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Best-selling writing team and archaeologists W. Michael and Kathleen O’Neal Gear offer this compelling second novel in their Battle for America series. In 1539, Black Shell, his wife Pearl Hand, and their fellow exiles try to make a stand against the invasion of the Kristianos and their leader Hernando de Soto. But de Soto doesn’t plan to back down easily.

©2011 W. Michael Gear & Kathleen O'Neal Gear (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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“[A] powerful historical tale …” ( Publishers Weekly)

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the acting is horrible. the word pronunciation is really bad. I can't understand the Spanish words the reader tries to pronounce. the story meanders aimlessly. I skipped to the end just to clear it from my reading list.

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Second book in a trilogy...

of the story of Hernando de Soto's invasion of what became the American Southeast, from the view of the Native peoples. This book chronicles the journey up through Georgia & back down into Alabama. Several small groups join Black Shell & Pearl Hand to stop the army, with horrible losses. They believe they stand a chance to beat de Soto once they reach the large, rich nation of Cofitachequi. Their hopes are dashed, first by the prior devastation of the nation due to small pox, then by the treachery of a young woman, second in line to rule. The ruling members of their next hope, the nation of Coosa, refuse to fight. Instead, they send a man from their ruling council plus a group of warriors on to the next nation to request a collaboration to fight him together. This installment ends after this battle. Once again, the Gear's have produced an informative, shall I say educational, book of American History which we have not been taught in modern Americsn schools. Yes, this book is fiction, but it has enough true history behind it to enlighten us to what actually happened. I live smack dab in the area of the Coosa nation & all I knew was that de Soto came through looking for gold. Period. I thank the Gears for filling in the blanks. Another masterpiece from their collaboration.

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Kathleen O'Neal Gear, W. Michael Gear

Great book - really enjoyed the stories of these characters and tribes. Narration was great too!!

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great story

I love this book I can't wait to listen to book three. I like the narrator.

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I liked it

my opinion but I liked this book allot. I listen to all kinds of books. and this one is in my top 10 for sure

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