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

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

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reececo331 More than 1 year ago
People of the Sea (North America's Forgotten Past, #5) Gear, W. Michael Gear. Kathleen O'neal  The People of the Sea are a great story of survival and surrender. How the mammoth was destroyed and how man was saved.  Kestrel is a young woman abused by her Trader husband Lambkill. After years of abuse and loneliness Kestrel falls in love with her "Cousin Iceplant" whom believes they are not cousins because he draws his birth line through his mother. The relationship has brought Lambkill to the edge of insanity. Lambkill hunts down Kestrel and Iceplant, in a misplaced trust, he kills Iceplant, and Kestrel runs away, only to give birth in desolation. Running for her life Kestrel is drawn into the wiles of power. From the birth of her daughter, and infant son, to the man she soon learns to love, Sunchatcher the greatest dreamer of the people of the sea. Sunchatcher has tried to change the balance of the world, in an attempt to save mammoths, and balance the sides of dark and light. But he is being witched, and just does not know it. Our heroes are drawn down a dark path, with murder, intrigue and deception. Character list: People of the sea   Dreamer: Sunchaser: greatest dreamer of the people, startedthe mammoth dance. Finds that life has a different pattern for him then heexpected.   Kestrel: banished from her tribe because of incest. Motherof twins, left one twin unnamed boy to save her daughter. She is drawn by powerover the wilderness to the cave of Sunchaser.   IcePlant: “cousin”of Kestrel and lover, is tricked intoleading her husband to her believing that he will live peacefully with her.   Goodplume: Sunchaser’s ...aunt, old dreamer, teaches him todream, and cares for the butternut village.   Cacthstraw: false dreamer, challenges Sunchaser out ofjealously. He twists the maze and becomes a witch. His bid for power turns himto a brutal reality that leads him down a dark path.   Lambkill: husband of Kestrel, trader, very brutal man,hunting Kestrel. He is obsessed man because of the death of his mother at hisfather’s hands.   Tannin: Younger brother of Lambkill follows his brother onthe trail of Kestrel hoping that he can help both of them.   Twisting cloud girl: Kestrels daughter seems to have been touched by power.   The boy: the youngest dreamer, never to be born before hehas to learn to sacrifice to save the spiral.   TheMan: (Wolf Dreamer): talks to the boy, and works to sendmessages to SunChaser helping him see beyond the maze and help balance thespiral.   Oxbalm: leader of the Otter people. Oxbalm is a peacefulman who wants to help balance the world, but is lost in the dynamic forces.   Sumac: Oxbalm’s wife and aid in guiding the Otter people.   Horseweed: Oxbalm’s grandson, and a young warrior wantingto help his people.   Power object: Sunchaser’s maze, given to him by Wolfdreamer when he nearly died of an illness, he believed that through it allpeople can reach the realm of the dead.  
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I was there with this historical tale. The Gears made it real and spell bounding. Loved the good and hated the bad. Best ending with hope that America will put more importance on our wonderful ancesters.
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FlutterbyeLover More than 1 year ago
Love this book, but all the 'people' books are wonderful
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Gears do it again! Combining history with archeology. A way of "seeing" how people lived in early North America. How they lived day to day. What they believed in. How it affected their lives.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been reading books of this nature for years and I am completely satisfied with this series. I have read seven '7' of the books, just started no.8 and can't wait to get to the next one. I am so captivated by each book. When reading I always put myself in one of the characters ... I have cried in each book so far, more than once in some. I have recommended this series so all my book reading friends. Please keep up the awesome writing. Love them all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The love the books in this series. They is so much action, never a dull moment. I never have to wonder how many pages left until I'm finished with the stupid book - on the contrary, I'm disappointed that it has to end. Of all the Native American books, this one is my favorite...so far, I still haven't finished the series & I'm not stopping until I do. I've recommended this novel to every book lover I know.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first read this series, I was thinking it was alright. But, when I read 'People of the Sea' I began to really love this series. I recommend this book to everyone who love historical books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed being back in time with the characters in the books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book had me captivated from the moment i picked it up. i had never even considered reading a book of this sort. it holds the answers to many questions. im hooked!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I gotten hooked on reading the Gear's books and on prehistoric peoples and life. I loved reading The People of the Sea and The People of the Wolf! 2 of my top 5 favorites. :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read this series over 5 times and still have not gotten tired of it. The Gears have done a wonderful job of portraying native people as it might have been. I have not found any series to equal this one
Guest More than 1 year ago
After finishing the book I felt like it should keep going. The characters were so real that it was difficult to think that the story was ended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A HEARTPOUNDING,ROLLERCOASTER RIDE OF EMOTIONS.I HAD A HARD TIME PUTING IT DOWN. IT DRAWS A GOOD PICTURE OF THE PAST,&PUTS YOU THERE WITH THE CHARACTERS.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a thrilling book that would not let me put it down. After finishing it I felt a sense that I wanted it to go on. The character in the story, Kestrel, was no longer a part of my life and I missed her.