Friday, May 30, 2008

The Secret Supper far surpasses The Da Vinci Code

It is not often that I am thoroughly impressed with a book, but The Secret Supper is really the best I’ve read in a very long time. Though you may not believe it, this book is far superior to The Da Vinci Code and if it is made into a movie, I will be the first one in line.

Spanish writer Javier Sierra has laid out a plot that is amazingly intricate and stays true over the book’s 329 pages. The Secret Supper focuses on Leonardo Da Vinci and his famous painting of The Last Supper. What secrets does it hold and who would kill to keep them under wraps?

The story is set in a time after most of the

As you know, Da Vinci was much more than just an amazing artist. He was also a skilled mathematician, inventor and musician. Did he leave a secret message encoded in his well-known masterpiece and if so, what is that message?

Follow Father Agostino, who is the Master General of the Secretariat of Keys in Bethany as he sets out to Milan to uncover the mystery. The secretariat was established to help the Holy Father – Pope Alexander VI – learn about and quash any enemies of the Catholic Church.

Cathars (Christians) have been wiped out of Italy. However pockets of the faithful still remain, much to the pope’s dismay. Was Da Vinci secretly a Cathar and who were his allies in and around Milan?

Da Vinci was seen as a rogue, troublemaker and nuisance who through his new masterpiece might also be very dangerous indeed. Javier Sierra uncovers a “code” in the Last Supper that is slowly and methodically unraveled. Since the book cover portrays The Last Supper on the cover, the reader is able to follow along easily by inspecting every aspect of the painting.

The Da Vinci Code was the first to bring up the subject of Jesus and Mary Magdalene actually being husband and wife. In The Secret Supper, Sierra picks up on this theory and takes it even further. Who really sits to the left of Jesus? And has Da Vinci even put himself at the table?

I read this book in three days. It is one that you just can’t put down once you start reading it and I look forward to reading many more books by this author.

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