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The Eight By Katherine Neville

The Eight by Katherine Neville

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Summary

The globally bestselling thriller that paved the way for THE DA VINCI CODE and countless copycat conspiracy novels.

The Eight Summary

The Eight by Katherine Neville

The globally bestselling thriller that paved the way for THE DA VINCI CODE and countless copycat conspiracy novels.

In the 8th century AD Ibn al'Arabi, the Moorish governor of Barcelona, bestowed a magnificent gift upon Charlemagne, Holy Emperor of half of the known world: a chess set with the power to transform the course of history.

New York City, 1970. Catherine 'Cat' Velis, a computer expert working for one of the world's largest accountancy firms, is sent on a dangerous assignment to retrieve an object of immeasurable value from somewhere in the remote reaches of Algeria.

Montglane Abbey, France 1790, Mireille de Remy and her cousin Valentine are young novices at the fortress-like Montglane Abbey. With France aflame in revolution, the two girls burn to rebel against constricted convent life - and their means of escape is at hand. Buried deep within the abbey are pieces of the Montglane Chess Service, once owned by Charlemagne. Whoever reassembles the pieces can play a game of unlimited power. But to keep the game a secret from those who would abuse it, the two young women must scatter the pieces throughout the world...

The Eight Reviews

'Katherine Neville has a remarkable ability to weave strands of history into one vivid tale. Readers who love culture, travel, and, of course, the detective work of research, will delight in this work.' Elizabeth Kostova, author of 'The Historian'

'Stellar... The story's relentless pace is matched by characters both sympathetic and real.' Publishers Weekly

'Readers thrilled by The Da Vinci Code will relish the multi-layered secrets of The Eight.'
Matthew Pearl, author of 'The Dante Club'

About Katherine Neville

Born in 1945, Katherine Neville has had an extraordinary life, living in almost every state in North America. Aside from her work as an international bestselling author, she has worked as an international computer executive, a painter, photographer, and a waitress.

Katherine lives in Virginia, Washington and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Visit the author's website at:
www.katherineneville.com

Additional information

GOR001250161
9780007303540
0007303548
The Eight by Katherine Neville
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2009-04-30
576
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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