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People of the Mesa

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Die Eiszeit ist vorüber, die Sonne läßt Gletscher schmelzen, und dort, wo bisher Frost und Tod regierten, bringt die Erde wie durch ein Wunder plötzlich zartes Grün in vielfältigster Form hervor.

Mara - die Tochter der Sonne, ist ein Kind dieser neuen Welt, und sie hat die Vision, daß die Strahlen der großen gelben Scheibe auch die Herzen der Menschen erwärmen und kalte Gra
Paperback, 416 pages
Published February 1st 1995 by Onyx
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May 05, 2012 Natalie rated it liked it
Shelves: native-american
People of the Mesa was not nearly as good as Prentiss' first book, Children of the Ice. It's possible that I'm sick of reading Native American pre-history books with a strong female as the protagonist- however, even though it has been a bit repetative, I don't think that's the case here. I simply didn't care at all for Mara. I felt she was selfish, impulsive, rude, and uncaring. She cared nothing for the tribe's traditions and did exactly what she wanted, even though she was the daughter of the ...more
Apr 29, 2013 Nickole rated it liked it
Let me start by saying I'm absolutely LOVE Children of the Ice it's my favorite book by this author and it's the only reason I sought out all the other works. I like the idea of a strong female protagonist in a male dominated world and I also like delving into the worlds and customs of these ancient civilizations. What I found most off putting about this story was Mara herself, what an asshole! No wonder no one wanted to follow her, she was basically a toddler throwing tantrums when she didn't g ...more
Oct 22, 2012 Guna rated it liked it
Shelves: historical
This is an well-written American pre-history novel. It begins with a matriarchal tribe in what is today Idaho. An evil man from the north comes in one winter day, and changes the lives of this peaceful group of people. The story of how they deal with him ensues. This novel kept my interest much better than most other prehistory novels I have read.
May 24, 2016 Victoria rated it liked it
Although good not as good as Children of Ice it was a quick read. This one spent more time like I thought the first would be. A coming of age story about a teen who is unhappy and tries to make herself happy by not listening to others. Although the end was very satisfying it still left me wanting a more fulfilling ending. ready for the next one.
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