Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Dimensions: 480 pages, 6.68 × 4.26 × 1.23 in
Published: December 15, 1991
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0812521501
ISBN - 13: 9780812521504
Read from the Book
People of the Fire BOOK ONE The Harrowing of the Child "To Power, time means nothing. Everything belongs to the Spiral--be it the path of the universe, the rotation of the Starweb. itself, or the path of Father Sun across the sky. "And where does Power come from? Like the storms, it comes from earth, and sky, and water, and the Power of Father Sun, and the Wise One Above--the Creator. Of all the sources of Power we know, the Wolf Bundle is most Powerful on earth. Once, back when First Man--the Wolf Dreamer--led the People from the First World to this one, the Wolf Bundle was made. Born of a Dream, it suckled itself from the minds of the People. Because the People believed in it, it grew in strength ... warmed by as many hands as held it so reverently ... powered by the spirit breathed into it from a thousand lungs; it is our soul, our Power as humans. "The People carried it protected in the sacred wolf hide. They guarded it from rain and snow and dust. Men and women were born under its Power ... or died with it in their arms. Sometimes it soaked up the blood of those who died to protect it from desecration or sacrilege. Part of their souls joined with the Wolf Bundle, as did the spirit of the rocks and trees and animals and the People themselves. Nothing on earth is more sacred than the Wolf Bundle. It''s the Power ... the Dream that gives the Peoples life. "That''s what brought me to you. The Power of the Wolf Bundle. I don''t know why. I don''t know how. But the Circles are
From the Publisher
It is a time of fire. A small band of pioneers struggle valiantly to keep their ancestors'' dreams alive in an unforgiving, drought-stricken land. Driven by the promise of an awesome vision, a heroic young dreamer and a fearless woman warrior unite to lead their people to a magnificent destiny.
A towering epic filled with tragedy and triumph, courage and conflict, People of the Fire is the second compelling novel in a majestic saga of America''s first peoples.
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 Consultants.
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.
From Our Editors
A heroic young dreamer and a woman warrior lead a small band of Native American pioneers to keep their ancestors' dreams alive.
"A compelling re-creation of a time before history when man and nature were linked." --Robert Jordan, author of The Eye of the World
"Full-bodied. Steeped in native American lore, culture and mysticism. The narrative is finely detailed and each of the major figures becomes individualized; readers will feel their tragedies and their triumphs."--Booklist on People of the Fire