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Mal'akh forces the Word—the unpronounceable circumpunct —out of Peter and tattoos it on his head on the last portion of unmarked skin on his body. Mal'akh then orders Peter to sacrifice him, as he believes that it is his destiny to become a demonic spirit and lead the forces of evil. When Peter claims that he will do so without hesitation to avenge his son and mother, Mal'akh shocks Peter by revealing that he is actually Zachary Solomon himself, having conspired with the prison warden to fake his death by disfiguring the body of another inmate beyond recognition at the same time, Katherine and Bellamy discover several photos of Zachary in Greece after his supposed death that show his gradual transformation into Mal'akh.
With tears in his eyes, Peter prepares to stab Zachary but ultimately cannot bring himself to do so and drops the knife just as Langdon arrives and tackles him. Director Sato arrives at the Temple in a helicopter, which smashes the Temple's skylight, the shards of which fatally impale Zachary.
The CIA then thwart Zachary's plan to transmit the video to several leading media channels using an EMP blast, disabling a cell tower in the network path leading from Zachary's laptop computer.
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Katherine arrives and she and Langdon then share a tearful reunion with Peter and mourn Zachary's death. Zachary is only briefly able to lament his body's mutilation before dying. Later, Peter informs Langdon that the circumpunct Zachary tattooed on his head is not the Word. He also informs Katherine that he made back-ups of all of her noetic research data on his own computer, meaning her research can continue.
Deciding to take Langdon to the true secret behind the Word, Peter leads him to the room atop the Washington Monument and tells him that the Word—a common Christian Bible , the Word of God—lies in the monument's cornerstone, buried in the ground beneath the monument's staircase.
Langdon realizes that the symbols on the pyramid's base spelled out the words Laus Deo which translate to Praise God. These words are inscribed on the small aluminum capstone atop the Monument, which is the true Masonic Pyramid. Peter tells Langdon that the Masons believe that the Bible is an esoteric allegory written by humanity, and that, like most religious texts around the globe, it contains veiled instructions for harnessing humanity's natural God-like qualities—similar to Katherine's noetic research—and is not meant to be interpreted as the commands of an all-powerful deity.
This interpretation has been lost amid centuries of scientific skepticism and fundamentalist zealotry.
The Masons have metaphorically buried it, believing that, when the time is right, its rediscovery will usher in a new era of human enlightenment. Characters[ edit ] Robert Langdon : A professor of symbology at Harvard University and the protagonist of the novel.
Mal'akh: A Mason whose body is covered with tattoos and the novel's main antagonist. Formerly known as Zachary Solomon, the son of Peter, was arrested in Turkey for drug possession. During his incarceration he overheard a conversation between his father and the prison warden reaffirming that Peter would not pay for Zachary's release as he did not wish his son to believe that money was able to waiver all punishment, especially one of the magnitude of drug possession.
Angered, Zachary conspired with the warden to have his cell-mate killed and proceeded to report Zachary dead. Zachary broke out under the name Andros Dareios for several years and took on a whole new life-style in Greece.
After much growth hormones and steroid indulgence, he began to bore of this life-style and began to cultivate his mind in the Masonry ideals and practices. He renamed himself Mal'akh after an attempt to obtain the Masonic secrets from his father, breaking into their home, and killing his grandmother. Mal'akh sees himself as a physical manifestation of the angel Moloch, as he worshipped the Black Arts in order to grow stronger and he performed numerous aspects of black magic which allowed the angel to enter his body.
Mal'akh is the Hebrew word for 'angel'. Throughout the book, he also uses the name Dr. Christopher Abaddon to gain his father's trust, and Andros Dareios, a name he used while hiding out in Greece before the book's events.
Of note, he is the first antagonist in the Robert Langdon series who serves as both the killer and the mastermind of the events in the novel, with all other killers merely acting on behalf of the mastermind.
Trish Dunne: Katherine's metasystems analyst. She is murdered by Mal'akh while in his Dr. Abaddon disguise, when he drowns her in the ethanol-filled tank preserving a Giant Squid. She was killed ten years before the events of the book by Zachary, disguised as Andros Dareios. He aids Langdon and Katherine Solomon by helping them escape from Inoue Sato, briefly suspecting her of helping Mal'akh, but he later learns that he and Sato are on the same side. Trent Anderson: Capitol police chief.
