Each piece has a special stylized ability to move.
It's a game of strategy.
What am I talking about?
The Game of Chess.
My father taught my how to play when I was 10.
I became a chess dork and participated in some tournaments.
I passed on the love to one of my sons...and will teach the other son soon.
I used to play online at Red Hot Pawn, which was a lot of fun.
In the game of chess there is a move called en passant, a surprise move where the conditions have to be just right for a pawn to move in a unique way and capture a piece by moving past it.
And, as a surprise, I'm going to try to pass it on two of my loves (books and chess)
It's a book of strategy, historical fiction, romance, mystery and intrigue.
Katherine Neville's debut novel is a postmodern thriller set in 1972 ... and 1790. In the 20th century, Catherine Velis is a computer expert with a flair for music, painting, and chess who, on her way to Algeria at the behest of the accounting firm where she is employed, is invited to take a mysterious moonlighting assignment: recover the pieces of an old chess set missing for centuries.
In the midst of the French Revolution, a young novice discovers that her abbey is the hiding place of a chess set, once owned by the great Charlemagne, which allows those who play it to tap into incredible powers beyond the imagination. She eventually comes into contact with the major historical figures of the day, from Robespierre to Napoleon, each of whom has an agenda.
The sequel is due out in a couple of weeks:
Leave me a comment tell me if you know how to play & who taught you.
What your favorite move? Or favorite piece?
If you know nothing about chess, then just say hi.
This giveaway ends tonight at midnight, Pacific time.