People of the Lightning: A Novel of North America's Forgotten Past

People of the Lightning: A Novel of North America's Forgotten Past

by Kathleen O'Neal Gear, W. Michael Gear
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People of the Lightning 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting story about two clans of native people in Fla and the spirit world that they live in.
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reececo331 More than 1 year ago
A divergent story from the normal formula of "people" series... Don't worry fans you still have a found object "Turtle bone doll", and you still have a fantastic story with loveable characters. the divergence of the story is that the story is "told" by an elder, orally. Its a hillarious break in the story as the elder looses his train of thought and suggests other stories he has not yet related. It is a unique aspect of the story that makes it so memmorable. Musslewhite is a War Leader of the Windy Cove Village, devistated by continual raids and attacks on the village, and its warriors, by her ex-lover (husband) Cottonmouth. Cottonmouth is a ruthless, dominering personality, that wants to bring destruction to the world. Cottonmouth in revenge and political domination has attacked all neighboring villages in an attempt to either exterminate the people aposing his beliefs, or encorporating him in his tribe. Diver is Musslewhites husband for the past 25 years, after fathering 12 of her children, the devistation of the village and a final attack has left them with only 2 children left. Pondwader our hero and dreamer of the story is unique story a true albino, white skinned, white haired, and pink eyed. Pondwader is nearly blind, restricted to long robes for his fair skin clumsy in his travels. But by the visits of Turtle bone doll learns to become one of the greatest dreamers of his time as he learns to flash, thunder and heal the world around him. The supporting cast of characters brings humour and intimate momments as the struggle for the survival of the world hangs in the balance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy reading about the native americans history.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read most of the 'People of...' series and found this storyline somewhat strained and lacking complexity. The characters and their uniqueness as a people take a bit too long differentiating themselves from any other of the Gear characters in any other Gear novel. However, the story picked up toward the last third of the novel and was interesting enough to read to conclusion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was extremely interesting book, and I loved the characters. The author did a really good job in describing events and rituals. It felt like I was there at times. Especially when the 'Lightning' birds came down. Super story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read quite a few of Gears books and this one was the first one that I read. I could not put it down. It is touching and adventureous. The characters of the book become extremely real. This book is the one that got me hooked to the series. read it.