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Publisher's Summary

Born in a time of violent upheaval, young Odion and his little sister, Tutelo, live in fear that one day Yellowtail Village will be attacked. When that day comes, and Odion and Tutelo are marched away as slaves, Odion's only hope is that his parents are coming to rescue them.

They are. But War Chief Koracoo and Deputy Gonda think they are tracking an ordinary war party herding captive women and children to an enemy village. Instead, they are following close on the heels of a legendary evil, an old witch-woman named Gannajero, who captures children for her own purposes.

©2010 W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear (P)2010 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"The multitalented Gears, husband-and-wife archaeologists and best-selling authors, score a literary bull's-eye as they weave another vivid narrative thread into their stunning tapestry of Native Americana." ( Booklist)

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Mixed Feelings

I had mixed feelings on this one. Like all the Gear's novels it was well researched, well writen, violent, and interesting. I was interested all the way through, a good read, well narrated too. It has well developed charactors, from the female war chief Koracoo, her estranged husband and deputy Gonda, vicious and scary witch Ganajero, and many others. My problem was the end. It felt like the the authors ran out of time or something and just cut off the book. Things were building up to an exciting climax then it's over. Still worth listening to, just slightly frustrating. I wish Audible would get one of their truly fantastic ones, like "People of the Lakes" (their best in my opinion) or "People of the Lightning". Back to this one, it is violent, violence towards children this time, not super graphic, but still might be hard for some to take. Might be more of an adult's book, although I think I started reading their books as a teenager, so I'm sure some teens would enjoy it too.

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This is the worst of W. M. Gear's books.

I found the first 2 books of this series to be OK, not great but ok. This book is by far the worst book that I have ever bought from Audible. The story line is disjointed, has incomplete threads and never closes many topics. I started this book 3 times before I could finish. I kept thinking that the author was just laying ground work to build a strong story line, but he never did, the book just ended, most story lines unresolved and all story lines unexplained... Did I say avoid this book. I doubt I will ever buy any more of W. M. Gear's books, to bad, a good idea for a series but a failure in making it work.

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WHAT HAPPENED///

I have to say that disappointing doesn't begin to describe my opinion of this book. What happened, their fixin to go and get the other children.......then what?
I've read all of the "People Of The..." books and this was a true let down. Can I get my money back or do the Gears really want to loose so many readers with this horrible offer?

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where is the rest of the story?

Coming to the end of the audio book, I went looking for the missing sections. What happened? I am left with a tangle of plot lines.

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Did not know I was buying a fantasy

The narrator did a good job so I listened as long as I could but eventually couldn’t finish the book. The story did not make sense. However, I think the authors weren’t really concerned with a good plot…..They just wanted to make a social statement that men are cowardly, depraved and socially inferior to women who are strong, thoughtful, kind and intelligent. Men bad women good got it.

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Disgusting

Having read most of this series years ago I looked forward to enjoying listening to them! What a disappointment to find the story just stopped in the middle!

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Half of the story

Be aware that this is the first book of a Multiple Part series. The rest of the series is not available in Audiobooks. And this first Part ends abruptly and without the kind of minimal closure that most Series segments have. Otherwise, very engaging. Just no satisfaction or conclusions. The reader is left wondering ...

It would be very helpful if subsequent books in the series were available.

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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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Disappointing

I have read every book in this series and this is my least favorite. I didn't remember not enjoying this book, and then I realized it was solely due to the narrator. It was often a struggle keeping characters straight due to his lack of inflection.
There are so very many really truly exceptional books in this series.... just don't make the mistake of listening to this one. Hopefully it's the only time he is used as a narrator in this series.

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Read it for the History

On the one hand, I love the study of the past. The historical insights garnered from the introduction were worth the price of the book. But my challenge with this book was in the anglicized portrayal of the Native Americans. To me they thought, spoke and reacted like white people. Getting into the head of a living culture requires a submersion into a mindset. This in no way effects my respect to the authors for their valuable historical insights.