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Dan Brown's New Novel: Inferno!

The title of Dan Brown's new book has been revealed after a 'puzzle' was completed by fans just hours after being posted to social media. Brown's code-solving historical investigator Robert Langdon will return in the new novel, Inferno, set to be released on May 14.

The title – Inferno – was revealed soon after the announcement by readers, who had been invited to use social media posts to help expose a digital mosaic. By posting on Facebook, or tweeting using the hashtag #DanBrownToday, readers' profile images were added as tiles in a web graphic, with the title – alluding to Dante's 14th-century poem – becoming clear as more images were added.

"Although I studied Dante's Inferno as a student, it wasn't until recently, while researching in Florence, that I came to appreciate the enduring influence of Dante's work on the modern world," Brown said.

"With this new novel, I am excited to take readers on a journey deep into this mysterious realm … a landscape of codes, symbols, and more than a few secret passageways."

"Dan Brown's enthusiasm for puzzles, codes and symbols is a passion shared by his readers," said Suzanne Herz at Brown's US publisher Doubleday, saying that the marketing stunt was intended "to harness that passion and use it as a catalyst to reveal the new title."

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Ballesio Mauro wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Preview exposed by Mondadori

Guys...that a real preview:
Mondadori has on Google books some chapers (many pages) from Inferno eBook and a lot of misteries are alredy unveiled there...
I don't want to tell you more...

tbeyer wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

The Inside cover

Much like the inside of the dustcover of The DaVinci Code, this dustcover has a modest message in BOLD lettering: SALIGIA.

Ebelskiver6 wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago


Googling this turned up this website:
The cloud over the roses reveals a shadowy figure.
The sound clips are strange. Help?

tbeyer wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

What it means

Sorry I should have put in this note: the mnemonic "SALIGIA" based on the first letters in Latin of the seven deadly sins: superbia, avaritia, luxuria, invidia, gula, ira, acedia.
Those sins are also to be found on the dustcovers of several version. And they are to be used in the Dan Brown: Infermo app for apple and droid phones and tablets.

tombedlam369 wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Maybe I didnt make myself clear...

On the last page of 'Inferno'-D.B. gives a seemingly random series of numbers-2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1-This isnt the ISBN numbers or the Random House publication number-It falls after them on the page..
They do tell an interesting story.

Greg wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Printers Key


Those numbers are just the printer's key/number line:

Nothing too special about it, and no hidden meaning.

tombedlam369 wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Key Line

In an Amazon Kindle copy?

Merton-Frythe wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Random series of numbers

I can´t find these numbers in my Swedish copy so they shouldn´t be of any help in solving the puzzle. How about other languages/countries? Can you find the series in your versions?

Merton-Frythe wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Codes on the book jacket

According to DB when he appeared at the Lincoln Centre there are translatable codes hidden on the book jacket. I just wonder if the book has the same cover world wide?

Merton-Frythe wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago


Anyone who has any ideas about the Arago?. The Rose Line. The Paris Meridian. I can't make out the key word of this.

UDbmas wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Hi Merton-Frythe

RE worldwide cover. There are several versions. If you go to Dan Brown's Facebook page and go to his photo albums you'll find the others. US, French and Italian editions now all have the same medallion, the Spanish and Catalan has a serprnt, the Duch has the Ponte Vecchio and a tile pattern background. The German cover seems to have the most stuff on it.4

hiddenLethe wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

dove`s cry, and its connection with soul child`s born

I have not finish my reading yet, but I feel that when the dove coo/cry, "then not happening of something which has to BE" has a meaning related with alchemy; the soul child`s born. and the role of the dove (soul??) in the middle could not fuse to the process, so that child have not born, even the sun and the moon substances were there. (Or vice versa, that children still has an opportunity to exist within time as Professor saved by that cry/coo of the dove)
`bonded by love, they are one`

Also, that three cresent figure at the first page of the part 11 has another appearance at Ottoman organisation. Cresent, and moon together...

