Dan Brown’s new novel, Inferno, is the eagerly awaited follow-up to his #1, record-setting international blockbuster, The Lost Symbol. Set in the heart of Europe, the new book, Brown’s sixth, we are reunited with renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon as he is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces, Dante’s Inferno.
Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust . . . before the world is irrevocably altered.
Dan was recently asked about Inferno and this is what he had to say.
“Although I studied Dante’s Inferno in high school, it wasn’t until recently, while researching in Florence, that I came to appreciate the enduring influence of Dante’s work on the modern world,” said Brown in a statement. “With this new novel, I am excited to take readers on a journey deep into this mysterious realm… a landscape of codes, symbols, and more than a few secret passageways.“
Brown’s longtime editor, Jason Kaufman, Vice President and Executive Editor at Doubleday said, “When we turn the first page of a new Dan Brown novel, we step into a world that seamlessly infuses fascinating history, art, symbols and puzzles. This is Dan’s unique ability. In Inferno, we have the added excitement of following Robert Langdon back to the heart of Europe, where he becomes entwined in a mystery that has global ramifications…tied to the ominous and truly mesmerizing details of Dante’s masterful work.”
The book will be published in North America by Doubleday on May 14th.