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Kathleen O'Neal Gear

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Kathleen O'Neal Gear was born on October 29, 1954 in Tulare, California. She received a B.A. from California State University in Bakersfield and a M.A. from California State University in Chico. She conducted Ph.D. studies at the University of California in Los Angeles and did post-graduate studies visa mer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. In the 1980's, she worked as the Wyoming state historian, and later as the archaeologist for Wyoming, Kansas and Nebraska. She received the federal government's Special Achievement Award twice for outstanding management of our nation's cultural heritage. She married W. Michael Gear in 1982, and they have collaborated on a series of books for young adults. The theme of these books is ancient civilizations, and the titles include People of the Wolf, People of the Fire, People of the Sea, and People of the Lakes. They own Wind River Archaeologist Consultants, which is a private research firm. She has also written several books by herself including the Women of the West series. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre


Verk av Kathleen O'Neal Gear

People of the Wolf (1992) 1,157 exemplar
People of the Fire (1991) 762 exemplar
People of the Earth (1992) 693 exemplar
People of the River (1992) 622 exemplar
People of the Lakes (1994) 544 exemplar
People of the Sea (1993) 528 exemplar
The Visitant (1999) 481 exemplar
People of the Lightning (1995) 430 exemplar
People of the Silence (1996) 419 exemplar
People of the Mist (1997) 393 exemplar
People of the Masks (1998) 386 exemplar
People of the Raven (2004) 327 exemplar
People of the Owl (2003) 323 exemplar
The Summoning God (2000) 293 exemplar
Bone Walker (2001) 259 exemplar
People of the Moon (2005) 249 exemplar
People of the Nightland (2007) 249 exemplar
People of the Weeping Eye (2008) 212 exemplar
People of the Thunder (2009) 212 exemplar
Dark Inheritance (2000) 199 exemplar
Raising Abel (2002) 159 exemplar
People of the Longhouse (2010) 151 exemplar
It Sleeps in Me (2005) 143 exemplar
It Wakes in Me (2006) 116 exemplar
The Dawn Country (2011) 97 exemplar
This Widowed Land (1993) 85 exemplar
Sand in the Wind (1990) 81 exemplar
The Broken Land (2012) 75 exemplar
People of the Black Sun (2012) 71 exemplar
Fire the Sky (2011) 68 exemplar
Children of the Dawnland (2009) 62 exemplar
It Dreams in Me (2007) 61 exemplar
Thin Moon and Cold Mist (1995) 60 exemplar
A Searing Wind (2012) 48 exemplar
Cries from the Lost Island (2020) 43 exemplar
Maze Master (2018) 25 exemplar
People of the Canyons (2020) 22 exemplar
Moon Hunt (2017) — Författare — 17 exemplar
The Ice Orphan (2022) 10 exemplar
Comes a Green Sky (2009) 6 exemplar
Copper Falcon (2014) 6 exemplar
The Dead Man's Doll (2015) 3 exemplar
Vikings in North America (2015) 3 exemplar

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I found the plot line of the book to be interesting as well as quite unique. We have a serial killer murder mystery set among the Anasazi peoples with an archaeology crew excavating his victim hundreds of years later. It was a solid mystery that became even more compelling as it went along. Stone Ghost was the best character...a gifted detective with a well-rounded knowledge of psychology, even if he was a bit eccentric. It was difficult to guess the killer, but the clues were all there and yet the ending was still surprising. The story actually runs in two plotlines, modern times and historical times, connected by the place that once was a village but now is an archaeological dig site. The one thing that I thought was unnecessary and brought the story down a bit for me, as well as losing the book a 5-star rating, was the way the author chose to introduce and give the reader a picture of the two main characters. The archaeologist was brilliant, but he was instantly reduced to the pages of a "bodice-ripper" book when the author described him in great detail as "a blond, rugged, muscular Adonis". I was now waiting for his "goddess" to appear and didn't have too long to wait. She, of course was described as"A full breasted, small waisted equally brilliant scholar">/i>. How did that really matter? Well, except that they were brilliant scholars and capable of solving the murders. Turns out that it really didn't matter what either of them looked like...they hated each other at first sight and throughout most of the story...but you probably know how long the "hated" lasted and where all that was heading. The author also brought forth the interesting question of science versus spiritual belief, but never explored it any further. The perfect opportunity was there several times. She had created two expert characters that could have added their individual views and knowledge on this question to the story. The majority of the book was 4-star worthy but a little less of the "blond, rugged Adonis" and "full breasted, small waisted" descriptions and more about the ancient peoples and the killer would have brought this story up to a solid 5-star read.… (mer)
Carol420 | 6 andra recensioner | Nov 6, 2023 |
Review: People of The Thunder by W. Michael Gear 4* 06/10/2023

I've always enjoyed the Gear's North America's creative style of writing. I like the information and the description of Native Americans' lives and beliefs that flow throughout their books. They also gathered some data on the archaeology and cultures of these people through sites out of the Mississippi Valley and other regions.
The scene is set around 1300 A.D. I liked their characters and the story plot. The rivalry between neighboring tribes held both scenes of violence and deception. Their historical fiction was great and interesting. Old White and Trader continue their adventures as they approach Split City and their other destinations.… (mer)
Juan-banjo | 3 andra recensioner | Oct 6, 2023 |
I loved this trilogy so much, I can't believe it's not talked about more! They're a wonderful marriage of science fiction and prehistoric fiction, where extinct human races are brought back to ride out a scientifically induced Ice Age after the Earth undergoes a climate apocalypse.

I was absolutely hooked on this third book. Hard to discuss without spoilers but you're kept in absolute suspense for ages about the fate of certain characters and I loved the various arcs for faves from books 1 and 2.

I'm not sure if this was meant to be a trilogy or a longer series. The end certainly left it open enough for more of the larger picture story but still had a satisfying conclusion for the personal journeys of the main cast. I sincerely hope we get more, there's a lot more I want to know!
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parasolofdoom | Oct 3, 2023 |
People of the Moon was a beautifully written book, but it just didn't hook me into the series.

My rating is based on my experience with the book - it was absolutely beautifully written and I am totally amazed at how well built this world is, but I wasn't hooked. I struggled to keep picking this book and continue working my way through it. I had hoped I would like this book because I have heard great things about this series, but I just couldn't get into it.

This story has love, revenge, fighting, war, drama, and basically everything you want in a good soap-opera/historical novel. The book is incredibly long though, so if you want a quick read this might not be for you.

People of the Moon had "Game of Thrones" syndrome on me - lots of characters that I couldn't keep straight, but clearly a well thought out story. The names of the characters are more names of items (which makes sense historically) but it threw me off everytime I went back to it. I couldn't remember which characters did what, and I had to keep re-reading pieces over and over. For me, that's a dealbreaker in a book. For my friends, they live for it!

This book is for a particular type of reader, so be aware of what you like to read before picking it up. If you are like me and you like super not complex storylines, then this book might not be for you! But, if you want a complex novel with lots of action and drama, pick this up! It is a great book, it's just not a series I should personally read!

Overall, this book was to long and drawn out for me. It's still a great book and I want to applaud the others for how amazing it is! It's just not for me!

One out of five stars - It was way to hard to continue reading this book.

I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
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Briars_Reviews | Aug 4, 2023 |



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