AteitMS408 wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago


Type in "VOYNICH"

AteitMS408 wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago


symbols are very AdEpT
aT hIdIng the truth

If you take the letters diagonally up/down from each other in this passage (when written as it appears on the site) it spells ATEIT
(Eng. translation=ATEIUS).
This is what you get if you type in Ateius on Wiki:
Also, the name is mentioned in this passage from Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans:

"All were well pleased with the chance, for the people were desirous that Pompey should not go far from the city, and he, being extremely fond of his wife, was very glad to continue there; but Crassus was so transported with his fortune, that it was manifest he thought he had never had such good luck befall him as now, so that he had much to do to contain himself before company and strangers; but amongst his private friends he let fall many vain and childish words, which were unworthy of his age, and contrary to his usual character, for he had been very little given to boasting hitherto. But then being strangely puffed up, and his head heated, he would not limit his fortune with Parthia and Syria; but looking on the actions of Lucullus against Tigranes and the exploits of Pompey against Mithridates as but child’s play, he proposed to himself in his hopes to pass as far as Bactria and India, and the utmost ocean. Not that he was called upon by the decree which appointed him to his office to undertake any expedition against the Parthians, but it was well known that he was eager for it, and Caesar wrote to him out of Gaul, commending his resolution, and inciting him to the war. And when Ateius, the tribune of the people, designed to stop his journey, and many others murmured that one man should undertake a war against a people that had done them no injury, and were at amity with them, he desired Pompey to stand by him and accompany him out of the town, as he had a great name amongst the common people. And when several were ready prepared to interfere and raise an outcry, Pompey appeared with a pleasing countenance, and so mollified the people, that they let Crassus pass quietly. Ateius, however, met him, and first by word of mouth warned and conjured him not to proceed, and then commanded his attendant officer to seize him and detain him; but the other tribunes not permitting it, the officer released Crassus. Ateius, therefore, running to the gate, when Crassus was come thither, set down a chafing-dish with lighted fire in it, and burning incense and pouring libations on it, cursed him with dreadful imprecations, calling upon and naming several strange and horrible deities. In the Roman belief there is so much virtue in these sacred and ancient rites, that no man can escape the effects of them, and that the utterer himself seldom prospers; so that they are not often made use of, and but upon a great occasion. And Ateius was blamed at the time for resorting to them, as the city itself, in whose cause he used them, would be the first to feel the ill effects of these curses and supernatural terrors.
Crassus arrived at Brundusium, and though the sea was very rough, he had not patience to wait, but went on board, and lost many of his ships. With the remnant of his army he marched rapidly through Galatia, where meeting with king Deiotarus, who, though he was very old, was about building a new city, Crassus scoffingly told him, “Your majesty begins to build at the twelfth hour.” “Neither do you,” said he, “O general, undertake your Parthian expedition very early.” For Crassus was then sixty years old, and he seemed older than he was. At his first coming, things went as he would have them, for he made a bridge over Euphrates without much difficulty, and passed over his army in safety, and occupied many cities of Mesopotamia, which yielded voluntarily. But a hundred of his men were killed in one, in which Apollonius was tyrant; therefore, bringing his forces against it, he took it by storm, plundered the goods, and sold the inhabitants. The Greeks call this city Zenodotia, upon the taking of which, he permitted the army to salute him Imperator, but this was very ill thought of, and it looked as if he despaired a nobler achievement, that he made so much of this little success. Putting garrisons of seven thousand foot and one thousand horse in the new conquests, he returned to take up his winter quarters in Syria, where his son was to meet him coming from Caesar out of Gaul, decorated with rewards for his valor, and bringing with him one thousand select horse. Here Crassus seemed to commit his first error, and except, indeed, the whole expedition, his greatest; for, whereas he ought to have gone forward and seized Babylon and Seleucia, cities that were ever at enmity with the Parthians, he gave the enemy time to provide against him."

Don't know if this helps, just thought I'd share it.

agnieszka.ash wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

US Cover

I just got my US copy shipped in and apart from the letters previously discussed, there are letters DG 2061 (perhaps 2064) on the back cover in fainter ink, and there are letters VI 74 75 as well. There is also another symbol that looks like H+.

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