People of the Thunder
By 1300 AD, the Sky Hand people had crushed and enslaved the Albaamaha people and built their high-walled capital, Split Sky City, to dominate towns up and down the Black Warrior River. But a violent wind is brewing that may topple the city's mighty walls. Great armies are on the march and a cunning new leader, Smoke Shield, has risen. He will lead the Sky Hand people either to stunning triumph or to bloody doom. A novel of desperate political intrigue and spiritual power, "People of the Thunder" once again demonstrates the Gears' mastery of American prehistory. Explore the ancestral heritage of the Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Yuchi peoples as the majesty and genius of the vanished Mississippian mound builders' civilization comes to life.
- Hardback | 384 pages
- 162.56 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 771.1g
- 06 Jan 2009
- St Martin's Press
- New York, United States
Other books in this series
"Drawing on their backgrounds in archaeology, the Gears vividly re-create Paleolithic America in this enchanting and instructive novel." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY ON PEOPLE OF THE NIGHTLAND "One of the best novels in the whole series. The Gears have consistently captured early Native American life with precision, detail, and narrative excitement, but in People of the Moon they reveal their skills to even sharper effect." - BOOKLIST"
About 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.