Robert Langdon Returns in Dan Brown’s Origin

October 11, 2017

One of the most popular books is recent history is The Da Vinci Code. It was actually the second in a series featuring the character of Robert Langdon. Now the fifth title is the series is available. Yes, the links I’ve provided will earn me a very small commission. No, I didn’t get a free book. I bought a copy at full price. I’ve not yet read it so I can’t share my personal thoughts on this specific book.

While I’ve not yet read the latest, I have read and enjoyed each of the previous four books in this series. I’ve also read Dan Brown’s two other books. Every single book has been a very enjoyable read and I’m excited to get started on Origin. Most of my reading lately has been in Kindle format, but I went old school on this one and got the hardcover.

So what is this one about? I’ll include the description provided by the publisher below.

The stunningly inventive new novel from the world’s most popular thriller writer

Bilbao, Spain

Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure. Kirsch, who was one of Langdon’s first students at Harvard two decades earlier, is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough…one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence.

As the event begins, Langdon and several hundred guests find themselves captivated by an utterly original presentation, which Langdon realizes will be far more controversial than he ever imagined. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Reeling and facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch to stage the provocative event. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.

Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme religion, Langdon and Vidal must evade a tormented enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace itself…and who will stop at nothing to silence Edmond Kirsch. On a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols, Langdon and Vidal uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery…and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.

Origin is stunningly inventive—Dan Brown’s most brilliant and entertaining novel to date.

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