KATHLEEN O'NEAL GEAR is a former state historian and archaeologist for the U.S. Department of the Interior. She has twice been rewarded for her "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. Together, the Gears are the bestselling authors of the North America's Forgotten Past series, which has sold over 7.7 million copies.
The Gears surround their characters with magnificent vistas and dress them in fantastic costumes that reveal their natures, creating a setting that is wild, beautiful, and ever-changing. This will be a treat for fans of historical fiction and historical fantasy. - Booklist Praise for the North America's Forgotten Past Series "A magnificent, sweeping world--America, circa 7300 b.c.--that is so real you can almost breathe in the air of it...This is a novel that will stay with you for years--I guarantee it."--Douglas Preston, New York Timesbestselling author, on People of the Raven "An epic novel that combines the cultural history of Cahokia with the fast-paced narrative of a thriller."--New York Journal of Books on People of the Morning Star "The most convincing reconstruction of prehistory I have yet read."--Morgan Llywelyn, author of Lion of Ireland, on People of the Earth "Rich in cultural detail...Both longtime fans and newcomers will be satisfied. Another fine entry in an ambitious, long-running series."--Kirkus Reviews on People of the Longhouse "Blended with the carefully drawn suspense of court intrigues, colorful characters and sharp plot twists, this is a terrific tale."--Publishers Weekly on People of the Thunder "Drawing on their backgrounds in archaeology, the Gears vividly recreate Paleolithic America in this enchanting and instructive novel." --Publishers Weekly on People of the Nightland