The cover of Dan Brown's followup to "The DaVinci Code" was revealed yesterday. The US cover (left) shows a background of Alchemical symbols with a tear revealing the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Smack dab in the middle of the page is a wax seal of the 33rd Degree of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. The UK cover (below right) depicts a key with the Masonic Square & Compasses over the Capitol.
Rumors for the past several years have hinted that the novel will concern the Freemasons and our Nation's Capitol. The covers seems to suggest the same. I guess it is time to brush up Alchemy, Scottish Rite symbolism - and that means Albert Pike and the "mysterious" lay out of Washington.
I would like to thank Brother Chris Hodapp who also pointed out a very interesting blog detailing "tweets" concerning the book - check out "Key to the Lost Symbol Tweets"
"The Lost Symbol" hits the shelf on September 15th, 2009.