Booklist Review
The Gears, best-selling husband-and-wife authors and archaeologists, continue to chronicle ancient Native American history with their own unique blend of historical fact and mystical legend. Picking up where Sun Born (2016) left off, the final installment in the Morning Star trilogy is packed with both political intrigue and spiritual turmoil. The magnificent city-state of Cahokia teeters on the verge of civil war and collapse after their leader and demi-god Morning Star drinks the poisoned nectar prepared by Whispering Dawn, his rage-filled bride, who is bent on pursuing her own evil agenda as she maliciously carves out a path to power. With Morning Star's soulcaptured and held hostage, his sister, Night Shadow Star, joins forces with Fire Cat, Morning Star's former enemy, on a perilous journey into the Underworld in order to save both her brother and her people. America's prehistory comes to life once again in the capable hands of the Gears, who never fail to strike the perfect balance between cultural fact and magnificent storytelling.--Flanagan, Margaret Copyright 2017 Booklist