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Gear, W. Michael

Overview
Works: 207 works in 1,041 publications in 9 languages and 49,604 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  History  Action and adventure fiction  Adventure stories  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Classifications: PS3557.E19, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by W. Michael Gear
People of the mist by Kathleen O'Neal Gear( Book )

35 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 14th century North America, a shaman investigates a political murder. Through his eyes is seen the everyday life of the Algonquin Indians who inhabited the area around Chesapeake Bay. Ninth volume in a series on the early Americans
People of the river by W. Michael Gear( Book )

35 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the corn crop failing and the Cahokia Chief's lust for tribute growing, a war chief and the warrior woman he loves look to the gods for a sign of hope for their people
People of the masks by Kathleen O'Neal Gear( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy dwarf is kidnaped by an enemy tribe for his magic powers in this novel on the earliest people of North America. When instead of victory his magic powers bring misfortune, he is condemned to death by exposure. A girl saves him. By the authors of People of the Mist
People of the sea by W. Michael Gear( Book )

26 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spellbinding tale of life and love, death and adventure, in North America eleven thousand years ago, when mammoths roamed the continent. Award-winning archaeologists Michael and Kathleen Gear, using the best archaeological information, have created a stunning vision of our pre-history, and of the men and women who lived in this rapidly changing world. The great glaciers that cover the Sierra Nevada mountains are melting, destroying the habitats of the great elephants, lions and short-faced bears - and giving birth to the rich land that will become California. The few thousand people who have settled along the coast struggle to understand as the world around them changes. Where have the mastodons gone? And why are the mammoths disappearing? The seer Sunchaser would ordinarily visit the Spirit World and return with answers - but he has lost his way. Meanwhile his rival, Catchstraw, has discovered witchcraft as a way to Power - at the expense of his soul. And what will it mean to the people when a beautiful fugitive arrives? Kestrel, born in Arizona's marsh country, is running from her mad husband, desperately hoping for sanctuary on the coast. But if the Spirits are taking the mammoths now, what will they do should the people shelter an evil woman? Surely they should deliver her to her husband, who will kill her - and who has his own link to the Spirit World through the pitiful, mummified corpse of his little son ... Must Sunchaser choose between the woman he comes to love and the continuation of his world? He knows full well that either choice will damn him
People of the lightning by Kathleen O'Neal Gear( Book )

22 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love and war in Florida 8,000 years ago. The novel follows the fortunes of two clans of the Windover, a people who fished and fought with darts. By the author of People of the Sea
People of the silence by Kathleen O'Neal Gear( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on 11th Century Indians in the area of New Mexico. They were the Anasazi and the book traces their customs, politics and wars. A tale of human sacrifice and massacres, as when a chief orders the execution of a village to thwart a prophecy that a stolen child will return to conquer his people. By the authors of People of the Lightning
People of the owl : a novel of prehistoric North America by Kathleen O'Neal Gear( Book )

28 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Danish and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the story of the trading empire of Poverty Port, Louisiana, of 3500 years ago, during which warrior and shaman Salamander experiences a vision that shapes the destiny of his people
People of the wolf by W. Michael Gear( Book )

