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Dan Brown's LOST SYMBOL Revealed

Coverart and more details for Dan Brown's third novel.

By Jarrod Sarafin     July 14, 2009
Source: Doubleday

Coverart for Dan Brown's third Robert Langdon adventure, THE LOST SYMBOL(2009).
© Doubleday


Following much speculation about the content of the eagerly awaited new novel from phenomenal bestselling author Dan Brown, Doubleday today released the North American jacket of The Lost Symbol which will be published on September 15th.

For the first time, fans worldwide will discover the setting for the action and key themes from the forthcoming thriller. "Dan's new novel is largely set in Washington, D.C., though it's a Washington few will recognize," said Jason Kaufman, Brown's longtime editor. "As we would expect, he pulls back the veil-- revealing an unseen world of mysticism, secret societies, and hidden locations, with a stunning twist that long predates America."

Since the announcement of the publication in April 2009, anticipation for the release of the new novel featuring Brown's unforgettable protagonist, Robert Langdon, has had fans clamoring for more information about the book.  To satisfy Dan Brown fans, Doubleday has launched a summer-long campaign of code-breaking and problem-solving hosted on Twitter and Facebook. Featuring an enigmatic array of codes, cryptic trivia, puzzles, secret history, maps, aphorisms, ciphers and arcane knowledge, daily posts will challenge, intrigue, educate and entertain. Links to the official Dan Brown Facebook page and to LOSTSYMBOLBOOK - the official Twitter page for the novel - can be found at www.TheLostSymbol.com.

Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol, the eagerly awaited follow-up to his #1 international phenomenon, The Da Vinci Code, which was the bestselling hardcover adult novel of all time with 81 million copies in print worldwide, has an announced first print run of 5 million copies, the largest first print in Random House, Inc. history.

The audio version of The Lost Symbol will be published in North America in September by Random House Audio.

The Da Vinci Code, published by Doubleday on March 18, 2003, spent 144 weeks on The New York Times Hardcover Fiction bestseller list, 54 of them at #1—the position at which it debuted. The novel has been translated into 51 languages.
Following the publication of The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown’s earlier novels, Digital Fortress, Deception Point and Angels and Demons have all gone on to become multi-million copy international bestsellers.
Doubleday is an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. whose parent company is Bertelsmann AG. For more information about Doubleday, please visit their website at http://www.doubleday.com.


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StarlightGuard 7/14/2009 4:04:51 AM

just release the book, damnit!


Hobbs 7/14/2009 6:26:08 AM

Wow, are they hyping this book up like I rarely see in books except for Harry Potter.  It's going to be a huge best seller for Brown but I'm starting to think overall the story is going to be a let down.

EvilMonkey 7/14/2009 6:34:17 AM

Wouldn't be cool if they got Tom Hanks to read the audio version ?

wessmith1966 7/14/2009 10:14:51 AM

 I've enjoyed Brown's Langdon-centered adventures. I think most of the dialogue in the books is weak, but I really enjoy the way Brown mixes historical fact with theory and just plain fiction. That's the strength of his books.

For my money, Steve Berry's Cotton Malone books and James Rollins' Sigma series offer better writing in the genre. I've recently read William Dietrich's enjoyable adventures of Ethan Gage set in the 1880s. I definitely recommend all three of those writers for fans of historical mystery/adventure novels.

hanso 7/14/2009 10:49:24 AM

I don't read much but I'm looking forward to this book.  I dig his previous Langdon adventures.  Plus once I finish reading it I can go run around DC trying to see what the guy was talking about.

WarCry 7/14/2009 11:28:13 AM

I don't know who's idea it was to change the name, and maybe the story changed to make it irrelevant, but I prefer The Solomon Key over The Lost Symbol. I'm sure somone has a reason, but........

I wonder if this one will have DC power-elites up in arms like Da Vinci Code did for Catholics. That would be fun to see congressional decrees that they're not at ALL like Langdon's portrayal!



.......On the other hand, maybe I shouldn't give them any ideas...

StarlightGuard 7/14/2009 5:16:24 PM

Hanso Langdon, DC Investigator extraordinaire :)

Calibur454 9/17/2009 12:33:19 PM

I've got this on added to my chrismas list. I enjoyed the other books and I'm sure I'll enjoy this one too.




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