The Lost Symbol

The Lost SymbolThe Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3) by Dan Brown
Published by Doubleday on September 15, 2009
Pages: 509
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WHAT IS LOST...WILL BE FOUND

In this stunning follow-up to the global phenomenon The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown demonstrates once again why he is the world's most popular thriller writer. The Lost Symbol is a masterstroke of storytelling - a deadly race through a real-world labyrinth of codes, secrets, and unseen truths...all under the watchful eye of Brown's most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, DC., The Lost Symbol accelerates through a startling landscape toward an unthinkable finale.

As the story opens, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned unexpectedly to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol Building. Within minutes of his arrival, however, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object - artfully encoded with five symbols - is discovered in the Capitol Building. Langdon recognizes the object as an ancient invitation...one meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of esoteric wisdom.

When Langdon's beloved mentor, Peter Solomon - a prominent Mason and philanthropist - is brutally kidnapped, Langdon realizes his only hope of saving Peter is to accept this mystical invitation and follow wherever it leads him. Langdon is instantly into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and never-before-seen locations - all of which seem to be dragging him toward a single, inconceivable truth.

As the world discovered in The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, Dan Brown's novels are brilliant tapestries of veiled histories, arcane symbols, and enigmatic codes. In this new novel, he again challenges readers with an intelligent, lightning-paced story that offers surprises at every turn. The Lost Symbol is exactly what Brown's fans have been waiting for...his most thrilling novel yet.(jacket)

So I’m finally back at blogging again, hopefully a life update will come later this week. For now though I am finally doing a book review on a book I completed this year. Better late than never, which means that I will be one book closer to my Goodreads goal for the year. I’ve been seriously been slacking (poor abandoned books) Today’s review though is on Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol. The third book in the Robert Langdon series.

I had forgotten how short Dan’ Brown’s chapters are and he kept me turning pages and wanting to read more. I did brush up on the back history of Robert Langdon before I started the book. I loved how this book kept you guessing who the madman was until the final chapters. I found the ending satisfying, but sad in a way and I can not wait to read the next book in the Robert Langdon series. If you have not read any of Dan Brown’s book, please try it out! *Fingers crossed * I’ll be back with another post for you tomorrow!

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