THE LOST SYMBOL
This book is from the author of The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown. This book is a brilliantly composed tapestry of veiled histories arcane icons and enigmatic codes. The Lost Symbol is an intelligent, lightning – paced thriller that offers surprises at every turn.
Its central location is Washington DC. Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned at the last minute to deliver an evening lecture in the Capitol Building. Within moments of his arrival, however, a disturbing object gruesomely encoded with five symbols is discovered at the epicentre of the Rotunda. It is, he recognises, an ancient invitation, meant to beckon its recipient towards a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom.
When Langdon’s revered mentor, Peter Solomon- philanthropist and prominent mason- is brutally kidnapped, Langdon realizes that his only hope of saving his friend’s life is to accept this mysterious summons and follow wherever it leads him.
Langdon finds himself quickly swept behind the facade of America’s most powerful city into the unseen chambers, temples and tunnels which exist there. All that was familiar is transformed into a shadowy, clandestine world of an artfully concealed past in which Masonic secrets and never before- seen revelations seem to be leading him to a single impossible and inconceivable truth.
For, as Robert Landon will discover, there is nothing more extraordinary or shocking than the secret which hides in plain sight (i.e) at the tall monument.
This book is embedded by a lot of ancient mysteries, science, and the Holy scriptures like the other books of Dan Brown. For example, Angels and Demons. This book, as I believe, has the capacity of changing a person into a kind of archaeologist. Yet, thus book has a lot of revelation on the religion, Christianity as it comprises the hidden enigmatic verses and symbols from The Holy Bible.
It is obviously, an intriguing thriller which makes the readers hold their breath at some places. This book may prove how the author has specific mystical techniques in leaving clues and clawing answers out of them. This book shows his desperate interest in the languages Greek and Latin. On the whole, this book is a brilliant gift for the thriller lovers. Dan Brown has greatly proven to be a great writer of thriller which encloses facts, which is what the other writers fail to include. The Lost Symbol has a sole, central theme, which is Human Enlightenment. And, honestly, he never missed to give a tinge of emotion in his work, and that’s exactly how he concludes the book.