Publication details[ edit ] The Lost Symbol had been in development for several years; originally expected in , the projected publication date was pushed back multiple times. The book immediately broke sales records, becoming the fastest selling adult-market novel in history, with over one million copies sold on the first day of release. Even the line are the same. Just the characters name are different. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Mar 27, John Raikkonen rated it liked it. View 2 comments. Sep 08, Jackie is currently reading it. As usual, a page turner.
View 1 comment. Jan 08, Lisa rated it it was ok. The ending was rather poor too.
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I found the plot rather hard to follow and at times it got rather boring. I have to say not too good at all Dan Brown. I think you lost the plot with this book.
Apr 10, Anne Ward added it. Apr 09, Yuvraj Jagtap rated it liked it. Its again a typical Dan Brown, edge of the seat, fast paced, thrilling book. However it lacks the what Angels and Demons has - the perfect ending.
Sep 21, Sana Yusuf rated it liked it.
Gripping, as you would expect from any of the other Dan Brown books, but after reading The Da Vinci's Code, Angels and Demons and Inferno, have to say a little disappointed. The twist in the story did not seem very surprising or jaw-dropping. Aug 14, Lora Grigorova rated it it was ok. The Lost Symbol: Brown could write that is worth reading.
After all, both of the above novels are essentially the same — they feature the recurring themes of symbols, keys, cryptography, hidden secrets, secret societies, etc. I admit that Dan Brown has a great imagination and an enthralling style of writing but still, I do not wish to read the same thing over and over again. However, I was pleasantly surprised by The Lost Symbol.
Of course, you can immediately tell who the writer is. Robert Langdon, the clever Harvard professor of symbology is again trapped in a chase-and-run situation, in which he has to solve the mystery of the lost Mason symbol and unlock the ancient secrets. Whoever possesses these ancient secrets, possesses the greatest knowledge in the world.
There is the absolutely crazy antagonist, who is obsessed with weird Christian rituals and is determined to stop the world from acquiring this knowledge and to pray himself a sacrifice. Read more: Jul 19, Charlotte rated it really liked it. I read this book at the urging of a friend.
It did generate some good discussion. Remarkable to me, is the fact that this book tells of many symbols in the capital building that are pagan myths that are contrary to Christianity.
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I have also been the recipient of e-mails that use art in that same building to proclaim the strong Christian roots of our country! May 23, Gina rated it it was ok Shelves: Slow and annoying, I listened to this book at work. It didn't turn out to be a good choice for work listening, there were too many little things to follow and the annoying stupid things the characters did made it hard to follow.
So next I time listen to a Dan Brown book it won't be at work. I'm sure the characters will do stupid things and that will annoy me but that's a different problem completely. Jan 08, Kaye Dil rated it it was amazing. Jul 15, Bobbi Rightmyer rated it it was amazing. Although this book got some horrible reviews, I found it very entertaining.
I enjoy suspenseful thrillers and Dan Brown is one of the best! May 06, Concep Chiapco is currently reading it.
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While at work. Aug 25, Gabychka rated it really liked it. Very typical Dan Brown series. I enjoy these books and all the twists and turns, and especially the historical journey. Easy reading, too, so quite relaxing. Nov 29, Rosa rated it liked it.
Very good. No besmirching religion of the Catholic church.
Woow, what a book Sep 30, Cindy rated it did not like it. This book is a lecture about freemasonry disguised as a novel. Blah, blah, blah, blah…. May 04, David rated it really liked it. This book has an incredible plot and was a good read that keeps you reading.
This was great book that I highly recommend, although at times it may be hard to follow. May 28, Sweet Grace rated it did not like it. To use someone's work toget your work out there instead of through your on outright mediation makes the book worse to me. Just because you can describe the room in which your character stands With a avid and a vivid vocabulary does not make your book interesting. And to the site management you should make It much clearly seen that this is not Dan's browns book but someone else's work but I digress because it would not get out there And "sell" if it were so Jun 27, Rinkesh Bafna rated it liked it.
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The only book I failed to understand completely. Not because it's a bad one but because I'm completely unaware about masons and their rituals so everything goes over my head.
Beyond the horizon of my understanding. Nevertheless, grab this one if you are a thriller loving person. Dan Brown at his best as usually with his thriller and mysteries.
Rating it 3 purely because of its amazingly thrilling story line.Major irony alert: Brown references "a mediocre thriller" that Langdon had read years a couple years back. Worth a read - at least once. Chapter Chickens are sleeping in the willow trees, cow's in the water up past her knees. Natchez Burning. Deadly Secrets. Annual Reviews Personal with bonus short story Not a Drill. You're welcome, sir. Apparently ancient mysteries are buried deep within the earth like Russian nesting dolls.
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