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The Eight (Eight , Bk 1)
The Eight - Eight , Bk 1
Author: Katherine Neville
Computer expert Cat Velis is heading for a job to Algeria. Before she goes, a mysterious fortune teller warns her of danger, and an antique dealer asks her to search for pieces to a valuable chess set that has been missing for years... In the South of France in 1790 two convent girls hide valuable pieces of a chess set all over the world, becaus...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345419088
ISBN-10: 0345419081
Publication Date: 6/23/1997
Pages: 608
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 149 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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jdyinva avatar reviewed The Eight (Eight , Bk 1) on + 408 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Truly one of my "top ten" books. It is complex, entertaining, mysterious, with great characters, puzzles, love stories, etc. You'll love it!
reviewed The Eight (Eight , Bk 1) on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I liked this book. I thought it a little hard to follow the story line at times. The characters were numerous and jumped back and forth in time. But I liked the action and the mystery was good.
reviewed The Eight (Eight , Bk 1) on + 257 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I started this book, but had a hard time following it. It wasn't what I thought, or maybe it was me. I was expecting this really great mystery and it was a boring history book.
reviewed The Eight (Eight , Bk 1) on + 21 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
If you're into chess, this fast-paced mystery is for you!
BetsyP avatar reviewed The Eight (Eight , Bk 1) on + 566 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A Hidden Gem. I loved this book. It is detailed, and complex. I highly recommend it.
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craftnut avatar reviewed The Eight (Eight , Bk 1) on + 28 more book reviews
This is one of my all time favorite books because it is so complex. It is not a beach read, but one where you can lose yourself. Written in two time frames, during the French Revolution and modern day, the action switches back and forth and is sometimes a little hard to follow. But this is well worth the time to pay attention. It is astonishing that this is the author's first novel. The story is so intricate and characters are so well developed, it was a pleasure to read. The story of the chess set and its parallels to the characters will stay with you for a long time.
reviewed The Eight (Eight , Bk 1) on + 80 more book reviews
Interesting, and loaded with historical info, but very difficult to follow. Not a book I would recommend to a friend, unless they understood chess very well and had an excellent knowledge of the French Revolution.
krugerio avatar reviewed The Eight (Eight , Bk 1) on + 6 more book reviews
Great for fans fo the DaVinci code. Ancient conspiracies unfold in modern times.


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