WHAT IS DAN BROWN’S INFERNO REALLY ABOUT?
The reviews are out and we’ve finally got a look at what the author of THE DA VINCI CODE is up to.
Along with ANGELS & DEMONS and THE LOST SYMBOL, Brown has been revealing the results of his research and interest in the legends and myths of Western civilization.
Okay, DA VINCI owed at lot to THE HOLY BLOOD AND THE HOLY GRAIL by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln. And in ANGELS, Brown hugely underestimated the world’s response to the death and election of a Pope.
But he sure wrote some great thrillers!
And now, what are they saying about INFERNO?
Robert Langdon, the hero of Dan Brown’s novels, would enjoy the detective work that led to this book review of INFERNO: A NOVEL, recently published in the USA by historian Sanford Holst. It comes after the worldwide distribution of this novel’s prologue, first chapter and official teasers. The review brings some good news and bad news for DA VINCI fans.
Especially intriguing in INFERNO is the woman who comes to Langdon’s bedside early in the novel, Dr. Sienna Brooks. Yes, this is Dan Brown writing, so it takes place in a hospital rather than in romantic moonlight. Even so, she is captivating. In her early 30s, she appears before him in blue scrubs with her blond hair tied back in a ponytail that swings behind her as she approaches him. Will she be a major player in what is to happen? Oh yes.
Noted historian Sanford Holst brings wry insights and historical perspective. His last book explored the extraordinary lives and fiery deaths of many Knights Templar, inspiring Dante to write his INFERNO in the 14th Century. This newly published “Templar Inferno” vividly brings to life the actual people and events Dan Brown drew upon for his novel.
“Hundreds of Templars were burned to death but many more survived, and we even know intriguing details of their lives,” explained Holst. “The knights who refused the Pope’s order to surrender were forced to live in secrecy outside the law. Their rebellious underground activities played a role in the fall of kings and the weakening of the Vatican.”
This is Dante’s world, and a great setting for a Dan Brown thriller.
Santorini Publishing has brought out “Templar Inferno” as part of its focus on new views of popular subjects in history and the modern world.
And Brown’s INFERNO is here, too!
In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno.
Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust — before our world is irrevocably altered.
Some reviewers and fans, including myself, thought that Brown’s SYMBOL faltered a bit after DA VINCI.
But with INFERNO, the Brown Express is back on the tracks.
INFERNO is available in hardcover, Large Print Trade Paperback, Kindle Edition eBook and Audiobook.
BROWN IS BACK! 4 SILVER CHALICES out of 5!