Angels & Demons - Dan Brown

Angels & Demons

Author: Dan Brown

  • Publication Date: 2005-05-03
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 1,276 Ratings)


The explosive Robert Langdon thriller from Dan Brown, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno—now a major film directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones.

An ancient secret brotherhood. A devastating new weapon of destruction.

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 now surfaced 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 they have 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 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 clandestine 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.


  • Genius

    By jazz#11
    The perfect mixture of fiction and fact. This book embodies action, suspense, history, philosophy, art, science and religion in a miraculous storyline. I look forward to reading his other books.
  • Love this author!

    By cloud01person
    Every book so well written! Keep me until I finish reading, this book is another example of his great work,
  • Wow!

    By Swooof
    I read this book a long time ago, in paperback, and I thought I would recall it as I began reading it. I didn’t, I was absolutely spellbound from first to last line. I am so glad that I decided to read it again after all this time. Fabulous!
  • Love it!

    By jeydubbayoo
  • Worth Checking Out

    By Toni FGMAMTC
    This book has action and mystery, things that I love, but some for some reason it wasn’t great at holding my interest. I think I may have expected too much from the storyline. One thing that I loved was the father by use of science bit at the end. That was a shocker for me.
  • Angel Demons Review by Where Stephanie Reads

    By A Great Mystery Series
    This is a great mystery and a book that is sure to keep you going. The book is fast pace and addicting. This book actually made me want to brush up on my art history and science afterwards. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
  • Must Read

    By JackSA999
    A gripping story, full of twists. For those fortunate enough to have visited Rome, it will be a fun walk down memory lane. A true "Must Read!"
  • Dannnn brown

    By Herkkkkkkkkk
    Does it again
  • Movie vs. book

    By Temple Fannnn
    The movie didn't do the book justice at all.
  • Angels and Demons

    By SeraLangdon
    This book was the definition of perfection. I have not yet read a book as exciting and insightful as this one. It made me think about a lot of things. I got everyone who asked about "the book I'm reading" to fall in love with Dan Browns writing starting with this one. Absolute perfection.