People of the Silence (First North Americans #8) - Kathleen O'Neal Gear, W. Michael Gear

By A.D. 1150 the Anasazi had created an empire in the Southwest that would never again be equalled in North America. Master astronomers, traders, and architects, they built extraordinary roads linking thousands of square miles. Their Great Houses stood five stories tall and contained hundreds of rooms. Yet at the height of their civilization, cataclysm struck; the Anasazi began to destroy themselves from the inside out...

On his deathbed the Great Sun Chief discovers that, fifteen summers before, his wife bore a child to another man, and to protect it from his wrath, she hid the infant girl in a village far to the north. The Great Sun does not know who the young woman is, or what she looks like, but he wants her dead.

When her village is attacked, Cornsilk flees for her life and runs into Poor Singer, a curious youth seeking to touch the soul of the Katchinas. Together, Poor Singer and Cornsilk undertake the perilous task of staying alive long enough to discover her true identity. It won't be easy. A desperate killer is stalking them - and he is willing to destroy the entire Anasazi world to get to her.

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Release date: 1996
Genres: paleofiction
Updated: August 26, 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)