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W. Michael Gear

Autor(a) de People of the Wolf

104 Works 12,612 Membros 128 Críticas 11 Favorited

About the Author

W. Michael Gear was born on May 20, 1955 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He received a master's degree in anthropology from Colorado State University in 1979. He married Kathleen O'Neal Gear in 1982, and they have collaborated on a series of books for young adults. The theme of these books is mostrar mais ancient civilizations, and the titles include People of the Wolf, People of the Fire, People of the Sea, and People of the Lakes. They own Wind River Archaeologist Consultants, which is a private research firm. He has also written several books by himself including the Forbidden Borders Trilogy, Morning River, and Dark Inheritance. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por W. Michael Gear

People of the Wolf (1992) 1,175 exemplares, 15 críticas
People of the Fire (1991) 770 exemplares, 4 críticas
People of the Earth (1992) 702 exemplares, 2 críticas
People of the River (1992) 631 exemplares, 3 críticas
People of the Lakes (1994) 553 exemplares, 2 críticas
People of the Sea (1993) 537 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Visitant (1999) 492 exemplares, 7 críticas
People of the Lightning (1995) 440 exemplares, 2 críticas
People of the Silence (1996) 428 exemplares, 2 críticas
People of the Mist (1997) 402 exemplares, 3 críticas
People of the Masks (1998) 395 exemplares
People of the Raven (2004) 332 exemplares, 2 críticas
People of the Owl (2003) 329 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Summoning God (2000) 296 exemplares, 5 críticas
Starstrike (1990) 278 exemplares, 4 críticas
Bone Walker (2001) 261 exemplares, 3 críticas
People of the Nightland (2007) 255 exemplares
People of the Moon (2005) 252 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Warriors of Spider (1988) 243 exemplares, 4 críticas
People of the Thunder (2009) 217 exemplares, 4 críticas
People of the Weeping Eye (2008) 214 exemplares, 4 críticas
Dark Inheritance (2000) 202 exemplares, 2 críticas
Requiem for the Conqueror (1991) 202 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Artifact (1990) 193 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Way of Spider (1989) 189 exemplares, 1 crítica
Relic of Empire (1992) 181 exemplares
The Web of Spider (1989) 164 exemplares, 1 crítica
Raising Abel (2002) 162 exemplares, 2 críticas
Countermeasures (1993) 155 exemplares
People of the Longhouse (2010) 154 exemplares, 8 críticas
The Morning River (1996) 139 exemplares
Outpost (2018) 133 exemplares, 6 críticas
The Betrayal: The Lost Life of Jesus (2007) 132 exemplares, 3 críticas
Coming of the Storm (2010) 131 exemplares, 6 críticas
Coyote Summer (1997) 113 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Dawn Country (2011) 101 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Athena Factor (2005) 87 exemplares, 1 crítica
People of the Morning Star (2014) 83 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Broken Land (2012) 79 exemplares, 1 crítica
People of the Black Sun (2012) 74 exemplares, 1 crítica
Fire the Sky (2011) 69 exemplares, 3 críticas
Children of the Dawnland (2009) 63 exemplares, 3 críticas
Long Ride Home (1988) 58 exemplares
People of the Songtrail (2015) 55 exemplares
A Searing Wind (2012) 50 exemplares, 2 críticas
Abandoned (2018) 47 exemplares, 2 críticas
Sun Born (2016) 40 exemplares
Pariah (2019) 37 exemplares, 2 críticas
Unreconciled (2020) 30 exemplares, 1 crítica
Big Horn Legacy (1988) 27 exemplares
The Alpha Enigma (2020) 23 exemplares
People of the Canyons (2020) 23 exemplares, 1 crítica
Star Path (2019) 23 exemplares
Adrift (Donovan) (2021) 21 exemplares, 1 crítica
Moon Hunt (2017) 20 exemplares
Reckoning (Donovan) (2022) 14 exemplares, 1 crítica
People of the Fire, Part 2 of 2 (2005) 10 exemplares
Copper Falcon (2014) 10 exemplares
Dissolution: The Wyoming Chronicles: Book One (2021) 8 exemplares, 1 crítica
The River (2018) 7 exemplares
Comes a Green Sky (2009) — Autor — 6 exemplares
Implacable Alpha (Team Psi) (2022) 6 exemplares
The Plains (2019) 5 exemplares
Fracture Event (2021) 4 exemplares
The Dead Man's Doll (2015) 4 exemplares
Ulvens folk / Bind 2. 3 exemplares
Vikings in North America (2015) 3 exemplares, 1 crítica
Tribu Del Lobo (Zeta Bolsillo) (2007) 2 exemplares
Charon's Ark 1 exemplar
Tribu Del Rio, La (2008) 1 exemplar
Tribu De La Tierra, La (2007) 1 exemplar
Dissolution: The Wyoming Chronicles 1 exemplar, 1 crítica
Herança Negra 1 exemplar
Flodens folk 1 exemplar
Povo do Lobo I Livro 1 (1995) 1 exemplar
Dark Inheritance (2022) 1 exemplar
The Foundation (2021) 1 exemplar
Povo do Fogo I (1996) 1 exemplar
Povo da Terra II Livro 1 (1997) 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



