In The Dawn Of History, A Valiant People Forged A Pathway From An Old World Into A New One Led By A Dreamer Who Followed The Spirit Of The Wolf, A Handful Of Courageous Men And Women Dared To Cross The Frozen Wastes To Find An Untouched, Unspoiled Continent Set In What Is Now Alaska, This Is The Magnificent Saga Of The Vision Filled Man Who Led His People To An Awesome Destiny, And The Courageous Woman Whose Love And Bravery Drove Them On In Pursuit Of That DreamA Sweeping Epic Of Prehistory, People Of The Wolf Is Another Compelling Novel In The Majestic North America S Forgotten Past Series From New York Times And USA Today Bestselling Authors W Michael Gear And Kathleen O Neal Gear I read these books a long time ago I really enjoyed them and how they progressed through time. I picked up this book because I thought it would be similar to Jean Auel s Earth Children series Sadly, I love those Ayla books I read them in high school and have so many fond memories of dog earing the dirty parts My parents thought I was reading historical fiction ha This book was similar since it had a prehistoric setting, but there were a million characters and no dirty parts Overall I liked it, but I had trouble keeping track of all the people There were two tribes and the name I picked up this book because I thought it would be similar to Jean Auel s Earth Children series Sadly, I love those Ayla books I read them in high school and have so many fond memories of dog earing the dirty parts My parents thought I was reading historical fiction ha This book was similar since it had a prehistoric setting, but there were a million characters and no dirty parts Overall I liked it, but This whole series was enjoyable,trapping me in the pages as I went through book after book As a native American, it brings me back to my heritage and makes me proud of the people i came from, regardless of these being fiction I loved the color that was Definately not an easy book to get into, for numerous reasons such as writing style, the slightly confusing names, etc , but once I got going, I found that I could not put it down I had to find out what what happened next Though one thing that I was really impressed with was the detailed exploration of the whole concept of shamanism and what it entails for a shaman in this case, a Dreamer Not everyone may understand the whole I was really excited to read this book, since the peopling of the Americas is one of my favorite subjects Not only did I get a Master s degree in Archaeology, I live in the American Midwest, where much of the earliest remnants are found But I was horribly disappointed I could not even bring myself to finish the book And I don t understand how so many people have given it 5 stars First of all, just in the quar This is the first is a very long and still ongoing series of books Even though each book stands alone as its own complete story there are nuances and references that, while not tying them all together, add another layer of depth to the world that the authors create and they all lead back to this book.The characters are engaging and believable, with strengths and weaknesses as well as flaws The story is the classic grand scale brother against brother battle that engulf their entire world It s This is the first is a very long and still ongoing series of books Even though each book stands alone as its own complete stor See my full thoughts here yourself in the following scenario For years you and your family have been at war Not a modern war with an army marching through your land and bombs dropping from overhead, this is raiding warfare You spend every moment knowing a band of warriors could charge into your camp, driving a spear into your gut, burning down your primitive homes, and carrying off anything of value They see you as less than human, if you re unluc See my full thoughts here yourself in the following scenario For years you and your family have been at war Not a modern war with an army marching through your land and bombs dropping from overhead, this is raiding warfare You spend every moment knowing a band of warriors could charge into I liked the premise of this novel, a tale of the Clovis people of the Pleistocene, the stone age hunters who crossed the Siberian Bering land bridge to become the ancestors of the native tribes of America The husband and wife writing team are archeologists, and certainly must have the technical knowledge to ground the tale The problem is the puerile quality of the writing, so bad from the beginning I could barely push myself to persist to at least page fifty The mystical spiritual aspect isn I liked the premise of this novel, a tale of the Clovis people of the Pleistocene, the stone age hunters who crossed the S Years ago, I read a few of Christian Jacq s ancient Egypt novels I was hopeful that I d be onto something good because the author was an Egyptologist at last, historical fiction by historians Why do I mention this now Well, the Gears a husband and wife team are also both archaeologists And both Jacq s books and the Gears books are definite misses for me.I think there s a lesson to be learned here, and I say this as an archaeologist who has toyed with the idea of writing historical ficti Years ago, I read a few of Christian Jacq s ancient Egypt novels I was hopeful that I d be onto something good because the author was an Egyptologist at last, historical fiction