Angels and Demons Online Download by Dan Brown Click Here to Download the Book When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol—seared into the chest of a murdered physicist—he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati...the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth. The Illuminati has now surfaced to carry out the final phase of its legendary vendetta against its most hated enemy—the Catholic Church. Langdon’s worst fears are confirmed on the eve of the ’s holy conclave, when a messenger of the Illuminati announces they have hidden an unstoppable time bomb at the very heart of Vatican City. With the countdown under way, Langdon jets to Rome to join forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to assist the Vatican in a desperate bid for survival. Embarking on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and even the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra follow a 400-year-old trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome toward the long-forgotten Illuminati lair...a clandestine location that contains the only hope for Vatican salvation.
Reviews Not unlike many others I read The DaVinci Code first. Technically this is the precursor, but the stories are unrelated so it doesn't matter if you read them out of chronological order. At first I couldn't understand why so many people told me they preferred this book. The first 120(ish) pages are pretty talky and nothing like the adrenaline pumping non-stop DaVinci Code, but I assure you it comes, and when it does you can't put it down. My entire sleeping schedule was upset this week because I'd read and read and read and then all of a sudden it was 2am and I had to make myself stop. Some parts were predictable, but I enjoyed knowing that I had figured out parts and pieces before reading them because I felt like I was apart of the journey. I didn't have that sensation reading the DaVinci Code. Perhaps it's because I've been to Rome and the Vatican City so I could relate more...? The best part was the continuing string of surprises at the end. I was glad that it kept going after the big bang, so to speak. Too often these days you figure out the ending half way through and even though the back said there was a twist, there really wasn't. Not in this case. Prepared to continue to be surprised. This book is very thought provoking. I wasn't expecting to think so much about the point behind it, I just assumed I'd go along for the ride. As a person who is pro-science and anti-Christ (well, technically anti-organized religion as a whole) it resonated with me. I haven't changed my views at all, n or do I anticipate that I will, but I've been introduced to a different way of looking at science and organized religion that doesn't instantly cause my blood pressure to boil and my rage to flair. I've never thought of them as equals, or shades of grey. To me it has always been black and white, and I'm pleasantly enjoying this new perspective.
A centuries old battle between religion and science is definitely not at the top of my to read list; however, Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons is a thrilling chase with some great twists that will make you forget that you’re reading a novel centered around the ancient beliefs of the Catholic Church and the world’s greatest scientific minds. I read Angels and Demons after Brown’s breakout novel, The Da Vinci Code, even though this is the reverse order of which the novels were written. In my opinion, Angels and Demons is the superior read, and is best saved for last. The story of Robert Langdon and his quest to uncover the mysteries of the Illuminati and save Vatican City, is an engrossing read. I would never have thought this was a kind of story that I would enjoy, but the adventure (albeit at some points a bit unbelievable) and gripping mystery that Brown weave’s makes Angels and Demons a must read.
I give Dan Brown a lot of credit for constructing a plot with so many twists and turns in it that keep the reader genuinely interested. I think after the first couple they become a bit more predictable but still no less exciting
and interesting. This was a great thriller that set out a timeline that the reader could understand and then built thrilling action, puzzles and mysteries around it so that you knew where you were at all times and could appreciate the tension. The use of a real life setting based on real life conspiracy theory kept the story grounded and real and always left me wondering 'what would happen in this situation?' The only part that bothered me a bit was the way some of the secrets that people would discover were unveiled. For instance the identity of Raphael and how that was revealed seem a bit hokey and made me feel like I was listening to Paul Harvey tell me 'The Rest of the Story' but other than that this was a very good book with tension packing almost every page. Can't wait to follow Langdon's next adventure.
I enjoyed this book much more than the DaVinci Code. I loved Dan Brown's use of the Illuminati. His ability (in both books)to find symbols and clues in atual places and events throughout history makes both books a great read. Although I don't believe either of these books deserved the hipe or contraversy that surrounded them I'd reccomend them to anyone that's looking for a thrilling read.
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