People of the Moon
They were called the Chaco Anasazi. They built thirty-foot-wide roads that crossed miles of mountains and mesas and constructed five-story buildings. Their priests and warriors presided over conquered populations via an extensive system of signal towers that could send messages across the vast distances day or night. Warriors could be dispersed to quell any rebellion within hours of the start of an uprising. The moon had reached its maximum three times since the Chacoans conquered the First Moon People. The Chaco matrons had built their Great House high atop First Moon Mountain and their red-shirted warriors stalked arrogantly through the villages. But the gods can only stand so much human arrogance.
- Hardback | 512 pages
- 162.56 x 236.22 x 33.02mm | 771.1g
- 28 Oct 2005
- St Martin's Press
- New York, United States
"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 bighearted 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 "Brimstone" on" People of the Raven" ""People of the Raven, " at one level, is the recreation of a lost and forgotten civilization by two noted archaeologists. But this story of Kennewick Man also involves an important legal battle pending in the U.S. Supreme Court and is a good read for those of us intrigued by the earliest Americans."--Tony Hillerman, "New York Times" bestselling author of the Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Novels on "People of the Raven""Richly imagined . . . They succeed in blending a great deal of information about how these hunter-gatherers lived together with the universal search for love, power, and wisdom. It's a combination that will surely satisfy readers."--"Publishers Weekly "on "People of the Raven" "[The Gears] go where few have gone before, weaving bodice-ripping . . . tempest-tossed tale of lust and savagery around a pre-Columbian culture."--"The Oklahoman" on "People of the Raven" "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" ""People of the Owl" . . . cements the Gears' place in Jean Auel's genre of prehistoric fiction."--"Romantic Times"" (4 stars) "The prehistoric epic at its finest, with a gripping plot, lots of action, well-developed characters, and a wealth of authentic historical facts. Strong relationships, thrilling action, and fascinating detail."--"Booklist" on "People of the Masks"
About 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, who holds a master's degree in archaeology, has worked as a professional archaeologist since 1978. He is currently principal investigator for Wind River Archaeological Consultants. The Gears, whose First North American Series and Anasazi Mystery Series, are both international as well as USA Today bestsellers live in Thermopolis, Wyoming.