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The Eight
The Eight
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 »
ISBN-13: 9780345901330
ISBN-10: 0345901339
Publication Date: 4/1994
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Like Dan Brown, Neville uses a few historical facts and events to base her story on. If you liked "Code" you'll probably go for this one too. It's a multi-level story of the hunt for Charlemagne's Chess set, which according to legend has magical powers. So pull up a beer (or iced tea) and some chips, it's gobnna be a long evening's entertainment.
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This is a most excellent engrossing book. One of my very favorite. The two time periods and European history, chess tournaments, puzzles and codes, long before The DaVinci code.


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