Now Mary’s narrator is the master Michelangelo himself. He speaks to us from hiding. He’s fallen on the wrong side of the fractious Florentine political divide and he fears for his life. As he hides, he draws. As he draws, he remembers, and spins a fascinating yarn made of memories that provides dramatic tension and makes his predicament feel real.
Follow the Tale to the Trail: Focus on Plot
The stories of both artist and assassin led Mary and me quite naturally to our story tour locations. As Michelangelo reflects on his life, he leads you to where lived with his patron, Lorenzo the Magnificent; he directs you to view his earliest works at the Casa Buonarroti; he shows you where he sculpted his David; and he asks you to join his fellow Florentines for its unveiling. Similarly, Charlotte encourages you to find the place where she bought her weapon. Then she asks you to follow along as she tracks, stalks, and kills the man she thought was to blame for the Reign of Terror.