Doubleday announced today that the sequel to The Da Vinci Code
will be released on September 15, 2009. But the new book by Dan Brown isn't called The Solomon Key
, as was widely reported. The title is The Lost Symbol
"This novel has been a strange and wonderful journey," Dan said. "Weaving five years of research into the story's twelve-hour timeframe was an exhilarating challenge. Robert Langdon's life clearly moves a lot faster than mine."
The rest of the plot is being kept a secret, but Dan's longtime editor Jason Kaufman said, "Nothing ever is as it first appears in a Dan Brown novel. This book's narrative takes place in a twelve-hour period, and from the first page, Dan's readers will feel the thrill of discovery as they follow Robert Langdon through a masterful and unexpected new landscape. The Lost Symbol
is full of surprises."
The print run is huge: 5 million copies. But it makes sense. The Da Vinci Code
is the bestselling adult novel of all time, selling 81 million copies worldwide.
On May 15th, the film version of the prequel to The Da Vinci Code
, Angels and Demons
, will be released in theaters nationwide. The film stars Tom Hanks and is directed by Ron Howard.
is offering the book at nearly 50% off the cover price for preorders.