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It Wakes in Me

In Me Series (Volume 2)

Kathleen O'Neal Gear

Tor Books

According to the tradition of the Black Falcon People, each person has three souls: the eye soul, which stays with the body forever; the shadow soul, where all evil is leeched and shed at death; and the reflection soul, where the spirit lives on among the Blessed ancestors in the Land of the Dead, pure and clean. On rare occasions, a shadow soul can take over a stranger's body and commit hideous crimes.
            Sora, the High Chieftess of the Black Falcon Nation, has been plagued with blackouts and fits since her seventh winter. As her world goes black, two gleaming eyes burn inside her. Sora calls these occurrences the Midnight Fox; she remembers nothing of what happens when they take her. Now rival clans have accused her of seven murders, including the killing of her friend, the Loon People's war chief. As animosity toward Sora and the Black Falcon Nation abounds, she must find the necessary healing for her soul and mind, the courage to lead her people, and the strength to save her own life.

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It Wakes in Me
1A SHIMMERING DUST OF RADIANCE, FAINT VOICES, A FLOATING sensation ... but that's all.I can't feel my heart beating. My lungs don't seem to be moving air.Where is my body?For a time, I allow myself to ride the waves of light while I search for my hands, my legs ... my face.Nothing.I am gone. The world has vanished, and along with it, everyone and everything I have ever loved.An ugly, high-pitched voice whispers, "You killed my father ... . I hate you ... . Mother hates you ... . You deserve to die ... ."Grief shivers the brilliance, and it turns white-hot, blinding. Who is that?
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“Once again, Kathleen O'Neal Gear has brought alive with extraordinary vividness and realism the lives of the first Americans in her splendid novel, It Wakes in Me. I read this dramatic and haunting novel in one sitting. Gear is more effective than any time-machine in transporting the reader back to the vast, beautiful, and unspoiled world of prehistoric North America.”—Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author of Tyrannosaur Canyon and coauthor of The Book of the Dead
 
“This dramatic and involving story will transport readers to another time, where women were the power players in society. The historical detail and vivid descriptions make this a fascinating and compelling read.”--Romantic Times BookClub Magazine on It Wakes in Me
 
“A multi-layered, complex plot with lushly evocative prose and darkly erotic passages.”—Booklist on It Wakes in Me
 
“Vivid . . . Gear provides plenty of intrigue . . . and spices things up now and then with steamy, erotic passages.”—Kirkus Reviews on It Wakes in Me

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Kathleen O'Neal 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. With her husband, W. Michael Gear, she is the co-author of many books, including 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. She and her husband live in Thermopolis, WY.
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It Wakes in Me

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