Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Coming of the Storm (Contact: The Battle for America Series #1) by W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O"Neal Gear

Published:February 9th 2010 by Pocket (first published 2010)

Details Hardcover, 512 pages

Isbn 1439153884 (Isbn 13: 9781439153888)

Description: COMING OF THE STORM is the first book in an exciting new series from renowned archaeologists and authors, Kathleen O'Neal and W. Michael Gear. With twenty-three internationally bestselling novels, more than 17 million copies of their books in print worldwide, and a legion of devoted fans, this husband and wife writing duo are regarded as the definitive authors of pre-Columbian Native American history. Now, for the first time, they bring to life the clash between Native Americans and Europeans. In 1539, Hernando de Soto landed in Florida with a thousand soldiers, horses, and slaves, and proceeded to march through sixteen American states, forever changing the face of America. COMING OF THE STORM follows his journey through Florida, as told through the eyes of a Chickasaw trader named Black Shell.

My thoughts:

The Gears have other books in another series, I even have a few on my shelf, but this is the first one that I have read. I received this book as part of Pocket Blogs Book Tours. When I read the introduction I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy it or not, but I was surprised by how quickly I was able to get into the story. I like the two main characters and enjoyed seeing how they worked as a team and used their intellect to make their way. Having the story set from the point of view of the Native American people and the way they viewed the "Kristanos" who arrive on floating palaces and enslave the people with metal collars brought history alive for me. So much of what it taught in school is geared to the point of view of white Americans that it was nice to see that changed around. While I am enjoying this novel I am afraid that I haven't quite finished it. I plan to post a completed review in the near future, but from what I have read so far I would definitely recommend this book to other readers. I am even thinking about pulling some of the other books I have from these authors from the shelf to read as well.

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1 comment:

  1. I really loved this book, and like you, will be reading more of the Gears' books.

    I love your blog and am now following :)

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