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10 thoughts on “People of the Fire

  1. A B A B says:

    Where's the fire?

    Seriously, where is the fire?

    Oh wait, there it is. 20 pages from the end.

    The first 300 pages of this book do nothing. It's only in the last 150 pages that the story gets remotely interesting and begins to come together. Once I figured out where the writers were going, I enjoyed it, but were I not such a stickler for finishing books I would have abandoned it long ago.

    It starts off as a ripoff of the first book in the series - a boy with a special destiny and a complicated parentage (Little Dancer/Wolf Dreamer), a wise woman (White Calf/Broken Branch), and some antagonists intent on destroying him (Blood Bear/Heavy Beaver/whoever the other twin was in the first book). However, there is no clear female protagonist like Dancing Fox.

    Anyway, it's been thousands of years since Wolf Dreamer led the People through the ice tunnel. The People have hunted most of the wildlife to extinction and are getting hungry, and hungry people get cranky and raid each other's camps. Climate change isn't helping either as droughts set in. All that's left of Wolf Dreamer is a sort of magic purse called Wolf Bundle.

    No really, I'm serious.

    The book has some bloody stupid passages where the magic purse appears to be talking to Wolf Dreamer, who still seems to watch over his people and argue with the magic purse about the best way to lead the People to a more fertile land. And they hope the People will be better stewards of wildlife.

    Given that the writers are archaeologists, I expected this series to have more information about how these mesmerizing ancient peoples lived. Instead, we get a bunch of speculative garbage and mumbo-jumbo that makes these books more paranormal than historical. If there were less magic purse and more character development, we'd have a pretty good book.

    In fairness to the characters, they were at least a little more carefully constructed than in the previous book. It was easier to tell them apart and figure out who was who. The book does a decent job of showing Little Dancer's struggle to accept his role as Dreamer against his desire to stay with his family, something that People of the Wolf did not do very well.

    Speaking of characters, Two Smokes was awesome. My favorite moment in the book is when he figures out what to do with the tasty grass samples he carries around, and we see how Little Dancer will help lead the People in a more sustainable lifestyle.


  2. Rusty Rusty says:

    If you liked the series by Auel you will like this one by W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear. People of the Fire is the second in the series, following People of the Wolf. Situated in a drought stricken land, a small group of people work hard to keep the dreams of their ancestors alive. It's a love story, an adventure story and a view of the people who lived in this era.


  3. J.M. Northup J.M. Northup says:

    A respectful presentation of Native American Beliefs wrapped in an exciting tale!
    When I read book 1 of this series, PEOPLE OF THE WOLF, I was hooked. Picking up PEOPLE OF THE FIRE just ensnared me more! I have never read a book series so deep and compelling; so rich and complete.
    I am a huge fan of historical fiction and loving archaeology, I was initially drawn to this tale. The Native American culture, which is so respectfully presented in this book (and the entire series), fascinated me. I am amazed by the detail of the story and how beautifully it is linked to verifiable facts from history. I love how the Native American beliefs and lore are expanded in this book, building on book 1 (though each book can stand lone and can be read out of order). I was happier to have a better understand of The One and the Spiral. I found this story very educational in relationship to Spirit Bundles and it helped give me the foundation of the cultural believes of many Native American tribes.
    This story is smart and the characters are complex and endearing. You can’t help but feel their struggles and achievements along with them. The writing is vibrant and masterful, touching your very soul while making you think deeper about everything you thought you knew!


  4. Melissa Melissa says:

    People of the Fire is the second book in the First North Americans series by the Gears. I don't really think you have to read the books in order. Honestly I read the first book first and was still a little confused at times.

    Drought is upon the land and has brought strife between the different peoples who dwell in the mountains and the plains. The plains people have a dominating leader who is striving to make women inferior. Little Dancer, a boy who has been with them for awhile, is suddenly thrust out of the clan when his mother stands up to the leader. Meanwhile, in the mountains, the people mourn the loss of their spirit bundle and one man wants to get it back and also get even for his humiliation.

    There are a lot of dominating men in this series. It seems like the men are all either bad evil people, subservient, or young boys with Dreams. There's no average guy to be found. The women are always pretty wise and strong. It just doesn't seem like things are very even among the sexes. Probably the best character was Elk Charm because she was somewhat normal. She wasn't running after power or dreams or being a warrior. She just wanted to live a normal life.

