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Book Review of People of the Mist (First North Americans, Bk 9)

People of the Mist (First North Americans, Bk 9)
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I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this novel of pre-Colombian North America. The novel takes place around 1300 A.D. in the area around what is now the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. The story is basically a murder mystery revolving around who killed a young maiden on the eve of her marriage and why. But along the way, the authors take you into the world of the Algonquin Independent villages to include the Native American religion and deities, superstitions, taboos such as incest, clan life, war with other nations, food gathering and preparation, coming of age rites, etc. In addition to the well-researched information on life in America before the Europeans, the storyline of the novel keeps your interest and was a good page-turner. I would highly recommend this one. I'll definitely be reading more of the Gear's prehistory series.

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