Dimensions: 256 pages, 3.23 × 2.17 × 0.31 in
Published: August 5, 2010
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0765311674
ISBN - 13: 9780765311672
Read from the Book
It Dreams in Me 1 HE IS AFRAID. I know because he trembles when I press my naked body against his and whisper, "You were a fool to come back here." His wide eyes are sheathed with the amber glitter of sparks that suffuse the smoke. The only article of clothing he wears is a bright red sash wrapped around his throat. His beautiful cape, made from woven buffalo wool, rests two paces away with his other belongings: his bow and quiver, his gorgeous coral-inlaid war club, deer-bone stiletto, and copper jewelry. "What do you want!" He strains against the ropes that bind his hands and ankles. "Why are you doing this?" "You can''t be that stupid. You must know who sent me." The dark forest has gone deathly quiet. The only sounds are the falling rain and the occasional crackling of timbers that rise from the smoldering heaps of lodges in the distance. He tries to speak. His mouth opens, but no words come out, just a strange hiss, like the last breath leaving a dying body. Finally he says, "I did what she asked! Go back and tell her I obeyed her. I obeyed even though I knew it was the wrong thing to do!" I smile. His jaw trembles before he clenches his teeth. I stare down into his eyes, and pure terror stares back. He is a powerful man, muscular, brown, with deep lines across his forehead; he is one of the great leaders of the Water Hickory Clan ... was one of the great leaders. Ten paces away a little boy lying in a pool of rain-diluted blood kicks and goes limp, still clutching his m
From the Publisher
Sora, the High Chieftess of the Black Falcon Nation, has been banished by her own people until she can find healing for her broken spirit. Her seductive, murderous rampages have led to war with nearby clans and caused dissension in her own, as well. If another body was to turn up, Sora will certainly be blamed--even her own clan will demand her death. Now facing her thirty-third winter, she and her husband Flint are wandering the land searching frantically for the means to cure her shattered soul.
In the wake of the Eagle Flute Village massacre, Red Raven witnessed a woman murder Chief Short Tail of the Loon people in an exotic ritual. As word spreads, more people want Sora found and killed, but there is still hope to heal her . . . she must find her reflection-soul. But Short Tail''s shadow-soul managed to find a home in his last breath, and, hell-bent on revenge, he''ll do anything to put an end to Sora''s life.
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. With her husband, W. Michael Gear, she is the co-author of many books, including 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. She and her husband live in Thermopolis, WY.
"This dramatic and involving story will transport readers to another time, where women were the power players in society. The historical detail and vivid descriptions make this a fascinating and compelling read."--Romantic Times BookClub Magazine on It Wakes in Me
"A multi-layered, complex plot with lushly evocative prose and darkly erotic passages."--Booklist on It Wakes in Me
"Once again, Kathleen O''Neal Gear has brought alive with extraordinary vividness and realism the lives of the first Americans in her splendid novel, It Wakes in Me. I read this dramatic and haunting novel in one sitting. Gear is more effective than any time-machine in transporting the reader back to the vast, beautiful, and unspoiled world of prehistoric North America."--Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author of Tyrannosaur Canyon and coauthor of The Book of the Dead