People of the Thunder

People of the Thunder

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By 1300 AD, the Sky Hand people had crushed 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 great walls. Great armies are on the march and a 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 of the vanished Mississippian mound builders' civilisation comes to life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 104.14 x 167.64 x 30.48mm | 226.8g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 076535294X
  • 9780765352941
  • 155,555

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"Set in the 1300s largely in what is now Alabama and Mississippi, this complex novel tracks three wanderers' quest to create peace in violent times. Blended with the carefully drawn suspense of court intrigues, colourful characters and sharp plot twists, this is a terrific tale." - Publishers Weekly"show more

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 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.show more

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4 35% (270)
3 12% (96)
2 1% (11)
1 1% (7)
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