People of the Weeping Eye: Book One of the Moundville Duology

People of the Weeping Eye: Book One of the Moundville Duology

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People of the Weeping Eye: Book One of the Moundville Duology by W. Michael Gear, Kathleen O'Neal Gear

People called Old White the "Seeker," a man never long with any people or place. For years he had wandered, leaving a trail of war, wonder, and broken love in his wake. Now he is headed home, called back by visions of chaos, blood, and fire. But there is more to the Seeker than most know. He is a man driven by a secret so terrible it may topple the greatest city in North America.

When the far-off Katsinas told Old White it was time to go home, he had no idea that his journey would take him to the head of the Mississippi, where he would encounter the mystical Two Petals--a youngsoul woman obsessed with Spirit Power, who lives life backwards. But before Two Petals can find her way out of the future, Old White must heal the rift in her tortured soul. To do so, he will need the help of Trader, a loner consumed by his own dark past.

People of the Weeping Eye is an epic set against the might and majesty of the great Mississippian Chiefdoms. New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear have breathed new life into North America's Forgotten Past with a sweeping saga that will forever change your appreciation of our country.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466815643
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 12/02/2008
Series: North America's Forgotten Past Series
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 125,824
File size: 2 MB

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.


W. Michael Gear, who holds a master's degree in archaeology, has worked as a professional archaeologist since 1978. He is currently principal investigator for Wind River Archaeological Consultants. With his wife, Kathleen O’Neal Gear, he has written the international and USA Today bestselling First North Americans Series and Anasazi Mystery Series.
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. With her husband, W. Michael Gear, she is the co-author of many books, including 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. She and her husband live in Thermopolis, WY.

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People of the Weeping Eye 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MaMack More than 1 year ago
A great read. Makes you stop and think about what people will be saying about us in the years to come
reececo331 More than 1 year ago
the begining of the adventure, morning dove is married and stolen, enslaved, and tortured, only to find her strength to be a good matron. two petals the contrary is found, lost and begins to control her power. Trader begins the journey home, only to be tested, tempted, and finds himself resolute. Old white has his secret, and his knowledge to guide them through. the great beginning of an epic story.
Deannajc More than 1 year ago
Why isn't this book available in e book format? The sequel is so this doesn't make much sense to me.
FrancisLH More than 1 year ago
This book is for those with some knowledge of the Indians of the South and Southeast. It could be confusing for those without this knowledge. Some of this confusion is due to the complexity of these tribes and their societies. The Gears have written many books about the origins of the American Indians. I always watch for the next book by these authors and enjoy them. I do not see this as the best book they have written but I will follow this series. Archeology consists of a few facts, educated guesses, and an active imagination. The Gears possess all of these in abundance. The hard and meticulous work required to amass the "facts" is easily underestimated. The study and research required to make the "educated guesses" requires much time and effort. I feel the Gears have not stinted on this hard work. I wish there had been a little more early clarification of the dominant tribes which would have saved me a lot of flipping back to check which character belonged to which tribe. Overall I found this book enjoyable and was glad to read more by these authors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Daughter asked for this book, so we assume she enjoyed it. The service and delivery was excellent.
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RaeCB More than 1 year ago
Fantastic book. Caught my attention from the very first page. Wasn't able to put it down. Can't wait to read People of the Thunder. I have read every book the Gear's have written & I am never disappointed. Their attention to detail in People of the Weeping Eye make you feel you are right there with the characters. I would highly recommend this book!
Bloomingnettles More than 1 year ago
The different story lines going on at the same time makes for a great read as well as the symbolism. By almost 'accident' you learn some facts of that time by them inserted into the novel. Very enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great saga of early Native American life
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again the characters in this book grab your attention, once you've sorted them out and remembered their names, and it becomes a book you don't want to put down. The Indian lore is familiar, the characters very believable and exciting. I liked the book, in part, because of the locations of it's origin, the mound cities, the rivers and area of the country. The Gears seem to be inside their characters and what is going on and once you finish this book you'll want to have the sequel ready to go. I haven't finished that one yet but it's worth buying to have as a set with this one. Love, violence, murder, intrigue, politics, family life and strife, it's all in these two books. Enjoy!
addicted_reader More than 1 year ago
My personal library contains every bood written by the Gears. I particularly like them because of their archaeology background and story weaving abilities. This book is Part I of II. It takes a while to get the story really rolling but by the end...I'm ready for the second half to come out!
debjay More than 1 year ago
I love the style of writing beginning with the archaeological dig that connects the ancient world to our modern day. The Gears have such a talent for imagining the characters and their lives from the archaeological evidence. I have the whole series beginning with the prehistoric novels and wait expectantly for the new books. I can't put the book done once I start reading it, so it is a quick read. The characters are very real and the picture of their civilization that the Gears paint is so realistic, I feel like I'm right there. The Gears are great story tellers.
Bookworm79 More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the Gears' book and was disappointed with this one.

