People of the Black Sun

A People of the Longhouse Novel

North America's Forgotten Past (Volume 20)

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

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Dekanawida has become known as “The Sky Messenger,” a prophet of immense power, and Hiawento is his Speaker. Thousands now believe in the Great Law of Peace and have joined the League. But they are still being harassed by marauding warriors from the People of the Mountain who steadfastly refuse to adopt the Great Law.

Dekanawida has prophesied destruction if the warfare continues. As one by one, portents start coming true, Dekanawida has one last chance to convince the People of the Mountain to join the League and save their world from utter destruction.

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As Sonon strode through the evening forest, his black cape parted the sea of frigid air, leaving ice crystals swirling behind him. Every twig on the maples and giant sycamores was sheathed in white. Far out in the trees, owls watched him with their feathers fluffed out for warmth, their eyes shining.
Deep cold was a quiet monster. It slithered into clothing, stiffened leather, and afflicted bones with agony. Its unnaturally silent voice made ears crave even the slightest sound. The sheer vastness of the frozen land pressed down upon him tonight.

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Praise for Kathleen O’Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear and the Novels of North America’s Forgotten Past:

“Sure to keep readers turning the pages… As usual, the Gears, husband-and-wife archaeologists, have enriched and enhanced the gripping plot with plenty of anthropological, archaeological, and historical detail.”  —Booklist on The Dawn Country

“Rich in cultural detail. Both longtime fans and newcomers will be satisfied. Another fine entry in an ambitious, long-running series.”  —Kirkus Reviews on The People of the Longhouse


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About the Author

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, who holds a master’s degree in archaeology, has worked as a professional archaeologist since 1978. He is currently principal investigator for Wind River Archaeological Consultants.

The Gears, whose First North American series hit the international as well as USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists, live in Thermopolis, Wyoming.

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People of the Black Sun
A People of the Longhouse Novel
Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
October 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466815476
ISBN10: 1466815477
384 pages
$7.99

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Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
October 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765326959
ISBN10: 0765326957
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 384 pages
$25.99

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Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
August 2013
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765365606
ISBN10: 076536560X
528 pages
$7.99
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