People of the River (The First North Americans series, Book 4)

By W. Michael Gear, Kathleen O'Neal Gear

People of the River is a gripping new saga of pre-historic the US that takes us to the Mississippi Valley and the tribe often called the Mound developers. it's a time of issues. In Cahokia, the corn crop is failing back and a warchief―and the warrior lady he may perhaps by no means possess―are disgusted via their Chief's lust for tribute. Now even the gods have grew to become their faces, last the underworld to the seers. If the gods have deserted the folk, there's no hope―unless it is available in the shape of a tender woman who's studying to Dream of Power.

A masterful tale of North America's Forgotten prior by way of New York instances and USA at the present time bestselling authors W. Michael apparatus and Kathleen O'Neal Gear.

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Lichen shrieked whilst he knocked her to the floor and clamped his talons round her chest, within the demeanour of Eagle catching Chipmunk. “Bird-Man, no! You’re purported to be my Spirit … Helper. ” She coughed because the air went out of her lungs in a gush. Her legs and arms flailed weakly whereas his talons tightened, and he or she may possibly listen her ribs cracking. Sharp darts of soreness shot via her. The unseen outdated lady all started chanting back, and pounding her drum. Bird-Man diminished his head, staring into Lichen’s terrified eyes.

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