People of the Fire: A Novel of North America's Forgotten Past (Mass Market Paperbound)

A Novel of North America's Forgotten Past

By Kathleen O'Neal Gear, W. Michael Gear

Tor Books, 9780812521504, 480pp.

Publication Date: December 15, 1991

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Description

Seven thousand years ago, major climactic change was ushering in a 3,500 year drought. For a small band of pioneers in what is now Wyoming and the Montana Mountains, it was a time of fire. As they struggled valiantly to keep their ancestors' dreams alive in an unforgiving, drought-stricken land, a heroic young dreamer and a fearless woman warrior united to lead their people to a magnificent destiny.

A towering epic filled with tragedy and triumph, courage and conflict, "People of the Fire" is another compelling novel in the majestic North America's Forgotten Past series from "New York Times" and "USA Today "bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear.



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 Fire: A Novel of North America's Forgotten Past

"A compelling re-creation of a time before history when man and nature were linked." --Robert Jordan, author of The Eye of the World

"Full-bodied. Steeped in native American lore, culture and mysticism. The narrative is finely detailed and each of the major figures becomes individualized; readers will feel their tragedies and their triumphs."--Booklist on People of the Fire



"Full-bodied. Steeped in native American lore, culture and mysticism. The narrative is finely detailed and each of the major figures becomes individualized."

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