I have read all of the Robert Langdon books and while this was not the worst one it left a lot to be desired for me. Let me start with what I liked first. The pacing was good, as usual and the story was fast on the action, yet I found the story itself lacking. The character development left a bit to be desired as well. It was not focused on character growth from one book to another, and maybe that was not the mission of the book, but it made the book even more difficult to get through.
I thought there was going to be more history in relation to Dante’s epic poem and yet there was precious little. It was all about figuring out who took a pot shot at Robert and how to stop a virus or some kind of illness. The plot was a bit skewed, and if I am going to be completely honest, I did not understand some of it. I think the cover took me to a place where I was expecting more than I got. The only reason I gave this two stars is because I enjoyed another Robert Langdon story yet I am going to be careful on my next Dan Brown novel. I am glad I did not purchase this one outright which is honestly, sad for me to say. I am not sure if I am going to pick up his next book. I am only giving this one 2/5 stars.