A novel of North America's Forgotten Past Twelve summers after
the events of The People of the Longhouse and The Dawn
Country, the Iroquois nations remain locked in bitter warfare.
Atotarho, the cannibal-sorcerer who leads the People of the Hills,
schemes to set into motion a cataclysmic battle that threatens to
destroy the Iroquoian world. His warriors spread fear and death
wherever they go, taking captives and burning villages to the
ground. Only five people are brave enough to challenge
Atotarho. Odion, Wrass, Tutelo, Baji, and Zateri,
kidnapped as children and sold into slavery, are now grown,
and they have forged a desperate alliance that just might be
strong enough to stop the madman. Odion, now a disgraced
warrior known as Dekanawida or Sky Messenger, must convince his
people that his visions of a great darkness will mean total
destruction for all. His friend Wrass, who has become War Chief
Hiyawento, and a powerful clan matron, Jigonsaseh, are his only
hope. They must find a way to bring five warring nations together.
Bestselling authors and archaeologists Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W.
Michael Gear continue their retelling of the story of the
Peacemaker, one of North America's most beautiful epics.
Dekanawida's message of compassion and spiritual unity is as
powerful today as it was six hundred years ago-perhaps even more