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eBook The Fire: A Novel ePub

by Katherine Neville

  • ISBN: 0345500687
  • Category: Thrillers and Suspense
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Katherine Neville
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (August 25, 2009)
  • Pages: 464
  • ePub book: 1588 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1279 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 206

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The Fire, published in 2008, is a novel by American author Katherine Neville. It is an adventure/quest novel which is a sequel to her debut novel The Eight.

The Fire, published in 2008, is a novel by American author Katherine Neville. The novel contains several repeated elements from The Eight and was a New York Times Bestseller for six months.

Katherine Neville is an American author who writes adventure/quest novels. Her novels include The Eight (1988), A Calculated Risk (1992), The Magic Circle (1998) and The Fire (2008), which is a sequel to The Eight

Katherine Neville is an American author who writes adventure/quest novels. Her novels include The Eight (1988), A Calculated Risk (1992), The Magic Circle (1998) and The Fire (2008), which is a sequel to The Eight. Katherine Neville was born in the midwest and attended college in Colorado, doing postgraduate studies in African literature. She then moved to New York City and began a career in the computer field working for IBM in transportation and energy.

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). 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, .

Katherine Neville’s groundbreaking novel, The Eight, dazzled audiences more than twenty years ago and set the literary stage for the epic thriller

Katherine Neville’s groundbreaking novel, The Eight, dazzled audiences more than twenty years ago and set the literary stage for the epic thriller. A quest for a mystical chess service that once belonged to Charlemagne, it spans two centuries and three continents, and intertwines historic and modern plots, archaeological treasure hunts, esoteric riddles, and puzzles encrypted with clues from the ancient past. Now the electrifying global adventure continues, in Neville’s long anticipated sequel: THE FIRE2003, Colorado: Alexandra Solarin is summoned home to her family’s ancestral Rocky Mountain.

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Katherine Neville is an American author. Her novels include The Eight, A Calculated Risk, and The Magic Circle. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and she previously worked as a photographer, a model, a consultant at the Department of Energy, and a vice president of the local Bank of America. Katherine Neville’s books. The Eight (The Eight #1).

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This ebook features an illustrated biography of Katherine Neville including rare images from her life and travels.

The riveting international bestselling novel about the quest across centuries by two intrepid women in different eras to reunite the pieces of a powerful, ancient chess set. A fabulous, bejeweled chess set that belonged to Charlemagne has been buried in a Pyrenees abbey for a thousand years. As the bloody French Revolution rages in Paris, the nuns dig it up and scatter its pieces across the globe because, when united, the set contains a secret power that could topple civilizations. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Katherine Neville including rare images from her life and travels.

Katherine Neville is the NY Times and Internationally bestselling author of The Eight, A Calculat. January will mark the 10th Anniversary of THE FIRE receiving The Nautilus Award in Fiction/Visionary Fiction.

Ballantine Books, 1997 - 598 sivua. I had such high hopes with this one. Eight and it's sequel The Fire have been in my TBR pile for years (as you can see in my profile pic from 2009). Before heading off to a new assignment in Algeria, Cat has her palm read by a fortune-teller. The woman warns Cat of danger. After finishing Michelle Moran's The Second Empress.

2003, Colorado: Alexandra Solarin is summoned home to her family’s ancestral Rocky Mountain hideaway for her mother’s birthday. Thirty years ago, her parents, Cat Velis and Alexander Solarin, believed that they had scattered the pieces of the Montglane Service around the world, burying with the chessmen the secrets of the power that comes with possessing them. But Alexandra arrives to find that her mother is missing–and that the Game has begun again.1822, Albania: Haidee, the young daughter of a powerful Ottoman ruler, embarks on a dangerous mission to smuggle a valuable relic out of Albania and deliver it into the hands of the one man who might be able to save it. Haidee’s journey brings forth chilling revelations that burn through history to the present day.

