PDF ´ BOOK People of the Sea Å MONEYEXPRESSCARD

W. Michael Gear Î People of the Sea EBOOK

PDF ´ BOOK People of the Sea Å MONEYEXPRESSCARD ↠ A spellbinding tale of life and love death and adventure in North America eleven thousand years ago when mammoths roamed the continent Award winning archaeologists Michael and Kathleen Gear using the best archaeological information have created a stunning vision of our pre Rich land that will become California The few thousand people who have settled along the coast struggle to understand as the world around them changes Where have the mastodons gone? And why are the mammoths disappearing? The seer Sunchaser would ordinarily visit the Spirit World and return with answers but he has lost his way Meanwhile his rival Catchstraw has discovered witchcraft as a way to Power at the expense of his soul And what will it mean to the people when a beautiful fugitive arrives? Kestrel born i Although the descriptions of plants and animals and people was intriguing in the end its basically a downer too much violence and hatred the dying mammoths the sickness of the people all contribute to this being depressing

BOOK ê People of the Sea Î W. Michael Gear

A spellbinding tale of life and love death and adventure in North America eleven thousand years ago when mammoths roamed the continent Award winning archaeologists Michael and Kathleen Gear using the best archaeological information have created a stunning vision of our pre history and of the men and women who lived in this rapidly changing world The great glaciers that cover the Sierra Nevada mountains are melting destroying the habitats of the great elephants lions and short faced bears and giving birth to the Help Help Mammoths walk into sea Husband chase with big rockGotta love these PEOPLE books I mean what's not to love about a 1000 page novel where noble Native Americans battle their way through ancient landscapes that we know so little about?Problem is the Gears spend so much time getting the archaeology just right have to make sure you know ALL the best flint uarries and EVERY wild flower in the medicine man's sack sometimes they forget about little things like characters plot storyline So in this novel set in California right at the end of the Ice Age when the mammoths are dying out and the glaciers are melting so fast the people can actually see it happen there's this good medicine man named Sunchaser who basically loves everyone And there's this bad medicine man named Mean Old Man or Many Mean Moods or something who basically hates everyone And then there's this runaway suaw Cheats On Husband or Likes It Rough or something and she's On The Run But the mammoths are all dying It's not that I don't respect the Native American characters It's just that they're so flat and cardboard and lifeless The nice guy The mean guy The girl in trouble Do you really need an archaelogy degree to write this stuff? The sad thing is the setting is waaaay interesting than the characters I mean it's so intriguing the way they drop hints about the climate like how the ice giants are dying moaning in the night as the glaciers melt Or the way the mammoths literally walk into the sea when the grass is all gone Or how the hunters brag about killing ten saber tooth tigers every year only this year they only kill five because they're so scarce Really it's like the characters get in the way of the setting

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People of the SeaN Arizona's marsh country is running from her mad husband desperately hoping for sanctuary on the coast But if the Spirits are taking the mammoths now what will they do should the people shelter an evil woman? Surely they should deliver her to her husband who will kill her and who has his own link to the Spirit World through the pitiful mummified corpse of his little son Must Sunchaser choose between the woman he comes to love and the continuation of his world? He knows full well that either choice will damn hi Kestrel gets pregnant when her abusive husband is away on a trading trip When caught she runs away to another clan along the prehistoric Pacific coast She is hunted in revenge The author fails to tie in the present day leading chapter with the remaining prehistoric main section of the book