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In the midst of the French Revolution, a young novice discovers that her abbey is the hiding place of a chess set, once owned by the great Charlemagne, which allows those who play it to tap into incredible powers beyond the imagination. She eventually comes into contact with the major historical figures of the day, from Robespierre to Napoleon, each of whom has an agenda.
The Eight is a non-stop ride that recalls the swashbuckling adventures of Indiana Jones as well as the historical puzzles of Umberto Eco which, since its first publication in 1988, has gone on to acquire a substantial cult following. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Historical content.Somewhat related to church and political subjects during French and Russian revolutions.Not the Holy Grail but a Chess Set. Good storyPublished 2 days ago by Phyllis H Siebert
This is the first book I've ever read by Neville. The reviews looked good and I love thrillers so I gave it a try. I got to page 342 out of 600 and I just couldn't take anymore. Read morePublished 12 days ago by jacki
Quite possibly one of the worst books I've ever read..could not make it past the first 5 chapters...its lazy writing... Read morePublished 13 days ago by maxpayne22
The description said the book was listed as being in Good condition. Their description of good, and mine, are completely different. It was extremely used. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Lisa H
I love long, detailed fiction filled with enough turns and twists to keep me guessing, and I adore a good female main character. Read morePublished 1 month ago by 5feline5
This is a fantastic book. It is a very intelligent, adventure book with fantasy wrapped around it. It is quite a ride. I recommend it to anyone.Published 1 month ago by courtneyluv
I can say, quite simply, that this book changed my life. I read a 1988 paperback edition and could not put it down. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Janet L Newton