The novel DA VINCI CODE focuses on an alternative religious history. The central plot is that the Merovingian kings of France were descended from the bloodline of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. This beliefs is believed to come from Clive Prince’s The Templar Revelation (1997) and books by Margaret Starbird. The book also refers to The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail (1982) by http://danbrown.com
The Da Vinci Code was popular for it’s view on the Holy Grail legend and Mary Magdalene’s role in the history of Christianity. However, that’s ed novel was denounced by many Christian denominations as a false dogma of the Roman Catholic Church teachings. It was criticized for its historical and scientific inaccuracies.
The novel is a worldwide bestselling book. Dan Brown has sold 80 million copies as of 2009 and has been translated into 44 languages.
Author: Dan Brown
Preceded by: Angels & Demons
Followed by: The Lost Symbol
Genres: Mystery, Detective fiction, Conspiracy fiction, Thriller
Characters: Robert Langdon, Sophie Neveu, Jacques Saunière, MORE