By Katherine Neville
Katherine Neville’s groundbreaking novel, The 8, dazzled audiences greater than 20 years in the past and set the literary degree for the epic mystery. A quest for a magical chess provider that after belonged to Charlemagne, it spans centuries and 3 continents, and intertwines historical and glossy plots, archaeological treasure hunts, esoteric riddles, and puzzles encrypted with clues from the traditional earlier. Now the electrifying worldwide event maintains, in Neville’s lengthy expected sequel: THE FIRE
2003, Colorado: Alexandra Solarin is summoned domestic to her family’s ancestral Rocky Mountain hideaway for her mother’s birthday. Thirty years in the past, her mom and dad, Cat Velis and Alexander Solarin, believed they'd scattered the items of the Montglane carrier worldwide, burying with them the secrets and techniques of the facility that includes owning it. yet Alexandra arrives to discover that her mom is lacking and sequence of strategically put clues, speedily by means of the unforeseen arrival of a mysterious collection of houseguests, shows that whatever sinister is afoot.
When she inadvertently discovers from her aunt, the chess grandmaster Lily Rad, that the main robust piece of Charlemagne’s provider has without notice resurfaced and the sport has started back, Alexandra is swept right into a trip that takes her from Colorado to the Russian desolate tract and eventually into the guts of her personal native land: Washington D.C.
1822, Albania: Thirty years after the French Revolution, while the chess carrier was once unearthed, all of Europe hovers on the point of the conflict of Greek Independence. Ali Pasha, the main robust ruler within the Ottoman Empire, has angered the sultan and is ready to be attacked by means of Turkish forces. Now he sends the single individual he can count upon–his younger daughter, Haidee–on a deadly undertaking to smuggle a worthy relic out of Albania, during the mountains and over the ocean, to the fingers of the only guy who may be able to store it.
Haidee’s trip from Albania to Morocco to Rome to Greece, and into the very middle of the sport, will bring about revelations concerning the robust chess set and its background that may lead eventually to the spot the place the carrier used to be first created a couple of thousand years prior to: Baghdad.
Blending beautiful prose and beautiful background with nonstop suspense, Neville back weaves an unforgettable tale of peril, motion, and intrigue.