Everything you need to understand or teach The Eight by Katherine Neville.
The Eight, an intellectually and structurally complex novel, follows two narrative lines, each essentially telling the same story: a woman's pursuit of a mysteriously powerful artifact, a chess set known as The Montglane Service. Themes relating to the seductive power of revenge and the universal interrelationship of matter and spirit are woven into a suspenseful tapestry of multi-layered relationships and narrow escapes. Additionally, the story features fictionalized appearances by actual, historically important individuals.
The novel opens in France in the 1790s during the French Revolution. Two novice nuns, Mireille and Valentine, as well as the other nuns of their order, are given a mysterious and dangerous mission by their Abbess: to protect the pieces of the Montglane Service, a centuries-old chess set reputed to have mystical powers, from the greed of the leaders of the French Revolution. Mireille and Valentine are sent into the care of a distant...
The Eight Lesson Plans contain 119 pages of teaching material, including: