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FREE PDF ¼ BOOK People of the Silence Ï NATURALTREATMENT ð At its pinnacle in AD 1150 the Anasazi empire of the Southwest would see no eual in North America for almost eight hundred years Yet even at this cultural zenith the Anasazi held the seeds of their own destruction deep within themselvesOn his deathbed the GEn summers old girl who must be found Though he knows neither her name nor her face the Great Sun decrees that the girl must at all costs be killedFleeing for her life as her village lies in ruins young Cornsilk is befriended by Poor Singer a curious youth seeking to touch the soul of the Katchinas Together they undertake the perilous task of staying alive long enough to discover her true identity But tim This is a fine thick speculative historical political novel about the prehistoric American Southwest specifically the enigmatic Chaco culture and its neighbors during the early 12th century This is an impressive book It's well researched and features complex people muddling through life in cultures much different than our own The Gears' characters are exceptionally well drawn They're presented sympathetically but with warts and all Besides history there's romance treachery greed slavery rape murder humor exotic religion mystery and fine masonry A great deal of fine masonry Did I mention the murals? The masks? The macaws?The Chaco phenomenon has been puzzling and fascinating people since the rediscovery of the Chaco Canyon ruins in the 19th century I've followed the debate with interest and the Gears' story is as likely to be trueish as any Although I'm kinda partial to the recent Mexican cannibal terrorist warlords hypothesis for Chaco's Secret Masters which isn't incompatible with but darker than the Gears' interpretation Both Gears are IB working archaeologists and they've clearly spent some time around the campfire with the Chaco guys listening to stories too outrageous to be publishedAnd if you've never visited Chaco well you should Fall is the primo time Bring a sturdy vehicle and plan to camp out for a night or two And don't miss Earl Morris's stunning recreation of the Great Kiva at Aztec Ruins which you'll recognize from the novel There are no finer Precolumbian buildings in this country And no finer masonry anywhereSILENCE is a gripping and successful long novel which held my attention throughout This is the best novel of the prehistoric Southwest I've read this is an uncrowded niche An impressive achievement and a definite keeper 5 stars Highly recommended for historical fiction and Southwestern US fans

Kathleen O'Neal Gear ✓ People of the Silence READER

E is running out for them all a desperate killer stalks them one who is willing to destroy the entire Anasazi world to get to her New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors and award winning archaeologists W Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear bring the stories of these first North Americans to life in People of the Silence and other volumes in the magnificent North America's Forgotten Past series SatisfactionI have read and re read this book many times Each time is an Wonderfilled experience walking thru this ancient world Kathleen O'Neal and W Michael Gear are the absolute best at bringing history to life If one wants to know about the cultures of the First Nations these authors are a must read♥

DOC Ñ People of the Silence ✓ Kathleen O'Neal Gear

People of the SilenceAt its pinnacle in AD 1150 the Anasazi empire of the Southwest would see no eual in North America for almost eight hundred years Yet even at this cultural zenith the Anasazi held the seeds of their own destruction deep within themselvesOn his deathbed the Great Sun Chief learns a secret a shame so vile to him that even at the brink of eternity he cannot let it pass In a village far to the north is a fifte I didn't like the beginning too many story strands and characters were introduced too fast and I could not keep it all straight About 100 pages into the book I finally felt like I had it all straight and then was able follow the story However I was disappointed by the ending The book begins with an entire chapter about characters during the modern day and then we never revisit them and never discover what the point was Am I supposed to see that even in the modern era the ghosts of the past culture live on in Chaco Canyon? It was definitely interesting to learn about the culture of the people of the southwest but the story was just so so for me Finally I was left feeling like there needed to be a seuel and I'm tired of books that leave you hanging