I had really high hopes for this book. Really high. I loved this series, yes even The Lost Symbol. This book was a struggle for me. I just never quite got into it. The pacing was slow, the characters didn't feel quite real enough or fleshed out enough, and the story line seemed a bit of a stretch (which is really saying something, since in The Da Vinci Code we read that Jesus Christ had a child and I bought that). Overall, I'm glad I read it but I didn't love it. Which is disappointing. But I will still probably read any new material Dan Brown puts out.