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

Publication Order of First North Americans Books

(with Kathleen O'Neal Gear)

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
Copper Falcon (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Morning Star (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dead Man's Doll (2015)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
Moon Hunt (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star Path: People of Cahokia (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Canyons (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of First North Americans Books

(with Kathleen O'Neal Gear)

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
Copper Falcon(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dead Man's Doll(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sun Born(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moon Hunt(2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star Path: People of Cahokia(2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Canyons(2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anasazi Mysteries Books

(with Kathleen O'Neal Gear)

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 Contact: The Battle For America Books

(with Kathleen O'Neal Gear)

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 Donovan Books

Outpost (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Abandoned (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pariah (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unreconciled (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Flight of the Hawk Books

The River (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Plains (2019)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 Genetic Thriller Books

(with Kathleen O'Neal Gear)

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

The Alpha Enigma (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Long Ride Home (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Big Horn Legacy (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
Children of the Dawnland (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Athena Factor (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Betrayal (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
This Scorched Earth (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Vikings in North America: Pursuing 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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