Contact: The Battle for America

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 157 ratings

Coming of the Storm Publisher's Summary

Of best-selling husband-and-wife writing team W. Michael and Kathleen O’Neal Gear, Booklist proclaims that “nobody does Native Americana better than the Gears.” Coming of the Storm launches a series featuring Black Shell, a Chicazaclan trader, and his struggles with Hernando de Soto, an invader intent on spreading Catholicism at the point of his sword.

©2010 W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • Coming of the Storm

    • By: W. Michael Gear, Kathleen O'Neal Gear
    • Narrated by: Kevin Orton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    Of best-selling husband-and-wife writing team W. Michael and Kathleen O’Neal Gear, Booklist proclaims that “nobody does Native Americana better than the Gears.” Coming of the Storm launches a series featuring Black Shell, a Chicazaclan trader, and his struggles with Hernando de Soto, an invader intent on spreading Catholicism at the point of his sword.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Creates a story line from history

    • By Mark on 05-24-13

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 2

    • Fire the Sky

    • Book Two of Contact: The Battle for America
    • By: W. Michael Gear, Kathleen O'Neal Gear
    • Narrated by: Kevin Orton
    • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Bad acting

    • By mario wilmath on 12-04-16

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 3

    • A Searing Wind

    • By: W. Michael Gear, Kathleen O'Neal Gear
    • Narrated by: Kevin Orton
    • Length: 18 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    New York Times best-selling authors W. Michael and Kathleen O’Neal Gear present the third installment of their gripping chronicle of the earliest European settlers, as seen through the eyes of North American natives. Here Black Shell and his wife Pearl Hand emerge from exile and rededicate their lives to stopping de Soto and his Kristiano invaders. Taking a great gamble with his own life and those of his people, Black Shell crafts an elaborate plot that will change the course of history.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not one of the better offerings from the O’Neal/Gears.

    • By Francesca M. Parker on 03-20-18

    Regular price: $34.99