Inferno opening line: I am the Shade.
Florence: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon awakes in a hospital bed with no recollection of where he is or how he got there. Nor can he explain the origin of the macabre object found hidden in his belongings.A threat to his life will propel him and a young doctor, Sienna Brooks, into a breakneck chase across the city. Only Langdon’s knowledge of the hidden passageways and ancient secret that lie behind its historic façade can save them from the clutches of their unknown pursuers.With only a few lines from Dante’s Inferno to guide them, they must decipher a sequence of codes buried deep within some of the Renaissance’s most celebrated artworks to find the answers to a puzzle which may, or may not, help them save the world from a terrifying threat…
It is Robert Langdon’s lectures on Dante and his Inferno that makes him the perfect candidate for the task. The threat is real but Langdon has lost his short term memory. He doesn’t know who to trust but Sienna Brooks is the Doctor who has saved his life. So he trusts her in his pursuit through Florence and Venice. They need to solve the riddle before the men after him catch up to where they are.
I loved my time in Florence and Venice and so I knew I would enjoy reading more about these cities. The book describes places I know in such perfect detail. It has made me want to go back and explore parts we missed. This novel is perfectly plausible. A highly recommended read if you did not do so when it was originally published. I will be looking out for the movie when it reaches us.
Dave and I are overseas in Europe. We will be back at work on the 2nd of May. I will start replying to comments then. I won’t be able to read any blogs while we are away so please forgive my lack of visiting back. You can follow our trip by taking a look at our holiday blog.
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime April 30:
- 2015 – Rhubarb Crumble
- 2014 – Packing For The Plane
- 2013 – Sourdough Monkey Bread
- 2012 – Layered Sponge Cake