People of the River (First North Americans #4) - Kathleen O'Neal Gear, W. Michael Gear

The gripping new saga from these best-selling novelists takes us to the Mississippi valley, and to the trading people now known as the Mound Builders. Blending expert knowledge of the past with passion, tragedy, and triumph, People of the River takes us to the capital, Cahokia, where Tharon is chief of a troubled people. The corn crop is failing again, and even the warriors - including Badgertail, the war leader, and Locust, the warrior woman he cannot have - are disgusted by Tharon's lust for Tribute from Cahokia's many subject villages. Worst of all, the gods have closed the Underworld to Cahokia's seers, and even the most powerful seer, beautiful Nightshade, cannot break the silence. As long as the gods will not say what must be done, there is no hope for the people... Unless hope lies in the young girl Lichen, far away in the rock shelter of crazy old Wanderer, learning to Dream of Power...

Written with all the fiery immediacy the Gears' millions of readers have come to expect, People of the River transports us to this vivid world - our world as it once was.

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Release date: 1992
Genres: paleofiction
Updated: August 23, 2021

First North Americans :: Series

Also known as People Books - First North Americans.

People of the Wolf (First North Americans #1)
People of the Fire (First North Americans #2)
People of the Earth (First North Americans #3)
People of the River (First North Americans #4)
People of the Sea (First North Americans #5)
People of the Lakes (First North Americans #6)
People of the Lightning (First North Americans #7)
People of the Silence (First North Americans #8)
People of the Mist (First North Americans #9)
People of the Masks (First North Americans #10)
People of the Owl (First North Americans #11)
People of the Raven (First North Americans #12)
People of the Moon (First North Americans #13)
People of the Nightland (First North Americans #14)
People of the Weeping Eye (First North Americans #15)
People of the Thunder (First North Americans #16)
People of the Longhouse (First North Americans #17)
The Dawn Country (First North Americans #18)
The Broken Land (First North Americans #19)
People of the Black Sun (First North Americans #20)
People of the Morning Star (First North Americans #21)