People of the Fire

People of the Fire It is a time of fire A small band of pioneers struggle valiantly to keep their ancestors dreams alive in an unforgiving drought stricken land Driven by the promise of an awesome vision a heroic youn
  • Title: People of the Fire
  • Author: W. Michael Gear Kathleen O'Neal Gear
  • ISBN: 9780812521504
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • People of the Fire
    It is a time of fire A small band of pioneers struggle valiantly to keep their ancestors dreams alive in an unforgiving, drought stricken land Driven by the promise of an awesome vision, a heroic young dreamer and a fearless woman warrior unite to lead their people to a magnificent destiny.A towering epic filled with tragedy and triumph, courage and conflict, People ofIt is a time of fire A small band of pioneers struggle valiantly to keep their ancestors dreams alive in an unforgiving, drought stricken land Driven by the promise of an awesome vision, a heroic young dreamer and a fearless woman warrior unite to lead their people to a magnificent destiny.A towering epic filled with tragedy and triumph, courage and conflict, People of the Fire is the second compelling novel in a majestic saga of America s first peoples.
    People of the Fire By W. Michael Gear Kathleen O'Neal Gear,

    People of the Book A Novel People of the Book, like her Pulitzer Prize winning previous novel March, is a tour de force that delivers a reverberating lesson gleaned from history It s a brilliant, innately suspenseful structure, and one that allows Brooks to show off her remarkable aptitude for assimilating research and conveying a wide range of settings. People of the Book People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks People of the Book looks at the fascinating story of the Haggadah s travels through the years and creates a story from them All of the characters are fictional and some of the chapters are admittedly entirely fiction People of the Book is a stunningly beautiful book about another stunningly beautiful book. People of the Wolf by W Michael Gear Jul , People of the Wolf shares two stories about the halves of a whole twin brothers, one This is the very first entry in the series, but it s actually the fourth or fifth one I ve read You can skip around with these since they re all standalones, except for a few clearly designated trilogies. People of the Morning Star A People of May , Award winning archaeologists and New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W Michael Gear and Kathleen O Neal Gear begin the stunning saga of the North American equivalent of ancient Rome in People of the Morning Star The city of Cahokia, at its height, covered than six square miles around what is now St Louis and included structures than ten stories high. Kathleen O Neal Gear W Michael Gear Complete Series People of the Songtrail Historical H Jun People of Cahokia People of the Morning Star Historical H May Sun Born Historical H Oct Moon Hunt Historical H Nov Star Path Historical H Jun FictionDB is committed to providing the best possible fiction reference The People Of The Mountain Settlers Online Wiki The People Of The Mountain The People Of The Mountain Name Appearance Difficulty Available Time EXP LVL The People Of The Mountain days . How to get the adventure Adventure can be found as a reward for finishing adventure Mountain Labyrinth Preamble to the United States Constitution Unforgettably Famous People of the s Historyplex University of the People Tuition Free, Accredited Online University of the People UoPeople is the Education Revolution It is the first non profit, American accredited, tuition free online university dedicated to opening access to higher education globally.

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  • W. Michael Gear Kathleen O'Neal Gear

