LE SANG DE L'HERMINE
THE BLOOD OF THE ERMINE
The first volume of a new culinary crime saga, set at the court of François Ier, including authentic period recipes!
Nothing is extravagant enough for the realm of France! Elbowed out of Rome by Raphaël, outshined by Michelangelo in Florence, Leonardo Da Vinci accepted François Ier’s invitation and traveled to the court of France. Aware that the elderly painter was renowned for not showing up where his benefactors expected him, François Ier was not taking any chances and assigned a young escort to accompany Da Vinci on his journey. Quentin du Mesnil , a childhood friend of the king who was appointed Maitre d’hôtel at the castle of Amboise, was given this apparently innocent mission. But the young man, whose sole goal is to revolutionize the medieval table manners of his contemporaries to better please his king, will soon realize that the old painter might be much more trouble than he bargained for…