The Eight

The Eight

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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...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 38mm | 381.02g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0007303548
  • 9780007303540
  • 64,025

Review quote

`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'
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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
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Rating details

27,981 ratings
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4 35% (9,704)
3 21% (5,796)
2 7% (1,959)
1 3% (775)
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