Robert Langdon will return to the thrilling study of symbols twice this year; first in the big screen adaptation of Dan Brown’s “Angels & Demons” which hits theaters May 15, and second in the long anticipated novel follow-up to “The Da Vinci Code” called “The Lost Symbol” slated to hit book stores September 15.

“The Lost Symbol” has been in a five year stasis during which time Brown has researched yet another intriguing combination of history and secret codes for main character Langdon to research. Originally titled “The Solomon Key” “The Lost Symbol” is the third installment of Brown’s Robert Langdon series which began with “Angels & Demons” in 2000 and was followed by the controversial “The Da Vinci Code” in 2003.

The novel follows Langdon over a 12 hour period of time.

“This novel has been a strange and wonderful journey,” said Brown in a press release. “Weaving five years of research into the story’s twelve-hour timeframe was an exhilarating challenge. Robert Langdon’s life clearly moves a lot faster than mine.”

The April 20th announcement of the books release date coincides with the upcoming release of “Angels & Demons” starring Tom Hanks as Langdon. “Angels & Demons” follows Langdon as he investigates a series of murders in Vatican City.

“The Lost Symbol” can be reserved on

So what do you think, Blast readers? Are you going to reserve your copy of “The Lost Symbol” and see “Angels & Demons” the day it comes out? Or do you think Dan Brown is past his prime in the world of thriller novels? Give us your feedback, and the first 10 commenters will receive an exclusive pass to a pre-screening of “Angels & Demons” in Boston as well as a free promotional movie poster.

About The Author

Terri Schwartz was a Blast Contributing Editor from 2008-2009.

12 Responses

  1. Brooklynne Peters

    I’m pretty much going to go see anything with Tom Hanks in it. Plus, I want to be able to have informed conversations with people about the subject matter, so I might do a little reading up before I go see it.

  2. Michelle Cirioni

    I will possibly reserve a copy of the book but def end up reading it either way. I enjoyed the first 2 and unlike most people liked Da Vinci Code much better then Angles and Demons. As for seeing the movie, I’m def curious but a little weary seeing as tom Hanks as Langdon completely wrecked it for me. As far as I think, Sophie was perfectly chosen but Tom Hanks is just not what I pictured that character to be…he is so well known and for so many other characters I think he takes away from who the character is suppose to be.

  3. Sam Peters

    I liked the DaVinci Code much better than Angels and Demons – the 12-hour time period sounds like an interesting way to do things.

    I second Matt about the haircut.

  4. judefan

    This book was far superior to Da Vinci Code and the tussle betwixt the Illuminati and the Vatican Church leagues more intriguing! And throw in Ewan McGregor as the chamberlain with a vindictive agenda…and I’m IN WITH PASSION! And of course I’ve reserved the LOST SYMBOL book at my Borders store for September – always wondered about those Freemasons!!!

  5. Bess K

    Hey Blast readers!

    We are currently running a contest for free Angels & Demons pre-screening
    passes in Boston. Leave a comment, and you can win one of the passes. Good luck!

  6. MB Coughlin

    Looking forward to Angels and Demons—Da vinci Code kept me awake at night, but A. and D. freaked me out even more—Lost Symbol will totally do me in—love your magazine!

  7. Vicky of Boston

    Cannot wait to see Angels & Demons. I read both books an saw the Da Vinci code.

    Will have to revisit the Da Vinci Code before watching this one!!

  8. Bridget

    Personally I think Dan Brown is past his prime. Having read both angels and demons and the Da Vinci Code, it’s clear he wrote both novels in the hopes they would be turned into movies. I am still going to see angels and demons though since it was far better than the Da Vinci code.

  9. Manda G

    Although I wasnt a big fan of The Da Vinci Code, I am excited to see Angels & Demons.

  10. Joe

    Very excited about the release of “Angels & Demons” on the big screen and the upcoming release of “The Lost Symbol.” Wish I could have it as a summer read, but oh well – just have to wait until September! At least we have “Angels & Demons” to look forward to THIS WEEK!!

  11. Steph

    I am so excited for Angels and Demons. The suspense of all of Brown’s book is addicting. I am able to finish each of his books in one sitting. I can’t wait to see this movie, the trailer looks amazing!!


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