    W Michael Gear was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on the twentieth of May, 1955 A fourth generation Colorado native, his family had been involved in hard rock mining, cattle ranching, and journalism After his father s death in 1959, Michael s mother received her Master s degree in journalism and began teaching In 1962 she married Joseph J Cook, who taught tool and die making, and the family lived in Lakewood, Colorado, until 1968 At that time they moved to Fort Collins so that Joe could pursue his Ph.D During those years the family lived in the foothills above Horsetooth Reservoir.It was there that Mike developed a love of history, anthropology, and motorcycles They would color his future and fill his imagination for the rest of his life During summers he volunteered labor on local ranches or at the farm east of Greeley and landed his first real job picking up trash at the lake and cleaning outhouses It has been said that his exposure to trash led him into archaeology We will not speculate about what cleaning the outhouses might have led him to On his first dig as a professional archaeologist in 1976 he discovered that two thousand year old human trash isn t nearly as obnoxious as the new stuff.Michael graduated from Fort Collins High School in 1972 and pursued both his Bachelor s 1976 and Master s 1979 degrees at Colorado State University Upon completion of his Master s his specialty was in physical anthropology he went to work for Western Wyoming College in Rock Springs as a field archaeologist.It was in the winter of 1978 that he wrote his first novel Irritated by historical inaccuracies in Western fiction, he swore he could do better He was taking retirement in installments, archaeology being a seasonal career, in the cabin his great uncle Aubrey had built One cold January night he read a Western novel about a trail drive in which steers castrated males had calves The historical inaccuracies of the story bothered him all night The next morning, still incensed, he chunked wood into the stove and hunkered over the typewriter There, on the mining claim, at nine thousand feet outside of Empire, Colorado he hammered out his first five hundred and fifty page novel Yes, that first manuscript still exists, but if there is justice in the universe, no one will ever see it It reads wretchedly but the historical facts are correct Beginning in 1981, Michael, along with two partners, put together his own archaeological consulting company Pronghorn Anthropological Associates began doing cultural resource management studies in 1982, and, although Michael sold his interest in 1984, to this day the company remains in business in Casper, Wyoming During the years, Michael has worked throughout the western United States doing archaeological surveys, testing, and mitigation for pipelines, oil wells, power lines, timber sales, and highway construction He learned the value of strong black coffee, developed a palate for chocolate donuts, and ferreted out every quality Mexican restaurant in eight states He spent nine months of the year traveling from project to project with his trowel and dig kit, a clapped out 72 Wonder Blazer, and his boon companion, Tedi, a noble tri color Sheltie.That fateful day in November, 1981, was delightfully clear, cold, and still in Laramie, Wyoming Archaeologists from all over the state had arrived at the University of Wyoming for the annual meetings of the Wyoming Association of Professional Archaeologists It was there, in the meeting room, way too early after a much too long night, that Mike first laid eyes on the most beautiful woman in the world Kathleen O Neal Gear The BLM State Archaeologist, Ray Leicht, introduced him to the pretty anthropologist and historian, and best of all, Ray invited Mike to lunch with Kathleen It was the perfect beginning for a long and wondrous relationshipcmillan author wmicha

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  • If you liked the series by Auel you will like this one by W Michael Gear and Kathleen O Neal Gear People of the Fire is the second in the series, following People of the Wolf Situated in a drought stricken land, a small group of people work hard to keep the dreams of their ancestors alive It s a love story, an adventure story and a view of the people who lived in this era.


  • A respectful presentation of Native American Beliefs wrapped in an exciting tale When I read book 1 of this series, PEOPLE OF THE WOLF, I was hooked Picking up PEOPLE OF THE FIRE just ensnared me I have never read a book series so deep and compelling so rich and complete.I am a huge fan of historical fiction and loving archaeology, I was initially drawn to this tale The Native American culture, which is so respectfully presented in this book and the entire series , fascinated me I am amazed by [...]


  • This is the second book in the series of the Prehistoric America.The time has moved on from the People of the Wolf First Man the Wolf Man has been watching So has the wolf bundle, an important item in the spiritual world One leader of the Red Hand doesn t believe in its power and the other leader of the People really doesn t either he only believes in what his mother dreamed He too doesn t really believe in the power of the wolf bundle.Little Dancer feels the power of the wolf bundle and with Tw [...]


  • Where s the fire Seriously, where is the fire Oh wait, there it is 20 pages from the end.The first 300 pages of this book do nothing It s only in the last 150 pages that the story gets remotely interesting and begins to come together Once I figured out where the writers were going, I enjoyed it, but were I not such a stickler for finishing books I would have abandoned it long ago.It starts off as a ripoff of the first book in the series a boy with a special destiny and a complicated parentage Li [...]


