W. Michael Gear is an American author of historical fiction in addition to being an archaeologist. After getting sick of reading historical fiction with historical inaccuracies, Michael immediately wrote a 550 page novel – his first attempt at a novel – that may not have read well, but was at least accurate historically. Michael frequently co-authors his novels with his wife Kathleen O’Neal Gear, which includes their best known work, the First North Americans series.

W. Michael Gear made his literary debut in 1988. That year, he had three novels published – The Big Horn Legacy, The Warriors of Spider and The Way of Spider. Below is a list of W. Michael Gear’s books in order of when they were originally released (and in chronological order):

Publication Order of Spider Trilogy Books


The Warriors of Spider(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Way of Spider(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Web of Spider(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The First North Americans Books


People of the Wolf(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Fire(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Earth(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the River(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Sea(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Lakes(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Lightning(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Silence(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Mist(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Masks(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Owl(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Raven(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Moon(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Nightland(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Weeping Eye(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Thunder(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Longhouse(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dawn Country(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Broken Land(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Black Sun(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Morning Star(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Songtrail(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sun Born(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of The First North Americans Books


People of the Wolf(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Nightland(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Sea(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Raven(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Lightning(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Fire(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Earth(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Owl(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Lakes(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the River(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Silence(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Moon(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Masks(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Weeping Eye(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Thunder(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Mist(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Longhouse(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dawn Country(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Broken Land(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Black Sun(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Morning Star(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Songtrail(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sun Born(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Forbidden Borders Books


Requiem for the Conqueror(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Relic of Empire(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Countermeasures(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Richard Hamilton Books


The Morning River(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Coyote Summer(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anasazi Mysteries Books


The Visitant(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Summoning God(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bone Walker(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Genetic Thriller Books


Dark Inheritance(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Raising Abel(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Contact: The Battle For America Books


Coming of the Storm(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fire the Sky(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Searing Wind(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Big Horn Legacy(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Long Ride Home(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Artifact(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Starstrike(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Athena Factor(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Betrayal: The Lost Life of Jesus(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Children of the Dawnland(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


Copper Falcon(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dead Man's Doll(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Vikings in North America: Pursing the Myth of Paradise(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: The First North Americans, Anasazi Mysteries, Genetic Thriller and Contact series along with the standalone novels The Betrayal and Children of the Dawnland were co-authored by Kathleen O’Neal Gear.

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  • Cheeryos

    The Morning River is very good and Coyote Summer even better. They are amazing reads I could hardly put down. The people I have shared the books with have been pleased with the writing and the content. They hold a spot on my book shelves.