    So, is it just me, or did anyone else realize that there's a leather bag talking throughout this whole book? I know this is fiction, but considering the series is written by two archaeologists it surprises me that there is so much mysticism and magic in it. Not that that's a bad thing, it's just surprising. And well let's face it, I don't find a talking bundle too interesting. But there was a lot of conflict so those who like action books will probably be ok with this one. But it should be warned there is also violence and rape to go along with that conflict.

    Once again, just an ok book. It was good enough to keep reading the series but nothing to rave about.

    People of the Fire
    Copyright 1991
    467 pages

    Review by M. Reynard 2014

    More of my reviews can be found at www.ifithaswords.blogspot.com


  5. Chris Meads Chris Meads says:

    This is the second book in the series of the Prehistoric America.

    The time has moved on from the People of the Wolf. First Man (the Wolf Man) has been watching. So has the wolf bundle, an important item in the spiritual world. One leader of the Red Hand doesn't believe in its power and the other leader of the People really doesn't either--he only believes in what his mother dreamed. He too doesn't really believe in the power of the wolf bundle.

    Little Dancer feels the power of the wolf bundle and with Two Smokes, a berdache who takes care of him, watches as Heavy Beaver throws the wolf bundle out of the village--that and women are polluting the tribe.

    Time moves on and Little Dancer is now a young man. He has been told he is the next dreamer but he resists. On top of that Blood Bear has stolen the wolf bundle. He thinks that by having that, it will destroy the Red Hand people.

    Things change and finally Little Dancer melds with Wolf Dreamer reluctantly, having to leave his wife and two daughters. He learns to dance with Fire and becomes Fire Dancer. Will he be able to save the wolf bundle and the people?

    If you are interested in the prehistoric people that roamed North America, this is the series for you. Both the People of the Wolf and People of the Fire have roamed through the state of Wyoming (my home state. And the two authors have woven a wonderful tale, using their archeological findings. And you can learn about the history of our people.


  6. Baron Rothschild Baron Rothschild says:

    It was a good read..


  7. Margaret Curry Margaret Curry says:

    Second in the “North America’s Forgotten Past” series, this book was rich with historical details and interesting people. I enjoyed how the spiritual aspect became a character unto itself.


  8. Genevieve Calmes Genevieve Calmes says:

    This book has much the same story line as People of the Wolf, but taking place in Montana or close enough. Reading about the plants that were eaten and used was very cool and good info to have.


  9. Katelyn Vanhaitsma Katelyn Vanhaitsma says:

    I had just finished this book in my hard copy when it came available on audio, so the story was still fresh in my mind. Despite this, I found the audiobook to be a completely different experience. The intensity was so real, and the emotions of the story reeled me in much harder. I've been a long time fan of this series, but hearing it read was captivating. The reader did an excellent job of bringing the characters to life. I found the spanish accent for Two Smokes to be a perfect interpretation, even though reading it on paper multiple times I never caught the part about him having any accent. That was another thing about hearing it in audio vs on paper - I caught things that I hadn't in all the times I've read it. Evidently my listening comprehension is next level above my reading. I never really grasped the part about Hungry Bull being blood related to Little Dancer, and that being why White Calf placed him there when Clear Water was killed. It's all right there in the text, but it wasn't until hearing it aloud that it all came together for me.
    The intense emotions and scenes in this well written story brought me to tears in the listening. The final show down between Fire Dancer and Heavy Beaver swept me right up into the flames. I felt every bit of Two Smokes's exhilaration at feeling the One with the Bundle.
    Another thing that struck me was my resentment toward Elk Charm in the early parts. I hadn't felt that negativity toward her until hearing it. In the end, all I felt was sympathy for her, and guilt over disliking her. All she did was love him, and advance his bloodline. The strength of my feelings toward her surprised me, because I didn't get that way when I read it myself. Audio of these stories is transformative.


  10. J.M. Northup J.M. Northup says:

    A respectful presentation of Native American Beliefs wrapped in an exciting tale!
    When I read book 1 of this series, PEOPLE OF THE WOLF, I was hooked. Picking up PEOPLE OF THE FIRE just ensnared me more! I have never read a book series so deep and compelling; so rich and complete.
    I am a huge fan of historical fiction and loving archaeology, I was initially drawn to this tale. The Native American culture, which is so respectfully presented in this book (and the entire series), fascinated me. I am amazed by the detail of the story and how beautifully it is linked to verifiable facts from history. I love how the Native American beliefs and lore are expanded in this book, building on book 1 (though each book can stand lone and can be read out of order). I was happier to have a better understand of The One and the Spiral. I found this story very educational in relationship to Spirit Bundles and it helped give me the foundation of the cultural believes of many Native American tribes.