Dan Brown - Origin Cover

Following much online speculation about the location, jacket and content of Origin, the eagerly awaited new thriller by global publishing phenomenon Dan Brown, Transworld has released the UK jacket this afternoon (27 June 2017).

Since the September 2016 announcement of the publication, excitement has been growing for the release of the new novel featuring Brown’s unforgettable protagonist, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, and has had fans clamouring for more information. Now for the first time, readers worldwide will discover the setting for the action as well as key elements in the forthcoming thriller.

Unfolding entirely in Spain - Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, and Bilbao, the home of the Guggenheim Museum - Origin thrusts Langdon into the intersection of two of humankind’s most enduring questions:

Where do we come from? Where are we going?

In keeping with his trademark style, Brown interweaves codes, symbols, science, religion, history, art and architecture with a decidedly fresh twist; the art is modern and the science taps into the most advanced cutting edge technology available today. Transworld will publish this stunningly inventive new novel from the world’s most popular thriller writer as a Bantam Press hardback on 3 October 2017.

It will also be available as an ebook and an audiobook from Penguin Random House Audio. Origin will be published simultaneously in the US and Canada by Doubleday with a U.S. Spanish language version published by Vintage Espanol.

There are more than 200 million copies of Dan Brown’s books in print worldwide, and his novels have been translated into 56 languages. Dan Brown is the author of numerous number-one international bestsellers, including The Da Vinci CodeInfernoThe Lost SymbolAngels & DemonsDeception Point and Digital Fortress.

Dan Brown's Origin will be published on 3 October 2017.

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  • Origin

    Robert Langdon

  • Sunday Times #1 Bestseller
    New York Times #1 Bestseller

    The global bestseller - Origin is the latest Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code.


    'Fans will not be disappointed' The Times


    Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of an astonishing scientific breakthrough. The evening’s host is billionaire Edmond Kirsch, a futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a controversial figure around the world.

    But Langdon and several hundred guests are left reeling when the meticulously orchestrated evening is suddenly blown apart. There is a real danger that Kirsch’s precious discovery may be lost in the ensuing chaos. With his life under threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao, taking with him the museum’s director, Ambra Vidal. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.

    To evade a devious enemy who is one step ahead of them at every turn, Langdon and Vidal must navigate the labyrinthine passageways of extreme religion and hidden history. On a trail marked only by enigmatic symbols and elusive modern art, Langdon and Vidal will come face-to-face with a breathtaking truth that has remained buried – until now.


    ‘Dan Brown is the master of the intellectual cliffhanger’ Wall Street Journal
    ‘As engaging a hero as you could wish for’ Mail on Sunday
    ‘For anyone who wants more brain-food than thrillers normally provide’ Sunday Times

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