Fictional Harvard University symbologist Robert Langdon will solving more riddles in a new story coming soon. Titled Inferno, the latest novel by New York Times Best Seller writer Dan Brown is set to arrive this May. Brown's character was featured in a few books already, including The Da Vinci Code, which went on to become a movie starring Tom Hanks. Today comes word that the next novel to feature the symbologist is Inferno, which as you may have already surmised, focuses on the history and mystery of the first part of Dante Alighieri's epic poem Divine Comedy, Inferno.
Amazon.com already has the book available for pre-order, listing the following description for the novel, which arrives May 14.
In his international blockbusters The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown masterfully fused history, art, codes, and symbols. In this riveting new thriller, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date.
Langdon was also featured in Angels and Demons, the novel that came before The Da Vinci Code, and the 2009 novel The Lost Symbol, but it was The Da Vinci Code that really grabbed people's attention. The story followed Langdon as he helped investigate a murder and in the process, explored Leonardo Da Vinci's art as it pertained to the story of Jesus Christ.
Blending fiction (and a murder mystery) with history and art resulted in a fascinating read and the book quickly shot to the top of the NY Times Best Seller list and was among the top selling novels of 2004 (falling only behind the massively-anticipated fifth Harry Potter book). Of course, it sparked controversy and criticism over the historical and religious aspects of the story, which likely only helped the book's success. Ten years later, it sounds like Brown's applying a similar formula to Dante's Inferno, giving readers the opportunity to see how Langdon handles this new riddle.
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