a dull moment Can t wait to read him again.

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    27. really liked the history, very good

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    28. Good read kept my interest throughoutGood read, kept my interest throughout, however at times a little to much detail, but overall I enjoyed this book

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    29. Historical fiction with modern twistAn engaging but somewhat convoluted story about the Medici treasure Interesting characters with plot twists Hard to put down Compelling.

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    30. Fast readEnjoyable but now I must re read history the technique of interspersed past chapters with present narrative is nice but a bit disruptive.

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