The Friday 56 & Friday Book Beginnings #17

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice and asks you to turn to page 56 (or 56% in your e reader) of your book (any book) and share a sentence or two that doesn’t have spoilers.

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and is about sharing the first sentence or so of the book you’re currently reading.

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

Angels & Demons  (Robert Langdon, #1)

An ancient secret brotherhood.
A devastating new weapon of destruction.
An unthinkable target…

When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol — seared into the chest of a murdered physicist — he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati… the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth. The Illuminati has surfaced from the shadows to carry out the final phase of its legendary vendetta against its most hated enemy… the Catholic Church.

Langdon’s worst fears are confirmed on the eve of the Vatican’s holy conclave, when a messenger of the Illuminati announces he has hidden an unstoppable time bomb at the very heart of Vatican City. With the countdown under way, Langdon jets to Rome to join forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to assist the Vatican in a desperate bid for survival.

Embarking on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and even to the heart of the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra follow a 400-year old trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome toward the long-forgotten Illuminati lair… a secret location that contains the only hope for Vatican salvation.

An explosive international thriller, Angels & Demons careens from enlightening epiphanies to dark truths as the battle between science and religion turns to war.

From Goodreads


Book beginning 

Physicist Leonardo Vetra smelled burning flesh, and knew it was his own. He stared up in terror at the dark figure looming over him. “What do you want!”

“La chiave,” the raspy voice replied. “The password.”

“But…I don’t-”

The intruder pressed down again, grinding the white hot object deeper into Vetra’s chest. There was a hiss of broiling flesh.


Page 56

Shaitan. The rumors of satanic black-magic animal sacrifices and the pentagram ritual were nothing but lies spread by the church as a smear campaign against their adversaries. Over time, opponents of the church, wanting to emulate the Illuminati, began believing the lies and acting them out. Thus, modern Satanism was born.



I’m really liking this at the moment! There’s definitely a sense of suspense even in the parts where not a lot is happening and at the moment I can’t see why so many people dislike this authors books.. I mean this is coming from someone who really liked his first book- Digital Fortress- Dan Brown. I love the way Dan Brown introduces us to his topics in a simple yet exciting way and blends it with action whilst also making sure it is all plausible. But for me the subjects mentioned in these books have always been of interest to me and I myself can definitely see why they’re bestsellers but yet still so many haters… I know at the moment I need to get a move on with my reading as nowadays I seem busier than ever despite my resolutions to read more… Oh well… I definitely plan to read more from this author and more books of these types.

Do you know of any as I call “smart thrillers” that are available in every country? 🙂 Anyway..

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3 thoughts on “The Friday 56 & Friday Book Beginnings #17

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