Gerald W. McFarland

Carlos encounters a powerful brujo.

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THE LAST OF OUR KIND. Kirkus Reviews concludes: "A very satisfying blend of the historical novels of James Michener and the spiritual accounts of Carlos Castaneda."

"The Last of Our Kind" has been named a Finalist in the 2016 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award competition in the Fiction-Adventure category, and is shortlisted for the Chanticleer Reviews 2016 Chaucer Award for best historical novel in the pre-1750 Americas.


The year is 1706. Comanche war parties are boldly conducting raids near Don Carlos Buenaventura's home town of Santa Fe, New Mexico, French traders are aggressively expanding toward New Mexico from the Great Plains, and agents of the Inquisition have arrived in search of a brujo suspected of being in Santa Fe.

That brujo, of course, is Carlos, who is known locally as a respected citizen named Alfonso Cabeza de Vaca, his true identity a closely guarded secret. In the face of the many dangers that threaten the town, will he be able to bring his powers to bear and still keep his brujo identity secret? When, in the midst of these civic disturbances, his mortal enemy, a formidable sorcerer, comes to town, how will Don Carlos meet this ultimate challenge?

Selected Works

Third Novel in Series
The Buenaventura Series trilogy comes to a dramatic and surprising conclusion.
Second Novel in Series
In pursuit of expanded consciousness, Don Carlos is drawn into a web of dark and dangerous enchantments.
First novel in Series
The life of Don Carlos Buenaventura, an eighteenth-century Santa Fe, New Mexico brujo (sorcerer).
Family History
An innovative synthesis of genealogy and the saga of American pioneers migrating westward.
True Crime
An astonishing true-crime story. The murdered man saves his confessed killer from the gallows.
New York City History
A vivid portrait of Greenwich Village in the first decades of the twentieth century.
Short Story
A story from Don Carlos's 3rd life, in which he courts great danger in order to prevent an evil sorcerer from gaining possession of an emerald with enormous power.

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