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People of the Fire (The First North Americans series, Book 2) Mass Market Paperback – December 15, 1991
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“A compelling re-creation of a time before history when man and nature were linked.” ―Robert Jordan, author of The Eye of the World
“Full-bodied. Steeped in native American lore, culture and mysticism. The narrative is finely detailed and each of the major figures becomes individualized; readers will feel their tragedies and their triumphs.” ―Booklist on People of the Fire
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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Top Customer Reviews
Keep moving south!
Drought is upon the land and has brought strife between the different peoples who dwell in the mountains and the plains. The plains people have a dominating leader who is striving to make women inferior. Little Dancer, a boy who has been with them for awhile, is suddenly thrust out of the clan when his mother stands up to the leader. Meanwhile, in the mountains, the people mourn the loss of their spirit bundle and one man wants to get it back and also get even for his humiliation.
There are a lot of dominating men in this series. It seems like the men are all either bad evil people, subservient, or young boys with Dreams. There's no average guy to be found. The women are always pretty wise and strong. It just doesn't seem like things are very even among the sexes. Probably the best character was Elk Charm because she was somewhat normal. She wasn't running after power or dreams or being a warrior. She just wanted to live a normal life.
So, is it just me, or did anyone else realize that there's a leather bag talking throughout this whole book? I know this is fiction, but considering the series is written by two archaeologists it surprises me that there is so much mysticism and magic in it. Not that that's a bad thing, it's just surprising. And well let's face it, I don't find a talking bundle too interesting. But there was a lot of conflict so those who like action books will probably be ok with this one. But it should be warned there is also violence and rape to go along with that conflict.
Once again, just an ok book. It was good enough to keep reading the series but nothing to rave about.
People of the Fire
Review by M. Reynard 2014
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The central ’person’ in this book is a talisman, the ’wolf bundle’ – and that just is not interesting enough, not authentical enough, and not strong enough to hold things... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Peter Høgstedt
When I read book 1 of this series, PEOPLE OF THE WOLF, I was hooked. Picking up PEOPLE OF THE FIRE just ensnared me more! Read morePublished 19 days ago by J.M. Northup
All of the People books are beautifully descriptive, and easy to get lost in.Published 22 days ago by Cory
I have read all the books by the Gears repeatedly and never tire of them. I enjoy the details and the stories within the story.I can picture the scenes in my mind. Awesome authors! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Patricia cantu
Loved this book as I have loved and read all the Gear's "People" series. Would like to see some story lines about the Paleo-Indian culture that takes in Central and South... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gary E. bell
This is one book out of a series of 18 books. It keeps your interest going to see what will happen next.Published 5 months ago by Darline G. Kozich