People of the Black Sun: A People of the Longhouse Novel

People of the Black Sun: A People of the Longhouse Novel

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People of the Black Sun: A People of the Longhouse Novel by W. Michael Gear, Kathleen O'Neal Gear

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765365606
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 08/27/2013
Series: North America's Forgotten Past Series
Pages: 507
Sales rank: 187,603
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.79(h) x 1.11(d)

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.

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People of the Black Sun: A People of the Longhouse Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Wenchlady43 More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the "People of" books over the years. The stories are great and hold my interest. The authors put a lot of work into the research for each book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Gear's people of series of books are must reads. If you have not had the chance to read them you must put it on your list of books to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never been disappointed in any of the People of series! I realize it's fiction but the Gears have so much science behind their books, I easily get lost.
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ZeldaMI More than 1 year ago
I've never been disappointed by a book written by the Gears and this one is no exception. It takes a few minutes to remember all the characters from the previous Longhouse books, but it all comes back and then some. What a riveting story to complete the series. You have monstrous villans, brave heros and heroines and the story just sparks with action. I would highly recommend the book and if you haven't read the previous books of the series I would tell you that you should and you will be glad that you took the time to do so. I can't wait for a new People book to come out.
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I love, love, love these authors, but this series was one of the most disappointing reads I've ever had! This HUGE buildup and, what I believe, to be one of the biggest cop-outs of every author of pre-historic people have ever used.....the eclipse...skip this entire series...
reececo331 More than 1 year ago
I have to read this book a second time immediately because of the scope and nature of the story. I am blown away by the imagery of the majestic scope of the battles, and adventures that have occurred to the characters with in the long house series. I had drawn out hope that Cord had survived the ambush of his war party after their desperate salvation of the People of the Yellowtail village, and Bur Oak village. I was so overwhelmed in the devastation that Atotharho brought to the people, how so many was barely surviving by their fingernails breath. I was lost in the story of Baji and Sky Massager that it took a while to realize that she was like Sonon, and although seen by many of the characters it was she who was lost in the battle and consumed by Atotharho... I love the fact that despite the desire of a writer to bring a good end to the dramatic story that they allowed Atotharho to come to his authentic reality. This story brings appreciation to the acts of peace makers throughout the world. Sky Messager like Gandhi had to endure and face things that a normal man cannot bear to endure, and to come out without seeking his own personal needs. Yes it is a fitting end to the series that did blow me a way as I cried in the morning while I turned the last few pages I desperately needed to finish to just to see how it all turned out.