People of the LightningBook - 1995
In pre-Columbian Florida, inhabitants of a fishing village are forced to confront their fears about Pondwader, a fifteen-year-old albino boy whom legends foretell will unleash a time of destruction on their people
People of the Lightning takes us into ancient Florida, to a village of fisher folk who must face their deepest fear: Pondwander, the White Lightning Boy, the first of his kind to be born in tens of tens of summers. His white hair, pink eyes, and pale skin make him fearsome enough, but prophecy foretells that a Lightning Boy is destined to make Sister Moon bury her face in the clouds and weep falling stars—and unleash the winds of destruction.
Fearing their ultimate demise, the folk manage to trade him off in marriage to Musselwhite, a woman warrior who knows nothing of the prophecy. But when Pondwander is kidnapped, she must face an ages-old enemy who has always been determined to destroy her. But what is truly in store now that this Lightning Boy is hearing voices in the wind, telling him of his role in the coming horror?
New York Times and USA Today's bestselling authors W. Michael and Kathleen O'Neal Gear bring North America's Forgotten Past to vivid life in this epic, romantic historical novel.
The peoples of ancient Florida fear Pondwader, a young albino, but when the people manage to trade him in marriage to Musslewhite, a woman warrior, she discovers that he really is a Lightning Boy, who can hear voices in the wind telling of coming horror. Reissue.