Christina Mays, January 6, 2010 (view all comments by Christina Mays)
Angels & Demons was even better than The DaVinci Code. It was full of excitement and kept me turning pages rapidly until the end. The book surpassed the movie so well that it was no comparison. I read dozens of books every month and this was the book that sprung to mind when asked for the best book that I have ever read.
The Da Vinci Code; Tom Hanks; Italy; Catholic Church; Jesuits; Corpus Dei; codes; secret codes; art history; Mona Lisa; The Last Supper; Leonardo Da Vinci; The Lost Symbol; Inferno; Dante; Robert Langdon; Christianity; Mary Magdalene; cryptology
by San Francisco Chronicle,
"A breathless real-time adventure... Exciting, fast-paced, with an unusually high IQ."
"Angels &Demons is one hell of a book... Intriguing, suspenseful, and imaginative. " 12-time New York Times bestselling author, Dale Brown
by Book Browser Reviews,
"A reading experience you will never forget....Dan Brown has created another frantic paced thriller that rivals the best works of Clancy and Cussler. "
by Joe Mauceri, syndicated book reviewer,
"Angels &Demons is as good as it gets. A pulse-pounding, edge-of-your-seat thriller. Angels &Demons is as compelling as Umberto Eco... as engaging as Tom Clancy... as fast-paced as Michael Crichton... and rivals the best Thomas Harris thriller. Angels & Demons earns Dan Brown a place among these literary peers. "
"Among the best books I have ever read...Angels & Demons is part thriller, part mystery, and all action. A highly entertaining, page-turning thriller." Davina Morgan-Witts, BookBrowse.com
by Kirkus reviews,
"Thrilling Cat-and-Mouse maneuvers...Life-or-death cliff hangers, romance, religion, science, murder, mysticism, architecture, and action. Angels & Demons is a GO!"
"One of the best read we've ever seen... If Tom Clancy and Umberto Eco got fused together, Dan Brown would be the result."
Picking up where international bestseller The Hangman's Daughter left off, the highly anticipated sequel about a dark legacy of the Knights Templar.
THE ANTICIPATED FOLLOWUP TO THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER, THE HANGMANS DAUGHTER
1660: Winter has settled thick over a sleepy village in the Bavarian Alps, ensuring every farmer and servant is indoors the night a parish priest discovers he's been poisoned. As numbness creeps up his body, he summons the last of his strength to scratch a cryptic sign in the frost.
Following a trail of riddles, hangman Jakob Kuisl; his headstrong daughter Magdalena; and the town physicians son team up with the priests aristocratic sister to investigate. What they uncover will lead them back to the Crusades, unlocking a troubled history of internal church politics and sending them on a chase for a treasure of the Knights Templar.
But theyre not the only ones after the legendary fortune. A team of dangerous and mysterious monks is always close behind, tracking their every move, speaking Latin in the shadows, giving off a strange, intoxicating scent. And to throw the hangman off their trail, they have ensured he is tasked with capturing a band of thieves roving the countryside attacking solitary travelers and spreading panic.
Delivering on the promise of the international bestseller The Hangmans Daughter, once again based on prodigious historical research into Pötzschs family tree, The Dark Monk takes us on a whirlwind tour through the occult hiding places of Bavarias ancient monasteries, bringing to life an unforgettable compassionate hangman and his tenacious daughter, painting a robust tableau of a seventeenth-century Bavaria still negotiating the lasting impacts of war, and quickening our pulses with a gripping, mesmerizing mystery.
From the #1 "New York Times bestselling author of "The Da Vinci Code comes the first breathless adventure featuring world-renowned symbologist Robert Langdon.
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