Monday, March 5, 2012


Thanks to the generous folks over at Gallery books one winner will receive this entire series (books 1 and 2 in paperback, and book 3 in hardback)! Just leave a comment with your thoughts on history mixing in with fiction. I am a huge fan of these sorts of books because I think its an interesting way to learn while having fun, and in this case, not many books on Native Americans have been done. These aren't paranormal or anything, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to share. Definitely check out their website for more information. Good Luck! This is open to U.S. residents only.

About the book:
Recovering from their wounds, Black Shell and Pearl Hand race the invader Hernando de Soto westward.  The fires of Mabila have destroyed most of de Soto’s supplies, and cost him dearly in horses and irreplaceable men.  But just ahead lie the greatest warriors in Black Shell’s world, and the people who exiled him in disgrace—the Chicaza.  Desperate to earn redemption, Black Shell is thrust face-to-face with the cunning de Soto and locked in a deadly game of wits that will determine the fate of their world.  But who’s the bigger threat—de Soto or Black Shell’s poisonous and unforgiving kin?  If Black Shell, Pearl Hand, and their loyal dogs can win the battle of Chicaza, the Spanish invader will be broken forever.  As Horned Serpent and the terrible Piasa gambled so long ago, in the end, everything hinges on Black Shell—but at what staggering cost?

About the authors:
W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear are the authors of Fire the Sky and Coming of the Storm, the second and first book in the Contact series, as well as more than twenty international bestsellers that have been translated into twenty-three languages.  Their novel People of the Raven won the Golden Spur Award in 2005.  In addition to writing both fiction and nonfiction together and separately, the Gears operate an anthropological research company called Wind River Archeological Consultants and raise buffalo on their ranch in northern Wyoming. They welcome readers to their website at


Indigo said...

I've read the Gears previous series and loved each and every book.

Historical novels can be appealing if they're done right and keep the history aspects true. The Gears' write their books so well, you feel as if you're a part of that time period and right there with the characters. I think it's a fun way to learn about the history of a culture.(Hugs)Indigo

Lil said...

I haven't read many fiction books showcasing Native Americans, either. Would love to see how the authors take history, which can be fascinating in itself, and make something more of a story with it.

ML said...

I like history mixing with fiction. I feel like I'm learning something with my entertainment. It's like having cake but learning that it's healthy for you :).

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