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The Eight: A Novel

9 Ratings: 2.8
Chess Thriller by Katherine Neville

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Author: Katherine Neville
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Date Published: January 14, 1990
6 reviews about The Eight: A Novel
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
I likes this book much better than the sequel.
review by . June 29, 2010
   This book to me a bit to get into but once I did into it and got used to shifting between 1973 and 1793, the book became really good.   The Eight tells the parallel story of a  chess set that was known as the Montalgagne Service that had belonged to Charlemagne. It was said to be able to  grant complete power to he whom possessed the complete set. Chapters go back and forth from 1973 to 1793.      In 1973 through a series of rather quirky incidents, …
review by . April 07, 2009
As I make an effort to review every book I read whether good, bad or indifferent, I find myself almost at a loss for words over this one.  It has some really interesting pages intermingled with a lot of boring ones that I found myself skimming over.   The book centers around a chess set once owned by Charlemagne and said to have some sort of magic power.  The set somehow ends up in the possession of the Montglane Church and hence, referred to as the Montglane service.  The heads …
review by . March 05, 2009
As I make an effort to review every book I read whether good, bad or indifferent, I find myself almost at a loss for words over this one.  It has some really interesting pages intermingled with a lot of boring ones that I found myself skimming over.   The book centers around a chess set once owned by Charlemagne and said to have some sort of magic power.  The set somehow ends up in the possession of the Montglane Church and hence, referred to as the Montglane service.  The heads …
review by . July 11, 2003
As I make an effort to review every book I read whether good, bad or indifferent, I find myself almost at a loss for words over this one. It has some really interesting pages intermingled with a lot of boring ones that I found myself skimming over.The book centers around a chess set once owned by Charlemagne and said to have some sort of magic power. The set somehow ends up in the possession of the Montglane Church and hence, referred to as the Montglane service. The heads of the church realize …
review by . June 20, 2002
In this novel, Katherine Neville writes a fast paced yarn that combines mysticism with an on-going history that spans two centuries from the late 18th during the upheavel of the French Revolution to the late 1970s during the rise of OPEC.     The Plot: Two women separated by time are joined in a singular and parallel effort to insure that the legendary Montglane chess set does not fall into the hands of the world's evil-minded. Simultaneously, each woman has, unbeknownst to herself, …
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