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Subject: W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear Books
Date Posted: 7/16/2007 12:58 AM ET
Member Since: 6/21/2007
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I thought I'd check out the First North American Series books by W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear.  The first book is People of the Wolf.  Anyone read this book or any of their books?  Anyway, I checked out their website and it says that Raising Abel is one of their genetic thriller series books, but I didn't know if it was a book that could stand alone and was only grouped with the others in the series due to it being a genetic thriller or if I need to read any of the other books in the series first?  Anyone know?  TIA.


Date Posted: 7/16/2007 1:35 PM ET
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Check out this link on Fantastic Fiction:  http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/g/kathleen-oneal-gear/

It shows the order of their series books, and also their stand alones.  Yes, Raising Abel is one of their stand alones.

I have read People of the Mist (which is #9 of the North American series), but I don't think you necessarily have to read them in order.  I really enjoyed it and have a bunch more on my TBR pile.  I like the fact that Kathleen is a former state historian & archaeologist --  it really shows in the details.  :)

Date Posted: 7/16/2007 1:53 PM ET
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Thanks for the link.  I think both her and her husband are archaeologists.  Their books have been highly recommended because of the historical accuracy.  I can't wait to start reading them.  Now I have to figure out which book I want to read first!  LOL


Date Posted: 7/19/2007 3:33 PM ET
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I've read a lot of them - a slow read, and very interesting. 

Linda S. (thk) - ,
Date Posted: 7/21/2007 1:09 PM ET
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I've read a couple of theirs, a different series.  Here's one:

The Summoning God: Book II of the Anasazi Mysteries

I read this one and the one after, Bone Walker.  They interweave 13th century Native experiences with modern-day archaeology.

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