  • People of the Fire is the second book in the First North Americans series by the Gears I don t really think you have to read the books in order Honestly I read the first book first and was still a little confused at times.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 o [...]


  • A respectful presentation of Native American Beliefs wrapped in an exciting tale When I read book 1 of this series, PEOPLE OF THE WOLF, I was hooked Picking up PEOPLE OF THE FIRE just ensnared me I have never read a book series so deep and compelling so rich and complete.I am a huge fan of historical fiction and loving archaeology, I was initially drawn to this tale The Native American culture, which is so respectfully presented in this book and the entire series , fascinated me I am amazed by [...]


  • To say that I enjoyed this book is an understatement It flows as it grips you, it s that entertaining The themes are familiar to regular readers of the First Americans series climate change, young men coming to grips with their abilities, strong women leading the way Put that to one side and you really do have a superbly written tale that takes us through the life of young Little Dancer as he is exposed to the evil actions of men who seek power, sees those he loves suffer and becomes aware of th [...]


  • Well.I LOVED his first book Unique and interesting But reading this onee plot was EXACTLY the same as the first book The characters had different names, but not different roles personalities from the first book The setting, farther to the south and a couple hundred years later, but again, basically the same.ng with, understanding and surviving, mother nature WTH Really And he wrote something like 16 just like it.


  • I am a huge fan of the books by W Michael Gear and Kathleen O Neal Gear Their stories will pull you in and the incredible amount of research the authors have done lend credibility to their work That research, combined with an immense talent for description that allows readers to feel fully immersed in the time period, will ensure that readers will keep coming back to these authors again and again.I rate this book as 5 out of 5 Stars.


  • The Wolf Bundle chooses not always well, but in the end, it will have its way In a time before our memory, people struggle to survive.




  • Ok reading though perhaps a bit too much spirit talk Use of modern concepts, such as minute is a bit disconcerting Planr medicine and healing practices would have been interesting to include.Also, iPad Kindle reader doesn t format correctly missing the section breaks.


  • People of the Fire North America s Forgotten Past, 2 Gear, W MichaelGear, Kathleen O nealThe world is dying In drought and over hunting the animals are disappearing The people are starving The wolf bundle the legacy of first Man has weakened, all it power and prestige has been drawn out In a gamble First Man and the wolf bundle being a quest to renew the wolf bundle and find a path to save the world Clear water is a dreamer, who is given a vision she does not like But she follows the path that p [...]



  • This book had a number of uncomfortable moments, as it covers a time in Native American prehistory where the environment is drastically impinging on the lives of the characters It seemed even violent and bloody than People of the Wolf, so be advised.But prehistory was filled with violence Life was pretty gritty, especially during a great drought in the plains and Rocky Mountains, where this book takes place That said, I really liked this book I have pretty much their entire series and ALL of th [...]


  • Incredibly disappointing compared to People of the Wolf Rather than gradually introducing the characters, the reader is inundated with them in the first 20 30 pages This forced me to return to earlier pages just to get it straight who is whod who is who relative to the Red Hand and the Short Buffalo As another reviewer noted, the plot does eventually get interesting Unfortunately, the plot had no direction or interest until about the 80% mark Further, the plot turns out to not be all that differ [...]


  • This book was was a strange one for me It was the fourth book of this series I have read no I dont read them in order, but they aren t all tied together and it was weak overall especially in comparison to People of the Silence and People of the Lakes The first 100 pages are great and then the book just gets so boring in the next 200 pages, so boring and luck luster I was about to put it down but then the last 100 pages picked back up to a great ending so for that 2 stars The book is primarily ab [...]


  • In prehistoric times a great drought is hitting the area on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains Clear Water conceives a child and runs away from an abusive husband stealing the power bundle After Little Dancer is born she is killed while hunting buffalo and the child is fostered with Sage Root Little Dancer has the potential of vast power through dreaming When Sage Root is killed for resisting a false dreamer, Little Dancer and his foster father go into exile As he grows and resists the sp [...]


