People of the Songtrail

People of the Songtrail

A Novel of North America's Forgotten Past

Book - 2015
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People of the Songtrail is the saga of the first European settlers to land on the shores of the New World. It is a story, like so many in America's history, of the swift and violent clash of cultures, and of extraordinary men and women on both sides who were brave enough to work for the fragile hope of peace.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Tor, a Tom Doherty Associates book,, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780765337252
Branch Call Number: FICTION Gear W. 05/2015
Characteristics: 349 pages :,illustrations, map ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Gear, Kathleen O'Neal - Author


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ChristchurchLib Jun 23, 2016

This latest novel by the Gears, the popular husband-and-wife team of archaeologist-authors, focuses on the Norse colonisation of the Americas. In the year 1000 CE, Vikings arrive in what is now Northeastern Canada and establish a settlement, setting the stage for violent clashes with the "skr├Žlings," the newcomers' term for the indigenous people of the region. Although People of the Songtrail is the 10th book in the First North Americans series, this novel easily stands on its own with its strong sense of place, well-researched historical details, and vivid rendering of cross-cultural conflict.


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