I found the plot line of the book to be interesting as well as quite unique. We have a serial killer murder mystery set among the Anasazi peoples with an archaeology crew excavating his victim hundreds of years later. It was a solid mystery that became even more compelling as it went along. Stone Ghost was the best character...a gifted detective with a well-rounded knowledge of psychology, even if he was a bit eccentric. It was difficult to guess the killer, but the clues were all there and yet the ending was still surprising. The story actually runs in two plotlines, modern times and historical times, connected by the place that once was a village but now is an archaeological dig site. The one thing that I thought was unnecessary and brought the story down a bit for me, as well as losing the book a 5-star rating, was the way the author chose to introduce and give the reader a picture of the two main characters. The archaeologist was brilliant, but he was instantly reduced to the pages of a "bodice-ripper" book when the author described him in great detail as "a blond, rugged, muscular Adonis". I was now waiting for his "goddess" to appear and didn't have too long to wait. She, of course was described as"A full breasted, small waisted equally brilliant scholar">/i>. How did that really matter? Well, except that they were brilliant scholars and capable of solving the murders. Turns out that it really didn't matter what either of them looked like...they hated each other at first sight and throughout most of the story...but you probably know how long the "hated" lasted and where all that was heading. The author also brought forth the interesting question of science versus spiritual belief, but never explored it any further. The perfect opportunity was there several times. She had created two expert characters that could have added their individual views and knowledge on this question to the story. The majority of the book was 4-star worthy but a little less of the "blond, rugged Adonis" and "full breasted, small waisted" descriptions and more about the ancient peoples and the killer would have brought this story up to a solid 5-star read.… (mais)
Carol420 | 6 outras críticas | Nov 6, 2023 |
Review: People of The Thunder by W. Michael Gear 4* 06/10/2023

I've always enjoyed the Gear's North America's creative style of writing. I like the information and the description of Native Americans' lives and beliefs that flow throughout their books. They also gathered some data on the archaeology and cultures of these people through sites out of the Mississippi Valley and other regions.
The scene is set around 1300 A.D. I liked their characters and the story plot. The rivalry between neighboring tribes held both scenes of violence and deception. Their historical fiction was great and interesting. Old White and Trader continue their adventures as they approach Split City and their other destinations.… (mais)
Juan-banjo | 3 outras críticas | Oct 6, 2023 |
Fun adventure read, though I won't want to read any further books in the series.
keithostertag | 5 outras críticas | Sep 30, 2023 |
People of the Moon was a beautifully written book, but it just didn't hook me into the series.

My rating is based on my experience with the book - it was absolutely beautifully written and I am totally amazed at how well built this world is, but I wasn't hooked. I struggled to keep picking this book and continue working my way through it. I had hoped I would like this book because I have heard great things about this series, but I just couldn't get into it.

This story has love, revenge, fighting, war, drama, and basically everything you want in a good soap-opera/historical novel. The book is incredibly long though, so if you want a quick read this might not be for you.

People of the Moon had "Game of Thrones" syndrome on me - lots of characters that I couldn't keep straight, but clearly a well thought out story. The names of the characters are more names of items (which makes sense historically) but it threw me off everytime I went back to it. I couldn't remember which characters did what, and I had to keep re-reading pieces over and over. For me, that's a dealbreaker in a book. For my friends, they live for it!

This book is for a particular type of reader, so be aware of what you like to read before picking it up. If you are like me and you like super not complex storylines, then this book might not be for you! But, if you want a complex novel with lots of action and drama, pick this up! It is a great book, it's just not a series I should personally read!

Overall, this book was to long and drawn out for me. It's still a great book and I want to applaud the others for how amazing it is! It's just not for me!

One out of five stars - It was way to hard to continue reading this book.

I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
… (mais)
Briars_Reviews | Aug 4, 2023 |



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