The discovery of a mysterious object in the U.S. Capitol building and a subsequent kidnapping lead Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into a web of mysterious codes, secret locations, and hidden knowledge.
'Impossible to put down . . . Another mind-blowing Robert Langdon story' New York Times A mysterious invitation brings Robert Langdon to Washington DC. There, he is presented with a sequence of bloody clues which he must unravel if he is to prevent a terrible plan. But all is not as it seems in this dangerous city - an ancient organisation will reassert its power once more. The only man standing in its way - Robert Langdon.
Symbologist Robert Langdon returns in this new thriller follow-up to The Da Vinci Code.
Available four weeks after Brown’s The Lost Symbol hits the market, Simon Cox, author of Cracking the Da Vinci Code and Illuminating Angels and Demons , offers the definitive—and first—guide to the eagerly awaited follow-up to The Da Vinci Code , featuring Robert Langdon. . Dan Brown and his phenomenally bestselling books often send readers searching for more information on secret societies, forgotten history, and more. Featuring eight pages of color photographs and plenty of black-and-white illustrations, Decoding The Lost Symbol is an A-to-Z guide to key concepts and questions raised by readers of Dan Brown. .
DISCOVER THE SECRETIVE BROTHERHOOD BEHIND DAN BROWN'S THE LOST SYMBOL Freemason influence on the founding of Washington, D.C., is evident throughout the city's buildings, statues and monuments--but it's written in coded symbols that few people understand. Dan Brown's new thriller sends symbologist detective Robert Langdon through the capital to unravel its Masonic secrets. Now in Deciphering The Lost Symbol, Freemason expert Christopher L. Hodapp compares each clue and plot twist in Brown's story to the true facts. *Discover the meaning of "The Lost Word" *Decode Masonic and alchemical symbolism *Explore the innermost rooms of Masonic lodges and temples *Visit the restricted area of the U.S. Capitol and other landmarks *Uncover secret patterns in Washington, D.C.'s maps and monuments *Crack the codes buried in The Lost Symbol's artwork and puzzles
Secrets of the Lost Symbol is an essential resource for Dan Brown fans who want to know the facts behind the fiction. From Abramelin the Mage to the Zohar, this encyclopedic unofficial companion guide to The Lost Symbol uncovers the forgotten histories of arcane traditions that have shaped—and still inhabit—our modern world. Discover the truth about Freemasonry—a major theme in Brown's best-selling novel—including its rituals, temples, and infamous members such as the legendary Albert Pike. Get the real story behind the Rosicrucians, the Temple of Solomon, and ancient occult rites.
“If anyone can divine the contents of The Lost Symbol, it’s Dan Burstein.” —New York magazine With Secrets of the Lost Symbol, co-authors Dan Burstein and Arne de Keijzer delve into the real history, science, and hidden meanings behind Dan Brown’s latest blockbuster novel, The Lost Symbol. As they have done previously with their extraordinary New York Times bestsellers Secrets of the Code and Secrets of Angels & Demons, Burstein and de Keijzer explore the themes, conspiracies, mythologies, codes, encrypted signs, and alternate histories—from the birth of Knights Templar to the present day—popularized by the acclaimed creator of The Da Vinci Code, giving them fresh and fascinating relevance while separating truth from fantasy.
Following on from the phenomenally successful The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, Dan Brown's next thriller, The Lost Symbol, is set to feature Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon once again, whose exploits will take him inside the secret societies of the Freemasons and Rosicrucians - replacing Opus Dei and the Illuminati of previous adventures. Decoding the Lost Symbol by bestselling author Simon Cox is an A to Z guide featuring illustrations and colour photographs to illuminate the text. It will provide all the answers to the cryptic mysteries in Dan Brown's highly anticipated new novel. Simon Cox is the author of two other guides to Dan Brown's novels, Cracking the Da Vinci Code and Illuminating Angels and Demons, and Decoding the Lost Symbol is hotly tipped to repeat their huge success. Cracking the Da Vinci Code has now been translated into over 15 languages and has sold over two million copies worldwide, while a spin-off DVD of the same name has sold one and a half million copies. No wonder, then, that Decoding the Lost Symbol is almost as eagerly awaited as Dan Brown's next novel itself. Simon Cox's guide will be the essential and most authoritative companion to The Lost Symbol, giving vital background information and shedding new light on the many mysteries at the heart of Dan Brown's new story.
Rich in world history and political power, veiled in secrecy, and rife with rituals and arcane symbols -- from art and architecture to the images that adorn our currency -- the Freemasons arose from ambiguous origins centuries ago to play a major role in drafting the initial documents of the United States, and even in constructing the intricate landscape of Washington, D.C., itself a virtual mystery by design. These puzzles lay the foundation for Dan Brown's serpentine thriller, The Lost Symbol, and also raise provocative questions. Why do some Masonic symbols remain obscured, while others are hidden in plain sight? Which presidents were the embodiments of Masonic ideals? What is the significance of the construction of the Library of Congress, Washington National Cathedral, the Washington Monument, the Capitol, and the physical layout of Washington, D.C.'s roadways and cul-de-sacs? And to what secretive end do they all lead? Now millions of curious fans can follow Robert Langdon step-by-step, and discover for themselves the answers to the absorbing conundrums posed by The Lost Symbol in this comprehensive, fully illustrated, and intricately detailed tour of the arcana of Washington, D.C. It takes readers through the enigmatic codes, captivating trivia, unfathomable riddles, intriguing records, historic maps, ciphers, and conspiracies of the phenomenal bestseller. What's more, it reveals the fascinating details of a world of unknown locales, mysticism, intrigue, and secret societies -- all of which lie in the shadow of The Lost Symbol.
Secrets of the Widow's Son is a revealing look at the themes that will be explored in The Solomon Key, Dan Brown's upcoming sequel to the cultural phenomenon known as The Da Vinci Code. David A. Shugarts provides what Browns widespread admirers crave most--an enlightening glimpse into the secrets behind Brown's eagerly anticipated new book. Secrets of the Widow's Son is not a plot spoiler--rather, it is an engaging piece of work that will pique readers' interest in The Solomon Key while laying the groundwork for the theories to be explored in Brown's can't-miss sequel.