I don't know if it was because I was so excited for this one's release and had placed it on a pedestal it didn't deserve or what. It doesn't read as smoothly as earlier works and I was frequently lost. I had a hard time keeping the story line and characters straight. I kept having to go back a few pages and re-read sections to understand what was going on.

There is no climax (the second book is People of the Thunder) and it does leave you at a point where you want to read more. It didn't really get interesting for me until after the kidnapping of one of the characters, which is about halfway through the book. That's when the plot seemed to come together a little easier and I started to really be able to follow where the Gears were going.

This is a good book in that the Gears once again lived up to their reputation of writing extremely detailed and well-researched, fact-based fiction. However, if you're looking for something which requires a lot of concentration and focus in order to keep the story straight, this would be the book for you.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Almost a millennium ago, an advanced civilization existed on what is now the Moundsville section of Alabama. Split Sky City had one thousand inhabitants with giant palisades and mounds built as a gate to protect the citizens. Like suburbs, additional villages were located nearby along the river and occasionally one tribe conquered another. Alligator Town has been attacked and the Chief Clan of the Sky People avenges them with a daring raid. --- While this is transpiring, Trader, who left the city after killing his brother, also left behind the woman he loves. He becomes a Trader journeying far and wide seeing things few men have ever observed. In one village, he hits the mother lode of copper, and meets Old White also known as Seeker. Old White also left the city under a cloud he too became a Trader reaching the Aztec Civilization in the south and the icy tundra in the north. His dreams led him to Two Petals, a powerful mystic, who sees and acts the opposite way of most people. Seeker is going home with Two Petals to redress an old wrong. Trader joins them because the Power moves him to help prevent a catastrophe from happening. --- This book ends with a cliffhanger as the tale of Trader, Seeker, and Two Petals will continue in the next First North Americans saga People of the Thunder. Once again the Gears bring alive an ancient North American civilization this time showing somewhat how the Moundsville tribes and the people near the head of the Mississippi lived based on archeological historical information. The research is impeccable but does not overwhelm the story as the key characters are superbly developed especially when they undergo trials and tribulations. Although no climax occurs, fans of the series and those of Jean Auel will relish the vivid details of the PEOPLE OF THE WEEPING EYE. --- Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the People books.I waited for a long time for this book and It was up to their great standard. The story was well told and the decriptions was great. I recommend this book and all of the others.I wish that People of the Thuner would be out very soon.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book made me truely sad. I Love these authors and waited breathlessly for this book. WHAT HAPPENED ? It just doesnt read smoothly, I just kept asking what ? I had too keep going back and forth it was all a bit confusing. Then the way it ends just made me want to throw the book away and ask if the Gears really wrote this..
Guest More than 1 year ago
Set around the mound builders civilization that existed six hundred years ago in the eastern United States, this book is just plain great reading. Rich characters and gorgeous descriptions make it riveting.