W. Michael Gear

W. Michael Gear

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Athena's Wrath was the most recently released book by W. Michael Gear, on March 12th, 2024.

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W. Michael Gear Stats: The highest rated book by W. Michael Gear on Book Notification is Reckoning, the 6th novel in the Donovan series. The second-highest rated book is Abandoned (Donovan #2).

The most read book by W. Michael Gear on Book Notification is People of the Wolf, the first novel in the First North Americans series. The second most read book is Outpost (Donovan #1).

Below is a complete list of W. Michael Gear books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by W. Michael Gear is the First North Americans Series.

List of The Athena Trilogy Books in Publication Order

List of Spider Trilogy Books in Publication Order

List of First North Americans Books in Publication Order (with Kathleen O'Neal Gear)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
9
People of the Wolf
1990
2
10
People of the Fire
1990
3
People of the Earth
1992
4
10
People of the River
1992
5
10
People of the Sea
1993
6
10
People of the Lakes
1994
7
10
People of the Lightning
1995
8
10
People of the Silence
1996
9
10
People of the Mist
1997
10
10
People of the Masks
1998
11
10
People of the Owl
2003
12
10
People of the Raven
2004
13
10
People of the Moon
2005
14
10
People of the Nightland
2007
15
10
People of the Weeping Eye
2008
16
10
People of the Thunder
2009
17
People of the Longhouse
2010
18
10
The Dawn Country
2011
19
The Broken Land
2012
20
10
People of the Black Sun
2012
21
Copper Falcon
2014
22
10
People of the Morning Star
2014
23
The Dead Man's Doll
2015
24
10
People of the Songtrail
2015
25
10
Sun Born
2016
26
Moon Hunt
2017
27
10
Star Path
2019
28
People of the Canyons
2020
29
Lightning Shell
2022

List of First North Americans Series in Chronological Order

#ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
9
People of the Wolf
1990
2
10
People of the Nightland
2007
3
10
People of the Sea
1993
4
10
People of the Raven
2004
5
10
People of the Lightning
1995
6
10
People of the Fire
1990
7
People of the Earth
1992
8
10
People of the Owl
2003
9
10
People of the Lakes
1994
10
10
People of the River
1992
11
10
People of the Silence
1996
12
10
People of the Moon
2005
13
10
People of the Masks
1998
14
10
People of the Weeping Eye
2008
15
10
People of the Thunder
2009
16
10
People of the Mist
1997
17
People of the Longhouse
2010
18
10
The Dawn Country
2011
19
The Broken Land
2012
20
10
People of the Black Sun
2012
21
10
People of the Morning Star
2014
22
10
People of the Songtrail
2015
23
Copper Falcon
2014
24
The Dead Man's Doll
2015
25
10
Sun Born
2016
26
Moon Hunt
2017
27
10
Star Path
2019
28
People of the Canyons
2020
29
Lightning Shell
2022

List of Anasazi Mysteries Books in Publication Order (with Kathleen O'Neal Gear)

List of Contact: The Battle For America Books in Publication Order (with Kathleen O'Neal Gear)

List of Donovan Books in Publication Order

List of Flight of the Hawk Books in Publication Order

List of Forbidden Borders Books in Publication Order

List of Genetic Thriller Books in Publication Order (with Kathleen O'Neal Gear)

List of Saga of the Mountain Saga Books in Publication Order

List of Saga of the Mountain Saga Series in Chronological Order

List of Team Psi Books in Publication Order

List of The Wyoming Chronicles Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Long Ride Home
1988
2
Big Horn Legacy
1988
3
The Artifact
1990
4
Starstrike
1990
5
Children of the Dawnland (With: Kathleen O'Neal Gear)
2003
6
6
The Athena Factor
2005
7
The Betrayal: The Lost Life of Jesus (With: Kathleen O'Neal Gear)
2007
8
This Scorched Earth
2018
9
Fracture Event (With: Kathleen O'Neal Gear)
2021
10
The Foundation
2021

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of W. Michael Gear Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Ridin’ with the Pack
2023
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W. Michael Gear: Biography

W. Michael Gear (William Michael Gear) was born on May 20th, 1955 and is currently 69 years old. W. Michael Gear was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.

W. Michael Gear is the author of the First North Americans series which currently consists of 29 novels. The First North Americans series started in 1990 with the novel People of the Wolf. The most recently released novel in the First North Americans series was Lightning Shell which was released in 2022. There are no upcoming novels for the First North Americans series.

W. Michael Gear has a wife who is also an author, Kathleen O\\\'Neal Gear. W. Michael Gear has co-authored the novel with .

W. Michael Gear is married to the author Kathleen O'Neal Gear, together they have co-authored several novels and also won the Owen Wister Award in 2021.

W. Michael Gear: Awards & Accolades

W. Michael Gear won the Owen Wister Award, Saddleman Award, in 2021.

Gear's book, People of the Raven won the Spur Awards, Novel of the West, in 2005.

W. Michael Gear books have also been nominated for multiple awards, Moon Hunt was nominated for the Spur Awards, Best Western Historical Novel, in 2018. This Scorched Earth was nominated for the Spur Awards, Best Western Historical Novel, in 2019. Dissolution was nominated for the Spur Awards, Best Contemporary Western Novel, in 2022.

Related Authors

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  1. Stephen King, author of The Dark Tower Series.
  2. Brandon Sanderson, author of the Mistborn Series.
  3. Neil Gaiman, author of the American Gods Series.
  4. Christopher Paolini, author of The Inheritance Cycle Series.
  5. Terry Brooks, author of the Original Shannara Series.

W. Michael Gear: F.A.Q

When was W. Michael Gear Born? How old is W. Michael Gear?

W. Michael Gear was born on May 20th, 1955. W. Michael Gear is currently 69 years old.

Where was W. Michael Gear Born?

W. Michael Gear was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA and is American.

What awards has W. Michael Gear won?

W. Michael Gear has won the following awards: Saddleman Award at the Owen Wister Award (2021).

What book awards has W. Michael Gear won?

Gear's book, People of the Raven won the award Spur Awards, Novel of the West, in 2005.

What was the first book W. Michael Gear wrote?

The first novel written by W. Michael Gear was The Warriors of Spider, published in 1988.

What was the most recent book W. Michael Gear wrote?

His most recently released work was Athena's Wrath on March 12th, 2024.

Will there be any more books by W. Michael Gear?

W. Michael Gear does not have any upcoming books with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has W. Michael Gear written?

W. Michael Gear has written 74 books across 18 series.
  • 3 books in The Athena Trilogy Series
  • 3 books in the Spider Trilogy Series
  • 29 books in the First North Americans Series
  • 3 books in the Anasazi Mysteries Series
  • 3 books in the Contact: The Battle For America Series
  • 6 books in the Donovan Series
  • 2 books in the Flight of the Hawk Series
  • 3 books in the Forbidden Borders Series
  • 2 books in the Genetic Thriller Series
  • 4 books in the Saga of the Mountain Saga Series
  • 2 books in the Team Psi Series
  • 3 books in The Wyoming Chronicles Series
  • 10 Standalone Novels
  • 1 Non-Fiction Books

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