Dan Brown’s world- wide bestseller The Da Vinci Code has caused much controversy around the world, but is, without doubt an ingenious piece of work. The Da Vinci Code is packed with interesting, breath-taking factual information that has never been heard of before. Part of this gripping novel is that all references to works of art, tombs, buildings and architecture is entirely factual and can still be seen today. Many people have actually gone to visit these places as Dan Brown states the significance of these places mainly of which are extremely symbolic in some way. These places are also so vividly described that an illustrated edition has been released, through public demand worldwide.
The Da Vinci Code begins when Harvard professor of Religious Symbology, Robert Langdon, receives a late night call: the elderly curator, Jacques Sauniere, of the Louvre Museum in Paris, has been brutally murdered. The Louvre Museum houses famous paintings of renowned artists including the works of Leonardo Da Vinci, such as the Mona Lisa. Alongside the body in the Grand Gallery, there are a
series of codes. Langdon and Sophie Neveu, a French cryptologists and the granddaughter of Jacques Sauniere, begin to sort out these baffling codes which leaves them to the conclusion that Sauniere was a member of the Priory of Sion, which is a century old secret society. They also find out that he had sacrificed his life, along with the remaining four members of the society, to protect the Priory’s sacred trust: the location of a greatly important religious relic that has been hidden for centuries.
But it now happens that Opus Dei, a society that has planned to get hold of the Priory’s secret, has made its move. Langdon and Neveu have to decipher the codes and riddles, which each one, after being solved, points to another.
During the time they are deciphering these codes, Dan Brown reveals stunning information never heard of, such as; the Holy Grail, believed to be the cup the...