Random House has revealed the cover for megabestselling author Dan Brown‘s new novel, Inferno. The book will be released on May 14th.
The cover features a portrait of Dante, the Italian city of Florence, and a diagram of the nine rings of hell. Inferno will revolve around Dante Alighieri‘s 14th century epic poem by the same name. You can download a free illustrated eBook copy of Inferno. Brown had this comment in the release:
Although I studied Dante’s ‘Inferno’ as a student, it wasn’t until recently, while researching in Florence, that I came to appreciate the enduring influence of Dante’s work on the modern world … With this new novel, I am excited to take readers on a journey deep into this mysterious realm…a landscape of codes, symbols, and more than a few secret passageways.
On the Morning Media Menu today, TVNewser senior editor Alex Weprin searched the cover for hidden meanings. Press play below to listen on SoundCloud.