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Ronald Gould, January 2, 2010 (view all comments by Ronald Gould)
The long awaited sequel to The Eight was just outstanding. Some say waiting twenty years for the sequel is a long wait, but not me. I read The Eight every five years in the interim. On reading The Fire: A Novel, I immediately went back and read The Eight and then reread The Fire: A Novel. She was exquisite in maintaining all the characters and the story line was excellent. Somehow, everyone grew up in the twenty year gap between the books. Enjoy The Fire: A Novel.
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Ronald Gould, February 17, 2009 (view all comments by Ronald Gould)
Having read The Eight every year for 10 years after it was published, I relished a sequel. In the meantime, I read all the other novels written by Ms. Neville. Just this last weekend, I finished The Fire and reflected on it. The Fire was a worthy sequel to The Eight. There was enough carry forward of characters still in The Game along with a host of new characters willing to survive the checkmate status of The Game. Thank you Katherine Neville for a sequel well worth the wait of 20 years and an original novel published in 40 languages. Great novel.
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Laurel Barton, January 17, 2009 (view all comments by Laurel Barton)
This sequel to "The Eight" is as thrilling as the first book. Steeped in history, mysticism, and intrigue, "The Fire" is loaded with colorful intelligent characters. Even if you haven't read "The Eight," or read it so long ago you forgot the plot details, Neville does a terrific job of making "The Fire" a readable story in it's own right.
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lesleyss, November 23, 2008 (view all comments by lesleyss)
The sequel to "The Eight", "The Fire" was well worth the twenty-year wait!

Past and present are skillfully woven together, producing a tapestry of international intrigue, colourful people and a spell-binding story!

Katherine Neville has written four books; each one, a jewel.
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lettylewin, October 10, 2008 (view all comments by lettylewin)
Having just finishing The eight last nite for the 4th time since I bought it a very long time ago, I can hardly wait for The Fire to come out next week. I had no idea it was comming out. I saw 8 at the store this morning and was excited to see a sequel to it. I haven't read the tidbit of The Fire in the back of the new release of The Eight. I sure it will be exciting.
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ISBN:
9780345500670
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Neville, Katherine
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Puzzles
Subject:
Chess sets.
Subject:
Quests (Expeditions)
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Suspense fiction
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General Fiction
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Publication Date:
20081014
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Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
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Y
Pages:
464
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9.55 x 6.2 x 1.4 in 1.55 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Fans of Neville's debut, The Eight(1988), which long before there was a Da Vinci Code featured a complex historical setting, ciphers, conspiracies, puzzles and a hunt for an object that could change the course of the world, will welcome this stellar sequel. Alexandra Solarin, child chess prodigy now grown, finds herself immersed in 'the Game,' searching for a legendary chess set, the Montglane Service, which when assembled spells out the formula for the secret of immortality. The quest for the set ranges from the harem of Ali Pasha in 19th-century Albania to present-day Baghdad and Washington, D.C., and involves such historic figures as Charlemagne, Isaac Newton, Lord Byron and Napoleon. Despite the staggering amount and quality of the research, nothing feels shoehorned or extraneous. The story's relentless pace is matched by characters both sympathetic and real. In the end, readers will be heartened to find signs pointing to the continuation of the Game in future novels." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Fans of Neville's debut, The Eight (1988), which long before there was a Da Vinci Code featured a complex historical setting, ciphers, conspiracies, puzzles and a hunt for an object that could change the course of the world, will welcome this stellar sequel. Alexandra Solarin, child chess prodigy now grown, finds herself immersed in 'the Game,' searching for a legendary chess set, the Montglane Service, which when assembled spells out the formula for the secret of immortality. The quest for the set ranges from the harem of Ali Pasha in 19th-century Albania to present-day Baghdad and Washington, D.C., and involves such historic figures as Charlemagne, Isaac Newton, Lord Byron and Napoleon. Despite the staggering amount and quality of the research, nothing feels shoehorned or extraneous. The story's relentless pace is matched by characters both sympathetic and real. In the end, readers will be heartened to find signs pointing to the continuation of the Game in future novels." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Ingenious puzzles, enthralling historical ambience, and masterful plot twists abound. More please! Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "Fans of The Eight who have long awaited the rest of the story will be delighted with this entrancing blend of history, chess, and high adventure."
"Review" by , "Packed with the sort of bamboozling twaddle that should come with a warning: Belief in Alchemy Required. Still, fans of The Eight, Dan Brown, etc., will jump right in."
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