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... show more
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....
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: January 14th 1990
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 598
Edition language: English
Series: The Eight (#1)
Even though it was first published in 1988 and I'd seen the book on a number of occasions I'd only recently decided to read it even if I didn't really know what the book was all about. I guessed it probably had something to do with Chess. And surprisingly, it did. Following two stories, one in the...
“But she has risen now—like the pieces of the Montglane Service. And we may well tremble, all of us. For this is the end that was foretold." I don't think that I will be able to explain just what an amazing adventure that this book turned out to be. I was invited by the publisher to read this book ...
A gem. Two novels in their own right, crafted together to make a satisfying whole. On vacation now and I'm itching to get home and grab my copy of the sequel, "The Fire," from my shelf.
This book started out nicely and, as the back flap promised, I couldn't put it down. However, the middle part of the book (about 300 pages long) was absolute rubbish. It seemed like a contest of how many historical figures the author could put into it and get away with. In my opinion, she couldn't. ...
Blurbs on the cover compare this to The DaVinci Code, although it was written well-before, in 1988. I can see the resemblance. Like The DaVinci Code there are various kinds of puzzles involved--crosswords, cryptograms and mathematical puzzles. Like The DaVinci Code there is a mystery of great histor...
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