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The Eight review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Tiue dealer asks her to search for pieces to a valuable chess set that has been missing for yearsIn the South of France in 1790 two. Katherine Neville The Eight Ballantine 1988This novel has achieved almost cult status in some circles and many people consider it one of the best adventure novels ever written It s a useful way to separate folks you know into two categories those who are interested in plot and those who are interested in writingThe plot is pretty darn good when it comes right down to it The novel takes place in two parallel times the first being 1972 and the second the years during and after the French Revolution Both plot lines center around the search for a mystical chess set and attempts to discover the human counterparts to various pieces the hero and villain in each time line are the Black and White ueens respectively very nice little twist that The board once complete will supposedly impart unlimited power to he who possesses it and thus leaders from Marat and Catherine the Great to Muammar Khaddafi run throughout the book looking to get their hands on it The pace is uick the action almost nonstop the present day time line is uicker paced and much compelling but the past ain t all that badThe writing on the other hand is almost painful in places Neville descends in to the realm of clich at least once per chapter at times than once per page Clumsy attempts at foreshadowing you know the type but I never thought when I woke up in the morning that this day would change my life forever are commonplace here than in a whole shelf of novels by Bulwer Lytton It s possible that Ms Neville took the nineteenth century definition of romance novel a tad too seriously for being a twentieth century writer And this is certainly an uniue experience in that regard a classic nineteenth century romance novel written all too often like a Harleuin circa 1985All in all it is a fun little book reuiring great suspension of disbelief I d have given it another star if part of my suspension of disbelief didn t have to be in the author s writing ability Cowboy Brigade right down to it The novel takes place in two parallel times the first being 1972 and the second the years during and after the French Revolution Both plot lines center around the search for a mystical chess set and attempts to discover the human counterparts to various pieces the hero and villain in each time line are the Black and White ueens A Cowboy Summer Harleuin Superromance No 1196 run throughout the book looking to get their hands on it The pace is uick the action almost nonstop the present day time line is uicker paced and much compelling but the past ain t all that badThe writing on the other hand is almost painful in places Neville descends in to the Showdown With The Sheriff realm of clich at least once per chapter at times than once per page Clumsy attempts at foreshadowing you know the type but I never thought when I woke up in the morning that this day would change my life forever are commonplace here than in a whole shelf of novels by Bulwer Lytton It s possible that Ms Neville took the nineteenth century definition of The Conueror's LadyThe Mercenary's BrideHis Enemy's Daughter romance novel a tad too seriously for being a twentieth century writer And this is certainly an uniue experience in that Cowboy Smith regard a classic nineteenth century Cries in the Night romance novel written all too often like a Harleuin circa 1985All in all it is a fun little book Justice at Cardwell Ranch reuiring great suspension of disbelief I d have given it another star if part of my suspension of disbelief didn t have to be in the author s writing ability

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The Eight review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Convent girls hide valuable pieces of a chess set all over the world because the game that can be played with them is too powerful. The two recent books that most closely resemble The Eight are The Da Vinci Code and Kate Mosse s The Labyrinth but I found The Eight a enjoyable read than either of them The novel is utterly audacious in its abuse of historical characters completely joyfully implausible in its plotting and I m not certain whether the language of Romantic page turners the author makes freuent use of dear reader little did I know that in two hours time I would be running for my life trying to escape a KGB killer is ironic or not However I found the book hugely enjoyable as it is I don t know anything about chess the basic conceit of the book but any novel in which Jean Jacues Rousseau figures as one of the bad guys JS Bach as one of the good guys and female solidarity is an important theme has a good chance of winning my heart Cowboy at the Crossroads recent books that most closely Cowboy Brigade resemble The Eight are The Da Vinci Code and Kate Mosse s The Labyrinth but I found The Eight a enjoyable A Cowboy Summer Harleuin Superromance No 1196 reader little did I know that in two hours time I would be Showdown With The Sheriff running for my life trying to escape a KGB killer is ironic or not However I found the book hugely enjoyable as it is I don t know anything about chess the basic conceit of the book but any novel in which Jean Jacues Rousseau figures as one of the bad guys JS Bach as one of the good guys and female solidarity is an important theme has a good chance of winning my heart

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The Eight review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Computer expert Cat Velis is heading for a job to Algeria Before she goes a mysterious fortune teller warns her of danger and an an. This book was the first of its kind a historical thrillerwhodunnitmagical story that was published in 1988 In a way all the similar books that have come after Dan Brown Kostova s The Historian are following in Neville s footsteps If you read it now it may seem flat in comparison with these later works which have taken a genre that in many ways Neville created and taken it to new levels However I m giving it this rating because I still remember back than two decades to my first encounter with the book and the sleepless nights that followed as I rushed to finish it


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    read The Eight [EPUB] (The Eight) Three weeks ago I held a yard sale To pass the time I picked up this book I'd never seen from a box of books none of which I'd ever read and none of which I remember buyingOf the many surreal happenings of that day one of the most strange was when immediately after reading the first page a well groomed homeless man or a poorly groomed homed m

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    read The Eight Katherine Neville ↠ 3 read & download [EPUB] (The Eight) 4 stars to Katherine Neville's The Eight I stumbled upon this one by hearing about book #2's release and had to start first from the beginning I'm so glad I didCharacters are well developed Plot is intricate Suspense is on target Story telling and narration are rich I want a third book in the seriesIt's all about a chess match In theory But in reality Russian history Clever moves and alliances Family connections Politics Strong m

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    Katherine Neville ↠ 3 read & download characters ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Katherine Neville [EPUB] (The Eight) I was told by several people whose books tastes I generally respect that I would love this book sadly that wasn't the case I found it tiresome hard to follow and the writing was almost impossible to slog through in several places The characters were never fully developed I never got invested in any of the characters and I found the book too plot driven to an irritating degree with too many historical elements dropped in almost like name dr

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    read The Eight Katherine Neville ↠ 3 read & download [EPUB] (The Eight) The two recent books that most closely resemble The Eight are The Da Vinci Code and Kate Mosse's The Labyrinth but I found The Eight a enjoyable read than either of them The novel is utterly audacious in its abus

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    Katherine Neville ↠ 3 read & download characters ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Katherine Neville read The Eight an amazing book especially in the end the last 100 pages were a real page turner

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    [EPUB] (The Eight) Katherine Neville ↠ 3 read & download read The Eight The Eight reads like a student attempting to wow her professor by using as many similies as she can irony intended I think Neville chose the name The Eight because there are roughly eight sentences per chapter that don't contain a forced awkward similieAt least that was true for the first 90% of the novel which was almost Dickensien in its detail For the last 10% it is writen like a short story with months of time being skiped a

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    [EPUB] (The Eight) The Eight ExKathleen NevilleThe Montglane Service an ornate jeweled chess set given to Charlemagne by the Moors is said to hold a code which when deciphered will bring great power Nations and individuals have schemed to possess all the pieces As the set is dispersed during the French Revolution a young novice risks her

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  • Paperback
  • 598
  • The Eight
  • Katherine Neville
  • English
  • 17 October 2019
  • 9780345366238