posted on May, 20 2008 @ 05:07 PM
Yes it is an excellent and fun read. I'll have to agree with another poster and tell you that Angels and Demons is a better story. I would love to
spend some time searching through the Vatican's library like its hero did. I would imagine one could spend a life time reading all of those old
manuscripts and documents.
If you enjoy reading, you may be interested in a series of books by Jack Whyte. He has a trilogy in the works about the Templars, which tie in nicely
with the Da Vinci Code story....takes you back to the legend's roots. The first is called Knights of the Black and White which tells the story of the
formation of the Templars, and the secrets they supposedly found under the ruins of Soloman's Temple.....Da Vinci Code stuff. An outstanding read!
The next in the series is called Standard of Honor. Another very good read which picks up later in the order's history during the Third Crusade, if
my memory is correct, when Richard Coeur de Lion lead the campaign.
Next, according to Jack's web site is Fall of Baphomet which is yet to be published. I am looking forward ot the release of this book.
Jack also has a series of 9 books about the origins of the Arthurian legend called the Camulod Chronicals. I have read them all and feel like I have
lost some friends after finishing them. Awesome books.
But again...these are ALL in the fiction section. Every one of his books is loaded with historical fact, however, and you will learn a lot of history
from reading them, but the books are fiction none-the-less.