The Dawn Country
Book Two of the People of the Longhouse SeriesNorth America's Forgotten Past
Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear
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On Sale: 11/29/2011
ISBN: 9780765359803384 Pages
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 archaeologists Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear.
War Chief Koracoo and Deputy Gonda of the Standing Stone People have successfully rescued their children, Odion and Tutelo, from Gannajero the Trader. Known as the Crow, Gannajero is a figure out of nightmare—a witch who steals children. Odion's friend Wrass is still held captive, along with several other children, in Gannajero's camp, and Koracoo and Gonda are determined to save them all.
This time, Koracoo and Gonda have allies: a battle-weary Mohawk war chief and a Healer from the People of the Dawnland, who have also lost children to Gannajero. These bitter enemies must learn to trust each other and find common ground. Will they be able to put their differences aside and rescue the children before they are sold and carried off to distant villages—and lost to their families and homes forever?
With their trademark mastery of American prehistory, Kathleen and Michael Gear tell a very human story of love and courage set against the backdrop of violent and endemic warfare of the Iroquois nations prior to the founding of the League of the Iroquois.
The Dawn Country
Nightfall had silenced the mountains. No owls hooted; no trees snapped in the cold wind that swayed the branches. There was only the faint roar of the fire in the distance.
Sonon pulled his black...
Praise for The Dawn Country
“The multitalented Gears, husband-and-wife archaeologists and bestselling authors, score a literary bull's-eye as they weave another vivid narrative thread into their stunning tapestry of Native Americana…. The Gears continue do a magnificent job of advancing a fascinating historical chronicle via action, adventure, and archaeology.” —Booklist on People of the Longhouse
“Rich in cultural detail… Both longtime fans and newcomers will be satisfied. Another fine entry in an ambitious, long-running series.” —Kirkus Reviews on People of the Longhouse-