With many authors announcing new titles a year (or more) before a novel is set to release, the announcement of Dan Brown’s next release, titled Inferno, and its May 14th release date shocked me. I mean, it’s only 5 months away. But my heart also fluttered a little because after falling in love with The DaVinci Code (I was an Art History major and spent a summer in Paris, so it’s like he wrote that book for me) and then Angels & Demons, I’m basically a guaranteed pre-sale.
Publisher’s Weekly got the scoop on Inferno and has confirmed that Robert Langdon, a symnbologist/unwilling detective, will return as the main character and the setting moves back to Italy, though it was not specified if Langdon would be returning to Rome. His mystery will involve Dante and his work, Inferno. The summary on Barnes & Noble is equally vague:
In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, 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.
The hardcover is available for pre-order from Amazon and Barnes & Noble (and probably others. If you know of other stores, like locals, feel free to list the link in the comments.) When a cover is announced, I’ll be sure to post it.
Here’s the cover! What do you think?