The Eight

The Eight

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  • Computer expert Cat Velis is heading for a job to Algeria. Before she goes, a mysterious fortune teller warns her of danger, and an antique dealer asks her to search for pieces to a valuable chess set that has been missing for years...In the South of France in 1790 two 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....
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  • PID NmZmMWY3Nm
  • Número de modelo 978-0345366238
  • ISBN 978-0345366238

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From Publishers Weekly

In this "astonishing fantasy-adventure," Catherine Velis, a computer expert banished to Algeria by her accounting firm, gets caught up in a search for a legendary chess set once owned by Charlemagne. "A thoroughly accomplished first novel," praised PW , "daring, original and moving, it seems destined to become a cult classic." Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Opinión:

“Readers thrilled by The Da Vinci Code will relish the multi-layered secrets of The Eight.”
MATTHEW PEARL, author of The Dante Club
“A BIG, RICH, TWO-TIERED CONFECTION OF A NOVEL . . . A ROUSING, AMUSING GAME.”
San Francisco Chronicle
“A fascinating piece of entertainment that manages to be both vibrant and cerebral . . . Few will find it resistible.”
Los Angeles Times Book Opinión:
“With alchemical skill, Neville blends modern romance, historical fiction, and medieval mystery . . . and comes up with gold.”
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Computer expert Cat Velis is heading for a job to Algeria. Before she goes, a mysterious fortune teller warns her of danger, and an antique dealer asks her to search for pieces to a valuable chess set that has been missing for years...In the South of France in 1790 two 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....

Sobre el autor:

Katherine Neville is the author of The Eight, The Magic Circle (a USA Today bestseller), and A Calculated Risk (a New York Times Notable Book). The Eight has been translated into more than thirty languages. In a national poll in Spain by the noted journal El País, The Eight was voted one of the top ten books of all time. Neville lives in Virginia and Washington, D.C.

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