Since I am always looking for ways to bring books to my readers, I jumped at the chance to participate in a book spotlight for Moon Hunt.  Thanks to the good people over at Forge Books we are not only spotlighting the novel but giving away one copy of the book to a winner in the US or Canada.  More about that a little later.  First, let us take a closer look at Moon Hunt and its authors.


moon huntMoon Hunt by W. Michael Gear & Kathleen Gear

Genre: Historical Fiction

Series: North America’s Forgotten Past #24

Publisher: Forge Books (November 21, 2017)

Author Information: Website

Length: 416 pages

Whispering Dawn has come to Cahokia as the bride of the living god Morning Star. She brings with her dark secrets. Political intrigue. And deadly magic.

When Morning Star drinks her poisoned nectar, the Night Moth carries his souls off to the Underworld to be slowly sucked into oblivion.

Cahokia is shaken to the roots by Whispering Dawn’s betrayal, and as the empire teeters on the verge of civil war, the immortal god’s human sister Night Shadow Star realizes that only she–intimately tied to the Underworld–can make the journey into the dark realms to retrieve Morning Star’s captured souls. To do so, she and Fire Cat must descend into the Sacred Cave’s terrifying depths where, beset by soul-devouring monsters, it may come down to Fire Cat to save the man, city, and people he once despised.

Moon Hunt is the third epic tale in the Morning Star series by New York Times bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear. Against the intricate majesty that was America’s greatest pre-Columbian city, the Gears have once again woven the latest archaeological data into a painstakingly accurate reconstruction of Cahokia and provide a rare look into the mystical underpinnings of Native American culture.

The Gears have provided another successfully compelling and enlightening excavation into America’s forgotten past that will appeal to their large fan base.

Booklist on Sun Born 

Basing this new chapter in their ongoing Native American saga on current research and evidence, the Gears are able to communicate often arcane historical  and archaeological information within a compelling fictional format.

Booklist on People of the Morning Star

Rich in cultural detail . . . Both longtime fans and newcomers will be satisfied.  Another fine entry in an ambitious, long-running series.

Kirkus Reviews on People of the Longhouse

Blended with the carefully drawn suspense of court intrigues, colorful characters and sharp plot twists, this is a terrific tale.

Publishers Weekly on People of the Thunder


                                                         AUTHORS INFORMATION

MICHAEL GEAR holds a master’s degree in archaeology and has worked as a professional archaeologist since 1978. KATHLEEN O’NEAL GEAR is a former state historian and archaeologist for the U.S. Department of the Interior. She has twice been rewarded for her “outstanding management” of our nation’s cultural heritage.

Together, W. MICHAEL and KATHLEEN O’NEAL GEAR are the bestselling authors of the North America’s Forgotten Past series, which has sold over 7.7 million copies.


                                                         GIVEAWAY DETAILS

With thanks to Forge Books, this giveaway will be for one copy of Moon Hunt. This giveaway is open to residents of the US and CANADA. To enter, check out the Rafflecopter giveaway.  The winner will be randomly selected, then be notified by email of the great victory!

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  1. John Smith says:

    Sounds like an interesting native American tale! Impressive!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Do you take press releases for book announcements, as part of your way to bring books to your readers, by chance? We’d love to share one with you, due for New Years! 😄


  3. Bookstooge says:

    I remember reading one of his Way of Spider trilogy books back in the 90’s. The cover was pretty cool and while I can’t remember a thing about the book, the cover is still pretty fresh in my mind:

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  4. Jordan Rose says:

    This sounds really interesting! I’ll have to check out the entire series.

    Liked by 1 person

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