THE EIGHT By Katherine Neville

Acclaimed novels by Katherine Neville now available in digital format


Praise for The Eight

  “A big, rich two-tiered confection of a novel…a rousing, amusing game.” San Francisco Chronicle

 “With alchemical skill, Neville blends modern romance, historical fiction, and medieval mystery…and comes up with gold.”People

 “A fascinating piece of entertainment that manages to be both vibrant and cerebral…few will find it resistible.” Los Angeles Times Book Review

 “Even readers with no interest in chess will be swept into this astonishing fantasy-adventure, a thoroughly accomplished first novel…Neville has great fun rewriting history and making it all ring true. With two unbelievable heroines, nonstop suspense, espionage, murder, and a puzzle that seems the key to the whole Western mystical tradition, this spellbinder soars above the level of first-rate escapist entertainment.”

Publishers Weekly



By Katherine Neville

Katherine Neville’s immensely popular historical quest novels The Eight, A Calculated Risk and The Magic Circle are available as eBooks for the first time from Open Road Media. A #1 international bestseller in 40 languages, The Eight made edge-of-your-seat historical thrillers popular long before Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code. The Washington Post declared The Eight “a feminist answer to Raiders of the Lost Ark” and has captivated readers since its publication in 1988.


About The Eight:

Empire building was not Charlemagne’s only legacy. Within his chess set is a terrible power, a devastating power, a power no one should have. To protect the world, nuns assigned to keep the set hidden away dig up Charlemagne’s bejeweled, mystical chess set and hide its pieces across the globe so that no one could ever use its powers for ill.

Now, someone is trying to unleash the terrible power held within that ancient chess set—and only three women, from two different eras, can stop them. In the 20th century, a young computer expert named Catherine Velis has been pulled into this power struggle that spans more than two centuries, leading her on a quest that will risk her life against diabolical forces more powerful than she could have ever imagined.


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8authorKatherine Neville’s novels have been published in more than 80 countries, enriched by her 20 year career as an international computer executive and consultant, which took her to live in six countries on three continents and 26 of the United States.

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