Sold over 30 million copies worldwide, The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown is a magnificent mystery, historical-fiction novel. It is the third book in the Robert Langdon series, following its controversial prequel The Da Vinci Code. The symbology expert found himself in yet another dangerous adventure to reveal the truth behind one of the biggest conspiracy theory. By deciphering the mysterious codes and symbols, Langdon traced down the existence of the Freemasons.
First published in 2003, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown is a brilliant mystery novel and a worldwide bestseller. Sequel to Angels & Demons, it is the second volume in the ongoing Robert Langdon series. In this book, the adventurous symbologist got into another perilous pursuit following enigmatic codes and symbols related to ancient history of Christianity. It’s a quest that led Langdon to the truth about of the Merovingians, the bloodline of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene.
Angels & Demons by Dan Brown is a thrilling mystery novel with extraordinary historical-fiction twist. First published in 2000, the book introduced the fascinating character of Robert Langdon. He embarks in a risky quest to reveal one of the oldest secret society: The Illuminati. Langdon has to race against time to save one of the most influential religious institution: The Vatican. Brown’s prowess in weaving conspiracy theory and factual historical events into captivating story has made the book and the series a worldwide bestseller.
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger is a bestselling romantic book with an exciting science-fictional fantasy idea. The novel chronicles the love story between Henry DeTamble and Clare Anne Abshire. What makes it stands out from the other love stories is Henry’s unique disposition. He is a man with peculiar genetic disorder that makes him time travel in unpredictable and sudden manner. It’s a situation that makes his artist wife Clare overwhelmed by unease and bewilderment in their relationship.
First published in 2005, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is a gloomy yet beautiful historical-fiction novel. It follows the story of Liesel Meminger, a young girl who loves and steals books to survive the destruction of World War II in Germany. Liesel’s invulnerable hope portrayed in the book has touched so many readers and as a result, the book has become a worldwide bestseller.
The magical fantasy series Howl’s Moving Castle ends brilliantly with the third and final novel House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones. In this wonderful book readers will see more of the exceptional main characters of the first book: Howl the wizard, Sophie Pendragon, and Calcifer the fire demon. However, just like the second book, readers can enjoy this as a standalone novel, without having to read the 2 prequels first.
Fast-paced and bewildering, Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones is the second novel in the How’s Moving Castle series. Although not directly connected with the story in its prequel, the book brings an enriching addition to the young adult, fantasy series. Even readers who have not read the first book can still get as much enjoyment from it as a standalone book.
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones is a bestselling fantasy novel first published in 1986. The dazzling story and remarkable characters in the book has enchanted readers of all ages: children, young adult and even adult readers. It is the first volume in the series and it is followed by Castle in the Air.