Book Reviews of The Da Vinci Legacy

The Da Vinci Legacy
The Da Vinci Legacy
Author: Lewis Perdue
ISBN-13: 9780765349675
ISBN-10: 0765349671
Publication Date: 1/5/2004
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 91 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Everybody's read The Da Vinci Code - now read the book that Dan Brown supposedly plagiarized and judge for yourself. Written by Lewis Perdue, one of multiple authors suing Dan Brown, and published in 1983, The Da Vinci Legacy explores similar themes.
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Reads like a cheap "da Vinci Code" the plot is not as gripping, nor are the characters, but it's a good thrilling read all the same. And this one came first!
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Very clever. A good mystery
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Mystery,murder,conspiricacy involving the DiVinci codex. Very good book.
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A very fast read.
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This is one of the most engrossing books I've read in ages - many elements dangling by the wayside. You delve into this story & may not surface again til the last page. The story moves through the major cities of Europe as the hunter becomes the hunted & true roles are exposed & innocents pay the price but who holds the ultimate secrets & claims the prize.
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A little too much with the whose who of disappeared celebrities incorporated into a way too complicated plot. Liked DaVinci Code better.
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If you are a fan of the Da Vinci Code, you will enjoy this book very much.
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Predates the Da Vinci Code by nearly 2 decades; a good international thriller with a different spin on Da Vinci
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One of the most interesting aspects of this book is the fact that the "hero" is a man and he has a woman partner who is every bit as strong - and maybe moreso, than he is. The conspiracy they're stalking is a bit far-out, but still a good, fast read.
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If you have the DaVinci Code...add this to your collection as well.
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Excellent book! A real page turner!
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one of the worst books I've read in over 10 years! ---spolier alert----

Interesting premise of a secret weapon described in a DaVinci codex that becomes the pawn of the story, but a hero who lacks survival skills but escapes from one murder attempt after another was just too outrageous.
The Church bashing was way overdone (made the DaVinci Code look like a pro-Catholicism story) and the romance was unbelievable with the couple who had always hated each other (or so it seemed) falling instantly in love when they go on the run together.
And the international conspiracy theory that tied it all together just made the story line so ridiculous that I wanted to burn it when I was done!
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The Da Vinci Codex is a priceless collection of Leonardo's original work, or is it? When scholar Vance Erikson disc9overs several of the Codex's pages are forgeries, he begans a search for the original documents which may c9ontain startling secrets. But he is not the only one searching. Vance discovers he is the target of a murderous conspiracy that dates back to the dawn of Christianity.
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Surprisingly good. I couldn't put it down!
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The reading was a little slow, but worth the time.
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very good story
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I didn't enjoy this as well as I thought, but someone else might!
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I haven't read this book
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Excellent book! I very much enjoyed it. Very well done.
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This is a story written long before the DaVinci Code made such a splash.
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This was first published in 1983. When DaVinci scholar Curtis Davis discovers that several of theCodex's pages are forgeries, the search is on for the genuine documents, which may hold startling secrets and revelations.
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Another Da Vinci book, as good of a read as The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Not the same, but same subject matter.
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Yeah, I bought it cause of Dan Brown, an it is even weirder.
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PUBLISHED IN 1983 LONG BEFORE THE CODE WAS A HOUSEHOLD NAME, THIS IS A WELL WRITTEN STORY THAT GRABS YOU FROM THE FIRST PAGE AND GOES AT A FAST PACE TO THE END A GREAT READ MABE BETTER THAN THE CODE AND WITH A ENTIRELY DIFFERANT STORY LINE.
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The Da Vinci Codex is a priceless collection of Leonardo's original work -- or is it? When Da Vinci scholar Vance Erikson discovers that several of the Codex's pages are forgeries, the search is on for the genuine documents, which may hold startling secrets and revelations.

But Erikson is not the only one seeking the missing pages. He soon finds himself the target of a murderous conspiracy that dates back to the dawn of Christianity itself. For the Da Vinci Codex is more than just a precious document. It is also the key to a long-lost discovery of frightening importance. Now, not only Erikson's life but the future itself is at stake. Ultimate power is the prize for whomever seizes the Da Vinci Legacy.
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Published before the DaVinci Code.
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If you liked the DA VINCI CODE, you're almost sure to like Perdue's book. It's a little more down-to-earth than CODE, and the possibilities and plot twists seem a bit more believable. There are so many similarities, though, that the authors obviously used some of the same sources.
Good story!

From back cover: The Da Vinci Codex is a priceless collection of Leonardo's original work--or is it? When Da Vinci scholar Vance Erikson discovers that several of the Codex's pages are forgeries, the search is on for the genuine documents, which may hold startling secrets and revelations.
But Erikson is not the only one seeking the missing pages. He soon finds himself the target of a murderous conspiracy that dates back to the dawn of Christianity itself. For the Da Vinci Codex is more than just a precious document. It is also the key to a long-lost discovery of frightening importance. Now, not only Erikson's life but the future itself is at stake. Ultimate power is theprize for whomever seizes THE DA VINCI LEGACY.
First published in 1983.
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My husbands book. I have not read it.