Genre = Novel, Mystery
Science and religion are at war. For over two millennium, religion has gone to war with those who had different ways to understand the world. One enemy they hunted down were the Illuminati. People who were enlightened via science. The enemy long thought dead with only speculation as to their infiltration's, is revived. Their revival is timed to the death of a pope, a branding and murder of a scientist, and a theft of an energy source that can be used as a weapon more powerful than any other. It is up to Robert Langdon’s knowledge of symbology, Vittoria Vetra’s knowledge of science to save Vatican City. The Illuminati already murdered Vittoria’s father for creation of the antimatter weapon, and claim that four more Cardinals will be murdered before the annihilation of the city. Robert and Vittoria need to find the path of illumination using centuries old clues left behind the ancient order.
This book contains many lessons on science, faith, threats, meaning of symbols, power, and public relations. Those who wield power use it to either fulfill their ideals or corrupt them while maintaining fulfillment. Blatant attacks on opposition only further hostilities, but reconciliation may not be the most prudent course either. This story is a good warning on how to treat people with different understandings, even if the topic is the same with the explanation being different.
Pages to read: 565
1st Edition: 2000
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