People of the Black Sun (Hardcover)

By Kathleen O'Neal Gear, W. Michael Gear

Tor Books, 9780765326959, 379pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/27/2013)
Mass Market (8/27/2013)

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Description

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 the Iroquois quartet by award-winning archaeologists and "New York Times "and "USA Today "bestselling authors Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear.

The darkness that Dekanawida has envisioned is drawing closer, and the warring Iroquois nations have refused to listen to his message of peace and compassion. Consumed by madness, Chief Atotarho is determined to subjugate all five nations beginning with Dekanawida's own people, the Standing Stone nation. All who stand in his way will be destroyed.

It is on the field of battle that Dekanawida is given his first real advantage in his quest for peace. A great storm appears to answer his call, scattering Atotarho's forces when they are on the verge of annihilating the Standing Stone People.

Now elevated to the status of Prophet, Dekanawida must call on the aid of old friends Baji and Hiyawento to convince the hostile neighboring clans that the destruction of one nation will mean the end of them all. Can their mission of peace succeed in time to save everyone that they love, or will their world be consumed by darkness?



About the Author

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.


Praise For People of the Black Sun

Praise for Kathleen O’Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear and the Novels of North America’s Forgotten Past:

“Sure to keep readers turning the pages… As usual, the Gears, husband-and-wife archaeologists, have enriched and enhanced the gripping plot with plenty of anthropological, archaeological, and historical detail.”  —Booklist on The Dawn Country

“Rich in cultural detail. Both longtime fans and newcomers will be satisfied. Another fine entry in an ambitious, long-running series.”  —Kirkus Reviews on The People of the Longhouse