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W. Michael Gear

W. Michael Gear
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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. With his wife, Kathleen O’Neal Gear, he has written the international and USA Today bestselling North America's Forgotten Past Series (including People of the Songtrail, People of the Morning Star, Sun Born, Moon Hunt, among others); and Anasazi Mystery Series.

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The Gears discuss their book, People of the Nightland

Author interview with W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear on People of the Nightland, the fourteenth novel in the North America's Forgotten Past series.

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    Star Path

    North America's Forgotten Past

    W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear
    Tor/Forge
    Forge Books

    The fourth novel in the Cahokian story cycle, Star Path is an evocative tale about America’s greatest pre-Columbian city by New York Times bestselling authors W. Michael and Kathleen...

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    Moon Hunt

    North America's Forgotten Past

    W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear
    Tor/Forge
    Forge Books

    Moon Hunt is the third epic tale in the Morning Star series by New York Times bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear. Against the intricate majesty that was...

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    Sun Born

    North America's Forgotten Past

    W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    An old enemy has returned to Cahokia with vengeance in his heart. Will the empire’s living god choose to save his city?

    A thousand years ago, the mighty Cahokian civilization dominated the...

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    People of the Songtrail

    North America's Forgotten Past

    Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear comes an epic story of the first contact between Native Americans and Vikings.

    On...

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    Vikings in North America

    Vikings in North America

    Kathleen O'Neal Gear; W. Michael Gear
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    With VIKINGS IN NORTH AMERICA, W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear, renowned archaeologists and bestselling authors of America's Forgotten Past series, discuss the fascinating myths that compelled...

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    The Dead Man's Doll

    The Dead Man's Doll

    North America's Forgotten Past

    Kathleen O'Neal Gear, W. Michael Gear
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    To free a tortured ghost, a shaman will enter enemy land in the dead of winter. What he discovers is a world of magic unimaginable...

    At the Publisher's request, this title is being...

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    Copper Falcon

    North America's Forgotten Past

    W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    Almost a thousand years ago, the North American continent was dominated by the great civilization known as Cahokia, which ruled a wide swath of land from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. Cahokian...

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    People of the Black Sun

    People of the Black Sun

    North America's Forgotten Past

    Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    A novel of North America's Forgotten Past


    The epic tale that began in The People of the Longhouse draws to a close in People of the Black Sun, the final installation of...

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    The Broken Land

    North America's Forgotten Past

    Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    A novel of North America's Forgotten Past

    Twelve summers after the events of The People of the Longhouse and The Dawn Country, the Iroquois nations remain locked in bitter warfare....

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    The Summoning God

    The Summoning God

    Anasazi Mysteries

    Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    Available in trade paperback for the first time, the second book in the Anasazi Mysteries series by the bestselling authors and archaeologists Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

    Archaeologist...

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    The Dawn Country

    North America's Forgotten Past

    Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear
    Tor/Forge
    Forge Books

    The epic tale that began in People of the Longhouse continues in this second book of the thrilling new Iroquois quartet by New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors and...

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    The Visitant

    The Visitant

    Anasazi Mysteries

    Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    With their bestselling First North Americans series, the Gears have astounded an avid international audience of millions. Now these master storytellers turn to the American Southwest, to one of the...

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    People of the Longhouse

    North America's Forgotten Past

    W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    Six hundred years ago in what would become the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada, five Iroquois tribes were locked in bitter warfare. From the ashes of violence, a great Peacemaker...

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    People of the Masks

    People of the Masks

    North America's Forgotten Past

    Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear
    Tor/Forge
    Forge Books

    As the prophets have foretold, a child of power has been born unto the Turtle People of the Iroquois Nation. The Elders call him False Face Child, for he is the son of a powerful spirit. A living...

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    People of the Mist

    People of the Mist

    North America's Forgotten Past

    Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    With People of the Mist, bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear take us to the Chesapeake Bay of six hundred years ago, when the unprovoked and brutal murder of a young...

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    Children of the Dawnland

    Children of the Dawnland

    Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear
    Tor/Forge
    Forge Books

    The end of the Ice Age: A time of melting glaciers, mass extinctions, unpredictable dangers…and young heroes

    Though only twelve summers old, Twig is a talented Dreamer. Sometimes she has...

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    People of the Raven

    North America's Forgotten Past

    W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear
    Tor/Forge
    Forge Books

    In People of the Raven, award-winning archaeologists and New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear spin a vivid and captivating...

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    People of the River

    North America's Forgotten Past

    W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    People of the River is a gripping new saga of pre-historic America that takes us to the Mississippi Valley and the tribe known as the Mound builders. It is a time of troubles. In Cahokia,...

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    People of the Sea

    North America's Forgotten Past

    Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    Twelve thousand years ago, the glaciers of the Sierra Nevada were melting, destroying the habitat of the mastodons and creating the rich land that would become California. The coastal people struggle...

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    People of the Earth

    North America's Forgotten Past

    W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    Set five thousand years ago and ranging through what is now Montana, Wyoming, northern Colorado, and Utah, People of the Earth follows the migration of the Uto-Aztecan people south out of...

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    People of the Fire

    People of the Fire

    North America's Forgotten Past

    Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    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...

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    People of the Wolf

    People of the Wolf

    North America's Forgotten Past

    Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    A sweeping epic of prehistory, People of the Wolf is another compelling novel in the majestic North America's Forgotten Past series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling...

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    The Betrayal

    The Betrayal

    Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear
    Tor/Forge
    Forge Books

    There is an alternate story of the life of Jesus. One the early Church fathers found so menacing they outlawed the books that documented it, ordered them burned, and threatened anyone found copying...

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    People of the Weeping Eye

    North America's Forgotten Past

    W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear
    Tor/Forge
    Forge Books

    People called Old White the "Seeker," a man never long with any people or place. For years he had wandered, leaving a trail of war, wonder, and broken love in his wake. Now he is headed home, called...

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    Long Ride Home

    W. Michael Gear
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    Theo Belk is the quintessential gunfighter: rootless, ruthless, and deadly. In the fierce and lawless Western frontier of 1874 these traits were what was needed to stay alive. Haunted by the ghosts...

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    Long Ride Home

    W. Michael Gear
    Tor/Forge
    Forge Books

    There is a reason Long Ride Home has remained in print for twenty years. The novel is a classic. The gunman has become a romanticized American icon, but Gear dares to take us inside his...

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    People of the Nightland

    North America's Forgotten Past

    W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear
    Tor/Forge
    Tor Books

    New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear continue the story of North America's Forgotten Past in People of the Nightland, a sweeping...

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