Following his critically acclaimed
novel, The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown is setting the status quo for fictional
novels that not only fascinate the readers’ imagination, but also makes the
reader speculate about the intricacies of the hidden and esoteric involvement
of the Vatican church, masons, secret symbols, and secret knowledge that only
those in position of power may acquire. Brown’s novels are noticeably inspired
by the Indiana Jones legacy archetype by trying to emulate a thrilling
adventure through secret tunnels and his fascination with mythology, pyramids,
Holy Grails, treasure maps, secret codes, and spine-chilling near death
Dan Brown’s, The Lost Symbol, is his attempt to shed light on the
well-known Masonic lodges in America, and how their influence and secret
knowledge of ancient mysteries shaped the nation’s capitol and western
civilization ever since George Washington laid the cornerstone in a Masonic
ceremony wearing full Masonic regalia.
Robert Langdon, a professor of symbology at Harvard University and
the leading character of the novel is on a mission to save his friend and
mentor, Peter Solomon, after being captured by a crazed lunatic who infiltrates
the Masonic organization.  The story
takes Langdon through a series of events which leads him to a never-ending
trail of hidden portals and passageway that needs his expertise in ancient
symbols and codes to rescue his mentor and all of human kind.  The antagonist, known simply as Mal’akh, is
looking to find the source of infinite power of which he believes the historic
Masons have access to.
For anyone who read “The Da Vinci Code” and is interested in
adventure novels filled with twists and surprises, with an endless array of
conspiracy theories, Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol” is a must-read.
For the open-minded reader, “The Lost
Symbol” may pose some interesting questions that may warrant further
research.  The book is a thriller that
will keep eyes glued to each page as each chapter is filled with surprises that
never fail to keep you on the edge of your seat.
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with surprises that never fail to keep
you on the edge of your seat.
By Double Day, Transworld


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