I am about to start reading People of the Sea by bestselling authors and archaeologists w. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear. This is a novel which bring North America’s forgotten past vividly to life and dramatizes the initial development of the California Native American culture and the imminent extinction of mammoths and mastodons as a result of climatic warming circa 8000 bc.when the glaciers of the Sierra Nevada start melting, destroying the habitat of the mastodons, creating the rich land that will become California. The coastal people struggle to understand the changing world around them: their seer Sunchaser has lost his way to the Spirit World, and mammoths continue to disappear.When a beautiful woman arrives, fleeing from her abusive husband, the people know what they must do–for if the Spirits are already taking the animals away, what will happen if they shelter a stranger? Now Sunchaser must make a choice–between the woman he loves and the preservation of his people’s world. People of the Sea Is the fifth book in The First North Americans series.
I would also like to read People of the River another gripping saga of pre-historic America by bestselling authors and archaeologists w. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear, that takes us to the Mississippi Valley and the tribe known as the Mound builders. It is a time of troubles. In Cahokia, the corn crop is failing again and a warchief—and the warrior woman he may never possess—are disgusted by their Chief’s lust for tribute. Now even the gods have turned their faces, closing the underworld to the seers. If the gods have abandoned the people, there is no hope—unless it comes in the form of a young girl who is learning to Dream of Power.
People of the Earth is another sweeping epic of prehistory by bestselling authors and archaeologists w. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear, which I would like to read. It brings the true story of the ancestors of today’s Native American peoples to life in an unforgettable saga of hardship and passion, it features the story of a woman torn between two peoples and two dreams, of the two men who love her and the third who must have her, and of the vision given to the peoples long ago by the spirit of the wolf. These novels have been described as rousing tales of deadly pursuit and spiritual journeys.” and”A vivid and fascinating portrait of early human life in America.