Books by Michael W. Gear

PEOPLE OF THE MIST by Kathleen O’Neal Gear
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Without the period feel of Sue Harrison's inter-village rows in Song of the River (p. 1406), but the mystery—out of its 14th- century context—is entertaining. (Author tour)"
Ninth in the First North Americans series from the savvy Gears, who specialize in tales about prehistoric cultures (People of the Silence, 1997, etc.) that are correct in every spear and stewpot, sometimes hilariously anachronistic in diction, but generally sturdy of plot. Read full book review >
PEOPLE OF THE SILENCE by Kathleen O’Neal Gear
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 1997

"More of the same, but with respectable anthropological underpinnings. (Author tour; radio satellite tour)"
Big trouble in Talon Town, the name given by the archaeologically correct Gears (People of the Lightning, 1995, etc.) to a political and cultural center of the 12th-century Anasazi people in what is now New Mexico. Read full book review >
PEOPLE OF THE LIGHTNING by Kathleen O’Neal Gear
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 27, 1995

"Mythic fantasy, some action, and tiresome chat: not the Gears' best."
Once again, the Gears combine archeological findings with a tale of action and mystic hoohah (People of the Sea, 1993, etc.)and here, unfortunately, billows of talk. Read full book review >