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The Resource The Fire

The Fire

Label
The Fire
Title
The Fire
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Neville
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Language
eng
Summary
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 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 them the secrets of the power that comes with possessing it. But Alexandra arrives to find that her mother is missing and that a series of strategically placed clues, followed swiftly by the unexpected arrival of a mysterious assortment of houseguests, indicates that something sinister is afoot. When she inadvertently discovers from her aunt, the chess grandmaster Lily Rad, that the most powerful piece of Charlemagne's service has suddenly resurfaced and the Game has begun again, Alexandra is swept into a journey that takes her from Colorado to the Russian wilderness and at last into the heart of her own hometown: Washington D.C.1822, Albania: Thirty years after the French Revolution, when the chess service was unearthed, all of Europe hovers on the brink of the War of Greek Independence. Ali Pasha, the most powerful ruler in the Ottoman Empire, has angered the sultan and is about to be attacked by Turkish forces. Now he sends the only person he can rely upon--his young daughter, Haidee--on a dangerous mission to smuggle a valuable relic out of Albania, through the mountains and over the sea, to the hands of the one man who might be able to save it.Haidee's journey from Albania to Morocco to Rome to Greece, and into the very heart of the Game, will result in revelations about the powerful chess set and its history that will lead at last to the spot where the service was first created more than one thousand years before: Baghdad.Blending exquisite prose and captivating history with nonstop suspense, Neville again weaves an unforgettable story of peril, action, and intrigue.From the Hardcover edition
Summary
Summoned to her family's Colorado hideaway for her mother's birthday, Alexandra Solarin not only discovers that her mother is missing but that the most powerful piece of the mystical chess service that had once belonged to Charlemagne has resurfaced
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273417
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
The Fire
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:968b2780-5bb7-4d30-ad67-db77cb500c27
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780345509642
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Fire
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:968b2780-5bb7-4d30-ad67-db77cb500c27
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780345509642
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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