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People of the Raven

People of the Raven

A Novel of North America's Forgotten Past

North America's Forgotten Past

W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear

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 tale around one of the most controversial archaeological discoveries in the world, the Kennewick Man---a Caucasoid male mummy dating back more than 9,000 years---found in the Pacific Northwest on the banks of the Columbia River.

A white man in North America more than 9,000 years ago? What was he doing there?

With the terrifying grandeur of melting glaciers as a backdrop, People of the Raven shows animals and humans struggling for survival amidst massive environmental change. Mammoths, mastodons, and giant lions have become extinct, and Rain Bear, the chief of Sandy Point Village, knows his struggling Raven People may be next.

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Spur Awards - Winner

People of the Raven

The pale blue halo of dawn arced over the eastern horizon and shimmered on the high snowcapped peaks. Mother Ocean still lay in shadow, her voice soft this morning, a bare purl of sound. White...

Praise for People of the Raven

“I idly picked up the People of the Raven and began reading. Five hours later I was still at it, totally engrossed. I haven't read a novel this good in a long, long time. People of the Raven draws you into a magnificent, sweeping world---America, circa 7300 B.C.---that is so real you can almost breath in the air of it. It tells a big hearted story of war and peace, love and violence, with a cast of richly drawn characters. This is a novel that will stay with you for years---I guarantee it.” —Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Relic

People of the Owl...cements the Gears' place in Jean Auel's genre of prehistoric fiction.” —Romantic Times (4 stars)

“Extraordinary...The Gears colorfully integrate authentic archaeological and anthropological details with a captivating story replete with romance, intrigue, mayhem, and a nail-biting climax.” —Library Journal on People of the Owl


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W. Michael Gear and 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.

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 Morning Star, People of the Songtrail, 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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