Rated of 5
by NDR series-5
The first Dan Brown book I ever read, and, I must say, absolutely outstanding.
The book tells the story of a Vatican Church fighting for its survival, and a final chapter in the so-called "conflict between religion and science". The latter is championed by the Illuminati, an ancient satanic cult. The Illuminati have supposedly stolen antimatter - a substance created by theo-physicist Leonardo Vetra - and plan to destroy the Vatican with it.
I liked the characters very much, particularly Robert Langdon and Vittoria Vetra. As for the bad guys, well, you'll be very surprised to find out who the mastermind behind it all is. All I can say is don't form any opinions before teh end of the book.
It was a shame <> but the story is still quite good.
But what I enjoyed most were the theological views and debates. The deistic philosophy preached in this book is almost identical to my own outlook.
Definitely recommended. Go buy it now!