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People of the Masks As the prophets have foretold, a child of power has been born unto the Turtle People of the Iroquois Nation The Elders call him False Face Child, for he is the son of a powerful spirit A living talisman, the child has inhuman eyes black mirrors, ageless and deep and all fear himAll but Jumping Badger, the most powerful war leader of the Bear People He destroys an entire village to take the boy to use as a spiritual weapon But his triumph is short lived The Bear People suffer terrible visions and hear the voices of the spirits Strange ailments and mysterious deaths take them one by oneThough he is a seer, False Face Child is also a sad and lonely young boy named Rumbler Twelve year old Wren befriends him and together they escape across the winter landscape of New York and Ontario with Jumping Badger close behind He now fears the boy s power and seeks to kill him Their only hope is to stay alive long enough to find Rumbler s legendary father, known only as The DisownedAn epic journey, People of the Masks is another riveting volume in New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W Michael Gear and Kathleen O Neal Gear s North America s Forgotten Past series


About the Author: Kathleen O'Neal Gear

My professional life began in the dark basement of the Museum of Cultural History in Los Angeles, where I was cataloguing three hundred year old Guatemalan saint carvings I quit this fascinating job and moved to Wyoming to work for the U.S Department of the Interior as a historian and archaeologist When I finally understood the error of my ways I moved to Wyoming and started writing books Since then, I ve authored or co authored 54 novels and around 200 non fiction publications.I love writing And buffalo And hiking the wilds of Wyoming s backcountry I m married until he comes to his senses to W Michael Gear, the novelist and my co author, and we live at the edge of the Wind River Indian Reservation in the Owl Creek mountains of Wyoming We re contented watching buffalo and writing books.http us.macmillan.com author kathle



10 thoughts on “People of the Masks

  1. says:

    I feel that this tenth book of The First North Americans series is actually one of the better ones And, like most of the books in the series, you don t even have to read it in order, it can be a stand alone.Rumbler was born a power child Which makes him very special So special, in fact, that his entire village is slaughtered so he can be obtained But when he arrives at his captors, they accuse him of terrible things and sentence him to death Only two people want to se


  2. says:

    It is very easy to see the First Americans series as a bit formulaic sometimes there is nearly always an evil psychopath with ardent followers, a young gentle male mystic with great power lying within him, a wise old sage, a sceptical tribe, and a heroic young woman All you have to do is change the setting and the time of year and you have the gist of the story People of the Masks is no exception to this rule yet, as always, the Gears manage to make the story interesting, ev


  3. says:

    This is the 8th book I ve read in the series and I ve enjoyed them all I very much appreciate that the authors attempt to stay close to fact as possible using historical, archeological and anthropological findings as we understand them It is certainly fiction, entertaining, but also provides a glimpse of how Native Peoples lived As I read this particular I thought it would make a great movie Suspenseful all the way through.


  4. says:

    This takes place in the Lake Erie Lake Ontario region with the Iroquois about 800 AD The prologue present story is about Maureen Cole a Seneca physical anthropologist who s husband recently died A friend of hers asks her come take a look at a new digsite where she meets Dusty Stewart who s in charge of the digsite At first they butt heads, but I think they re perfect for each other The main story begins with Silver Sparrow, elder of Earth Thunderer Village trying to warn Paint Rock villag


  5. says:

    Once again the Gears have brought us back to a time in the beginning, where, once again power is loose In the ancient forests of modern day Ontario and New York, is Painted Rocks Village, where a young boy lives This boy is called the False Face Child by those who fear him but goes by the name Rumbler among friends and family In Walksalong village, Jumping Badger, their war leader has convinced the matrons to attack Rumbler s village and kidnap him in order to use his power for their own, des On


  6. says:

    The Gears, a husband and wife writing team who are both professional archaeologists anthropologists, have produced an extended series of these People books, which tell stories of the pre Columbian peoples of North America, ranging all over the continent as well as different points in a history that spans millennia, from the arrival of the first humans on the continent to just before the age of European colonialism The books do not need to be read in order People of the Masks tells the story The Gears,


  7. says:

    A Little Something for Everyone humor, heartbreak, horror, and so muchI loved the characters in this novel I loved the relationships between Rumbler and Wren It was also interesting to see how these two children faced the hardships a prehistoric landscape and politically charged power struggle presented.Though the story is very suspenseful, it also has humor in the pages It is a very entertaining read and I highly recommend it You don t have to be a historical fiction fan to apprecia A Little Something for Ev


  8. says:

    I have not been able to put this series down since I first found it a few months ago It is written by a husband and wife who are both Archaeologists They have written a series of books called The First North Americans, as well as each writing their own individual books Though the stories are mainly fictional, they are supplemented by real archaeological and historical findings and facts Very intense at moments and really sad at others, overall, an excellent read.


  9. says:

    I have not been able to put this series down since I first found it a few months ago It is written by a husband and wife who are both Archaeologists They have written a series of books called The First North Americans, as well as each writing their own individual books Though the stories are mainly fictional, they are supplemented by real archaeological and historical findings and facts Very intense at moments and really sad at others, overall, an excellent read.


  10. says:

    This must me my 22nd book I ve read from the People series It s written by a husband and wife team, both are Archaeologists The People series cover the first North Americans, this one taking place around Ontario and Newfoundland You don t have to read the books in order, each one tells it s own story.I loved this story, as I have all the others This one coversspirits and spirit helpers, etc compared to the others D


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