  • The Gears are the best at what they do, which is writing about pre history based on archeology, creating a plausible fictional story to help us to understand the facts and thus preserve our own Native American history Kathleen and Michael have been my lamplight in becoming a Native American historical fiction writer They alone are responsible for peeking my interest in our dim past and have provided a window to that time and place of which they write If you desire to see the past of our unknown [...]


  • I enjoyed People of the Wolf , but this was definitely a good sequel I am not sure I enjoyed the end though With Wolf Dreamer, we understood him giving up on his love because he died, basically For Fire Dancer, he could have went back home The Epilogue made it worse,when you realize she lived the rest of her life alone, waiting on him It was a rather sad ending, when you consider she was so important to the Power by teaching him Love Did he forget the lesson already, just because he Dreamed Even [...]


  • The Gears are the best at what they do, which is writing about pre history based on archeology, creating a plausible fictional story to help us to understand the facts and thus preserve our own Native American history Kathleen and Michael have been my lamplight in becoming a Native American historical fiction writer They alone are responsible for peeking my interest in our dim past and have provided a window to that time and place of which they write If you desire to see the past of our unknown [...]


  • The Gears are the best at what they do, which is writing about pre history based on archeology, creating a plausible fictional story to help us to understand the facts and thus preserve our own Native American history Kathleen and Michael have been my lamplight in becoming a Native American historical fiction writer They alone are responsible for peeking my interest in our dim past and have provided a window to that time and place of which they write If you desire to see the past of our unknown [...]


  • I really like the idea of this series, and found the first book pretty entertaining thought provoking This second installment, however, felt almost like a complicated rehash of the first story There were too many characters that filled almost identical roles to characters in the first Even within the second book, there were too many characters who s roles were paralleled For example, I had a hard time with the antagonists Events would happen in Blood Bear s story line that to me got tangled up [...]


  • I have no idea why I find these stories so fascinating Great characters Great mythology And wonderful descriptions of our own northwest as it underwent climate change and people hunting the buffalo to near extinction perhaps the first time 7000 years ago I was wrong about the main character appearing in People of the EarthI think this book is set about 1000 years prior to People of the Earth This includes the story of the discovery of how to harvest wheat and other grains which will save both th [...]


  • I ve read quite a few from this series and REALLY enjoy them This one must be my least favorite It s a little slow with not much happening until the end , most of the characters except for the old witch seem so unstable mentally and emotionally it was frustrating, and a lot of the names are similar so yes, at times confusing maybe I wasn t paying enough attention It s still a good read, and I m happy I picked it up.


  • I have not been able to put this series down since I first found it a few months ago It is written by a husband and wife who are both Archaeologists They have written a series of books called The First North Americans, as well as each writing their own individual books Though the stories are mainly fictional, they are supplemented by real archaeological and historical findings and facts Very intense at moments and really sad at others, overall, an excellent read.


  • I have not been able to put this series down since I first found it a few months ago It is written by a husband and wife who are both Archaeologists They have written a series of books called The First North Americans, as well as each writing their own individual books Though the stories are mainly fictional, they are supplemented by real archaeological and historical findings and facts Very intense at moments and really sad at others, overall, an excellent read.


  • The story of a young man who is dealing with power is the theme of this book Its theme is much the same as the first book of the series, with the exception of the main character being a much younger man The author seems to have an affinity for strong evil men, attacking women and seemingly helpless young men The story is still interesting and the characters are interesting.


  • Well, I couldn t do it I tried, but I got 100 pages from the end and just didn t care It has all of the makings for a wonderful book, love and adventure, but for some reason, it just doesn t read comfortably I ve read the first one as well A friend raved about this series, maybe I will come back to it after a long break.


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