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People of the Fire

People of the Fire

A Novel of North America's Forgotten Past

North America's Forgotten Past

Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear

Tor Books

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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 young dreamer and a fearless woman warrior unite to lead their people to a magnificent destiny.

A towering epic filled with tragedy and triumph, courage and conflict, People of the Fire is the second compelling novel in a majestic saga of America's first peoples.


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People of the Fire

BOOK ONE
The Harrowing of the Child
"To Power, time means nothing. Everything belongs to the Spiral--be it the path of the universe, the rotation of the Starweb. itself, or the path of Father...

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Praise for People of the Fire

“The Gears continue their superbly researched and rendered North America's Forgotten Past series. People of the Thunder is a good place to jump in and begin enjoying the authors' talents.” —Booklist

“A compelling narrative that reanimates and breathes new life into a neglected era of Native American history. This is historical fiction at its best.” —Booklist on People of the Weeping Eye

“Drawing on their backgrounds in archaeology, the Gears vividly recreate Paleolithic America in this enchanting and instructive novel.” —Publishers Weekly on People of the Nightland

People of the Raven is a good read for those of us intrigued by the earliest Americans.” —Tony Hillerman, New York Times bestselling author

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

“Flowing imagination, storytelling marvels. The Gears have a fine time drawing the various interclan rivalries and clashes of cultures.” —Kirkus Reviews on People of the Masks

“A first-rate murder mystery, anthropological information on pre-European Native America, a slight dash of sex (mostly innocent), and plenty of politics. Whew! The amazing thing is that it is all done so well.” —Booklist (starred review) on People of the Mist

“Riveting historical fiction series on pre-Columbian North America.” —New Mexico Magazine on People of the Silence

“Brilliantly written. An excellent and entertaining way to relive the ancient history of North America. Fascinating, exciting, and educational.” —Lake Worth Herald on People of the Lightning

“An adventure saga imbued with a wealth of historical detail.” —Publishers Weekly on People of the Lakes

“Adventure, survival, romance, and fantasy all painted on a historical canvas. The story transports readers into another time and place.” —School Library Journal on People of the Sea

“A story we cannot afford to ignore.” —The Washington Post on People of the River

“The action is intense and satisfying and the characters are vividly portrayed.” —VOYA on People of the Fire

“Rewarding reading to anyone interested in exploring the lives of the earliest inhabitants of North America. Fascinating.” —Locus on People of the Wolf

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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 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 Longhouse, The Dawn Country, 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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