Dan Brown's 'Lost Symbol' Cover Reveals The U.S. Capitol
It's been five years since Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown put out his last book and the world has been anxiously anticipating a follow-up featuring the symbologist Robert Langdon. But (not surprisingly for a man who writes about secrets), he hasn't made it easy for us.
Indeed, the details of new book have been kept as fiercely guarded as anti-matter or the scandals of the Vatican. There has been no hint as to what the new story is about or where it will take place. Pretty much all we can legitimately assume is that Robert Langdon is back and he will probably find some PYT to uncover some age-old mysteries with. What mysteries those will be, we aren't sure of but with the release of the cover for his new novel, The Lost Symbol, due out in September, we think it may have something to do with the freemasons.
The U.S. cover version shows a lit-up U.S. Capitol building and a giant red wax seal which has symbols embedded in it. The U.K. version has a larger picture of the capitol building and instead of a wax seal, a key that looks, to our untrained eye, to be a masonic key.
The freemasons have long been the topic of conspiracy theories here in the U.S. and some believe they are just as powerful as the Illuminati was in Italy. Luckily for Robert Langdon, freemasonry has a ton of symbols, rituals, anagrams and other hidden messages for him to wade through. In fact, much of the architecture and layout of the U.S. Capitol was done by the masons so we're guessing the history and the conspiracy as well as the work of freemasons will take center stage here.
We just hope this book ends up more interesting than either one of the National Treasures movies starring Nicolas Cage.
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