Just announced: Robert Langdon will make his long-awaited return this fall in Dan Brown’s new novel, The Lost Symbol . This is the follow-up to The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons and will be published this fall on September 15th. You can pre-order your copy today and save 46%. There is also free shipping available on qualified orders.
The Lost Symbol will reportedly take place in Washington D.C., and feature the secret society of the Freemasons. Brown’s promotional website states that puzzles hidden in the book jacket of The Da Vinci Code, including two references to the Kryptos sculpture at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, give hints about the novel’s story. This repeats a theme from some of Brown’s earlier work. For example, a puzzle at the end of the book Deception Point decrypts to the message, “The Da Vinci Code will surface.” On February 12, 2009, Ron Howard reported to ETonline from the movie set of Angels & Demons that Brown has completed his third book featuring Langdon. The book will be released September 15, 2009.
Brown has stated that he has ideas for about 12 future books featuring Robert Langdon.
About the Author
Dan Brown (born June 22, 1964) is an American author of thriller fiction, best known for the 2003 bestselling novel, The Da Vinci Code and the 2000 bestselling novel, Angels & Demons. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he spent time as an English teacher before turning his efforts fully to writing. He lives in New England with his wife.
Brown is interested in cryptography, keys, and codes, which are a recurring theme in his stories. Currently his novels have been translated into more than 40 languages.
Brown states on his website that his books are not anti-Christian, as he is a Christian himself, and says of his book The Da Vinci Code that it is simply “an entertaining story that promotes spiritual discussion and debate” and suggests that the book may be used “as a positive catalyst for introspection and exploration of our faith”.
In 2006, Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code was released as a film by Columbia Pictures, with director Ron Howard; the film starred Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon, Audrey Tautou as Sophie Neveu and Sir Ian McKellen as Sir Leigh Teabing. It was considered one of the most anticipated films of the year, and was used to launch the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, though it received overall poor reviews. It was later listed as one of the worst films of 2006, but also the second highest grossing film of the year, pulling in $750 million USD worldwide. The next film, Angels & Demons, is due for release on May 15, 2009, with Howard and Hanks returning.
Brown was listed as one of the executive producers of the film The Da Vinci Code, and also created additional codes for the film. One of his songs, “Phiano”, which Brown wrote and performed, was listed as part of the film’s soundtrack.
In the film, Brown and his wife can be seen in the background of one of the early booksigning scenes.