Order by August 31 to receive exclusive access to:

  • An immersive video experience with art historian Laura Morelli! This exclusive video tour unveils the real story of Michelangelo’s David, with splendid views of the sculpture and its birthplace, Renaissance Florence. Come face to face with one of history’s most iconic works of art and its native city.

  • Laura’s behind-the-scenes research vault: videos, more images, & commentary about the David, Michelangelo, and 16th-century Florence. Learn more about subjects in the novel: Renaissance playing card and dice games, taverns, food and wine, painting and sculpture…. More!

  • A chance to win a signed hardback edition of The Giant, along with signed copies of Laura Morelli’s Venetian historical novels, The Painter’s Apprentice and The Gondola Maker.

*Links to bonuses will be delivered via email. Keep an eye on your inbox!

Here’s how to claim your gifts:


Buy The Giant from Laura Morelli or at the retailer of your choice.

Books are available at Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and many other online stores around the world.


Copy your receipt # and head back to this page.

*Offer is valid for all formats (hardcover, paperback, e-book, audiobook, large print) and for orders from all online and brick-and-mortar bookstores.


Submit the form below.

About the novel:

As a colossal statue takes shape in Renaissance Florence, the lives of a master sculptor and a struggling painter become stunningly intertwined.

Florence, 1500. Fresco painter Jacopo Torni longs to make his mark in the world. But while his peers enjoy prestigious commissions, his meager painting jobs are all earmarked to pay down gambling debts.

When Jacopo hears of a competition to create Florence’s greatest sculpture, he pins all his hopes on a collaboration with his boyhood companion, Michelangelo Buonarroti. But will the frustrated artist ever emerge from the shadow of his singularly gifted friend?

From the author of THE PAINTER’S APPRENTICE and THE GONDOLA MAKER comes a gorgeously crafted, immersive tale of Renaissance Italy.

Based on a true story.

Buy The Giant today to transport yourself to the vibrant and dangerous world of 16th-century Florence.

Learn more about Michelangelo’s David and Renaissance Florence:

Share this pre-order bonus with your friends