People of the Morning Star by W. Michael Gear audiobook

People of the Morning Star: A Novel of North America’s Forgotten Past

Byu00a0 W. Michael Gear u00a0andu00a0 Kathleen Ou2019Neal Gear
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Award-winning archaeologists and New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear begin the stunning saga of the North American equivalent of ancient Rome in People of the Morning Star. The city of Cahokia, at its height, covered more than six square miles around what is now St. Louis and included structures more than ten stories high. Cahokian warriors and traders roamed from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. What force on earth would motivate hundreds of thousands of people to pick up, move hundreds of miles, and once plopped down amidst a polyglot of strangers, build an incredible city? A religious miracle: the Cahokians believed that the divine hero Morning Star had been resurrected in the flesh. But not all is fine and stable in glorious Cahokia. To the astonishment of the ruling clan, an attempt is made on the living god's life. Now it is up to Morning Star's aunt, Matron Blue Heron, to keep it quiet until she can uncover the plot and bring the culprits to justice. If she fails, Cahokia will be torn asunder in warfare, rage, and blood as civil war consumes them all.

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Award-winning archaeologists and New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear begin the stunning saga of the North American equivalent of ancient Rome in People of the Morning Star.

The city of Cahokia, at its height, covered more than six square miles around what is now St. Louis and included structures more than ten stories high. Cahokian warriors and traders roamed from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. What force on earth would motivate hundreds of thousands of people to pick up, move hundreds of miles, and once plopped down amidst a polyglot of strangers, build an incredible city?

A religious miracle: the Cahokians believed that the divine hero Morning Star had been resurrected in the flesh. But not all is fine and stable in glorious Cahokia. To the astonishment of the ruling clan, an attempt is made on the living god's life. Now it is up to Morning Star's aunt, Matron Blue Heron, to keep it quiet until she can uncover the plot and bring the culprits to justice. If she fails, Cahokia will be torn asunder in warfare, rage, and blood as civil war consumes them all.

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Author Bio: W. Michael Gear

Author Bio: W. Michael Gear

W. Michael Gear is the author or coauthor with his wife, Kathleen O’Neal Gear, of more than fifty published novels. The couple have received the Western Writers of America 2021 Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Contributions to Western Literature, the highest honor bestowed by the nonprofit guild. He is a USA Today and internationally bestselling author whose work has been translated into twenty-nine languages with over seventeen million copies in print worldwide. Both an anthropologist and archaeologist, he brings extraordinary depth and complexity to his characters and settings. He can be found at gear-gear.com.

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Author Bio: Kathleen O'Neal Gear

Author Bio: Kathleen O'Neal Gear

Kathleen O’Neal Gear and her husband, W. Michael Gear, have written over twenty international bestsellers which have been translated into twenty-one languages. Their novel People of the Raven won the Golden Spur Award in 2005. Separately and together they have written more than forty books. In addition to writing both fiction and nonfiction, the Gears operate an anthropological research company called Wind River Archaeological Consultants and raise buffalo on their ranch in northern Wyoming.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 18.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English