Comments

Venemarr Venemarr
THE FIRE is a follow-up to Ms. Neville’s novel, THE EIGHT, and features many characters from that book, namely Cat Velis and Alexander Solarin, who is now her husband. This story centers around their daughter, Alexandra. Like her father, she’s a chess prodigy, but when the book opens, she hasn’t played in years. I won’t discuss the circumstances of why because it’s a huge spoiler—and there are a few additional shocking plot twists along the way, so keep reading. You’ll definitely want to get to the end. As in THE EIGHT, the characters are caught up in a hunt for pieces from a famous (and fictitious) chess set that dates back hundreds of years and is entwined with alchemical mysteries. Alexandra must join forces with an adversary from her childhood, Ukrainian Chess Master Vartan Azov, who’s also not-too-shabby in the looks department. There’s secrecy, riddles, science, mysticism, and a dash of romance, along with a dual story set in 1822 that eventually intersects with modern day. The ending was a bit too obscure for me, but Ms. Neville has written a clever plot populated with engaging characters. I was quite swept away with the story!
Whiteseeker Whiteseeker
I read The Eight.Twice, in fact, and I loved it. But this sequel just didn't hit the same sweet spot for me. I found myself wanting to put it down and not come back.
Although the first chapter seems promising, and draws the reader into the tale with a sense of immediacy, in the end the characters become slightly cardboard--including Lily, who all but upstaged the main characters in The Eight. The plot is just a little over-blown and unbelievable (even with suspension of disbelief in full swing), and the storyline increasingly lacks something in the "compulsive read" department.
It felt all through the book as though there were loose ends dangling here and there...things that should have been more or less clear, or perhaps more or less elaborated upon. Perhaps there were simply too many undeveloped characters?
Whatever it is, I cannot give this book more than 2 stars, and that's a disappointment to me....
Tane Tane
I highly recommend that you read The Eight before reading this book. (The Eight is one of my favorite books, so I give it a big "thumbs up" even if you don't read this one.) The reason you need to read The Eight first is that it will be difficult to understand the significance of the events in The Fire if you don't. You need to know what came before in greater detail than is presented in the telegraphic retellings of the plot in The Fire. Neville clearly was writing this for fans of the first book.

Unfortunately, the current crop of characters is not as well-drawn...with the notable exception of Nokomis Key, who was more of the heir to Cat Velis and Solarin (from The Eight) than their daughter, Xie, the main character of The Fire. The interweaving of the plot lines from different time periods did not work as well as in the first book, especially the part from the 17th century. The whole Black vs White side thing was also a mess, but maybe that was the point. The bottom line is that I found it hard to care about the characters or the outcome of the plot.

Judging by the other reviews, the numerous mistakes in my Kindle version were not flukes...lines repeated....weird spacing and hyphenation of words....illegible quotations at the beginnings of the chapters (because they were graphics and not text and thus could not be enlarged). I don't think anything was left out, but the number of mistakes was hard to ignore and really did intrude upon my enjoyment of the book. This was the first book I read on Kindle. Fortunately, the other Kindle books I've read do not seem to be as fraught with errors as this one.
Whitehammer Whitehammer
This book was a disappointment for me. It is hard for me to explain why. I have read all of Neville's books and The Eight more than once. The story lacks some of the the depth of her other books. The characters are not as exciting and I think it lacks action or maybe it ust moves slow. The idea of her daughter being the main character of the book and being drawn into the "game" is interesting. It's hard for me to figure out just why this book disappoints me.
Aradwyn Aradwyn
Good book for a winter's evening, or spring time sunny porch read. Bought it for my sister who LOVED it!
Fhois Fhois
The first part, “the eight” it’s amazing. One of my all time favorite. This one seems like a mess, with a plot that doesn’t leave you feeling like the first does. I enjoy reading, but the adventure in the book seems to be buried among the all knowing, boring characters.
Zymbl Zymbl
I'll begin by saying that I loved Katherine Neville's three previous books -- I even read them multiple times. I have been hoping for many years that she would write another book. "The Eight" is my favorite of her books and I read it every year or so. However, having just finished "the Fire" I now wonder if "The Eight" is as good as I remember? Surely it really was that great because I can remember loaning that book out to a friend and it not returning for about a year because other people would glance through it and get completely hooked...

Don't get me wrong, "the Fire" is not a terrible book. It started off great and I was hooked. Like the previous novel, the use of present and historic perspectives was captivating... But somehow most of the characters never developed enough for me to love them. There were a few characters in the past that showed great potential but they were discarded for other characters. The historic story isn't really a narrative, but more a set of disconnected vignettes. The characters in the present story were also generally not around enough to get to know and unfortunately Xie was almost entirely a puzzle solver and not a person.

In the end, though there is mystery and a little bit of suspense, I think this book was a pleasant story that was bogged down at the end because of a Great Message the author wanted to bestow upon us. (maybe I'm just more a fan of subtle moral lessons)