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A Searing Wind

W. Michael Gear

Set against the tragic war sparked by Hernando de Soto' s brutal invasion of the American South, A Searing Wind brings to an electrifying climax all the intense historical action and authenticity of W. Michael and Kathleen O' Neal Gear' s " magnificent" (Douglas Preston) and " powerful" ( Kirkus Reviews ) bestselling series. Once exiled by the Chicaza for cowardice in battle, Black Shell nevertheless dedicates his soul to stemming the onslaught of the Kristiano invaders and protecting his people. He and his beautiful wife, Pearl Hand, have fought the enemy from the Florida peninsula through the very heart of native America. They have seen the shackled slaves, heard the broken promises-- and they have learned of de Soto' s plans to target the Chicaza. Obsessed with setting the perfect trap, Black Shell gambles everything to preserve his people' s fragile existence-- their pride, traditions, even their winter stockpiles of food and supplies. But the stakes are raised to their greatest heights when he and Pearl Hand must walk boldly into de Soto' s camp and engage the cunning monster in a desperate game of wits in order to decide the fate of a continent.

Set against the tragic war sparked by Hernando de Soto' s brutal invasion of the American South, A Searing Wind brings to an electrifying climax all the intense historical action and authenticity of W. Michael and Kathleen O' Neal Gear' s " magnificent" (Douglas Preston) and " powerful" ( Kirkus Reviews ) bestselling series. Once exiled by the Chicaza for cowardice in battle, Black Shell nevertheless dedicates his soul to stemming the onslaught of the Kristiano invaders and protecting his people. He and his beautiful wife, Pearl Hand, have fought the enemy from the Florida peninsula through the very heart of native America. They have seen the shackled slaves, heard the broken promises-- and they have learned of de Soto' s plans to target the Chicaza. Obsessed with setting the perfect trap, Black Shell gambles everything to preserve his people' s fragile existence-- their pride, traditions, even their winter stockpiles of food and supplies. But the stakes are raised to their greatest heights when he and Pearl Hand must walk boldly into de Soto' s camp and engage the cunning monster in a desperate game of wits in order to decide the fate of a continent.
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Set against the tragic war sparked by Hernando de Soto' s brutal invasion of the American South, A Searing Wind brings to an electrifying climax all the intense historical action and authenticity of W. Michael and Kathleen O' Neal Gear' s " magnificent" (Douglas Preston) and " powerful" ( Kirkus Reviews ) bestselling series. Once exiled by the Chicaza for cowardice in battle, Black Shell nevertheless dedicates his soul to stemming the onslaught of the Kristiano invaders and protecting his people. He and his beautiful wife, Pearl Hand, have fought the enemy from the Florida peninsula through the very heart of native America. They have seen the shackled slaves, heard the broken promises-- and they have learned of de Soto' s plans to target the Chicaza. Obsessed with setting the perfect trap, Black Shell gambles everything to preserve his people' s fragile existence-- their pride, traditions, even their winter stockpiles of food and supplies. But the stakes are raised to their greatest heights when he and Pearl Hand must walk boldly into de Soto' s camp and engage the cunning monster in a desperate game of wits in order to decide the fate of a continent.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kathleen O'Neal Gear, Kevin Orton

Length:

18h 53m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

08:46


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

27:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

23:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

21:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

26:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:27


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

11:16


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

24:01


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

20:17


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

18:56


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

20:37


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

11:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

17:41


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

12:48


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

17:59


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

23:05


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

20:24


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

16:38


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

14:50


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

26:12


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

14:29


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:09


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:22


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

11:26


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

14:58


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

21:13


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

22:29


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

15:20


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

17:07


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

19:44


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

18:11


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

20:59


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

10:01


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

15:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

27:58


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:50


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

01:49