People of the Owl by Kathleen O'Neal Gear
A Novel of Prehistoric North America

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear are famous for writing novels about prehistoric America that are fast-paced, steeped in cultural detail, and smart. In People of the Owl they combine their distinctive trademark of high action with a rich psychological drama.



Four thousand years ago, in what centuries later will be the southern part of the United States, a boy is thrust into manhood long before he's ready. Young Salamander would much rather catch crickets and watch blue herons fish than dabble in the politics of his clan. But when his heroic brother is killed, Salamander becomes the leader of America's first city. He inherits his brother's two wives, who despise him, and is forced to marry his mortal enemy's daughter to forge an alliance for the trade goods his people desperately need.



Cast adrift in a stark wilderness of political intrigue where assassins are everywhere, young Salamander has no choice but to become a man-and quickly.


 

About Kathleen O'Neal Gear

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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, 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.The Gears, whose First North American Series and Anasazi Mystery Series, are both international as well as USA Today bestsellers live in Thermopolis, Wyoming.
 
Published June 14, 2004 by Forge Books. 557 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Set in prehistoric northeastern Louisiana, this richly imagined 11th entry in the Gears' First North Americans series follows a juvenile warrior as he struggles to mature in time to save his Cl

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The latest installment of the Gears' popular and long-running First North Americans series (after People of the Moon ) is a timely saga of environmental catastrophe and misguided hubris.

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