People of the Fire

North America's Forgotten Past (Volume 2)

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

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It is a time of fire. A small band of pioneers struggle valiantly to keep their ancestors' dreams alive in an unforgiving, drought-stricken land. Driven by the promise of an awesome vision, a heroic young dreamer and a fearless woman warrior unite to lead their people to a magnificent destiny.

A towering epic filled with tragedy and triumph, courage and conflict, People of the Fire is the second compelling novel in a majestic saga of America's first peoples.

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People of the Fire
BOOK ONEThe Harrowing of the Child"To Power, time means nothing. Everything belongs to the Spiral--be it the path of the universe, the rotation of the Starweb. itself, or the path of Father Sun across the sky."And where does Power come from? Like the storms, it comes from earth, and sky, and water, and the Power of Father Sun, and the Wise One Above--the Creator. Of all the sources of Power we know, the Wolf Bundle is most Powerful on earth. Once, back when First Man--the Wolf Dreamer--led the People from the First World to this one, the Wolf Bundle was made.

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"A compelling re-creation of a time before history when man and nature were linked." --Robert Jordan, author of The Eye of the World

"Full-bodied. Steeped in native American lore, culture and mysticism. The narrative is finely detailed and each of the major figures becomes individualized; readers will feel their tragedies and their triumphs."--Booklist on People of the Fire

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Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

Kathleen O'Neal Gear is a former state historian and archaeologist for Wyoming, Kansas, and Nebraska for the U.S. Department of the Interior. She has twice received the federal government's Special Achievement Award for ""outstanding management"" of our nation's cultural heritage.  W. Michael Gear holds a master's degree in archaeology and has worked as a professional archaeologist since 1978. He is principal investigator for Wind River Archaeological Consultants.  Together they have written the North America’s Forgotten Past series (People of the Longhouse, The Dawn Country, People of the Mist, People of the Wolf, among others); and the Anasazi Mysteries series. The Gears live in Thermopolis, WY.

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People of the Fire
Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
December 1991
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780812521504
ISBN10: 0812521501
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 480 pages
$7.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
November 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466817913
ISBN10: 1466817917
480 pages
$7.99
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