The Broken Land (Hardcover)
A People of the Longhouse Novel
Tor Books, 9780765326942, 368pp.
Publication Date: January 3, 2012
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. Atotarho, the cannibal-sorcerer who leads the People of the Hills, schemes to set into motion a cataclysmic battle that threatens to destroy the Iroquoian world. His warriors spread fear and death wherever they go, taking captives and burning villages to the ground.
Only five people are brave enough to challenge Atotarho. Odion, Wrass, Tutelo, Baji, and Zateri, kidnapped as children and sold into slavery, are now grown, and they have forged a desperate alliance that just might be strong enough to stop the madman.
Odion, now a disgraced warrior known as Dekanawida or Sky Messenger, must convince his people that his visions of a great darkness will mean total destruction for all. His friend Wrass, who has become War Chief Hiyawento, and a powerful clan matron, Jigonsaseh, are his only hope. They must find a way to bring five warring nations together.
Award-winning archaeologists and "New York Times "and "USA Today "bestselling authors Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear continue their retelling of the story of the Peacemaker, one of North America's most beautiful epics in "The Broken Land." Dekanawida's message of compassion and spiritual unity is as powerful today as it was six hundred years ago--perhaps even more so.
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“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
“Rich in cultural detail…. Both longtime fans and newcomers will be satisfied. Another fine entry in an ambitious, long-running series.” —Kirkus Reviews