Dimensions: 304 pages, 9.52 × 6.36 × 1.04 in
Published: January 17, 2012
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0765320169
ISBN - 13: 9780765320162
About the Book
War Chief Koracoo and Deputy Gonda think they are tracking an ordinary war party herding captive women and children to an enemy village. Instead, they are following a legendary evil--an old witch-woman named Gannejero, who captures children for her own purposes.
Read from the Book
People of the Longhouse One T he call still echoed from the depths of the trees. It made Sky Messenger push onward, down the leaf-strewn trail and into the dark filigree of shadows where glinting eyes watched him from the branches. Night was falling. Soon the owls would lift into the air and vanish like smoke on a windy day, but for now their gazes fixed on the strange old man with the limp. He cocked his head, listening. The call was growing fainter. Sky Messenger propped his walking stick and continued on down the trail. He''d first heard the Voice when he''d seen eleven summers. Since that time, the great unrest came upon him every Moon of Falling Leaves. He would be sleeping warmly beneath his hides, his soul walking through springtime meadows with his Ancestors, when suddenly his eyes would jerk open, and he would sit up in bed. It always began as a low keening. When he heard it, he would jump to his feet and dash out into the cold darkness. On and on he would run, as fast as his bad legs would carry him, away from the village and down the forest trails where bears and wolves prowled. Four nights ago, he''d leaped from his hides, breathing as though slapped awake, and known the caller was close. The hair at the nape of his neck had stood on end. From far out in the trees, the Voicecame, clear and crisp, more real than ever before-- Odion ... Odion. He''d thrown on his cape, for his old body needed it these days, and rushed outside into the icy woods. It was unlike any hu
From the Publisher
Born in a time of violent upheaval, young Odion and his little
sister, Tutelo, live in fear that one day Yellowtail Village will
be attacked. When that day comes and Odion and Tutelo are
marched away as slaves, Odion''s only hope is that his parents
are tracking them, coming to rescue them.
They are. But War Chief Koracoo and Deputy Gonda think they
are tracking an ordinary war party herding captive women and
children to an enemy village. Instead, they are
following close on the heels of legendary evil, an old witch-woman
named Gannajero, who captures children for her own purposes….
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
Together they have written the North America's Forgotten Past
series (People of the Longhouse, The Dawn
Country, People of the Mist, People of the
Wolf, among others); and the Anasazi Mysteries series. The
Gears live in Thermopolis, WY.
Praise for People of the Thunder:
"The Gears,husband-and-wife archaeologists turned bestselling
authors, continue their superbly researched and rendered North
America's Forgotten Past series. This novel is as good a place as
any of its predecessors to jump in and begin enjoying the authors'
"This is a terrific tale." -Publishers Weekly