57 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the dawn of history, a dreamer who followed the spirit of the wolf led a handful of courageous men and women to find an untouched, unspoiled continent
People of the lakes by Kathleen O'Neal Gear( Book )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of the earliest people on the North American continent, set two millenia ago. The protagonist is Star Shell, daughter of a Hopewell chief, who undertakes a perilous journey to Niagara Falls to drown an evil totemic mask before it destroys her race. By the husband-and-wife team of archaeologists who wrote People of the Sea, People of the Wolf and People of the Fire
Coming of the storm by W. Michael Gear( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Black Shell, an exiled Chickasaw trader, is fascinated by the pale, bearded newcomers who call themselves "Kristianos," and not even the wise counsel of Pearl Hand, the extraordinary and beautiful woman who has consented to be his mate, can dissuade him. It will unfortunately take a first-hand lesson in the Kristianos' unfathomable brutality for Black Shell to fully comprehend the dangers that these invaders pose to his people's way of life. While his first instinct is to run away with Pearl Hand, somewhere the Kristianos cannot find them, Black Shell has been called to a greater destiny by the Spirit Being known as Horned Serpent. With Pearl Hand by his side, Black Shell must find a way to unite the disparate tribes and settlements of his native land and overcome the merciless armies of de Soto, which will stop at nothing to attain wealth and power. For years readers have urged the Gears to bring the clash of Native American and European cultures to life as only they can. Now, with Coming of the Storm, the Gears unleash their expansive breadth of knowledge and stunning writing talents to dispel the myths and falsehoods surrounding Hernando de Soto, as they paint a vivid portrait of the heroic men and women who fought a terrifying, militarily superior power for their survival -- and in so doing defined the character of a nation."--Publisher's website
People of the thunder by W. Michael Gear( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1300 AD, the Sky Hand people had crushed and enslaved the Albaamaha people and built their high-walled capital, Split Sky City, to dominate towns up and down the Black Warrior River. But a violent wind is brewing that may topple the city's mighty walls
People of the moon by W. Michael Gear( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale inspired by the Native American builders of the famous Chimney Rock finds reluctant young Ripple dispatched by the goddess of winter on a perilous quest to destroy the hated Chacoan conquerors of the First Moon People
People of the weeping eye by W. Michael Gear( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summoned by the mystical Katsinas to return to his home, Old White, the wandering "Seeker," follows a trail that takes him to the headwaters of the Mississippi and to a life-changing encounter with Two Petals, whose tortured soul he must heal
People of the fire by W. Michael Gear( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 1,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A heroic young dreamer and a fearless female warrior unite to lead their people, a small band of pioneers, to a magnificent destiny
People of the longhouse by W. Michael Gear( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captured as slaves when their village is attacked, Odion and his little sister are pursued by their tribe's war chief and other rescuers who are unaware that an evil witch-woman is responsible for the abductions
People of the nightland by W. Michael Gear( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young orphan named Silvertip receives a prophetic vision about the end of their world, he must persuade the People of the Nightland and the People of the Sunpath to flee eastward to escape the deadly ice
People of the earth by W. Michael Gear( Book )

42 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third in the saga of the first North Americans. In this sweeping epic of the dawn of agriculture, a courageous young woman is torn between ways of life, men to love, and driven above all to pursue her special dream. "A smooth blend of superb archaeology and wonderful story".--Andrew M. Greeley. The Gears have over 30 years' combined experience in archaeology
People of the raven by Kathleen O'Neal Gear( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award winning archaelologists Michael and Kathleen Gear spin a vivid and captivating tale around one of the most controversial archaeological discoveries in the world, the Kennewick Man- a Caucasoid male mummy dating back more than 9,000 years, found in the Pacific Northwest on the banks of the Columbia River!
The visitant by Kathleen O'Neal Gear( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two investigations, eight hundred years apart, into the 12th century murders of Indian women and children in what is now New Mexico. One is conducted by a tribal chief at the time they were committed, the other by an anthropologist in the present
Raising Abel : a novel by W. Michael Gear( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Veronica Tremain's brother is brutally murdered, both she and the FBI try to make sense of a bizarre conspiracy that seems to be targeting genetics professors -- and one unusual child
 
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People of the mist
Alternative Names
Gear & Gear 1955-

Gear, W. M. 1955-

W. Michael Gear American writer and archaeologist

W. Michael Gear Amerikaans schrijver

Гир М

Гир М. 1955-

Гир, Майкл

Гир, У. Майкл

Languages
English (342)

Spanish (43)

German (33)

Danish (9)

Italian (8)

Dutch (4)

Hungarian (2)

Turkish (1)

Czech (1)

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People of the riverPeople of the masksPeople of the seaPeople of the lightningPeople of the silencePeople of the owl : a novel of prehistoric North AmericaPeople of the wolfPeople of the lakes